The Nati in a Nutshell

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We’re cramming all of Cincinnati into one big adventure! Explore the city’s natural riverfront beauty and amazing architecture while learning about its rich and diverse history. Throw in a streetcar ride, a visit to the local farmers’ market, views from way up high, and a few of Cincinnati’s favorite foods, and you’ll be ready to put down roots!

Best of Cincinnati Sightseeing Tour Highlights

  • Sample some of Cincinnati’s famous foods at the historic Findlay Market and near Fountain Square
  • Stroll through two of Cincinnati’s most beautiful parks
  • Ride like a local as you hop on the streetcar, passing by some of the city’s amazing architecture
  • Take a superfast elevator to the top of the Carew Tower for fantastic views of three states
  • See Cincinnati’s highlights with a local guide by your side

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, streetcar day pass, entrance fee for view from observation deck of Carew Tower, and three food tastings.

Exclusions: Drinks and additional food, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street (by the Race Street entrance doors or just inside if weather is inclement)
  • Starting time: 1.30 PM
  • Ending point: Smale Riverfront Park, 100 Ted Berry Way
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  • They say variety is the spice of life and on this sightseeing tour of Cincinnati’s highlights, you’ll have to agree!

    Your adventure starts at the historic Findlay Market, where you’re led past tantalizing local produce, fresh meats, and bakery goods. Before departing, we stop for a tasty treat or two of the locals’ favorites.

    Leaving the market, we hop on the sleek and modern streetcar for a short ride to one of Over-the-Rhine’s favorite areas, Washington Park. Amid the beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and playful water features, we hear about the amazing revitalization of this area.

    Then, all aboard the streetcar again, to the heart of downtown, where we tantalize your taste buds with another taste of Cincinnati’s local favorites. You won’t be disappointed — the locals who flock here never are!

    Next up, hold onto your hat as we quickly ascend 45 floors to the observation deck of the Carew Tower for fantastic views of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and, if we’re lucky, Indiana.

    From there, after strolling through the delightful Fountain Square area, we walk three blocks to The Banks riverfront development, complete with trendy eateries, a riverfront park, and home to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Then, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center we have a once in a life-time opportunity to touch a piece of the Berlin Wall.

    A few steps away, one of Cincinnati’s most beautiful and fun-filled riverfront parks begs to be explored.  We meander through its gardens and quirky water features with the mighty Ohio River as our backdrop.

    Our tour of Cincinnati ends here, but don’t worry, your streetcar ticket is good for the remainder of the day, so you’re free to explore more of the city at your leisure.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, streetcar day pass, entrance fee for view from observation deck of Carew Tower, and three food tastings.

    Exclusions: Drinks and additional food, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water for hydration, as well as 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.

    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 from their parents’ tastings. 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.

    Local contact

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

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  • Ms. MJ F. from USA traveled on 31 Jul 2018:

    Stacey is the bomb! Her enthusiasm for her city is unmatched and she was the consummate tour guide. My good friend and I had so much fun as Stacey guided us to wonderful eats, beautiful scenery and a view from the Carew tower that was truly wonderful. She answered any and all questions and made our trip to the area that much better. She’s a keeper and I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. A definite highlight to our weekend. We loved it!!

    Mr. Steve C. from USA traveled on 30 Jul 2018:

    very good

    Mr. Scott S. from USA traveled on 01 Nov 2017:

    Tour exceeded our expectations!

    Mr. Mark C. from USA traveled on 25 Aug 2017:

    We loved the Nati in a nutshell tour and Stacey was a wonderful guide. It was a great experience.

    Mrs. Marcia K. from USA traveled on 29 Jul 2017:

    The tour agenda was perfect! We seemed to see some important key sights in Cincinnati , including some food!

    Ms. Diane L. from USA traveled on 21 Jul 2017:

    Our family really enjoyed our time with our guide. She was very friendly and made conversation easy. Even my teenage boys felt completely at ease. We only had one day in the city so it was great having someone on board who knew how to hit the highlights and make the most of our time there. The three food samples were all perfect for the city, as promised, and my whole family thought all three of them were delicious. I would definitely do this again!

    Ms. Barbara H. from USA traveled on 11 Jul 2017:

    Good downtown tour with great diversity. Great guide-Stacey.

    Mr. David R. from USA traveled on 09 Jul 2017:

    Sherry very personal appoach to us and tour

    Ms. Joy D. from USA traveled on 06 Jul 2017:

    Stacey was great. She told us a lot about the area and took us to a lot of places we would never have found on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.

    Mrs. Erica P. from USA traveled on 04 Jul 2017:

    Stacey was a great, knowledgeable guide! Learned a lot about Cincinnati and the food samples was a nice treat!

    Ms. Dana S. from USA traveled on 01 Jul 2017:

    Tour was great. My husband pointed out a few things that were featured on the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati. I thought they were interesting and you might think of mentioning those on your tour as well.

    Mr. Matt H. from USA traveled on 28 Jun 2017:

    Terrific tour. Loved the combination of walking, eating, and riding the streetcar. Stacy was a great guide too.

    Mrs. Shelly P. from USA traveled on 28 Jun 2017:

    Stacey gave a great tour. She loves her hometown and knows a lot about it. The three food stops were perfect…each original and unique (AND yummy).

    Mr. Jeff Q. from USA traveled on 14 Jun 2017:

    A great way to check out the city with a great host to show off the city of Cincinnati!

    Mrs. April F. from USA traveled on 25 May 2017:

    This was a great tour and I really appreciated our tour guide Sherry. She was awesome!

    Mrs. Nancy S. from USA traveled on 21 May 2017:

    Our guide, Sherry , was excellent. I am a Cincinnati native and I still learned a lot. She was well prepared. Everything we did was enjoyable

    Ms. Vicky R. from USA traveled on 08 May 2017:

    Everyone in our group loved The Nati in a Nutshell tour. Sherry was an excellent guide and gave us a lovely tour.