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Tours & Itineraries

There is so much to see and do downtown. Explore all the great ways to have fun with a guided tour or follow your own path with a themed itinerary. Either way, be sure to download the Downtown App so you can carry downtown in your pocket.

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Downtown Tours

Access Cincinnati
Access Cincinnati provides objective information about the accessibility of bars, restaurants, and cafes in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine (OTR) for everyone — families, senior citizens, and individuals with mobility issues. Find out more at

American Legacy Tours

Historic, guided walking tours including Queen City Underground, Rookwood Pottery, German Heritage, Civil War, Queen City Haunted and much more. For details, click here

Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati 
ArchiTour Cincinnati, a free mobile app, is now available at The App Store and Google Play and provides self-guided architectural walking tours. Tour themes are: Streetcar Route, 20 Must See Buildings, 21 By Hannaford,  Cincinnati Riverfront, Northern Downtown, Fourth /Fifth Streets, and University of Cincinnati.  For details, click here.

Explore our online database of murals and sculptures along with five themed itineraries makes it easy to explore downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Click here to see each themed itinerary. 

ArtWalk Map and Guide
Visit 13 different art galleries and museums throughout downtown on this self-guided walk. Download the Art Walk Map and Guide or click here for a mobile version. 
ArtWorks Mural Tours Presented by Thompson Hine
ArtWorks offers two weekend guided walking tours of their murals, each around 90 minutes. Visit the ArtWorks website to reserve your spot or schedule a private tour.

Bridges of Cincinnati
One of the best ways to get to know the city is to stroll along the riverfront and across the bridges. See first hand and close up the landmarks and history that define this region, guided by a lifelong Cincinnati native. Tours begin at Fountain Square, cross the Purple People Bridge to Newport, cross the Licking River to Covington then back across the Roebling Bridge. Find out more.

Cincinnati Bell Connector 
Hop on the Cincinnati Bell Connector to visit favorite haunts, see ArtWorks' murals, and find hidden gems when you explore downtown and Over-the-Rhine via streetcar with one of these fun itineraries. 

Cincinnati Brewery Heritage Tours
Guided tours of breweries, cellars and tunnels that were the heart of Cincinnati's brewing heritage. For details, click here.

Cincy Brew Bus
Enjoy a guided tour through a day full of breweries and beer that highlight not only 
Cincinnati's past, but the bright beer brewing future that lies ahead. Click here for more information.

Cincinnati Food Tours
The leader in local culinary tours since 2012, Cincinnati Food Tours offers everything from tasting tours at historic Findlay Market to neighborhood restaurant outings that include a full meal. Tour guides deliver the hometown touch and are sure to create a memorable experience for visitors and locals alike. Public tours, private groups, and special events are all available. Click here for more information.

Cincy Red Bike 
Take your own tour of downtown with Red Bike, Cincinnati's Bike Share program. Click here for more details and a map of 50+ bike rental locations. 

Cycling Backroads
A guided cycling adventure (2 hours) that highlights historic buildings, restored homes, murals, eclectic shops, cafes, and theaters while broadening your knowledge and appreciation of the heritage and culture that make Over-the-Rhine a popular destination. Bike rental available upon request.  May to October, most Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am and 1 pm. Other times by appointment. Click here for more details. 

GoVibrant Walking Routes
Take a hike! Here are one, two and three mile routes through downtown. Click here for details. 

Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Choose from these carriage operators who board around Fountain Square on most Friday and Saturday evenings, holidays and special events.

Music Hall
(513) 744-3293,
Backstage and Beyond: Indoor Building Tour of Music Hall
Discover the historic past; how Music Hall was the envy of our nation in the 19th century and, after a recent $148 million renovation, is the cornerstone of the renaissance of Cincinnati's cultural heart.

Beyond the Bricks: Outdoor Building Tour of Music Hall  (May-October)
Learn about the history behind the architecture, design, and construction of historic Music Hall on an outdoor walking tour.

Queen City History
Featuring Arnold's and other watering holes, Brothels, Bootleggers and Booze tours are Thursdays and Saturdays from May to October. For more information on all tours offered, click here.

Riverside Food Tours
Food and culture tours throughout Cincinnati  that include dining at a five to six restaurants along with a three- hour tour of the city. 

Segway Tours
For fun, try a city tour or even a Segway tour, currently offered from Fountain Square and in Eden Park, minutes from downtown. For more information click here.

The Sprinter Renter 
Rent a Mercedes Sprinter Van from The Sprinter Renter to make your group travel, fun, comfortable, and stress free.  From your home to any destination downtown, getting there becomes part of the fun.  Whether you are headed downtown for drinks, dinner, a show, or game, make it memorable.  The Sprinters comfortably seats 12 to 15 and are very spacious with plenty of room to stand up. The Luxury model has all-leather seats, an entertainment system and mood lighting. For more information, click here.

Find a list of additional Tour Companies here.

GeneroCity 513
Please support organizations that are devoted to making a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling. Find out more information about how to help panhandlers through GeneroCity 513.

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