Detroit Solo Walking Tour: Discover Hidden Gems
21 Ratings
Embark on a self-guided walking tour of Detroit's hidden gems, artistic alleys, and iconic landmarks. Discover the city's rich history and vibrant culture at your own pace.
Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Parker Street - This brick-lined street is known as Parker’s Alley and it is named after Thomas Parker, a free black man who was one of the city’s first black landowners in Detroit.
What's Included
  • Virtual walk available post-tour
  • Smartphone-guided tour via WalknTours app
What's Not Included
  • No in person guide, this is a smart phone navigated tour on the WalknTours app
Additional Information

Explore the hidden treasures, creative lanes, quirky eateries, historic buildings and exceptional parks of Detroit. Enjoy the freedom of moving at your own speed, alter the schedule according to your preference and take breaks whenever you want. This Self Guided Tour is guided by your smartphone on the WalknTours app. With technology so advanced, travelers often equate the experience to walking alongside Rick Steve’s.

Detroit is a city experiencing rejuvenation. Although it was a different city not too long ago, it’s now prospering and the Detroit locals are cultivating a culture that is genuinely reflective of D Town. Witness the transformation of Detroit, and comprehend how its history altered global history.

The expedition commences from Buddy’s on Broadway, the birthplace of Detroit Style Pizza. So, seize the opportunity to savor a slice, and let’s kick-start the adventure.

Buddy's Pizza
Broadway Street
Buddy’s Pizza shop, the inventors of Detroit Style Pizza. It all began at Buddy’s Pizzeria on the famous Six Mile in 1946 when Gus and Connie made their first square-shaped pizza. Boom! From then on, the pizza world would never be the same.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(21 Ratings)
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May 27, 2024
Captivating! - This app tour was easy to use. Well timed and up to date with walking directions. Seemed to realize for example that you couldn’t cross on one side of the street due to construction. Narrator was excellent and we were captivated by Detroit! One suggestion would be that they mention that you can find a people mover stop nearby after the end of the tour, and then take it back to where you started.
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May 25, 2024
Tourin the D - I had a friend come in from Europe and I wanted to show him our city and I was thoroughly impressed with the tour. I’m from here, but I also saw things that I have never seen before. It was great!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
The directions were very... - The directions were very easy to navigate. I have a hard time walking due to a recent injury but I had no problems with this walking tour. A fun walk thru a beautiful part of the city.
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Mar 11, 2024
Rain put a damper on tour! - Unfortunately, it rained during the day i was there and I only went to the first locale and I stopped and did other indoor thing instead of doing the walking tour. Really can't rate effectively.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 5, 2024
two. Thumbs up. - I did this for my daughter and her husband and they loved it. They said your App did a great job of moving them along sound logical order. they both learned things about the city they did not know.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 28, 2023
Detroit in detail! - This tour took me into nooks & crannies and beautiful buildings I've never been to before. Easy directions to follow and to stop and start at our leisure - we explored a few stops, like the Christmas shops at Campus Martius and Parkers Alley (definitely go to Bon Bon Bon)
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Oct 23, 2023
Getting to know Detroit - Easy and informative. We were able to pause and continue easily. Learned a lot in an hour or two……………………………………………………..
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Aug 6, 2023
Nice tour of Detroit - I thought it was a good tour..I wish they would have walked us full circle in summer way. We were a little lost having to walk back to our starting point without guidance.
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Mar 31, 2024
Parks and Buildings with Uncomfortable Walking paths. - The statues and Guardian Building were great sights for us! The young men drinking beer and smoking pot with crushed cans around them, music blasting as we tried to enjoy the parks were not comfortable.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 11, 2024
A bit of a Scam - Could not log in . Would not recognize my email address . [email protected] . Total waste of time and $. I suggest you review the process and allow .ca individuals to be able to log in . Were people too.
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up to 15 guests
July 2024