Art, music, beer, baseball – there's so much to see and do around the Mile High City, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Our list of the top Denver tours makes it so much easier.
These guided tours give you a sampling of Denver's most unique and interesting destinations. From hidden gems to the tourist hotspots, these tours have something for everyone. Choose your favorites, or do them all, and see Denver like you never have before.
The Best tours In Denver
Did you know that Denver is home to some of the best craft beer breweries in the United States? Food & Wine magazine has called the city one of "America's microbrew capitals." There are more than 50 breweries and taprooms within the city of Denver alone. Statewide, Colorado has more than 150 breweries, making it the third biggest brewery state in the nation, per capita.
That's a whole lot of breweries. But thankfully, the Denver Microbrew tour makes it easy to sample the best in the city.
You choose from several tours to fit your interests. For example, the original 2.5-hour "Historical Denver Craft Beer Experience" gives you a walking tour of 4 craft breweries as you pass several historically significant locations. Other tours are available too, and each one includes a "generous" tasting of 10 or more beers. If you like beer, you can't miss this tour.
- A fun & interesting tour, which includes a sampling of great beers brewed in Denver
- Choose historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) or RiNo (River North) district.
Price: $40 per person
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3:15 | Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 noon
Tour Denver on a moped – what could be cooler than that? ScooTours gives you a guided tour of Denver on a motorized, Vespa-style scooter. It's a fun and unique way to see the city. And since you're on a scooter, you can hit more destinations than you would during a conventional walking tour. Tours begin at the Big Blue Bear at the Colorado Convention Center. You'll then follow the tour guide to several noteworthy spots around the city, including museums, popular attractions, historically significant buildings and so on. The tours can vary, depending on the wishes of the group. For example, some guests may choose to tour Denver's history, while others prefer more public art sightseeing. To go on the tour, you must be 18 years, have a valid Driver's license and complete some practice in a parking lot before the tour begins. Each tour is roughly 2 hours.
- Guided tours on motorized scooters
- More stops than a typical walking tour
Don't like scooters? How about a Segway? Denver Segway Tours are kind of like a mix between a scooter tour and walking tour. You get the convenience of being on motorized wheels, but the Segway lets you go in places where a moped couldn't. Segways—those futuristic, two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles—can go basically anywhere humans go, including sidewalks. Tours last up to 2 hours and zip through the city, hitting the most popular destinations, like Coors Field, Cherry Creek, the State Capitol and more. Riders must be aged 12 or older. Groups range from 2 to 8.
- Unique experience of riding a Segway
- Like a walking tour, but easier and swifter
What if you love the idea of a motorized, open-air tour of Denver – but you don't want to do the driving yourself? Well then, City on the Side might be for you. This unique Denver tour gives you a memorable sightseeing experience as you ride in the sidecar of a Russian Ural cT motorcycle. And you're not limited to Denver, either. The city tour lasts about 1 and a half hours, exploring essential attractions, landmarks and other points of interest for about 140 bucks. But you can go a lot farther than that, if you choose. Additional tour options run from 4 to 8 hours, going all the way into the mountains. And for added convenience, the tour comes to you: you'll be picked up and dropped off at your preferred location for free (within 5 miles of downtown Denver).
- Fun tours in a motorcycle sidecar
- Tour options extend beyond city into the mountains
If you love being on a bike—but not the motorized kind—then a great option is a guided bicycle tour from Mile High Bike Tours. You'll ride a comfortable, 3-speed bike throughout the city, traveling along city bike lanes, riverside bike paths and neighborhood streets. Tours last between 2.5 to 3 hours and the total distance is about 10 miles. The terrain is flat and easy, and the pace is leisurely, so you don't have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy the ride. You can select from a few different tours, including the "City and Public Arts Tour," the "Historic Neighborhoods and City Parks Tour," or the "Twilight Tour" which allows you to "see the sun go down and the city light up." You'll ride with up to 7 other riders and the tour guide. This is a great way to see everything Denver has to offer, while riding a bike.
- Leisurely bike rides throughout Denver
- Multiple tour options available
What if you just want a regular ol' walking tour of Denver – without fancy mopeds, motorcycles or Segways? Denver Free Walking Tours has just thing. And yep – the tour is free, just like the name says. This 2.5-hour tour begins a block from the Capitol building and ends at Coors Field – home of the Colorado Rockies. The total walking distance is about 1.8 miles, and the terrain is flat. Along the way, you'll stop at the art museum, Denver Public Library, U.S. Mint, 16th Street Mall and Union Station, among other popular landmarks. All ages are welcome. If you're visiting Denver for the first time, this a great activity for your first day in town, because it gives you a quick guided overview of notable spots downtown. Note that while the tour is free, tips are strongly encouraged.
- It's free
- Hits the notable spots downtown
Why tour the living when the dead are just as interesting? The Dark Side of Denver provides a frighteningly fun ghost tour of Denver. You'll visit some of the city's oldest and most notoriously haunted buildings, as well as the tunnels beneath the city. You'll hear spooky tales about fascinating figures from Denver's past – and the true stories of how some of those figures have come back to haunt the living. Guests on the tour have reported having their own supernatural experiences, so if you're into ghosts, this tour is for you. The tour lasts about an hour and 45 minutes. If you have a group of 5 or more, you can schedule your own private tour.
- Fun alternative to conventional walking tours in Denver
- A good mix of spooky tales and interesting history
Baseball fans, this tour is for you! If you love exploring new ballparks, then Coors Field is a must-see. Home to the Rockies, Coors Field is located in downtown Denver, so it's easy to get to when you're exploring the city. Tours are available during the regular season and offseason, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark. The tour lasts about 80 minutes and covers a walking distance of about 1 mile. Among MLB baseball parks, Coors Field is notable because it was among the first of a new generation of ballparks built in the mid-1990s. In the National League, it was the first baseball-only park since Dodger Stadium was built in 1962.
- Great tour for baseball fans – especially if you're catching a game too
- Fun for families and small children
This top-ranked Denver tour is all about the tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuks are electric three-wheeled rickshaws that look a little bit like their bicyle-pulled counterparts around the world, but bigger and motorized. The covered rear seats generally sit 5 to 6 people, while providing a fun open-air experience. What's great about these tuk-tuks is that they're built right in Denver by eTuk USA. Several different tours are available, including the Urban City Tour, which stops at all the notable locations downtown, including the Golden Triangle (Denver's main arts district) and Larimer Square (the city's oldest block). Bonus: if you're staying in a hotel downtown, your tuk-tuk driver will come pick you up.
- Unique open-air tuk-tuk vehicles
Finally, you can't visit Denver without sampling its many amazing foods and flavors! Taste of Denver provides a few different walking food tours for city visitors, foodies and locals alike. Its flagship route – the Downtown Denver Food Tour – is a 3-hour tour providing a rich culinary and historical experience. The tour includes 6 tastings at some of Denver's best restaurants and eateries. But also, along the way you'll learn more about Denver's history, architecture and culture. The tour covers a walking distance of about 1 mile.
- Eat delicious food while you tour the city
- All ages welcome
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RiNo Beer and Grafitti
Craft Beer and Street Art Converge
Explore Denver’s hottest new breweries in the hip RiNo Art District, and experience Denver’s burgeoning street art scene on this 2.5 hour guided walking tour. Visit 3 breweries and 1 cidery, taste 10+ beers / ciders.
- Sundays: 12:15 PM
- $40 per person
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- Nearly any time, any day
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Our Brewery Tours
LoDo Craft Beer Tour
A Historical Denver Craft Beer Experience
The original Denver Microbrew Tour route, this 2.5 hour guided walking tour delves into scandalous Denver history and delicious craft beers. Visit 4 top craft beer spots, taste 10+ beers along the way.
- Fridays: 3:15 PM
- Saturdays: 12:00 PM and 3:15 PM
- Sundays: 3:15 PM
- $40 per person
RiNo Beer and Graffiti
(RiNo Arts District)
Craft Beer and Street Art Converge
- Sundays: 12:15 PM
- $40 per person