City Tour Detroit
City Tour Detroit
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City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate ToursBus Tours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We always brag about having the best job ever, because we get to meet interesting people from all over the world while doing what we love - showing off Detroit. Discover Detroit’s fascinating history, new developments, trendy food scene, and more with us via our popular general sightseeing and themed tours. Beginning May 2023, tour meeting location for most tours will be at our new office/retail store located inside the historic and beautiful Guardian Building. On select dates, we'll offer in-depth tours of this iconic Art Deco building. Our retail store will offer a wide variety of Detroit and Michigan themed merchandise.
Detroit, Michigan

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2024

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Lynn
Flint, MI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a FANTASTIC walking tour in Detroit on October 3,2020 - we were in the city overnight celebrating our anniversary and added on the walking tour for Saturday morning. Pat was so knowledgeable and friendly and taught us so much we didn’t know about the city - for me, it was great to walk and put together all the areas and see how easy it is to get around in Detroit. So many architectural gems in the city that go unnoticed until you take the time to discover them and Pat did such a nice job of guiding us around. I HIGHLY recommend the walking tour, and I look forward to taking the Underground Railroad tour in the future!
Written October 4, 2020
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Hello Lywalls. My apologies for not responding to your review sooner. We always appreciate the extra effort guests take to write reviews. So glad you enjoyed the See The D tour and our beautiful city as well as our wonderful guide Pat. We're working on offering the Underground Railroad tour this summer so we hope to see you.
Written March 4, 2021
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Gail F
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Although everyone in my group has been to Detroit at one time or another for a conference, concert, or sporting event, none of us has ever explored downtown Detroit itself. Our tour guide, Jason, gave an excellent view of the city through time, and structured our tour to show how it played a role in nearly every major event in US history, illustrated in the architecture and street layout, statues and artwork, building names and locations. Jason's enthusiasm for his city was apparent in his answers to any of our questions, and his desire to help us see the spirit of the people of Detroit, who live up to the city motto "We will rise from the ashes." If you want a tour that takes you deeper than the surface, this is it!
Written July 5, 2022
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I'm so glad Gail that you and your group enjoyed the tour. Thank you for this fabulous review. Jason will be pleased to read this.
Written July 15, 2022
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Becky C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was fortunate to catch the Trolley Tour a week ago. It was fabulous! We were able to traverse the city and look at all of the major highlights - the waterfront, the theater and sports district, downtown development, art and architectural sites, it was fabulous. As someone who grew up in the Detroit suburbs, I can believe how the city has been revitalized! What a gem! And Karin, the tour owner and host provided historical facts as well as updates on current and future developments. Take this tour! It’s awesome and will make you want to move!
Written August 5, 2022
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Thank you Becky C for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed the tour. We appreciate the feedback
Written August 9, 2022
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John T
Prescott, AZ175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Nancy was our tour guide on June 17th and she did a fabulous job. We were in a small group of 5 and she took us everywhere in downtown Detroit. We even received some extra time with her above the 2+ hours. She was very knowledgeable and passionite about her home town. She even bought us a Coney Island hot dog. I know a lot of people say "Why go to Detroit" but this city is on the rebound and I see good things being done to the downtown buildings especially preserving the historic architecture. My advice- go see for yourself and don't believe what you read or hear from the press or media.
Written June 26, 2021
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Thank you John for the kind words and taking the time to review your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and Detroit. Nancy will be pleased you thought she did a fabulous job. Thank you for your business. It's greatly appreciated.
Written July 5, 2021
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Stefan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We just did a food truck and mural tour in SW Detroit was much different than I would've expected. We really enjoyed the food, sightseeing murals both new and old, and enjoyed the guides very much. Karin, Paul, Jason, and Suzette were all very informative, and very exciting to be around. They know the city, the history, and have a great passion for all of it. 10/10 will use City Tour Detroit for our next tour in the city.
Written September 8, 2021
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Thanks sndisco for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the SW Detroit Food Truck & Murals Tour. Have to laugh that you thought local attendee Suzette was a guide as we told her she would make a great one and tried recruiting her.
Written September 10, 2021
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Chris V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great tour of a fascinating building! Our tour guide Laurie was great and very knowledgeable of the buildings history. We bought out tickets by calling the tour company $6.00 per adult, very inexpensive for the 7 of us.
Written May 13, 2024
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Timothy T
Fraser, MI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We took the city tour departing from the TCF Center to start off our day of activities in Detroit. We are both SE Michigan natives, born and raised, but we had so much fun, learned some fantastic facts, saw some parts of the city we had never seen, or at least from a new perspective. Jason was wonderful, very informative and knowledgeable. He kept it fun and light, and even surprised us with a special stop. Want to know where?? Take the tour!! 😉 Highly recommended, we will definitely take another one soon! Thanks Jason!
Written October 16, 2021
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Thank you Timothy1 for this fantastic review! We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and the special stop. We'll be adding several new tours in 2022 and look forward to seeing you again.
Written October 19, 2021
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Ainsela
Sawyer, MI35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Although we are not new to Detroit, we thought it would be interesting and fun to do a walking tour of downtown, starting at the Guardian Building, of which we’d never seen the inside. We met Melissa there and were immediately struck by her warmth and outgoing attitude. The building was truly stunning to behold, which made it a perfect place to begin. But it was also perfect because we immediately learned the depth of Melissa’s knowledge and passion for the subject. Throughout the tour, Melissa delivered fascinating insight as well as fostering a spirit of camaraderie among the group. Besides learning from Melissa, we ended up learning from one another, which was great.

We would highly recommend for Michiganders or out-of-towners. There was quite a bit of walking, so be prepared.

We feel like we know more about Detroit than ever before, and my wife was born here and I was born and raised in Michigan. Perhaps more importantly, Melissa infused a strong dose of the spirit of this vital American city, revealing just how stunning its current rebirth truly is. We’ve never felt more hopeful for Detroit’s future.
Written May 30, 2024
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Stefanie
Sarasota, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Jason was a fantastic tour guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, very pleasant and easy to be with, and accommodating in selecting shaded spots in which to stop and speak. The city tour covered many interesting sites around downtown Detroit. It educated us on Detroit's history as well as being entertaining in little known facts and tidbits. We were treated to a Coney Dog and Vernor's soda at an original Detroit Coney restaurant. It was a great tour and one I would highly recommend.
Written June 22, 2022
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So glad you enjoyed your tour. I know you were worried about the walking. I'm happy to hear Jason looked out for you. He is a great guide.
Written June 22, 2022
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Anton
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Had a fantastic one-hour tour of the Guardian Building with Davy (apologies if misspelling)! The building is beautiful and its history is rich and instructive in understanding Detroit and 20th century America at large. Our guide had a deep understanding of the building in both historical and architectural context and shared quite a bit about other buldings in Detroit as well. Highly recommend!
Written June 18, 2023
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Thank you so much for your review of our Guardian Building tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. For any of you reading this review, we offer free tours of this iconic building on Sundays at noon and 1:30 pm. Meet our guide in Suite 250 before the tour.
Written June 30, 2023
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