Cleveland Walking Tours - Tours of Cleveland, LLC

Cleveland Walking Tours!

Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland.

 

NEW this year! Downtown Public Art Walking Tour and VIP Downtown Cleveland - An exclusive, private tour that includes lunch. 

 

06/03/21 COVID-19 Update: 

 

  • Face masks will no longer be required on our walking tours, outside or inside the buildings we currently visit. Please note, building policies could change and a mask may be required to enter a building, having one with you is suggested.
  • We ask, if you are sick, please do not come on the tour, we will gladly work to reschedule your tour.
  • If you have any concerns with your booking please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist. 

Downtown Highlights Walking Tour:

Our Downtown Highlights Cleveland walking tours begin in Public Square and end at Playhouse Square. This tour covers all the highlights of downtown Cleveland in one great, two-hour tour! The tour discusses a brief history of Cleveland, the buildings on Public Square and along the Mall, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Playhouse Square, with a visit inside the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building (Heinen's), as well as tales of Cleveland’s most famous residents. This walking tour is approximately 2 hours long. Some stops on the tour offer the opportunity for participants to sit. A walking tour with a knowledgeable guide is one of the best way's to experience Cleveland!

This tour is offered year round! If you don't see a time on our schedule that works for you feel free to contact us to see if we can schedule a time that does.

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Downtown Public Art Walking Tour:

This walking tour highlights public art in all its forms in and around the Civic Center of downtown. We not only visit the art but we explore the artist, their ties to Cleveland, the history and possible controversy surrounding the work as well as the people being depicted and their connections to Cleveland.

We see contemporary sculptures like the Free Stamp, Portal and Sky Blossoms, statues of historical figures like Jesse Owens, Alexander Hamilton and Tom Johnson and fantastic pieces that you may have never noticed before. Artists include Pae White, Karl Bitter, Daniel Chester French, Timothy Schmalz and Henry Hering to name a few.

This tour begins and ends in Public Square and is currently an exclusive May - September tour. If that time doesn't work, feel free to contact us to see if we can set up an alternative date/time.

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VIP Downtown Cleveland Walking Tours:

This VIP option is perfect for a couple who want to experience 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).

You will have private access to a guide who will show the sites in downtown Cleveland from Public Square to Playhouse Square with several inside stops not currently included on our other tours. Highlights include (but not limited too) the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Old Stone Church, a view of Lake Erie, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, the Arcades and the Cleveland Trust Company Building.

Lunch is at Bett's located at 2000 E 9th St. Betts' menu centers "around classic American dishes with an emphasis on freshness, quality, and whole foods." They have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. The cost of the tour will cover a $60 gift card per couple, for your lunch, taxes and tip at the restaurant. Anything spent over this, will need to be paid by you directly to the restaurant.

This VIP option is priced per couple, additional people may be added. The tour is available by contacting us directly to set up a time. It is typically available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with start times between 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Other weekday or Sunday options may be available with at least two weeks notice. The cost is $200 per couple (includes the $60 gift card for lunch). Additional people can be added for an extra $100 (which includes a $30 gift card for lunch). Child (under 10) rates available.

Contact us at toursofcleveland@gmail.com or (216) 318-3865 to set up your private VIP experience today.


Corporate and School Group Walking Tours:

Corporate group Cleveland walking tours are great for job applicants new to Cleveland, a group of new employees, employees visiting from out of town or as part of your employee appreciation program, wellness program, team/department outings or as a reward for a job well done. Alternative times may be accommodated as well. Rates vary on the size of the group.

We also work with school groups and offer a special student discount. Our tours are best for middle school students and up.

Call us at (216) 318-3865 or e-mail us at toursofcleveland@gmail.com to discuss specifics.


Holiday Themed Walking Tours:

These include our Tales of Terror tour in October, our Downtown Christmas tour in December and private Valentines tours for you and your significant other in February. The Tales of Terror tour is not a ghost story tour but rather one that tells true Cleveland tales of terror, mayhem and death. The Downtown Christmas tour focuses on the Cleveland Christmas traditions that came out of our great department stores. Each of these will return this year!

 

Cleveland From the Inside Walking Tour:

Please note - This tour will be suspended until further notice, as many of the buildings we visit have not yet re-opened to the public. 

The Cleveland From the Inside walking tour focuses on the interiors of some of Cleveland's greatest buildings downtown! We take a look inside the Old Stone Church, the bank on the first floor of the Society for Savings Building, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, the Cleveland Public Library, the Arcade, the Euclid and Colonial Arcades, the Cleveland Trust Company Building and finally Playhouse Square including a visit inside one of the historic theaters.

This exclusive tour is offered year round and only on Mondays (except Federal Holidays) and will last approximately 2.5 - 3 hours with a small break period.

Participants will be required to show a government issued ID and pass through a metal detector to enter the Cleveland Federal Reserve.

The listed buildings are not guaranteed to be available for our tour due to private functions that may be happening in the building on a given Monday.

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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 in our area.

Call us at (216) 318-3865 or e-mail us toursofcleveland@gmail.com to discuss our offerings and costs.

 

Gift Vouchers:

Gift Vouchers for a walking tour make a great gift!

  • People receiving the voucher can pick the day and time that works for their schedule.
  • Vouchers can be printed with a personalized message and picture and then given to the recipient.
  • Vouchers are good for one adult walking tour ticket (a $22 value) or one child walking tour ticket (a $15 value) and can be used on either the Downtown Highlights or Cleveland From the Inside walking tours.
  • Vouchers are good for two years from time of purchase.

Purchase a gift voucher

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  • Enter your voucher code to redeem your gift voucher.
  • If money is left over it can be applied to an additional ticket but can not be refunded.

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Realtors & Relocation Companies - A gift voucher for a walking tour of downtown Cleveland makes an excellent welcome gift for someone purchasing a new home or moving to the Cleveland area. Contact us to learn about our Welcome to Cleveland Gift Voucher Discount Program.