Beyond the River

Adult (12+)
$55
Child (6-12)
$51

Discover a little piece of Germany across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati on this fabulous tour that blends architecture, history, natural beauty, food and drink — for those who want it all! Stroll past stately Civil War era mansions, fill up on tasty pizza, and raise a glass to our historic river town before stopping to admire the Cincinnati skyline from a unique perspective.

Cincinnati Walking Tour Highlights

  • Ride like a local on a trolley that crosses the Ohio River
  • Indulge in those two delicious staples of American cuisine — pizza and ice cream!
  • Explore a 19th-century German village bursting with shops, eateries, pubs, and an attractive park
  • Admire historic homes and a charming local park before being rewarded with gorgeous views of the Cincinnati skyline
  • Discover the fascinating history of this picturesque town

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, two trolley rides, pizza, choice of one alcoholic beverage (beer/wine) or soft drink, and lactose-free ice cream.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, final $1.00 trolley ride back to Cincinnati, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, next to the Berlin Wall Memorial, which stands outside the Center. Address: 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. GPS Coordinates: 39.097304, -84.511284
  • Starting time: 1.30 PM
  • Ending point: 520 W. 6th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011
  • Full Itinerary
  • On this whirlwind tour, you 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 hop on a nostalgic trolley and cross the Ohio River for a one-mile stroll around the Licking Riverside Historic District in Covington, Kentucky. 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-ft. tall German gothic clock tower. This area also features the Goose Girl fountain, which is sure to delight you!
    We 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 walking tour of Cincinnati ends 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.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, two trolley rides, pizza, choice of one alcoholic beverage (beer/wine) or soft drink, and lactose-free ice cream.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, final $1.00 trolley ride back to Cincinnati, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella if there is a chance of rain.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: Route change:  If the trolley has to use a different route, we’ll reverse the order of our stops, so that we’ll dine first in Mainstrasse and take our one-mile stroll at the end of the tour.

    Closure of sites: In the unlikely event that our restaurant stop is closed, we will take you to another, equally delicious food stop instead.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge so long as they eat/drink from their parents plate/glass. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians, but we are not able to cater to vegans or lactose-intolerant travelers at this time. Please notify us in advance if you have any other dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 513 612 8755
    Email address: [email protected]