Denver’s Historic Highlights Private Walking Tour

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  • 2 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Details

  • Learn about the hotspots of Denver and the stories behind why they call it the Queen City of the Plains.
  • Walk through the picturesque Brown Palace Hotel and admire its on-of-a-kind architecture that has stood for centuries.
  • Take a walk through LoDo (Lower Downtown) and take in the vibrant culture from delicious food to local street art.
  • Wander down to Union Station and experience the hustle and bustle of the heart of Denver.
  • Experience Denver’s sights from a local’s perspective for a deeper insight into the story of this exciting city.

You’ll meet your guide at the Colorado Veterans Monument, from there your experience will begin a mile high at the Colorado State Capitol, the perfect place to start off a tour highlighting the best of Denver. You might have a chance to step inside with your guide to take in the awe-inspiring architectural features of this historic building and learn more about the founding of the Queen City of the Plains.

 

From here, you’ll venture downtown to the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Built in the 1890s, this impressive building harkens back to turn-of-the-century western elite and pioneers looking for new opportunities amidst the Rockies. You’ll get a chance to marvel at the grand atrium, where taking high tea is still in fashion, as you pass through. Outside, your guide will give you the lowdown of Denver’s more salacious connections to illicit gambling, speakeasies, and the seedy underbelly that once defined the city’s image.

 

Next, you’ll see the more modern side of Denver, entering LoDo (Lower Downtown). Get your architecture fix as you pass through the popular 16th Street Mall, a picturesque tree-lined avenue that’s home to street food, art, and local musicians. Your guide will help you avoid the tourist traps and find the local hidden gems of Denver’s downtown food, shopping, and nightlife scene.

 

Continue on towards one of the most historic and photogenic Denver landmarks: Larimer Square. Hear about the founding of the city, and you’ll quickly discover why Denver has attracted people from across the country for more than a century.

 

Cap off your downtown Denver experience at the hub of historic LoDo, Union Station, restored to its former glory and still the main train station in town. Enjoy people-watching at its finest, as this is one of the most popular gathering places in Denver. Once your tour has ended, you’ll be in the perfect spot to continue exploring the exciting downtown district.

Community Impact

By visiting a diversity of neighborhoods in Denver, our guests are able to appreciate the cultural differences that make each community special and the shared history that binds all of us together.

By telling stories of indigenous people, women, minorities, immigrants, and under-represented groups, we aim to bring wider recognition and understanding to these neglected voices.

On our Denver walking tours, our guides encourage our guests to purchase directly from local vendors by showcasing businesses that are family-, women-, black-, and Latino-owned and -operated.

In an effort to minimize our environmental impact, we offer more sustainable methods of transportation when available throughout tours, whether it’s walking, biking, public transit, or electric modes of transport.

Highlights

Colorado State Capitol

The Colorado State Capitol, a beautifully historic building dating back to the late 19th century. Meet your guide here and gain an understanding of Denver’s rich history from its very beginning.

LoDo, Lower Downtown

Explore the modern side of Denver by visiting the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, known for its lively bars, trendy restaurants and exciting nightlife. Take a stroll down the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, and discover a wide range of shops, eateries and entertainment options

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

The historic Brown Palace Hotel, built in the late 19th century, where you will have the opportunity to admire its unique and celebrated architecture.

Larimer Square

This busy part of LoDo is a popular location for locals to shop, eat and have fun. We will probably stroll on this tree-lined street during the tour

Union Station

Refinished and refurbished to its former glory, Union Station continues to operate as Denver’s main train station – a far cry from it’s early days bringing settlers to the West. Today, Union Station boasts restaurants, shopping, and lots of people-watching. When your tour ends, you’ll be in the perfect, central spot to continue exploring downtown Denver!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity

Pickup Information

Start times: 10am, 1pm

Meeting Location: 1449 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203 (Colorado Veterans Monument in Lincoln Memorial Park, on the west facing side of Capitol Building, between Lincoln Street and North Broadway)

 

Please Note:

  •  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can walk in. The summer months can be especially hot, so please bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • In winter be sure to dress warm, as we’ll be outside for a majority of the tour. Walking may be difficult in snowy or rainy weather.
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.

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