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Highlights of Denver Small Group Tour

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    Pass By: Union Station, Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    We wanted to call this The Selfie Tour, given all the great photo opportunities we will pass along our route; from the Colorado state flags spanning across Larimer Square to the Iconic Blue Bear, four-storey Dancing Aliens (okay, they’re called "The Dancers"), the D&F clock tower and the eclectic sculptures along the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, your Instagram account will thank you for taking this tour. Your tour launches from Union Station, a focal point in the rapid growth of Denver during its early years.

    Pass By: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

    We’ll move towards Cherry Creek; one of the two rivers which flow into Confluence Park and site of the original settlements around what would later become the Denver we know today. Cherry Creek used to be a dumping ground but it has been transformed in recent years into a family playground and kayaking paradise. The river flows alongside the main commuter path that attracts most of Denver’s local bikers and joggers.

    Pass By: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1739

    Weaving back into town, it’s time for a snack and we think our favorite French creperie is the perfect solution no matter whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory. From there it’s a quick walk to the original site of Denver City (St. Charles), which eventually merged with the encampment on the opposite side of Cherry Creek (Auraria). Here we explore the back alleys, pointing out a speakeasy or two you might want to try later. Once we are fully acquainted with the best of Larimer Square, it’s time to get your selfie sticks ready. Next

    Pass By: Sculpture Park, 1848, 1736 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204

    Next up is a stroll through Sculpture Park, home to Denver’s famous 50-foot sculpture “The Dancers.”

    Pass By: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St Theatres are located at 14th & Curtis streets, Denver, CO 80204-5319

    After we’ve exhausted all possible angles, we’ll cut through Denver’s Performing Arts Complex, where we’ll check to see what’s playing tonight on any one of the multiple stages.

    Pass By: The Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    The selfie opportunities are not over, not by a long way! Our next stop is an epic selfie with “Big Blue,” the three-storey blue bear, which peers into the Colorado Convention Center. This giant and universally loved artwork is officially named, “I see what you mean.”

    Pass By: 16th Street Mall, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

    From here the tour makes its way over to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall (not really a mall, despite the name), which spans downtown and is lined with eclectic art, street performers and public entertainment. A tour of Denver wouldn’t be complete without showcasing the works of some of our most creative local artists. We’ll make a stop at the I Heart Denver store; everything inside was created in Denver, funnily enough.

    Pass By: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203-1776

    Another must-do during your stay is a visit to the US Geological Survey’s official geological pinpoint of 5,280 feet, which confirms the city’s location, one mile above sea level.

    Pass By: Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202-2015

    Once everyone has the perfect selfie at exactly one-mile-high, the 16th Street shuttle will scoot us down to the famous Daniels and Fisher clock tower.

    We finish our tour with a quick shuttle ride back to Union Station, where you can continue your exploration of Denver’s great food, drink and entertainment offerings.
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    Departure Point
    LoDo, Denver, CO 80202, USA
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • All transportation during tour
    Exclusions
    • Transporation to/from the meeting and end points
    • Additional food or drink
    • Gratuities/tips for your guide
    • Beers that are not part of the tasting
    • Personal shopping and souvenirs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    We are visitors to Denver and had difficulty finding the meeting place, we arrived 2 minutes late to find nobody there, I received no contact from the company so we waited for a while and the other people who work in the area said it...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank seamuso651
    DenverUrbanAdventure, Manager at Denver Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2019

    Hi Seamus, I am so sorry this happened!! To clarify, were you in a group of three who were booked on the Highlights tour on Wednesday, June 26? Our guide for the June 26 Highlights tour reported she delayed the tour and waited with the...More

    Reviewed April 16, 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed this excellent walking tour around downtown Denver. Our guide, Katelin, was warm, inclusive and friendly. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Denver made for a fun and interesting afternoon. Some of our favourites from this tour were the quirky street décor and amusing...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    4  Thank Glenys151
    DenverUrbanAdventure, Manager at Denver Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

    Such a thorough review, I love it!! Those logistics are so important from a visitor's perspective! So glad you had a great time, and I love that you also knew Chris from Monument Valley/the Southwest, such a small world! I'm so pleased you had such...More

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    Cheryl P
    July 11, 2019|
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    Response from Glenys151 | Reviewed this property |
    We did this tour last September. The meeting place was out front of Denver Union Station which is located at 17th and Wynkoop Streets.
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