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The D You Must See
- 2 hours
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Don't even think about leaving Detroit without seeing the real Detroit! Join this locally-led Detroit tour to ride the city's 'people mover' through baklava-laden Greektown, sculpture-dotted Civic Center, and hotdog heaven at Lafayette Coney Island. This is the D You Must See!
* Visit the absolutely-beautiful art-deco Guardian Building.
* See other landmarks like the Fox Theater, the Renaissance Center, and Comerica Park.
* Ride around on the elevated People Mover.
* Get a glimpse across the river at Canada.
* Taste a traditional Detroit treat (baklava in Greektown or a "coney dog").
* You'll find the Spirit of Detroit on this tour.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Detroit Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Dress casually and comfortably. Wear shoes that are good for a fair amount of walking. Depending on weather, you may want to have a jacket, hat or an umbrella.
Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusive. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this day tour in the city.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Start this Detroit walking tour at a nice cafe located at 1515 Broadway. You may want to arrive early so you can purchase and enjoy a coffee, espresso, tea, cold beverage, or even a sandwich or salad before the tour.
We begin the Detroit city tour by walking around the nearby area which includes "Foxtown," "Madison Avenue," and "Paradise Valley." You will see the fabulous Fox Theater, Comerica Park (which is home of the Detroit Tigers) the lovely Detroit Opera House, and several other landmarks.
Next, take a quick ride over to the popular "Greektown" district on the elevated train called the "People Mover." In Greektown, you can taste a super-sweet piece of baklava and see a casino, a historic church that was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and a lot of restaurants including the very-popular "Fishbone's". Also, when we are in Greektown, you may see a waiter light some liquor (ouzo) on fire over a piece of cheese. ("Opa!!!")
Another ride on the People Mover leads to a stop in the Civic Center area. Here you will see sculptures called "The Spirit of Detroit" and "The Joe Louis Fist." You will also have a view of the massive Renaissance Center (which has the headquarters of General Motors and the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere) and view of our friends in Windsor, Canada across the river
Next on this Detroit sightseeing tour, we visit the 1929 art-deco Guardian Building to see the remarkably-beautiful lobby and banking room. Seriously, it will be one of the nicest buildings you have seen in your lifetime.
Walk by another landmark, the 47-story Penobscot Building, to Lafayette and American Coney Island restaurants, where you may want to have a free "coney dog." It's a grilled hot dog with Detroit-style chili, mustard and onions -- and Detroiters have been devouring them for more than 90 years.
We finish this Detroit walking tour by seeing the renovated Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel which originally opened in 1924, and riding the People Mover back to Broadway, or by seeing the nice new Compuware Building and "Campus Martius Park" (where there is outdoor ice-skating in the winter). The two-hour tour will end by returning to the cafe at 1515 Broadway where we started.
It's a great way to quickly see the major downtown landmarks, get a glimpse of our neighbors in Canada, get carried away on the People Mover, and visit places that are Detroit traditions. Plus you will get to try either a free piece of baklava (sweet) or a free Detroit-style coney dog (spicy).