I know, I know. We keep telling you how amazing Cleveland is and how we have so much great stuff to offer, but that’s kind of our thing.
Maybe it’s time you got out there and saw everything we’re talking about. If you want a little direction on what to see and where to go and would like to learn a bit about our city’s rich and storied history, then check out one of the fantastic tours below that may show you a side of CLE you never even expected.
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Explore the Cultural Gardens with 90-minute walking tours offered to the public every other Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning on June 26th and extending through mid-September. The fee is $10 per person. Please call 216-220-3075 to make a reservation or email Lori Ashyk. Private group tours can also be arranged.
Looking for a way to get outside, get some exercise and see the city? Tours of Cleveland offers walking tours of Downtown CLE that cover all the highlights, fun facts and must-knows within two hours. Wear comfy shoes as the tour makes its way on foot through Public Square, down to The Arcade and on to Playhouse Square. All tours require a reservation. You can book your individual reservations now or schedule a private group tour by calling 216.318.3865 or emailing email@example.com to talk specifics.
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JKL Tours goes beyond Downtown Cleveland with trips to Amish Country and Put-in-Bay, outings to theatrical performances and concerts and mystery trips to little-known gems. You can find a list of JKL Tours’ scheduled events on their website, including a Mystery Trip, Hidden Cleveland trips, a wine tasting trip to the Mansfield area and more trips to Amish Country with brand new itineraries. To make your reservation, call 440.942.5350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SEE CLE is a family-owned business that offers two-hour guided tours of various historical, cultural and entertainment sites throughout the city as well as themed Cleveland experiences and group tours. Above all, they specialize in personalizing the tour to your interests and available time. You can view available tours here, which are available on a case-by-case basis. When you’re ready to book, just fill out the form on this page. The SEE CLE team is standing by to answer any questions you have at 216.287.0807.
Sure, you’ve heard of a bicycle built for two, but how about a bicycle built for fifteen? Grab between nine and fourteen of your closest friends and saddle up on the Cleveland Cycle Tours bike to pedal your way through tour routes that include Downtown, Ohio City and Tremont with stops for photo-ops and refreshments at a number of CLE’s best breweries. Smaller groups can snag a Spider Bike for a custom tour. Call 440-434-9280 or visit their website to schedule today.
Cle 4 Me Tours is a new way to tour Cleveland. This Black-owned, woman-owned tour company offers some unique public and private touring options. Their Downtown Walking tours will take you through all the sights CLE has to offer while engaging guests with the living history of our city. However, their private tours offer a personal touch to the usual walking tour, offering not only a general Downtown primer, but also a tour of Cleveland’s many beautiful murals and a special tour for new and potential Cleveland residents that outlines the best neighborhoods for your family with information on school districts, churches and the like. Email email@example.com to book.
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One of the best ways to get to know a city, whether you’re visiting or have lived there your whole life, is through its food. Cleveland has an amazing lineup of food options from high-end culinary experiences to mouthwatering comfort food. Taste Cleveland Food Tours offers not only an education on the history, and culture of areas like the West Side Market, Tremont and Little Italy, but also stops to sample food and drink from a number of great CLE restaurants. Call 216.395.0132 or visit their website to purchase your tickets or plan a private or corporate event.
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Cleveland’s largest sightseeing ship is here to show you views of Cleveland you can’t get from the shore. The Goodtime III can hold up to 1,000 passengers on its four decks and offers two-hour tours (we all know three hours is when you run into trouble) Memorial Day through Labor Day on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Cruises offering dining and entertainment are also available throughout the season, as well as private charters for special events. Book your CLE voyage online or call 216.446.7795.
Cruise the glittering waves of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River in luxury on the Nautica Queen. Two enclosed decks and spacious, open-air observation decks complement a sumptuous buffet that is prepared fresh on board along with musical entertainment. You’ll experience all the breathtaking views Cleveland has to offer like never before. Call 216.696.8888 or visit their website to join one of their regularly scheduled cruises or plan your private event.
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In movies, time travel generally comes with a cost, like taking your mom to her school dance so she’ll fall for your dad while you invent rock and roll. Rest assured, Take a Hike® Tours are not only completely free but also an amazing way to see Cleveland and learn its history. The 90-minute tours cover different segments of the city, each focusing on a different aspect of its past and present. Actors dressed up as notable figures—like DJ Alan Freed on the Playhouse Square tour, or legendary (and titular) Browns coach Paul Brown on the Civic Center route—pop up along the way to add insight on the people that helped make this city great. Check their website for a schedule of available tours throughout the week.
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