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Sightseeing Tours in Metro Detroit

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Detroit's history, location, sports teams and Motown/auto roots make it a great place to vacation and explore. Here is a list of Sightseeing Tours in and Around Metro Detroit, including walking, bus and car tours. There are also self-guided tours and tours that revolve around certain themes, like beer, architecture or fall colors: 

1. Walking Tours

Educational, interesting and healthy, touring Detroit on foot will get you to places that are hard to access in a bus or car. There are several tours to choose from that vary in terms of neighborhood, theme and length.

2. Bike Tours

If you're up to it, you can see the sights in Detroit by bike. There are several tours to choose from that vary in terms of neighborhood, theme and length.

3. Segway Tours

The ability to explore Detroit by Segway is relatively new. Inside Detroit, a local nonprofit, offers a two-hour Segway tour on Thursday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday afternoon. In 2010, the cost is $65.

4. Bus Tours

Bus Tours are a great way to explore the City of Detroit (and its suburbs) through its architecture, history, culture, neighborhoods and legends. They are both interesting and educational. 

5. Boat Tours and Cruises

Sightseeing in Detroit by boat will get you to places that are hard to access in a bus or car. There are several tours to choose from that vary in terms of theme, waterway and entertainment. You can even explore the Detroit River in a kayak, if you don't mind providing your own propulsion.

6. Theme: Fall-Color

In much of Michigan, including the southeast, Metro-Detroit area, viewing the vibrant fall foliage may require nothing more than stepping outside; but if you want to devote a morning or afternoon to the enterprise, check out these ideas.

7. Theme: Ghost Hunting

While Detroit has historic buildings, cemeteries and spooky legends aplenty, only a couple of enterprising individuals and organizations have made a tour out of them.

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