Cleveland Walking Tours!
Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers year round, exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland.
We are currently offering the following tours: Downtown Cleveland Christmas, Downtown Highlights, Cleveland From the Inside, Downtown Public Art and the VIP Experience.
Downtown Highlights Walking Tour:
This tour covers all the highlights from Public Square to Playhouse Square and everything in between. The tour discusses a brief history of Cleveland. As we journey, we discuss the Old Stone Church, Terminal Tower, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Cleveland Public Library, the Federal Reserve of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, with visits inside the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building (Heinen's).
This walking tour is two hours long, is an easy walk and offers opportunities to sit. It is offered year round! Private tours are available - contact us directly to schedule a time.
Downtown Cleveland Christmas Tour:
The Downtown Cleveland Christmas guided walking tour explores the history of some of downtown's most famous department stores and their many Christmas traditions. Stroll down Euclid Avenue as we discuss Cleveland Christmas delights like Higbee's Twigbee Shop, Halle Bros. Mr. Jingeling and the Sterling-Lindner Christmas tree. Experience downtown all decorated for the holidays! The tour starts in Public Square and ends in Playhouse Square.
Now - December 23, 2023. The tour is about an hour and a half. Reservations required; tours are rain, snow or shine.
Cleveland From the Inside:
This walking tour focuses on the interiors of some of Cleveland's greatest buildings downtown! We take a look inside the Federal Reserve of Cleveland, the bank lobby of the Society for Savings Building, the Old Stone Church, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Cleveland Public Library, the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building. Buildings are subject to change.
Special Note: ID Required! Participants will be required to show a government issued ID and pass through a metal detector to enter the Federal Reserve of Cleveland.
Downtown Public Art Walking Tour:
Now offered year round! This tour highlights public art in all its forms in and around the Civic Center of downtown Cleveland. We not only visit the art but we explore the artist, their ties to Cleveland, the people being depicted and their connections to Cleveland. We will see the contemporary sculpture like the Free Stamp (Claes Oldenburg), Portal (Isamu Noguchi) and Sky Blossoms (Stacy Levy), statues of many historical figures like Jesse Owens, Commodore Perry and Mayor Tom Johnson, as well as some fantastic pieces that you may have never noticed before. This tour begins and ends in Public Square.
Special Note: The tour includes a stop inside the Cuyahoga County Courthouse (when open) to look at murals and an amazing stained glass window that you may have seen in a couple movies. Guests are required to pass through a security check point and a metal detector.
VIP Downtown Cleveland Experience:
This VIP Experience is perfect for a couple who want to explore downtown Cleveland up close and personal on a private walking tour that includes lunch. The tour is approximately four hours long (two hours of exploring, one hour for lunch and final hour of continued exploration). This is an extended version of our Downtown Highlights walking tour with more details, extra stops and some fun hidden gems.
Lunch is at Betts (located at 2000 E. 9th St). Betts menu centers around "classic American dishes with an emphasis on freshness, quality and whole foods". Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Dairy Free options are available.
This experience is priced at $200 for two. Included in the cost is a $60 gift card for lunch. Additional guests may be added at $100 per guest (includes $30 lunch gift card).
Contact us directly to set up your experience at [email protected] or (216) 318-3865. Start times typically are between 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesdays through Fridays.
Tales of Terror Tour:
The Tales of Terror guided walking tour highlights some of Cleveland's most horrific and tragic events throughout our history. From fires & explosions, to a serial killer, to accidents, terror, mayhem and death abounds! This is not a "ghost story" tour. This is seven tales that cover the tragic deaths of 312 souls here in Cleveland. Not for the faint of heart and not recommended for young children.
Returns October 2024! Tours are about 1.5 hours in length. Tours begin in Public Square and end just off the Mall. Reservations required; tours are rain or shine.
Corporate and School Group Walking Tours:
We offer our tours for corporate or school groups. Whether it is a field trip, team building event, or wanting to help employees learn more about Cleveland, we got your covered! Special Corporate rates and student discounted rates are offered. For school groups, our tours resonate best with middle school aged kids and above.
Contact us to learn more at (216) 318-3865 or [email protected]
Virtual Tour Presentations:
We can bring our walking tour to you through our Virtual Tour Presentations. This program is a fun, interactive, one hour Power Point presentation bringing the walking tour to those who can not venture downtown. The virtual tour is great for retirement home communities, senior centers or a corporate event.
Contact us at (216) 318-3865 or [email protected] to discuss our offerings and costs.