Taking a Denver tour is one of the most fun ways to experience this Colorado city. From Brewery tours in Denver to Denver Mint tours and even Haunted Denver tours, there are so many different interesting tours to take in the city. You can also choose how you would like to take your tour – by foot, on a bike or even on Segway!
To help you choose the best tours in Denver, we have put together a list of the most unique and highest-rated tours in the city. That way you know exactly what Denver tours you need to book this weekend!
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Small-Group Food Tour in Denver
How better to experience a city than through a food tour. This small-group food tour will take you through the best foodie streets and restaurants in this Rocky Mountain city. Denver is obviously known for its amazing breweries, but did you know the food in Denver is also exquisite? You should take one of the food Denver tours.
On this small-group food tour in Denver you will be able to sample five of the best restaurants in Denver, all in one fun-filled afternoon. You will be able to take a peak behind the scenes at award-winning restaurants and sample farm-to-table meats. If you are a fan of pizza you will probably get excited at the idea of an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria being part of the tour. This is one of the best Denver Tours for foodies.
In-between restaurants you will be touring the most amazing sights in the city on this Denver tour. An expert guide will tell you more about the Wild West History of Denver and its people. As this is a food tour, the guide will also recall the history of bygone restaurants and bars.
Included in this Denver tours are 5 food tastings which, all together, is a substantial lunch, and 3 drink pairings which you can buy at the start of the tour. You will be guided through Denver by an experiences local foodie guide and get a delicious and exclusive insight into the best restaurants in Denver. Alcoholic drinks are not included but can be bought on-site. This is one of the great Denver tours to take with friends!
Denver Tours: Twilight Ghost Tour Denver
Want to do a haunted Denver tour? Then this Denver Ghost tour is one of the best Denver tours you can take. Learn all there is to know about the more gruesome and interesting history of Denver. A trained ghost tour guide will take you on an evening walk through Denver’s Capitol Hill. Here you will not only stop by some of Denver’s most famous landmarks, you will also get an exquisite Denver tour of all the most haunted dwellings of the city. Taking Denver haunted tours is always a great laugh!
The guide of this haunted Denver tour will take you through Denver’s darkest streets and will point out the city’s haunted mansions. During this Denver tours you will hear tales of historic scandals and who knows… maybe you will even experience some paranormal activity!
As you will set off on this haunted Denver tour in the evening, it will probably be dark at the end of the tour. During this Denver tour you will be able to explore what is essentially the most haunted neighbourhood of Denver. A professional guide will take you through spooky alleyways and tell you about Denver’s haunted past. In addition, the guide points out locations of past and even current paranormal activity, so you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about. This Twilight ghost tour in Denver offers some excellent photo opportunities for those who love a bit of a scare! One of the best Denver tours to book when traveling with older kids or friends.
Denver History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour
One of my favourite tours to take in a city I visit is a history walking tour. This Denver History and Highlights walking tour in a small group is one of the most popular Denver history walking tours on the internet. Your expert guides will all be locals and they will tell you all about the history of this great city.
Denver has been attracting people for more than two centuries. Some came for gold and riches, others just to settle and some – like you, to see the sights. In this small walking tour of Denver you will explore the rich past of this city in the Colorado plains. You will learn more about the gold rush of the Ricky Mountains and the people that came to the city in search for gold.
The guides will feed you fascinating stories while walking you past the beautiful architecture of Colorado’s capital city. This Denver tour will also take you past the Denver food-and-drink scene as Denver is currently known as the US capital of craft beers. You can visit local businesses and find out more about some of the best-known local coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
There are lots of amazing photo opportunities and your guides are happy to answer all and any questions you might have.
Denver Tours: Bicycle Tour of Downtown Denver
Would you like to see Denver by bike? No worries as this Denver tour will have you wheel all across the city. It is widely known that Denver is an excellent city for biking – not only because Denver is reasonably flat, but also because there are great facilities for bikers. In this tour an expert guide and biker will take you past the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Denver. You will learn more about how these neighbourhoods grew out to be so popular and the past behind its inhabitants and the businesses you can find here.
You will also be taken to places where you can admire the Denver skyline, you have the opportunity to see Denver’s most famous stadiums and skyscrapers – all from the saddle of your bike. The guide will take you down large city streets as well as riverside paths and quiet side streets. This way you can not only enjoy what Denver has to offer, but also the act if cycling itself.
You do not have to bring your own bike. The tour company has bikes available. The bikes are 3-speed cruisers with disk brakes. These are amazing bikes for cruising down the city and are the same kind of bike most people in Amsterdam use. You will also be offered a helmet and bottled water – please do take the water as Denver can get pretty hot in the summer!
Craft Beer Tour in Lower Downtown Denver
Denver is the craft-beer capital of the United States! Many world-renowned craft-breweries come from Denver, and Denver beer is being sold as far and wide as Nepal (I would know, because I live there!). It would be amiss of beer lovers to miss out on this amazing Craft Beer Tour in Lower Downtown of Denver.
This amazing experience is one of the most popular beer tours in Denver and is known to sell out quickly due to its Viator badge of excellence. On this great Denver beer tour you will discover why it is that Denver is named the Napa Valley of Craft beer. This Denver Tour is a fun and social beer tour where you will walk from pub to pub in the historic part of lower downtown Denver.
On this Denver tour you will head to four amazing local breweries where you can taste up to 10 samples of local Colorado craft beer. The expert guide loves hops and ales as much as you do, and will be able to answer all of your questions when it comes to making and tasting beer.
At the end of the tour you can even take home your souvenir taster glass! All tasting beverages are included, but you can of course head back to the breweries after the tour to order some more of your favourite beers and ales!
Denver Tours: Whiskey, History and Outlaws
If you are not the biggest fan of beer, you can also head out on the Whiskey, History and Outlaws tour through Denver. This tour will take you on a 3 hour walk throughout the historic part of the city. You will be able to see how Denver really began and learn more about the time when Denver was a lawless city of gold rush pioneers.
During your Denver tour you can learn more about the con men and kingpins of the underworld that had set up shop in Denver and ultimately made the city into what it is today. During this tour you will have three drink stops where you can purchase drinks. It is important to mention that drinks are not included in the ticket price.
During these three drink stops on one of the best Denver tours in the city, you will hear more about Denver and how the city began. In Nallen’s Irish pub you will hear stories about the pioneers that came to Denver from far and wide. You will also learn more about the history of whiskey in Denver after which you the guide will lead you to an old saloon where you can order some of Denver’s best whiskey cocktails.
This Denver tours will end in a modern whiskey bar where you can enjoy some whiskey or bourbon tasting or even order one of the bar’s signature cocktails.
Denver Tours: 2 hour guided Segway tour
Have you always wanted to ride a Segway? Then this is your chance! This 2 hour guided Segway tour will take you all over Denver’s centre to learn more about the past of the city. This Segway tour is an amazing way to explore Denver in a quick, safe and responsible way for both tourists and locals. One of the Denver tours to look out for!
The guide of this Denver tours takes you past all the most important sites in Denver such as Capitol hill and some of the most amazing street art in the city. Your professional guide will also point out some of the best breweries in town. This 2-hour Segway tour is great for those who want to take a Denver tour but are not necessarily a bit fan of walking miles and miles to see the sights!
Denver RiNo District Art Tour with Snack
The RiNo District of Denver is known for its amazing street art ad famous installation. An expert guide and street-art aficionado will guide you through the streets of RiNo and show you the best murals of the River North Arts District. This Denver Tour really is an off-the beaten path tour where you will leave the tourist trail to see some of the most amazing and diverse works of steet-art in the United States. This is one of the most amazing Denver Tours to take you through the art district of the city.
The guide will take you past graffiti and 3D installations as well as diverse works of art made by Black, female, Native American and LGBTQ+ Artists. Don’t worry if you get a bit peckish along the way as the guide will take you to a local cafe for one of the best snacks in RiNo!
Denver Tours: Bike and Brew Tour
One of the problems you might have as a beer-lover in Denver, is that most of the good breweries are actually quite far from each other. It is almost impossible to walk these distances (especially after a few beers) so, one of the best ways to hit the most amazing breweries in Denver is by bike.
This bike and brew tour will take you on a nine-mile bike ride through Denver so you can visit the best tap rooms in the city. You will be able to check out local areas as well as stadiums, historic buildings and local art installations in the way. But the star of this tour is obviously the beer. This is one of the best Denver tours for those looking for Denver brewery tours.
Denver Tours: Scavenger Hunt
If a tour through Denver sounds a bit stuffy to you, you might be interested in a Denver Scavenger hunt. This Scavenger hunt tour through Denver is a 3-hour exciting adventure that will guide you past all the important sights and cultural sites in the city. You will walk past the Colorado state Capitol to the shopping street and other important locations throughout Denver.
This Denver Scavenger hunt is a fun activity for the complete family and a great way to get to know Denver without taking a stuffy guided Denver tour. The scavenger hunt will be downloaded in your phone which means you will need a smartphone that has been fully charged. This Denver tour is great for those who are not interested in normal Denver tours but rather want some adventure, or explore the city with kids.
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!