Take a Tour Around Atlanta and Get to Know the City Up Close

The weather in Atlanta is perfect for outdoor exploration, so what better way to see the city than on a tour? These tour groups present the most enjoyable spin around Atlanta, whether you go by bicycle, electric car, Segway or on foot. You’ll learn little-known facts about Atlanta’s street art, culinary secrets or the city’s film scene.

Unexpected Atlanta Tours

You’ll want to visit the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Akila McConnell
Founder and Owner  

Atlanta Food Walks and Atlanta History Tours are among those from Unexpected Atlanta Tours. You’ll enjoy a guided tour by storytellers who are experts on the culinary scene and Atlanta history. 

Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour?
On our Grant Park Food Walk, people love eating at Six Feet Under. The grits are out of this world and convert grits haters. Plus, the patio gives an incredible view of downtown Atlanta and Oakland Cemetery.

What is the best tour for families?
Our best tour for families is our King Historic District Tour, which focuses on the story of how Atlanta changed the world with a focus on the civil rights movement. And, it showcases hidden treasures in the city that even locals don’t know, like Dr. King’s elementary school and his office.

How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19?
We have limited group size to eight people, require masks for all attendees and guides, encourage social distancing, require signed waivers from guests agreeing to wear masks, and our guides do daily temperature checks and/or are fully vaccinated.

MORE TOURS! The Unexpected Virtual Tours let you explore Atlanta from the comfort of your home with very interactive virtual experiences that include local treats and hands-on activities shipped directly to you.
www.unexpectedatlanta.com

ATL-Cruzers

Get ready to ride with ATL-Cruzers.

Stephen Chester
Owner

Guided tours of Atlanta are offered by ATL-Cruzers via unique modes of transportation: electric car or Segway.

Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour?
The historic homes of Inman Park are a big hit. Many people don’t expect Atlanta to have that old architecture. Just as impressive are the buildings and history of Sweet Auburn Avenue.

What is the best tour for couples, families or simply the most unique?
The historic Eastside Segway Tour truly is the best for all categories. However, my favorite is the 90-minute car tour because it covers so much and we have access to talk to the guests for a straight 90 minutes. Not too many tours in general allow that type of connection with the guest and guide.

How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19?
We have not had to change anything other than group size. Segways are naturally socially distanced and the cars have removable sides that allow for airflow.

MORE TOURS! Other ATL-Cruzers tours include the Atlanta Midtown Segway Tour where guests glide through Midtown, the heart of the arts in Atlanta, and explore the Midtown Business District, beautiful homes of Ansley Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden.
www.atlcruzers.com

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta 

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta makes a stop at Historic Oakland Cemetery. (📷 Bicycle Tours of Atlanta)

Robyn Elliott
Chief Happiness Officer 

Take a spin on a bicycle while discovering the history, art and culture of Atlanta’s coolest off-the-beaten-path gems of the city.

Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour?
The murals from The Forward Warrior are one of the most powerful, colorful and surprising stops on our tour. 

What is the best tour for couples or families, or simply the most unique?
Our Fall In Love with Atlanta tour is a great overview that showcases beautiful neighborhoods, art, culture and history. It is definitely our most popular.

How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19?
All bikes are sanitized before every tour and the great outdoors are perfect for social distancing.

MORE TOURS! Atlanta’s Journey for Civil Rights hits the community of Reynoldstown, founded by freed slaves; the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Sweet Auburn neighborhood; and more.
www.biketoursatl.com

DTours

Dan Tanner
Owner

DTours operates tours that are private for each party. From an overview of Atlanta to stops at popular film sites, there is a tour for everyone’s taste.

Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour?
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is one of our most popular spots.

What is the best tour for couples or families, or simply the most unique?
The Upside Down Stranger Things Tour. This tour takes guests to locations such as the homes of the Wheelers, Sinclairs and Hendersons; the studios where “Stranger Things” is filmed; the Hawkins Public Pool; Brimborn Steelworks; and Hawkins Middle and High schools.

How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19?
We offer small private tours, so things didn’t change too much. Masks are worn on the tours.

MORE TOURS! DTours offers Hollywood of the South; Atlanta Film Locations; Atlanta Nature; Historic Atlanta Homes; Champions, Legends and Olympians; Where the Walking Dead Lives; Gone With the Wind; Atlanta Architecture; Atlanta’s Art on the Streets; Atlanta Highlights; or even Plan Your Own Adventure. As a bonus, tours can also be given in Spanish.
www.dtour.me

Atlanta Preservation Center 

Can’t stop looking up in the Abbey at Westview Cemetery.

The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will roll out new tours and offerings this summer.

Bird watching tours begin at the Grant Mansion, APC’s headquarters. In partnership with Georgia Audubon, the tour will wind through Grant Park and other historic neighborhoods and parks.

APC will also collaborate with the Braden Fellman Group, which has helped shape Atlanta by working with architecturally unique and historically significant mixed-use properties. The group develops, restores and repositions these properties.

Regular tours of the Abbey at Westview Cemetery will soon start as well. The Abbey is a fascinating space with lots of history. Film crews have been known to use it as a film site, including serving as Navarro’s house in Mexico for the Netflix series “Ozark.”

Please check the website for more information and to schedule a tour.
www.preserveatlanta.com

Liesl Merkel is editor of Atlanta Now magazine, the Official Visitors Guide of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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