Nature and Culture of Downtown Ithaca Walking Tour

Quick Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 1.75 miles
    • Not particularly strenuous; involves paved walkways & one very short uphill
  • Tour Availability – Advanced reservations required
    • June 25 – August 31: Mondays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.
    • September 1 – October 31: Fridays at 10 a.m., Sundays at 9:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
    • Call us for bookings on other days
  • Inclusions:
    • Tour with guide

Your Downtown Ithaca Walking Tour Itinerary

Celebrate Ithaca’s cultural heritage! Take a walk along downtown Ithaca and explore the wonders of the city’s natural and cultural heritage. This 1.75-mile loop includes visits to many of the unique landmarks and natural features that are the bones of this city, as well as two of the gorge creeks that are its lifeblood.

Stroll through the city with a former Yosemite National Park ranger/naturalist and Finger Lakes native. Discover the place where the Underground Railroad, paddle-boards, trolleys, stagecoaches, steamboats, and shared cars have all been legitimate methods of transportation. They say that “Ithaca is Gorges,” but it is so much more! Learn how people, places, nature, and culture have come together to define a city with a unique spirit.

Important Info

  • All tours are public and require a minimum of three total guests in order to run at the listed price. For parties of 2 guests, this tour is offered for a flat rate of $99. Once the minimum number of 3 guests has been reached, children ages 8-12 are $25. Tour is not suitable for children 7 and under.
  • A 12% service charge will be added to reservations with eight or more guests. If you book online, you will receive an updated confirmation email containing that extra charge within two business days.

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