Best of Boulder
Described as a “…. gem not to be missed!” Our experienced local guides weave together stories of history, planning, people and environment to offer a foundation for your time in vibrant downtown Boulder—all in just under 2 hours. Tour capacity 12, reservations required. For details, see tour page.
Chautauqua: Living History
A National Historic Landmark, Boulder’s is the only continuously operating Chautauqua west of the Mississippi. The tour explores the Chautauqua movement of the late 19th century while strolling through the lovely grounds of Boulder’s Chautauqua at the base of the stunning Flatirons. Engaging historic photographs and stories ensure an enjoyable morning. Tour capacity 8, reservations required. For details, see tour page.
We host small groups to guarantee a quality experience for our guests
Capacity between 8-12 persons depending on tour
During summer, our tours are as follows:
- Downtown “Best of Boulder”: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 am
- Chautauqua’s “Living History: Sundays, 10:00 am
We don’t have regularly scheduled tours during the off-season (December through March). However, for a private tour during these months,
- Four-person minimum
- Weather permitting
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What our customers are saying
My husband and I booked two tours with the Boulder Walking Tour Company; one for Chautauqua, and one for downtown Boulder. Kent was our tour guide for both. From the beginning we were impressed with the depth of knowledge that Kent has. He provided an excellent overview of both the history and the current “lay of the land” on both tours. Kent has a wonderful book of photos from the early settlement days that he shared with us. (more…)
A wonderful tour with a wonderful guide! Yesterday I was introduced to Boulder, CO with a wonderful guide (Kent). Being a long time resident he was able to give a perspective about the founding of Boulder, a sense of its culture and history. The tour was supposed to be 1.5 hours but instead of was over 2 hours! He took his time and made it a very relaxing, interesting experience for all of us! Highly recommend!
Great tour! We joined our guide, Kent, for a pleasant hour and a half today up at Chautauqua Park. The walking tour was perfectly paced, interesting and really fun! I highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting Boulder.
The Best of Boulder! One of the great things about this particular tour organization is the limited group size. No more than 12 people per tour. That makes it personal, easy to hear, and you can ask questions as you go. They offer a number of tours, but this one is the best if you have limited time or if you plan to take just one tour. You get some of everything: history, architecture, colorful characters, great views, tips on things to do and more. (more…)
Good way to learn about a new place! A friend and I signed up online and were pleasant surprised that we were the only 2 for the walk. That’s a bonus for going a little later in the year. Our guide was friendly and really knew the city of Boulder. She did a great job of pointing out little things that we would have missed. It’s a great way to get oriented to the city.
Just the right amount of just the right things!
Great way to see the city! Just came back from long weekend in Boulder and went on two of the tours sponsored by Boulder Walking tours and I would highly recommend both of them. There were four of us meeting for a family reunion and we chose two tours that would acquaint us with the area (downtown Boulder) and the place we were staying (Chautauqua). (more…)
Exceptional service! Made accommodation to supply us with a Tour Guide to Chautauqua even though it was not the usual day. Knowledgeable guide, careful to keep us in the shade as it was 97 degrees (yes, a record!) the day we visited.
Chautauqua walking tour is amazing! My son and I took our 2nd walking tour to the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. This beautiful historic spot, at the base of the Flatirons, has been in continuous operation since 1898. It represents a cultural movement in America that emphasized lifelong learning, love of nature, simplicity and the arts. (more…)
If you are new to Boulder and the surrounding area this is a must. It was very fun and informative. We’ll be back. Thanks
Great introduction to Boulder! My partner and I were on a weekend trip and didn’t know much about Boulder. We wanted to get to know the place quickly and see some of the sights downtown. This was the absolute best thing we could have done! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned about Boulder’s history, the culture, and the community. We would absolutely recommend this as one of the first things to do in Boulder!
I can’t believe that was 2 hours, felt like 2 minutes!