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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Denver and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Denver activities? We have 47 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 99.99


Enjoy the fresh Colorado air and admire the views of the Rocky Mountains as you fly through trees and over meadows on a zipline! Ride on some of Colorado`s longest zipline tracks on a course that spans more than 6,000 feet (1,828 m). Enjoy scenic hikes between the ziplines. This Rocky Mountain zipline adventure is perfect for those seeking an adrenaline-filled outdoor experience!

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Adrenaline & Extreme

Rock-Climbing Adventure with Transport from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


For an exciting, adrenaline-pumping experience when you're in Denver, head 30 minutes outside the city for a 5-hour rock-climbing adventure! Colorado's Front Range is home to unique rock formations that make for great climbing conditions, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced climber. All climbing equipment is provided, including ropes, harnesses and shoes, and snacks and water are included, so all you have to... Read More

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Sunday Craft Distillery Bus Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


This tour is one of the first craft distillery bus tours in Colorado. Your guide's goal is to educate you about the exciting craft whiskey and spirits industry in the Centennial State, while enjoying several proper tastings along the way. This local operator provides first class, worry-free party bus transportation to get you from one distillery to another.

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Bourbon Lover’s Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


<i>Calling all <strong>BOURBON </strong>drinkers!!!<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Come enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, filled with corn, rye, wheat, barley&hellip;oh and alcohol deliciousness. &nbsp;The Bourbon Lover`s Tour is the perfect Thursday experience for the American whiskey enthusiast.</i>

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Jazz and Whiskey Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.00


Come explore the history, sounds, and drinks of the Prohibition Era of LoDo on the Jazz &amp; Whiskey Tour, with an exploration of Mile High Spirits and the best jazz this city ever heard.

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Friday Night Life

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Come party with Centennial on a tour that combines craft spirits, drinking games, cocktails, and donuts. We visit Rising Sun Distillery, VooDoo Doughnuts, Mile High Spirits. Enjoy a ride on our luxury party bus, affectionately known as the Whiskey Wagon.

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Cocktail and Spirits Tasting and Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 20.00


In just 11 years the number of craft distilleries in Colorado has jumped from 1 to 70, and even better, most are right here in the Mile High City. That is why we are enjoying a professional tasting and tour at Mile High Spirits, and select local distilleries. Don't like drinking straight spirits generally, and prefer cocktails’ We've got you covered.

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Denver Craft Brewery Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 53.00


The established Denver beer culture is more visible than ever before in the River North (RiNo) art district. Located just North of downtown, RiNo has been recently transformed from an industrial landscape into one of the hippest spots in Denver, featuring art galleries, innovative businesses, and a variety of new breweries. This beer tour chooses to highlight a few microbreweries that stand out for innovation, quality, and... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado’s Front Range

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 99.00


Follow your experienced mountain-biking guide on an adventure through Colorado's Front Range, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. On this mountain-biking tour, your expert guide will customize your trip so that you'll ride trails that align with your level of experience. Choose between a... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Denver Mountain Parks with Optional Denver City Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 or 9 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Experience Colorado's glorious mountain scenery and wildlife on a morning tour from Denver. Admire the stunning ancient sandstone formations in Red Rocks Park. Travel to Bear Creek Canyon and observe elk, deer and buffalo in a picturesque mountain setting. Get a generous dose of history and... Read More

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City Tours

Best of Denver Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.00


This Best of Denver tour is one of the newest &amp; most exciting tours yet, and it's designed for those who want it all! From Voodoo donuts &amp; food trucks, to Colorado distilleries. This tour gives you the pulse of Denver's current city culture and history. Definitely perfect for guests looking to experience a variety of Denver's highlights, particularly those new to the Mile High City.

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City Tours

Denver City Sightseeing Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Get an excellent overview of Denver on this afternoon riding tour of its most famous sights. Admire top Denver attractions including historic Larimer Square, City Park, the State Capitol, the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. Drive through various residential neighborhoods, and see the skyscrapers of Denver's financial center framed against the Rocky Mountains. This 3-hour tour is an ideal way to cover Denver's... Read More

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City Tours

Denver History Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.00


Denver's history is rich in stories, pioneers, art and culture – more than you probably ever imagined. Come on a journey through time, from Denver's Wild West as the “gateway to the Rockies” to more recent history and influences, and learn about the people who shaped the city with their pioneering spirit. After the tour is over, you will see Denver with different eyes.

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City Tours

Denver Urban Adventure Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Enjoy a fun and interactive adventure tour through one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Your guides are passionate about Denver and will take you to places you would not find on your own. Explore Denver with a local, see where residents play and connect with the community. Learn about the history of Denver from the Wild West days to modern boom town and feel the current culture and vibe. Each tour will be a unique... Read More

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Climbing

Learn to Rock Climb at North Table Mountain

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


Learn to rock climb with experienced instructors. The location, North Table Mountain, provides climbing cliffs on top of a mesa overlooking downtown Denver. You will be blown away by the climbing and the views.

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Climbing

Colorado Fun Rock Climb

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 89.00


Four hours of Colorado outdoor top-rope rock climbing.

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Climbing

Learn to Rock Climb at Clear Creek Canyon

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


Learn to rock climb! This 4-hour course will provide you with all the basics of outdoor climbing. The location, Clear Creek Canyon, has scenic stream side cliffs for the ultimate Colorado adventure.

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Custom Private Tours

The Ghosts of Capitol Hill Private Group Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


A crew of talented guides offers Private Ghost Tours for a guaranteed great evening out with friends or family!<br /><br />The stories that all of Denver's ghosts, spooks, and ghouls have to tell will raise the hairs on your arms and give you a glimpse into the strange happenings of Denver's seedy past!<br /><br />We recommend this two hour tour through Capitol Hill and Cheesman Park for ages 12+

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Custom Private Tours

Best of Denver Private City Walking Tour

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


Whether you're a family, group of friends, school, business, faith-based group, or you are celebrating an event like a birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party, or graduation, a private tour of downtown Denver's beautiful architecture and colorful history is perfect for any group visit. <br /><br />The best part’ Your guide will customize your tour depending on your needs and interests for more personalization... Read More

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Day Trips

Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Air Force Academy from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 140.00


See several top Colorado attractions in one action-packed day on this day trip from Denver to the Colorado Springs area. Admire the architecture, chapel and athletic fields at the United States Air Force Academy. Take in the impressive red sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and... Read More

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Day Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 125.00


Get out of Denver and explore the gorgeous natural scenery Colorado is famous for on this day trip. Enjoy mountain scenery as you travel over Berthoud Pass, crossing the Continental Divide. Browse the quaint shops in the ski resort town of Winter Park, and enjoy the shores of Grand Lake. Ascend more than 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level at Rocky National Park to take in majestic vistas and watch for wildlife.... Read More

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Day Trips

Denver Mountain Peaks Day Trip with Georgetown Loop Train Ride

Denver, USA
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


Go beyond Denver on this photo op-packed day trip including mountain scenery and a thrilling train ride. Travel along Squaw Pass to Echo Lake Lodge for lunch with a spectacular view. In Silver Plume, ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad, a narrow gauge railway. Drive through the silver mining town of... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Mount Evans from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 109.00


Join us on an adventurous journey into the Rocky Mountains. We will drive up I-70 into the beautiful Rockies. On the way we will pass buffalo and small mining towns. Our first destination is a drive up one of the tallest 14`ers in Colorado, the infamous Mount Evans where you will see spectacular views, crystal clear mountain lakes, and wildlife including Rocky Mountain Sheep and Marmots. &nbsp;We will then drive... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Hard Rock Cafe Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 19.99


Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Denver Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of the Mile High City, where you`ll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme: Blue Grass, Hip Hop or Jazz. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian... Read More

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Family Friendly Tours & Activities

30-Minute Flight Simulator Experience in Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 35.00


Have you ever dreamed of piloting a advanced fighter jet’ Come and experience a 30-minute rush of flight. Modeled after what real world pilots train in, these advanced simulators are like nothing you have ever experienced.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Denver Fly Fishing Wade Trip

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 280.00


We&nbsp;guide the Gold Medal stretches of the South Platte River through Deckers &amp; Cheesman Canyon, the Dream Stream &amp; the Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir. Did you know that the South Platte running right through our hometown offers quality smallmouth, walleye, carp and even TROUT’!’!

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Hard Rock Caf

Hard Rock Cafe Denver Lunch or Dinner

Denver, USA
Duration: n-a
Priced From: USD 20.00


Come to enjoy a great lunch or dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver for a rocking good time!! LOVE ALL - SERVE ALL

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Hiking & Camping

Private Tour: Front Range Hike with Transport from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 89.00


Embark on a hiking adventure through Colorado's Front Range while you're in Denver! Take a full-day or half-day hike and choose your experience level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Enjoy a scenic hike through the single-track trails of the Front Range with your expert guide, who will cater... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

History and Whiskey Tour in Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 35.00


Tour includes one hour of Denver's history. The other half of the tour includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Mile High Spirits along with a whiskey, spirits, cocktails tasting.

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Multi-day Rail Tours

Colorado Rail Adventure

Denver, USA
Duration: 9 days
Priced From: USD 1985.00


Quite possibly the most 'classic' train tour is this in-depth exploration of the Colorado Rockies aboard both standard and narrow gauge railways to summits of more than 14,000 feet.

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Nature & Wildlife

Private Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 97.00


Enjoy a four hour private tour through the beautiful foothills of Denver. Experience the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, spectacular vistas and historic towns. Stroll along a beautiful mountain lake and have a coffee/beer in downtown Evergreen before heading through scenic Bear Creek Canyon back to Denver. This tour is a great quick escape from the city.

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Nature & Wildlife

Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Enjoy a four hour tour through the beautiful foothills of Denver. Experience the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, spectacular vistas and historic towns. Stroll along a beautiful mountain lake and have a coffee/beer in downtown Evergreen before heading through scenic Bear Creek Canyon back to Denver. This tour is a great quick escape from the city.

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Private Day Trips

Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 488.00


Join us on an adventurous private tour into the Rocky Mountains. We will drive up I-70 into the beautiful Rockies. On the way we will pass buffalo and small mining towns. Our first destination is a drive up one of the tallest 14`ers in Colorado, the infamous Mount Evans where you will see spectacular views, crystal clear mountain lakes, and wildlife including Rocky Mountain Sheep.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Pikes Peak Garden of Gods

Denver, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 504.00


This private tour is a great way to escape the city for a day. You will experience some of the most amazing views in Colorado, stroll through charming Manitou Springs, and have the opportunity to walk around the stunning Garden of the Gods.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Denver Foothills Explorer

Denver, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 357.00


Join the local operator on a four hour tour through the beautiful foothills of Denver. Experience the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, spectacular vistas and historic towns. Stroll along a beautiful mountain lake and have a coffee/beer in downtown Evergreen before heading through scenic Bear Creek Canyon back to Denver. This tour is a great quick escape from the city.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 97.00


Experience an incredible day journey to Rocky Mountain National Park. See the continental divide, the backbone of North America and the world`s largest mountain barrier. We will take you through historic towns and beautiful landscapes. Explore the great outdoors with many stops to observe the magnificent views, wildlife, and take pictures of&nbsp;the remarkable scenery.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 15.00


Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <i>Amazing Race</i> with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.<em> </em><br><em></em>

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Prepaid Travel SIM Card for Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 60.00


Now you can easily purchase cell phone services on any unlocked smartphone when visiting the United States. Your SIM card includes unlimited talk, text and high speed data on your own phone with easy activation instructions in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 35.00


Denver&nbsp;is being ravaged by a massive outbreak of the 'playgue' and only you and your friends can stop it. In this mad dash through downtown Denver, your team will compete to save as many lives as possible by locating interesting sites, answering bizarre trivia questions, and navigating the most strategic route possible.

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Ski & Snow

Front Range Snowshoeing Adventure from Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 4-6 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


Explore the Denver area's winter wonderland – the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains – on a snowshoeing tour! Just 30 minutes outside Denver, Colorado's Front Range has hundreds of trails that allow you to enjoy the wintertime wilderness (Nov to March). Choose either a 4- or 6-hour adventure to suit your schedule.

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Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours

Denver Guided Sightseeing Tour on Motor Scooters

Denver, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 91.97


Guided sightseeing tours of Denver on motor scooters. You're cuter on a scooter! We include helmet, lock, gasoline, train you to ride, and give you practice laps before we leave.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

The Mile High Wine Tour in Denver

Denver, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 148.00


Discover Denver`s burgeoning wine industry with a wine tasting adventure to some of the area`s finest wineries. You'll take your wine knowledge and palate to the next level with unique urban winery estate tours that make dozens of different hand crafted red and white wines.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Denver Arrival Transfer: To Downtown Hotels

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.99


Get to your hotel efficiently and effectively - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Denver Departure Transfer: From Downtown Hotels

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.99


Get to the airport efficiently and effectively - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shuttle Transportation Service from Denver International Airport to Downtown

Denver, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 25.00


Reliable non-stop door-to-door shuttle service between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver hotels, Cherry Creek hotels and Denver Tech Center hotels.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Denver International Airport to Hotel

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.17


Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at the Denver International Airport (DEN). Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Denver, Denver Tech Center or... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Denver International Airport

Denver, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.17


Avoid the stress of waiting for taxis or shuttle transfers and instead ensure peace of mind with this convenient private transfer from your hotel to the Denver International Airport. This airport transportation service operates from your downtown Denver, Denver Tech Center or Boulder... Read More

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