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Explore Buffalo offers more than 70 different tours of Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods, including walking, bike, bus, and kayak tours. Tours are offered year-round, with daily tours offered during the summer...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Buffalo, NY 14201-1213
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+1 716-245-3032
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful way to spend a few hours taking tours. They cover history and architecture and really showcase the city

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debm402
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on some of our tours! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience, and we hope to see you on more tours soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to find a fun way to explore and learn more about Buffalo. Explore Buffalo did not disappoint! The docents were very knowledgeable, and the tours stopped at places that I would have never thought to explore on my own.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer S
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jennifer - Thank you for joining us on a tour! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience and discovered places in Buffalo that were new and exciting for you. We hope to see you on another tour soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative and interesting for long-time residents of the area or guests from out of town. Lots of details about Buffalo's history as told through its architecture. Friendly and knowledgeable docents. High recommended.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AMFranczyk
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Inside Downtown tours! They're a great way to get out in the winter and learn some history while spending most of your time admiring building interiors. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the downtown architectural tour with Ron in December. We were the only two on the tour so we had all the time to enjoy the buildings on the tour and get all the information we wanted from Ron. It was a great way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sket101
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Inside Downtown tours! They are very popular with our visitors and a great way to take a tour of Buffalo in the winter by spending most of the time indoors. I'm happy to hear that you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tour. The docent from the church was very familiar with the history and everyone there was welcoming. Would suggest a combined tour of the churches in that area, Polonia. Could be done in summer with a trip to Broadway Market. There are no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LGBuffalo2018
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on our Corpus Christi tour! It is a spectacular church, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed touring the church. We hope you'll join us on another tour soon.

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the downtown food tour along Chippewah Ave. It was a perfect mix of delicious food and interesting history. My boyfriend and I live in the area and had a blast - it would also be great for out of town...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on our Downtown Food Tour on Chippewa! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience of food and history, especially the beef on weck and wings at Local - they truly are some of the best in town....More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

My wife and I took several tours with this organization. All of them were led by knowledgeable guides, who were enthusiastic about their topic (tour), As a visitor to Buffalo with no insight to its history, this is the best way to see the city....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert C
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Robert - Thank you for joining us for several tours while visiting Buffalo! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tours that you took with our volunteer docents while you were here. We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback, and we...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed "The City of Light" tour last Saturday. Docent, Michelle, shared her extensive knowledge of Buffalo history, architecture and 20th Century personalities with just the right touch of facts, anecdotes and humor. It was almost 3 hours, but the combination...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bren P
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Bren - Thank you for joining us for our City of Light bus tour! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to give us your tour feedback, and we look forward to seeing you on...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

I can't say enough about Explore Buffalo. First, the docents are very knowledgeable. They undergo a week long training process to qualify, then most do additional research on the tours they choose to specialize in to "spice things up". They are unpaid and do it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Anita - Thank you for joining us for several of our tours this year! I'm thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed all of the tours that you've taken with Explore Buffalo. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor,...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

My 30 year old daughter and I participated in the “ City of Lights” tour yesterday. The tour was aboard a very comfortable small bus. The tour director, Michelle, was extremely knowledgeable about Buffalo and, confidently, gave a well scripted tour of 1901 Buffalo, New...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Thank you for joining us for our City of Light bus tour! I'm delighted to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed this unique Explore Buffalo tour experience - it is a wonderful way to discover Buffalo at the turn of the twentieth century. Thank...More

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For most of our tours, the cost is per person. For private groups, we can arrange for an hourly rate. See more info on our website or call (716) 245-3032.
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