Best of Denver Tours
New for June-December 2020 Due to COVID Best Practices:
Reservations Required in Advance
Regrettably, we will not be able to offer these tours January-March 2021 and hope to begin offering them again in April 2021.
Reservations are required here. Due to current world events and the resulting small group size maximums for tour operators, we have put together an exclusive, small-group Best of Denver walking tour experience for June 2020-December 2020 in place of our regular, very large group free 10 a.m. walking tours. Our team will need to collect payment (just $25/adult & $17/child) at the time of booking to help our guides earn a livable wage while giving you a great experience seeing our Mile High City the best way possible: on foot! Our cancellation policy is easy and flexible at this time and you may cancel for a full refund up to 48 hours in advance of your tour!
We thank you so much for your understanding that we are unable to offer tours at no cost through April 2021 as we work to offer a safe, and more exclusive, small group Best of Denver tour experience for nine guests maximum each day. We hope this low-cost, small group experience meets your needs and interests for exploring our Mile High City. Please know that you are supporting a small, local business, our team of guides and our families, and we are very grateful for your support and for the opportunity to host you on a great experience in our Mile High City and help you create wonderful memories.
These small group tours will give you a phenomenal and unique way to explore the city on foot; seeing parts of Denver that our large, free tour groups of 25-45 guests cannot access, having more intimate access to your guide, and seeing more than our large groups could see in two hours. We recommend booking as far in advance as you feel comfortable, since there are only nine spots available daily and we have updated our cancellation policy to be easy and worry free: full refunds for you if you cancel at least 48-hours before the start of your tour.
In addition, our private tours are available and we encourage you to book a private tour if you would like to see and explore our Mile High City on foot with only your family and/or friends, as there's still so many amazing sights, landmarks and history that make Denver so unique! If you are planning on joining one of our walking tours in the near future, please follow this guidance all tour operators in the U.S. are sharing with guests:
1. If you are not feeling well or have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and follow government guidelines for self isolation and medical care.
2. Practice physical distancing while on tour by remaining six feet apart from guests outside of your party and from your wonderful guide and host for the day.
3. Please bring a mask with you and plan on wearing the mask during your tour experience.
These decisions were made to best support the health and wellbeing of our Denver community, our guests and guides.
Jill, Matt and the entire DWT team
Departure Times (Nov-Apr):
Fridays: 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m.
May -August: 7 days/week
Jan-Mar: No 10 a.m. Tours
No tours: Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24-25.
1.7 miles; plenty of stops
Front steps of the Colorado State Capitol
Additional Tour Info:
Meeting Place & Details:
We kick off this experience at the front steps of the Colorado State Capitol. The front steps face west, towards the mountains and towards Lincoln St.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time to meet your guide. Tours do start and depart on time.
State Capitol address: 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO, 80203. You can use this address to guide you to the Capitol, but your GPS will likely take you to the north side of the building, NOT to the front steps and front (west side) of the building.
Tours still operate rain, snow, or shine and when events are happening at the Capitol or in Civic Center Park, and there are events almost every weekend in our warmer months.
Your guide will be wearing a neon yellow Denver Walking Tours shirt. They may also be carrying a small green Denver Free Walking Tours sign, especially in less than ideal weather.
June 2020-April 2021: $25/adult and $17/child. Children ages 2 and under are free.
All ages are welcome! Will your kid(s) like the tour? That really depends on your kiddo(s)! Our Denver sightseeing tours are suitable and designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Your guide is trained and experienced in working with youth. Youth ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Odds & Ends:
We love our guests who roll,: this tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible
Reservations required in advance to ensure a maximum group size of 9 guests. Regrettably, you will not be able to purchase tickets when you arrive at the tour starting location.
There is the Free 16th St. Mall shuttle that can take you back to the start of the tour, if needed. It runs every few minutes.
Don't forget to bring water, a face masks and wear comfortable shoes and layers for Colorado's ever-changing weather!
Also, see our FAQ page for a ton more info on our walking tours.
This is a great activity to do on one of your first days in town! Please note that due to the tour length and building regulations, we're only able to go inside Union Station.
Best of Denver Tour Itinerary:
Start: The Colorado State Capitol
State Capitol Building & the famous Mile High Steps
Civic Center Park & its Parisian inspiration
Denver Public Library & Denver's Public Art
Denver Art Museum campus
City and County Building
U.S. Mint and it's heists
Denver Convention Center & the infamous Big Blue Bear
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Larimer Square - Denver's original Main Street
16th Street Mall - the prominent Denver pedestrian mall
Best of Denver Tours End: The renowned Union Station