To be honest, I didn’t have the best impression of Detroit before visiting but Pat at City Tour Detroit changed all that! She was a wonderful tour guide that had so much passion and love of Detroit…it was definitely contagious! I learned so much from her — she had great facts about all the locations we visited. 10/10 Read more
See the D on Wheels
Fun and Informative Way to See Detroit
Multiple Insta-worthy Photo Ops
Motor City History, Highlights, and More!
Our See the D on Wheels bus tour allows you to leave the driving to us and experience more of the Motor City via comfortable motor coach. This comprehensive Detroit tour begins by showcasing the rich history and iconic landmarks present downtown before traveling beyond the central business district into other neighborhoods such as Corktown, Midtown, and North End to experience more Motor City must-sees as well as cool, lesser-known sites of interest.
Discover why Detroit keeps trending as a popular travel destination. Art, architecture, automobiles, history, music, sports, new developments, Detroit’s rise and fall—this tour covers it all.
This tour is ideal for visitors who only have a short time in the city and want to see the most during their stay. It also serves as a wonderful orientation to Detroit for multi-day visitors and locals who want to learn more about their hometown.
Discover the rich history of this Queen City where the flags of 3 nations have flown
Cruise past stately mansions, Art Deco masterpieces, birthplace of the Model T, significant music sites, funky murals, #1 riverwalk in the country, renovated Michigan Central Station, and more!
Enjoy photo ops at iconic Detroit landmarks along the way.
Brief shopping stop at Eastern Market.
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Youth: $25 (17 and under)
6% booking fee assessed on tickets booked online (you can avoid the booking fee by purchasing tickets via phone).
Look for the motor coach on Jefferson Avenue side of corner near main entrance of Huntington Place.
Select Saturdays (2022): August 13, 20, November 26
4 hours (tour ends at 5 PM)
50 passenger maximum
- Masks required on bus.
- Advance registration required. Same day ticket sales based upon availability.
- Ability to walk short distances as we get off the bus periodically.
- Narrated tour
- Shopping/refreshment stop at Eastern Market (purchases not included)
Tour guide & driver gratuities.
(While not mandatory, tipping your guide and driver is customary and always appreciated).
What to bring
Dress for the weather.
No refunds on tickets purchased unless tour is cancelled by tour operator.
The meteoric rise and fall of the Motor City, the worldwide symbol of industrial might and innovation for over half the 20th century, has been well-documented. Despite the naysayers and those who seemed to take delight in its decline, today’s Detroit embodies the spirit of the city motto penned by Father Gabriel Richard over two centuries ago after it was destroyed by fire. Speramus meliora, resurget cineribus, meaning “We hope for better things. It will rise from the ashes.”
Cruise the streets of Detroit with us on this intimate bus tour of the city that put the world on wheels and discover its amazing history of innovation, philanthropy, social justice and culture. Feel the excitement firsthand as you witness the revitalization underway of a major post-industrial American city many had written off.
Our “See The D on Wheels” bus tour ventures beyond the central business district and features more Motor City must-sees as well as lesser-known sites of interest. A few places you’ll see are Art Deco masterpieces, the stadium district, cultural center, historic neighborhoods, Eastern Market, the restored Michigan Central Station, and Motown Museum.
Does tour include a visit to Belle Isle, our lovely island park? Maybe! Due to its popularity, Belle Isle closes occasionally to vehicular traffic during peak hours.
Join us for this comprehensive tour of one of the most exciting cities in the US. Be prepared to sing a little, dance a little and be amazed. As always, we promise our passionate guides will take you on a tour to remember and show you what Detroit is all about!
NOTE: The book A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit written by our founder is the perfect complement to this tour. Purchase it online at major bookstores before your visit to acquaint yourself with the city. Or, purchase an autographed copy as a souvenir when booking your tour and receive the special price of $16 (down from $21.99, the regular retail price).
Check out what our guests are saying
I organized a day trip to Detroit for a group of international students from the University of Michigan, and I wanted to include a Downtown walking tour. City Tour Detroit did an amazing job – we saw all the highlights and had great photo opportunities. It was these students’ first time in Detroit and they absolutely loved it. Read more
We visited Detroit in late August to attend a Tigers game at Comerica Park. When visiting a big city, we always try to take a city tour to experience the city. Our walking tour guide was Pat. We got a private tour and are so grateful that she took the time to host just the two of us. Her tour was extraordinary. Read more
On behalf of Eden’s Garden Club, I would like to thank Karin Risko and City Tour Detroit for organizing the Aug 8 “Gardens of Detroit” bus tour which served as a fundraiser for our organization. Read more