Highlights of Denver Small Group Tour

 
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Highlights of Denver
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Denver, Colorado, offers many photo opportunities such as posing with the State flags. We start the tour from Union Station, and then we move to Cherry Creek, a river that flows into Confluence Park where the original settlers first lived. Cherry Creek used to be a trash heap but it was rebuilt into a park. Cherry Creek offers many cafes so that we can eat lunch or get a snack. There is also Cherry Creek Shopping Center, which features an indoor mall. Cherry Creek Park is now a playground and kayaking center. We then walk to where Denver City originally stood, as we point out the bars you may want to go to later.

 

Denver locals own the majority of Denver businesses, and there are still popular stores like Nordstrom. Cherry Creek North also offers more than 15 art galleries, where you can view Colorado artists. Sculpture Park is the location of Denver’s famous 50-ft. art piece called “The Dancers.” We will then after this, go to Denver’s Performing Arts Complex, which is the largest performing arts center in the whole United States, spanning a four-block, 12-acre site. This center houses the Colorado Ballet, the Colorado Symphony, Opera Colorado, and the Denver Center for Performing Arts which features Broadway shows, Tony-award winning theatre, cabaret and very new, as well as untried productions.

Denver hosts street performers including artists with their mixed art forms, as well as public entertainment. The tour stops at a local “I heart Denver” store. An official geological point in Denver is 5,280 ft. or one mile above sea level. We also stop at the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower, which was once the highest point West of the Mississippi. Confirmation must be received at the time of the booking. A Denver family vacation starts at $225, Denver offers many sites to be seen on tour where the tourist can take selfies.

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 (or Facebook) account will thank you for taking this tour. 

Your tour launches from Union Station. 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. 

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). Here we explore the back alleys, pointing out a speakeasy or two you might want to try later in the evening. 

Once we are fully acquainted with the best of Larimer Square, it's time to get your selfie sticks ready. Next up is a stroll through Sculpture Park, home to Denver's famous 50-foot sculpture 'The Dancers.' 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. 

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.' 

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.   

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. 

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, a local landmark that was once the highest point west of the Mississippi. 

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. 



Pickup & Return:
Union Station.
Union Station.
Departure Times: 2.00 PM

Includes:

  • Local English-speaking guide
    Lunch
    All transportation during tour


Does not include:

  • 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


Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    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.
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