Jewel of the Queen City

Adult (12+)
Child (6-12)

Discover Cincinnati’s secret gem: Mt. Adams. This 19th-century European hilltop village provides some of the most spectacular views of the city. Step back in time as you explore its beautiful architecture, quaint shops, and magnificent churches. Enjoy a coffee and a pastry al fresco and finish your visit with a cold drink at Cincinnati’s oldest family owned Irish pub.

Cincinnati’s Mt. Adams Tour Highlights

  • Visit two of Cincinnati’s iconic churches and see why a 158-year tradition makes them so special 
  • Sample pastries and coffee or tea at a cozy local café and end the tour with a cold drink at the city’s oldest family owned Irish pub
  • Gaze upon some of Cincinnati’s most spectacular views high atop Mt. Adams 
  • Learn why Mt. Adams is the birthplace of America’s wine industry and the National Weather Service 
  • Take a stroll back in time to 19th century Europe in one of Cincinnati’s most unique neighbourhoods

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, pastry and coffee/tea, and one beer/wine, or soft drink.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point:938 Hatch St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. Cross street is Saint Gregory St. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.30 AM
  • Ending point:Crowley’s Highland House Pub – 958 Pavillion St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
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  • It’s time to explore one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets: Mt. Adams. This picturesque hilltop neighborhood is filled with history.

    We start our tour of Mt. Adams in front of a neighborhood bar that was reportedly once a speakeasy owned by an infamous bootlegger. Then, we head over to a beautiful mural dedicated to the pioneers of the “hill” that takes us on a journey back in time. Along the way, we pass by some of the area’s beautiful architecture and see how the town has maintained its historic charm over the years.

    After a short walk through the center of town, we relax and refuel with a pastry and coffee or tea at a local café where you can dine inside or al fresco, depending on the weather and your preference.

    Next, we walk up some steps to the spot of a former observatory and monastery then head back down to see where the famous Rookwood Pottery company was originally located and take in some breathtaking views of the city in the process.

    We then stroll through a quaint residential area and take the “hidden” steps up to Immaculata Church and gaze at the amazing views from the top. You also learn about the 158-year-old tradition that happens on the steps of the church on Good Friday each year.

    Finally, after all that exploring on this Cincinnati walking tour, it’s time to reward yourself with a cold drink at Cincinnati’s oldest family owned Irish pub, known for its friendly service and great beers.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, pastry and coffee/tea, and one beer/wine, or soft drink.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes (there is some moderate hill climbing involved) and bring an umbrella in case of rain.

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

    Confirmation of booking: For meeting point: 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: Please note that this tour includes alcohol and travelers must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy the drinks served on this tour. Parking: On street parking is available throughout Mt. Adams, there is also a parking garage at 1111 St. Gregory St. (Across from the UDF store).

    Closure of sites: It’s unlikely that any of our stops will be closed but if they are, we’ll take you to somewhere equally great!

    Child Policy: Under 6 not allowed: 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 below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians, but unfortunately we are unable to cater to vegans and lactose-intolerant travelers at this time. Please notify us in advance if you have any 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]