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The 8 Best Dallas Tours

Explore the best of this sprawling Texas metropolis on a guided adventure.

U.S. News & World Report

The 8 Best Dallas Tours

Best Dallas Tours

Travelers visiting DFW may want to take a guided tour to familiarize themselves with both cities.Getty Images

Note: Some tour providers on this list may have ceased operations due to COVID-19. Check with your tour operator about availability before you book.

Visitors regularly travel to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, to immerse themselves in history, bustling dining scenes and funky neighborhoods. And with the cities about 30 miles apart, it can be difficult to plan a trip to hit all the major sights. Why not let an in-the-know local be your guide? Using both traveler opinion and expert sentiment, U.S. News rounded up the top eight tours to help you explore DFW.

Fun Dallas Tours – JFK Assassination & Museum Tour

Follow the intrigue and mystery surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy along this 3 1/2-hour tour. You'll travel to the grassy knoll and Dealey Plaza (where JFK was assassinated in 1963) and you'll visit the Sixth Floor Museum, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated JFK. Reviewers say this tour is both fun and informative. Departure times are available at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. any day of the week. Tickets start at $70 per person and include admission to the museum. Make sure to check out other options from Fun Dallas Tours, like its tours of top Dallas attractions or its tour of AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys).

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Food Tours of America – Uptown & West Village Foodie Walk

Up to 16 people can book this three-hour food-filled stroll. While talking through dining and shopping hot spots among affluent areas of Dallas, guides lead you to the top restaurants in Uptown Dallas for tastings. Samples could include sliders, sweet potato fries and macarons, among other delicious bites. Substitutions for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets are available. You can also enjoy alcohol pairings with your food for an additional fee. Patrons rave about the quality and the amount of food included. Tours run Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Tickets start at $72 for participants 13 or older and $52 for children 12 and younger. Food Tours of America hosts several other food-themed excursions in different Dallas neighborhoods.

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Best DFW Tours – Best of Dallas Sightseeing Bus Tour

Travelers say this is a relaxing and informative way to see Dallas, particularly for first-time visitors. This sightseeing tour takes you around Dallas in a comfortable van, where you can sit back and relax as you enjoy expert commentary from a guide. You'll see Dealey Plaza, Main Street, the Dallas Farmers Market, Pioneer Plaza and the Belo Mansion, among other sights. Tickets cost approximately $60 per person. Tours depart daily at 1:30 p.m. and last around 2 1/2 hours. For an additional fee, you can add admission to Dallas' Reunion Tower, an observation deck that offers panoramic views of the city. Best DFW Tours also operates a bus tour of Fort Worth and a walking tour of Dallas, among other options.

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Segway Nation Dallas – Historical Landmarks and JFK Segway Tour

If you want to take it easy when sightseeing through Dallas, try this two-hour Segway tour that cruises by many of the city's historical landmarks. Atop your two-wheeled motorized vehicle, you'll see Dealey Plaza, City Hall, the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park and more to help you understand Dallas' history and culture. Reviewers say they have a great time riding the Segway and comment that it's a great way to cover lots of ground in a short time. Tours departs daily at 9 a.m. and tickets start at $69 per person. Segway Nation also offers an evening tour of Dallas, among other options.

See the top sights in Fort Worth on a daylong trip from Discover Dallas Tours.(Courtesy of Discover Dallas Tours)

Discover Dallas Tours – Fort Worth Highlights Tour

This tour aims to show travelers the best attractions in Fort Worth, including the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Sundance Square, the Fort Worth Water Gardens and more. Patrons say this tour is excellent thanks to great service and applaud the knowledgeable guides. All tours are private and run for either five or eight hours, with several departure times throughout the day. Pricing varies depending on the length of your tour, but groups of one to four travelers can expect to pay a flat fee of $275 for the five-hour trip. Discover Dallas also offers a Dallas Highlights tour and a daytrip to Waco, Texas, among other options.

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Dallas by Chocolate Tours – Dallas' Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour

No trip to Dallas is complete without sampling its Tex-Mex. This four-hour bus tour takes patrons to four different local stops for samplings of tacos and two margaritas. Travelers say both the food and drinks are delicious and appreciate that they're allowed to bring their own drinks on the bus. Tours cost approximately $65 per person and are only available to patrons 21 and older. Trips depart at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Dallas by Chocolate Tours offers other food-themed adventures, including a chocolate-themed trip and one that focuses on the area's top vegetarian food.

Dallas Party Bike – Deep Ellum Pub Crawl

This pub on wheels seats 15 bikers for a fun-filled tour of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. As you pedal your way through Dallas' entertainment district (with one of the company's sober "Party Bike Captains" at the helm), you'll make stops at three of the neighborhood's best bars. Reviewers say this trip is a great option for a birthday celebration or a night out. Tickets for the two-hour pedal pub crawl start at $45 per person. Trips depart multiple times daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. You're welcome to bring wine and beer on the bike, but know that these drinks, as well as drinks at the pub stops, are at your own expense.

Nightly Spirits – Haunted Dallas Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Walk a mile through some of the city's most interesting neighborhoods on this ghost tour pub crawl. Along the 2 1/2-hour stroll, you'll make your way to haunted bars and buildings while guides share ghost stories about each location and Dallas' creepier past. Visitors say they enjoy the stories shared along the tour and describe guides as entertaining. Tickets start at $25; drinks are not included and are optional. Tours depart at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; there's an additional 8:30 p.m. departure on Friday and Saturday. Looking for more thrills? Nightly Spirits also offers a foodie outing that visits Dallas' haunted restaurants.

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