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Let Us Show You the Motor City

From Its Industrial Roots to Its Thriving Café Culture Scene

Detroit holds a unique spot in world history due to its role in putting the world on wheels and its meteoric rise as an industrial powerhouse in the first half of the 20th century followed by its dramatic fall. While the city’s automotive heritage is definitely a major part of the city’s identity, there is so much more to the Motor City than cars. Take a walk through the city on our See the D Walking Tour or discover Detroit’s important role in the antislavery movement on our Detroit Underground Railroad Walking Tour. We’ll take you to all the city’s must-see attractions like the Guardian Building, Greektown and Motown as well as a few out-of-the-ordinary gems that us locals love to show off. We’ll also show you the ever-evolving dining and drinking scene that’s made Detroit a top foodie destination. Check out our offerings below to learn more!

Check back often! We’ll soon be adding our exciting food, music, art and true crime tours to the calendar.

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Passionate Tour Guides

Our staff is composed of locals who want to help you make the most of your trip to our vibrant city. We love Detroit, and we want you to love it, too!

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Multiple Transportation Options

Whether you want to explore the city by foot or travel in our late model vehicles, we have a tour to suit you.

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We’ve served thousands of happy customers in our short time in business as City Tour Detroit—and we’d love to add you to our list!

Tours Designed for You or Your Group

Want a private tour of Detroit? Have your own itinerary in mind or want one created specifically for you or your group? Check out our private and customized tours and make the most of your time in Detroit.

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About City Tour Detroit

Founder Karin Risko started the company to showcase her love for Detroit. She’s been leading tours for over a decade, but officially launched City Tour Detroit in 2016 to meet the increased demand for her tours. Karin, and her talented team of tour guides who love the city as much as she does, are here to help you make the most of your time in the D!

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#Detroithistory #racecars The Ford 999 was a huge part of Henry Ford’s success. The car being made of a wooden frame that went 90mph, he was afraid to drive it. He enlisted the help of his friend Barney Oldsfield, who had never driven a car before, but was an experienced bicycle racer. The money that Ford made from races with the 999 allowed him to kickstart the Ford Motor Company. And the rest is history...

Photo courtesy of The Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection

Electric cars are not a new invention. In fact, there was a time when electric cars were seen as a more reliable mode of transportation that would soon replace gas powered cars. In 1911, the Detroit Electric hit the streets as a popular alternative to Ford's Model T. They could get up to 20 mph and lasted for 80 miles on a full battery. The Detroit Electric was especially popular with doctors and people who didn't have time to crank the engine before driving. Thomas Edison and Clara Ford both owned one of these vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection

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