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The Detroit Bus Company

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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bar tour”(5 reviews)
We are The Detroit Bus Company and we're here to shake schtuff up. We do authentic tours for people who hate feeling like tourists. We immerse folks in adventures, stories and real places that show the whole story on the city we love. We're also a...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Detroit, MI 48216
+1 313-444-2871
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 had a great time on this tour, we did not factor in post lions game traffic and crowds when deciding to have dinner in Greek Town, but the bus company was super cool and looked for us at their first stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mariekN8583KE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my boyfriend on this as a birthday gift, we had a blast! Our driver was Anthony and our tour guide was Maurice, they were fantastic! Anthony got us to all of the bars safely and quickly. Maurice provided some interesting history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine V
Andy D, Owner at The Detroit Bus Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you had an awesome time! Please come and see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the Merry & Bright: The Detroit Holiday Lights Tour with a friend of mine. We went to 4 destinations and had a great time. The tour guides were entertaining, we had good snacks and the destinations were fun. Could have used a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GadgetGirl248
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends (19 of us!) and I did the Merry & Bright: Holiday Lights Tour. It was well organized, fun and gave us the opportunity to see Christmas lights at several venues all in one night. Roasting s'mores, ugly sweater contest and more added fun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DMax2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 8 of us had a blast with this tour. I love history and drinking so the two of them together was awesome! I really enjoyed hearing the history of these bars. We had a great tour guide although I can't remember his name. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bridget C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 4 of us had a wonderful time on the bus tour last night. We would definitely do another fun filled tour with DBC!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aliforever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bus Company employees were ALL so friendly and fun. They were informative and fun. Lots of laughs 😃

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a GREAT time on the Merry & Bright Tour! There were 8 in our group - all ages. Started our trip at the bus garage/office where there was free parking right out front. Had the BEST driver (John) and two AWESOME hosts Heather and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 93leonard
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We had a blast. One thing was it would have been great to get off at campus Martius. Maybe skip the Wayne county lights. Too far. Not as good as zoo and campus Ride back was long

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank krabban1124
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The tour guides are awesome. It is fun to interact with new people who become our best friends by the end of the night!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathleen B
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Bob H
15 January 2017|
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Response from snyderr | Reviewed this property |
I believe they change it up every week but sort of follow a routine thru the month. Our stops were small places and I'm sure they don't want outsiders showing up. They are very friendly on the phone and I'm sure they would... More