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Explore Buffalo offers more than 70 different tours of Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods, including walking, bike, bus, and kayak tours. Tours are offered year-round, with daily tours offered during the summer...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Buffalo, NY 14201-1213
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I often take public transportation (including the subway) and while I have obviously seen the art displays at the various subway stops, I have never stoppped to appreciate it. On this tour I was given the history behind, and more general information about, each piece...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jonmrowczynski
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous tour - extremely knowledgeable Docent, interesting sites visited, well organized tour. I would recommend the tour to anyone, of any age.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marmyles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our City of Lights tour on Saturday, February 23rd. Our docent, Darlene, was VERY GOOD! She had interesting, informative information on each stop. She was able to answer all questions. Our bus driver Rocco was very efficient and helpful. I would highly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paula S
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Paula - thank you for joining us for our City of Light bus tour! It's a delightful tour to take even in the winter months. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this tour and found it informative - we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the explore buffalo subway art tour. Seriously so worth the 4$ round trip subway fare. We got off at each stop looking and learning about both the art in and outside of the each subway stop. Our tour quide was very informative as she...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PatriciaAC3
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Patricia - thank you for taking our Art of the Subway tour! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this unique tour experience of discovering the collection of art that is 'hidden in plain sight' along our subway line. We hope you'll join us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never realized all the different forms of art each different subway station holds. Very interesting and informative.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Annette A
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Annette - Thank you for taking our Art of the Subway tour! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about this treasure trove of art 'hidden in plain sight' on our subway line. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful way to spend a few hours taking tours. They cover history and architecture and really showcase the city

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debm402
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for joining us on some of our tours! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience, and we hope to see you on more tours soon!

Reviewed 13 January 2019

I wanted to find a fun way to explore and learn more about Buffalo. Explore Buffalo did not disappoint! The docents were very knowledgeable, and the tours stopped at places that I would have never thought to explore on my own.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer S
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Jennifer - Thank you for joining us on a tour! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience and discovered places in Buffalo that were new and exciting for you. We hope to see you on another tour soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2018

Informative and interesting for long-time residents of the area or guests from out of town. Lots of details about Buffalo's history as told through its architecture. Friendly and knowledgeable docents. High recommended.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AMFranczyk
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for joining us on one of our Inside Downtown tours! They're a great way to get out in the winter and learn some history while spending most of your time admiring building interiors. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience...More

Reviewed 31 December 2018

We did the downtown architectural tour with Ron in December. We were the only two on the tour so we had all the time to enjoy the buildings on the tour and get all the information we wanted from Ron. It was a great way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sket101
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for joining us on one of our Inside Downtown tours! They are very popular with our visitors and a great way to take a tour of Buffalo in the winter by spending most of the time indoors. I'm happy to hear that you...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Enjoyed the tour. The docent from the church was very familiar with the history and everyone there was welcoming. Would suggest a combined tour of the churches in that area, Polonia. Could be done in summer with a trip to Broadway Market. There are no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LGBuffalo2018
Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for joining us on our Corpus Christi tour! It is a spectacular church, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed touring the church. We hope you'll join us on another tour soon.

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Response from Brad H | Property representative |
For most of our tours, the cost is per person. For private groups, we can arrange for an hourly rate. See more info on our website or call (716) 245-3032.
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