Denver Bus Tours

Five Fun Ways to Explore the Mile High City

These Denver bus tours offer you the chance to explore different aspects of The Mile High City. You will find tours that offer a more in-depth history of the city, ones that will make you laugh all tour long, and others that take you around to the top breweries and wineries in town.

All of these tours have a very limited amount of walking. They are a great way to cover a lot of distance, as you learn more about the city, without having to drive on your own. Each one also includes a dedicated guide, so you can ask questions as you cruise from location to location. 

Read on to learn more about my five favorites!

Denver Bus Tours

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Denver Sightseeing Tour

State Capitol

One of the most popular Denver bus tours is the Denver Sightseeing Tour. On this three-hour tour, you will learn all about the history of our gorgeous city. You will hear stories and see top attractions from your window such as the State Capitol Building, Larimer Square, and the Denver Art Museums.

You will also drive by some of our lovely historic Victorian homes and mansions. At the end, you will know all about how this small town turned into the international destination it is today.

You will get a couple of chances to jump off the bus. This tour does include a little light walking. Make sure to come prepared for the weather, so you can enjoy this portion of the trip.

This tour leaves at 2pm daily from your hotels, Union Square or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

>> Learn more about and check availability on Viator

Denver Bus Tours: FootHills Small Group Tour

Red Rocks

If you've seen a lot of Denver, and want to head up to the foothills for the day, then this is one of the best Denver bus tours for you!

This four-hour tour includes stops Red Rocks Park, Lookout Mountain, and Evergreen Lake Boathouse. You will also get a chance to admire the mountains along the scenic Lariat Loop. 

You will get amazing views along the way, some fantastic photo opportunities, and a couple of chances to step out of the bus too. Your knowledgeable guide will give you facts and the history of each place you see. 

This 4-hour tour will pick you up at your downtown hotel or near Union Station. This tour leaves most mornings around 10am.

>> Check for availability on Viator

Mile High Wine Tour

Mile High Wine Tours

For those of you interested in checking out the Denver wine scene, make sure to check out this tour during your stay. On this 5-hour tour, you will stop at a variety of urban wineries. At each location you will taste locally produced wines ranging from Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay and more. 

Since this is not just your ordinary tour, not only will you taste wines, but you will also learn more about the climate and soil that make Colorado an ideal place to grow wine grapes. You will also meet winemakers and others in the local wine industry.

In addition to wine tasting, this is one of the Denver bus tours that includes an Italian-style lunch and a few gourmet goodies. 

This tour runs most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can either request a pick up from your hotel or join the group at the first stop at Wild Women Winer. The tour starts at 11am with requested pick ups starting about an hour before the first tasting.

>> Find out more and check for availability during your stay

>> More fun wine tours in Denver

Craft Beer & Comedy Bus

Booze & Brews

The Craft Beer & Comedy Bus Tour is a fun way to learn about our local breweries as you listen to some of the area's top comedians. Not only will you get to taste beers at the breweries as you tour them, you will also be able to sample different brews on the party bus!

In addition to the stops at breweries, you will also be entertained at some of the local, underground comedy spots. And, if that doesn't sound fun enough, you will also get the chance to listen to top local comedians as you party away on the bus and see the sights.

This tour typically starts at Renegade Brewing (925 W 9th Ave). It runs several times a week, so check their schedule for details.

>> Find out more about this tour on their site

>> Find additional brewery tours all around Denver

Denver Calendar of Events

These Denver bus tours are a fun way to spend time during your stay in The Mile High City. You will also find several other entertaining events during your stay. Click the links for a full calendar of events by month.

January | February | March | April | May | June

July | August | September | October | November | December

Banjo Billy Bus Tour

Banjo Billys 200

Another one of the fun Denver bus tours is with Banjo Billy. This 90-minute tour will take you around the downtown and Capitol Hill districts. Your transportation for the day is inside a rustic bus with a variety of seating options (including a wooden horse for kids). 

The tour picks up at the Colorado Convention Center. You will then head over to the Colorado State Capitol to learn the interesting (and funny!) history of this building. After the state capitol, the tour continues with stops at several other historically significant locations that you would never notice just walking by.

Don't worry about walking since you stay in the bus for the entire journey. Also every seat has a great view out the windows. Make sure to bring a jacket if it's chilly as they often have the windows open for better views. 

The tour runs several times a day during high season and once in the afternoons during low season. 

>> Visit their website for more details on this fun and goofy bus tour

Top Places to Stay in Denver

You will find dozens of lodging options all around town. Most of these Denver bus tours start in the downtown area, so these are my top recommendation for those who are planning to stay a night or two. 

Click the links below for some of the best hotel recommendations.

  • Downtown: This page offers a variety of options all around downtown. It will give you the largest selection from budget-friendly to high-end luxury. Find my recommendations here.
  • Coors Field: If you plan to attend a Rockies game during your stay or spend quite a bit of time in LoDo (Lower Downtown), you will want to check out these recommendations. All offer you the chance to walk around the district and to the stadium easily. Find my list of top picks here.
  • Convention Center: If you are attending a conference or just want to be centrally located, then check out these options. All are close to the Colorado Convention Center, but also centrally located in the downtown district. Find my picks here.
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