The great city of Grand Rapids has so much to see and do! One of the best ways to enjoy it all is to take a tour. Grand Rapids offers many tours, including historical tours, beer tours, walking (and running!) tours, and so much more. Check out this list, exclusively from the GR Bucket List, of all the best tours in Grand Rapids.
Up first on our list of Top Grand Rapids tours is the Raise a Glass Wine tour. We have partnered with Raise a Glass to bring you an exclusive bucket list tour.
This upscale wine tour experience is designed for wine lovers, foodies, or those who are new to both but want to learn more. So whether you’re brand new to wine or you’re a wine connoisseur, we have something special for you! Raise A Glass has partnered with some of the best wine and food venues around to create our own unique experience around wine, food, and culture for our guests.
You’ll receive multiple wine and food pairings at each stop, a friendly food and/or wine guide, and of course our very own designated driver. Our Grand Rapids wine tour is truly an event you don’t want to miss. At Raise A Glass we’ve cultivated deep relationships with all our valued partners and trust the unique experience they’ll provide our guests.
🍷 4 Hour Wine Tour (2 person max)
💰 $224.99 per person
📆 Multiple dates and times available
📍 Pick up at Pearl Ionia Parking Ramp (28 Pearl St NW, downtown GR)
Three Stops to be selected for Wine Tasting stops include; Forty Pearl, 40 Acres, Bistro Bella Vida, Brass Ring Brewing, GR Noir, and House Of Wine
Tours Around Michigan offers various tours in the city of Grand Rapids. The owner is a certified tourism ambassador and has a passion for making her tours a unique experience. Tours Around Michigan offers both public and private tours on subjects ranging from history, wine, beer, riverfront, and even ghost tours. Find more info on their website- here.
Grand Rapids is Beer City after all so a beer tour can’t be missed! We have partnered with Grand Rapids Beer Trolley Tours to bring you an exclusive bucket list tour.
See Grand Rapids’ top sights at sunset and experience the city lights at night!
Highlights along the way include:
- Calder Plaza, East Town, West Side, Lookout Park, Reeds Lake, Heritage Hill Home District, and much more.
- You can BYOB (Bring your own booze) on the Trolley
- Small Bites will be provided
- 2-Hour experience
- Cost: $100 per person
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and GR Walks have partnered together to bring you a free Black History walking tour of the city. This tour brings you to 11 different stops on both sides of the Grand River. Each stop comes with interesting historical information. Download the GR Walks app to take this walking tour. They also offer a variety of other walking tours through their app.
See the city in style with Segway Tours of Grand Rapids! These guided tours consist of 8 guests and 1 knowledgeable city guide. The tours take you by some of the cities top sights including The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, The Children’s Museum, The Calder Sculpture, 6th Street Dam, and The Fish Ladder. Tours are by appointment only. Please see their website for more details.
Travel back in time with these historic and comical guided GR Crime Tour! These tours let you experience stories of city crime while talking through the Downtown Refreshment Area. The GR Crime tours take place May- Early November, they last about 2 hours and cost only $20 per person for a group tour. They also offer private tours through their website.
Experience Grand Rapids from an entirely new perspective- 1,000 feet up! Departing from Sparta Miller Airport, these unique Helicopter Tours give you a birds-eye view of the city and surrounding area. My Flight Helicopter Tour offers a variety of tours including Downtown Grand Rapids tours, Fall Color Tours, and even Champagne tours. Find them all on their website.