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Detroit Walking Tour Including Rides on the People Mover

Detroit, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Gain an understanding of the 'real' Detroit during this 2-hour walking tour of the city. Ride the 'People Mover' (Detroit's elevated train) to Lafayette Coney Island, among the sculptures of Civic Center, and through Greektown. This small group tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure personalized attention from your guide. Train fare and snacks included.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the 'real' Detroit
  • Visit Greektown, Civic Center, Broadway
  • Snack on a true Detroit 'coney dog' or some baklava in Greektown
  • Ride on the 'People Mover' or elevated train
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer
Find your way to a local cafe on Broadway in downtown Detroit at 9:30am. Meet your guide and small group of 12 people, your fellow travelers for the urban walking adventure to discover the 'real' Detroit. 

Take a stroll around the Broadway area, where you'll see Paradise Valley, Madison Avenue, and Foxtown. Get a look at the Fox Theater and the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park. Snap photos of the Detroit Opera House and some other landmarks before hopping on the 'People Mover', or Detroit's elevated train, for the ride over the Greektown. Visit an historic church that was a stop on the Underground Railroad, see a casino, and taste some sticky sweet baklava. 

Hop back on the People Mover and zip over to Civic Center, where you can see the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, the Renaissance Center, and some famous Detroit sculptures. Stop at the art-deco Guardian Building, where you'll get a peek at the impressive lobby and banking room. Pass the landmark Penobscot Building on your way to the American and Lafayette Coney Island restaurants, where you can order a coney dog like a local. 

One last stop is a hotel dating from 1924, before jumping back on the elevated train to your original departure point.


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Great tour amazing city
, Aug 2019
Our tour host, Bob, was excellent and gave lots of local knowledge and insights into Downtown Detroit. A great way to be introduced to the city.
Very knowledgeable guide
Bernie R
, Aug 2019
Our guide had a deep knowledge of the history of Detroit, from its founding to the present day. Every question we asked was answered clearly, with additional context. We've gone on a number of tours, and this was definitely one of the better ones. The People Mover was down for maintenance, but that was fine since it gave our guide more time to point out places of interest along our route.
, Jul 2019
Bob was my tour guide and he is very knowledgeable and presented information in a fun and exciting way. I enjoyed every moment rediscovering the city I was born in but left more than 40 years ago. My sister and I couldn't stop talking about the Detroit we never knew The sights (and tastes!) filled my memory to overflowing. I will reminisce for years to come.(Note: checked that this was a family (teens) visit because there is no option for family no kids.
Detroit Walking Tour
, Sep 2018
Excellent walking tour of Detroit. Bruce, our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and polite. Note:The Peple Mover does not operate until 12 noon on Sundays, so our tour was all walking. Bruce did a great job of redirecting things professionally and smoothly. ( Our tours started at 930am on Sunday 9/23/18 ). I would highly recommend this tour if you want to get a feel of the city and all it has to offer. Thank you.
Female tour guide was very...
, Nov 2017
Female tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour FUN! I loved seeing the preservation efforts of the city and the fine architecture. I would go on this tour again !!!!!!
Kathy was very knowledgeable about...
Teresa D
, Oct 2017
Kathy was very knowledgeable about the downtown area. The baklava at the bakery was delicious! Perfect pace!
Bob is an extraordinary...
Manuel G
, Oct 2017
Bob is an extraordinary guide. I had the chance to be alone with him for this tour and I enjoy his Detroit knowledge. He knows everything about the history, architecture and restaurants ... Many thanks to Bob.
This was a really good tour. Bob...
Debbi B
, Jul 2017
This was a really good tour. Bob, our tour guide, had an extensive knowledge of the downtown area and it's history. It was a great 2 hour walk and he made sure we didn't miss anything. Our tour ended with a Coney Island hot dog which was included. That was a great ending! I highly recommend this walking tour prior to exploring on your own. My friend and I walked in circles the first afternoon we were there. After this tour we were pros at getting around. You also get to experience the People Mover as transportation.

Product code: 5713P47

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