Custom Tours & Experiences

Detroit Experience Factory’s customized experiences can take you to virtually every landmark, neighborhood and development imaginable within city limits. Chat with small business owners on some of Detroit’s reemerging retail corridors, sip a cocktail at bars new and old, or gaze in amazement at Detroit’s architectural gems - the Detroit adventure is up to you. Take a look at our most popular customized tours below:

Best of Downtown Walking Tour

Whether you’ve lived in Detroit your whole life or are visiting for the first time, this tour will show you a Detroit that defies your expectations. See all the major landmarks, new developments and some of the great historical spots in Detroit’s downtown core business district.

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Detroit Innovation Tour

Detroit is full of innovation and inspiration and during this tour you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. We will take you inside some of Detroit’s most innovative businesses where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the doers that are inspiring people near and far.

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Downtown and Beyond Bus Tour

The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are community, collaboration, and creativity. On this tour, you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city by discovering the people, places and neighborhoods that make up Detroit’s core.


Taste of Detroit

Detroit’s “foodie scene” is no joke, and DXF can take you from small plates and cocktails at a new downtown establishment, all the way to snacks and barstools at an classic neighborhood pub. Experience drinks and dishes from around the city with a Taste of Detroit tour.

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Scavenger Hunt

Team building doesn’t get much better than this. Teams will have the opportunity to sightsee and learn more about Detroit through clues, photo challenges and a little bit of friendly competition.


Getting started on creating your Detroit experience is easy!

Follow the simple steps below, including information about your tour selection, and a DXF staff member will contact you to review details.

Detroit Experience Factory Customized Tour Process

  • A PDF summary of our Custom Tour Options is available here.

  • When planning a custom tour, please contact us at least one month in advance to ensure your date is available and so that we can craft the best Detroit experience possible. Please note that availability for tours between May and October fill up quickly.

Start planning your experience

We are always ready and willing to help you explore this beautiful city. If you have an idea, just fill out the form below so we can help you start building your customized tour. Please submit your request at least one month in advance to ensure your date is available and so that we can plan an amazing experience.

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