Private Groups and Schools
Our offerings include educational tours for young children to relaxing diversions for adults. If you're looking for something in particular, contact us! Fill out a Tour Request Form at the bottom of this page. Rates depend on group size, topic, length, and other factors. For more information, call (716) 852-3300 or E-mail info@BuffaloTours.org.
Elementary School classes take tours of Buffalo City Hall, see "The Buffalo Story" at architectural landmarks in downtown Buffalo, and learn about the Erie Canal at Buffalo's waterfront. School tours all meet New York State education standards. Teachers and chaperones take school tours for free. View our School Tours Brochure for more information.
College and High School student groups take orientation tours of downtown or enhance their studies of art, architecture, urban planning, and history. We also arrange many tours for Alumni Groups and Class Reunions.
Group Walking Tours
Almost all of our scheduled walking tours are available for private group tours as well. The Queen City Downtown tour is recommended as the best overview of downtown Buffalo. We also tailor tours to your request. Buffalo Tours provides one docent for up to twenty-five people, more for larger groups. We even offer discounts to groups of ten or more on most scheduled walking tours if you call ahead. Groups of ten or more touring Buffalo City Hall must arrange a private tour; call for rates.
Step-on Bus Guides
Buffalo Tours provides docents to lead tours inside your bus or van. One docent is provided per vehicle. We arrange sightseeing tours of the city as well as tours of churches in Buffalo. Bus tours usually last two hours but we are very flexible with times and locations. Let us know where you want to go, and we can probably get you there! We will even meet your group any place in the city for your convenience. We can help you make vehicle arrangements, too.
Informative lectures about local history, architecture, preservation, or related topics are available at our downtown location or a venue of your choosing.
How to set up a tour
Fill out a Tour Request Form below. You should have the following information:
* Your contact information: Full name, phone number, mailing and E-mail address
* Which tour you would like to take (or what you wish to see)
* A desired date and time
* The approximate number of guests
* Who will take the tour: General age or interests, languages spoken, hometown
* Special needs: Do you require handicap access or other arrangements?
Helpful Hints for Group Tours and Reservations
Call us early in your trip planning process. Parties of fifteen persons or more are encouraged to take advantage of group rates but smaller groups are accepted Please reserve a tour at least one month in advance. You may cancel a planned tour up to a one month before the scheduled date without charges being incurred.
Arrive at the designated starting point on time. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for rain or shine! Buffalo Tours rarely cancels tours due to weather.
• Telephone (716) 852-3300 during regular working hours, M-F; or
• Contact us via e-mail; or
• Mail us at: Buffalo Tours, 617 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203.
Please make checks payable to Buffalo Tours. Credit cards can be charged over the phone. Payment must be received at least one week in advance. Group rates and arrangements are based on the number of hours per tour (usually two), the number of docents, docent availability and other contingencies.