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$45 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cincinnati Food Tour with Carew Tower Ticket, Street Car Ride

They say variety is the spice of life and on this tour of Cincinnati’s highlights, you’ll have to agree! Your adventure starts at the historic Findlay Market, where you’ll be led past tantalizing local produce, fresh meats, and bakery goods. Before departing, we’ll stop for a tasty treat or two of the locals’ favorites. Leaving the market, we’ll hop on the sleek and modern streetcar for a short ride to one of Over-the-Rhine’s favorite areas, Washington Park. Amid the beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and playful water features, we’ll hear about the amazing revitalization of this area. Then, all aboard the streetcar again, to the heart of downtown, where we’ll tantalize your taste buds with another taste of Cincinnati’s local favorites. You won’t be disappointed — the locals who flock here never are! Next up, hold onto your hat as we quickly ascend 45 floors to the observation deck of the Carew Tower for fantastic views of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and, if we’re lucky, Indiana. From there, after strolling through the delightful Fountain Square area, we’ll walk three blocks to The Banks riverfront development, complete with trendy eateries, a riverfront park, and home to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Then, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center we’ll have a once in a life-time opportunity to touch a piece of the Berlin Wall. A few steps away, one of Cincinnati’s most beautiful and fun-filled riverfront parks begs to be explored.  We’ll meander through its gardens and quirky water features with the mighty Ohio River as our backdrop. Our tour will end here, but don’t worry, your streetcar ticket is good for the remainder of the day, so you’re free to explore more of the city at your leisure.

$62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Roebling Point Food and Culture Tour in Covington KY

We begin our tour outside the Irish restaurant, Molly Malone's, located at 112 E 4th St, Covington, KY 41011.  Public parking is available at the lot across the street.  After a short introduction, we will step inside Molly Malone's to dine on authentic Irish specialties including bangers, fish and chips and/or Irish spring rolls.  We will pass by the original Market Square from 1815 and proceed to our next tasting at Smoke Justis where we will sample their reknowned chicken wings and a craft beer.  The next stop is the Keystone Grill. There we will sample one of their nine award winning varieties of mac and cheese. Next we will visit the Police Memorial and proceed to the stunning Roebling Suspension Bridge and tour the two-story wall murals depicting Covington's history.Our next stop is the the Gruff, where we will dine on their signature salad, the roasted beet salad with goat cheese, prosciutto and a homemade dressing.  We will stroll through the historic and charming Riverside neighborhood situated on the banks of the Ohio River.  We will view the grand mansions and hear stories of who lived in these immense structures in the late 1800's. Our tour concludes with bread pudding Du Jour from Blinkers Tavern, one of the top rated restaurants in the city. The food samplings on this tour are ample for lunch and include a wide variety of dishes to please every guest. Our tours are perfect for locals who want to feel like they’re on vacation, as well as visitors looking for an out-of-the way foodie adventure.  We guarantee you’ll come away with new insights and appreciation for this beautiful neighborhood.Our walking food tour helps you to slow down and enjoy an afternoon in a way you have never experienced before.  Whether you are meeting old friends or making new ones, you will gain a whole new perspective which will leave you with sweet memories for weeks to come!

$51 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Best Bites and Sites Tour of Cincinnati-Streetcar Included

We begin our tour at the best known waffle restaurant in Cincinnati where we enjoy our first tasting.  Next, take in the view of the Ohio River as we stroll through Smale Riverfront Park. Before our eyes is the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge.  This bridge was the predecessor of the Brooklyn Bridge and is the most photographed site in Cincinnati.  It’s a beauty! As we head north two blocks, we are surrounded by the home of the Cincinnati Reds, the first baseball team in America.  On our left, you may hear the rumble of the jungle where the Cincinnati Bengals reside.  As we approach the National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum, there is a piece of history that’s too good to miss. Next it’s time to hop aboard the sleek new Bell Connector as we head to our second tasting.  This Cincinnati favorite is so popular, that we consume over 2 million pounds a year!  We need to work up a little appetite, so we stroll to the heart of the city: Fountain Square.  The centerpiece is a public work of art - refreshing to look at and to taste.  What??  Speaking of refreshing, it’s time to cool off with our third treat.  Yes, this is the spot that people make a beeline for as soon as they land at the airport.  It’s that good! Right across the street is our next site, the beautiful 1920’s French Art Deco Carew Tower.  We’ll stroll inside the arcade to catch a glimpse of famous Rookwood Pottery. Did you know you can ride an elevator to the 49th floor for a view of the entire city?  One more stop to the Contemporary Art Center.  We’ll get a quick overview and you can return anytime you like because it’s free all day! Back on the streetcar, we head north to Over the Rhine.  We are crossing into little Germany now and we don’t even need a passport!  OTR, as the locals call it, is jam packed with restaurants, shops and bars.  And it’s the perfect location for our fourth stop.  I hope you like sweets, because these Cincinnati treats are show stoppers. Next we walk a block west to another beautiful 8 acre park. This park is bordered by the magnificent Music Hall which has a haunted past. It’s time to catch the streetcar for our final stop at Findlay Market, the oldest urban outdoor market in Ohio.  The market is enticing and full of fragrance and color from the ethnic foods to the beautiful produce and flowers.  You will want to linger all day and since you have an all day streetcar pass, that’s works beautifully.  But we have one more tasting.  You cannot visit Cincinnati without trying goetta.  Never heard of it?  Good, we like surprises! Our lovely adventure through the Queen City has come to a close. We will happily return you to our starting point or, now that you got the lay of the land, you can continue on your own.  Either way, your local guide will be happy to share additional tips or answer any questions, so you can carry on with confidence!

$55 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Beyond the River Small Group Walking History Food Tour

On this whirlwind tour, you’ll begin in Cincinnati at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where a piece of the Berlin Wall stands.  After a brief history of the Queen City, you’ll hop on a nostalgic trolley and cross the Ohio River for a one-mile stroll around the Licking Riverside Historic District in Covington, Kentucky.  You’ll see majestic homes built in a variety of architectural styles that date back to the 1800s and discover why this area is so very special. The view of Cincinnati’s skyline is especially beautiful from this side of the Ohio River. All aboard the trolley for a short ride to a delightful village called Mainstrasse, which was built largely by German immigrants in the 19th century. This eclectic community is filled with enticing retail shops, bars, restaurants, and two parks, one of which features a 100-foot tall German Gothic clock tower. This area also features the Goose Girl fountain, which is sure to delight you! We’ll stop at one of our favorite local eateries to indulge in some yummy pizza while sipping your choice of a craft beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Hopefully, you have a sweet tooth because we aim to satisfy it at a local cafe with a waffle cone blended with up to three ice-cream flavors of your choice (and there are 67 awesome flavors available for your delectation!). Our tour will end here, but don’t worry; you’re free to explore the village at your leisure and then return to the trolley stop for the fun ride back to Cincinnati. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else there is to see, do and eat in our buzzing city.

$69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cincinnati Brewery and Barbecue Tour

Drinking beer in the city that was once known as the 'Beer Capital of the World' and chowing down on the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi should definitely be on your bucket list. After all, it’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy, and dining picnic-style while tasting a variety of craft beers is a pretty joyful thing to do in Cincinnati!Your tour begins at Moerlein Lager House, a beer bar situated on the Ohio River. The bar’s namesake immigrated from Bavaria to the U.S. in 1841, and the beers here have been awarded with top honors. Next up, walk a block to catch the streetcar, and feel like a local as you ride public transport, watching the city's architecture and art murals go by. You're heading to Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood known for having the nation’s largest collection of 19th-century Italianate architecture. This is 'the' place to go for trendy eateries and eclectic bars aplenty. After picking up your barbecue meal, walk less than two blocks to your next stop, a brewery that, in their words, 'has a passion for brewing tasty beer that sings with flavor.' Enjoy your a picnic-style feast paired with a flight of craft beers samples to wash it all down. The place is decked out with a rooftop area for when the weather is nice, cornhole boards, and ping-pong tables, so you can have a brewtastic time! Then hop aboard the streetcar for another short ride to your final destination, a beautifully renovated mid-1800s church that’s been transformed into a brew pub; while you’re here, be sure to admire the stunning architecture and walls adorned with photographs of the only United States president born in Cincinnati. Throughout the tour, hear stories about Porkopolis, beer, and other fun Cincy facts. No matter whether you are a first-time visitor or have lived in Cincinnati your entire life, you’ll learn something new. Feel free to use your streetcar ticket to head back to your accommodation, or stay at the brewery for another libation (additional drinks at your own expense).Tour ends at Taft’s Ale House.

$20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Meet Cincinnati - Guided Walking Tour

The "Meet Cincinnati" Walking Tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Cincinnati's Lytle Park at 501 E. 4th Street, 45202. The tour is led by the owner/guide of Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours, a Cincinnati native who will personally greet you and guide your small tour group through the city. We explore the buildings of the 200-year-old Lytle Park Historic District and learn about some of the people who were important in Cincinnati's history. The tour then looks at the architecture of some notable buildings along 4th Street in the Central Business District before heading south to the beautiful Ohio River. Along the banks of the river, the tour takes in Cincinnati's sports arenas and the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, the riverfront park, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and other developments. The walking tour also includes a visit to sites such as the Carew Tower and Fountain Square. You will learn about Cincinnati cuisine, businesses, arts and culture along the way. A great introduction to everything Cincinnati! The walking tour takes about 2 hours and ends back at Lytle Park.

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