On this whirlwind private tour, you’ll 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’ll hop on a nostalgic trolley and cross the Ohio River for a one-mile stroll around the Licking Riverside Historic District in Covington, Kentucky. You’ll 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-foot tall German gothic clock tower. This area also features the Goose Girl fountain, which is sure to delight you!
We’ll 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 tour will end 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.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Beyond the River group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 2 trolley rides, pizza, choice of 1 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, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella if there is a chance of rain.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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