A private history tours are the perfect way for any group to experience the Glass City and the surrounding communities of Northwest Ohio. Whether you are hosting a convention, conference, family reunion, or have a group of friends or organization that wishes to learn about our region, we’ll provide an itinerary to suit your interests. Our tours can be conducted on our partner's luxury limo bus or we can serve as a "step-on guide" on your vehicle. If your group enjoys using their feet, we can guide your party on a walking tour. Please contact us to set up a private tour today!
Keep in mind...
All details will be agreed upon ahead of time by the private group organizer and Holy Toledo Tours.
Advance bookings are required. We prefer a minimum of 2-3 weeks for booking, but may be able to accommodate shorter notice.
Once purchased, all payments are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.
No refunds are given for no-shows and cancellations
We request your group arrive 10-15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
We will do our best to accommodate any particular requirements for your private group event. Handicapped accessible vehicles are available.
Tours are held rain or shine.
Due to local events or construction, not all areas of Toledo are guaranteed to be accessible.
Private group tours require a non-refundable deposit to hold an agreed upon date and time slot. The remaining balance (non-refundable) is due on the day of the event.
If you would like to book a private tour, please complete the form below and we will confirm the details.
Tours and Pricing
2-hour Unholy Toledo Tour: Experience Toledo's original gangster tour with local historian, Tedd Long—the author and originator of the the Unholy Toledo Tour—as your tour guide. Escape into the Glass City's underworld in a luxurious climate-controlled tour bus and enjoy a sightseeing adventure featuring famous Toledo crime scenes from the turn of the 20th century through the 1940's. Explore several gangster hit locations, Toledo's infamous Tenderloin, and the sites of popular casinos and gambling spots. Don't settle for anything less than the original experience when it comes to Toledo's coolest gangster tour. Cost is $35 per person, minimum group size is 18 people (the limo can hold up to 28 people). Need a step-on guide for your own bus? We charge $20 per person. We offer three Unholy Toledo options:
Option 1 | Unholy Toledo Tour: Our popular 2-hour standard tour. Leaving and returning from the Valentine Theatre.
Option 2 | Unholy Toledo and More Tour: In addition to our standard 2-hour tour, your group will conclude its tour at the Toledo Police Museum. Leaving and returning from the Toledo Police Museum in Ottawa Park.
Option 3 | Unholy Toledo and The Villa Tour: In addition to our standard 2-hour tour, your group will dine at Angelo's Northwood Villa and explore the role this roadhouse supper club played during the Unholy Toledo era. Meals are added on to the tour cost. Leaving and returning from Angelo's Northwood Villa on Dixie Highway.
2-hour History & Hops Tour: Explore Toledo through the lens of our area’s rich beer brewing history. By combining a bus tour and beer tastings with historical digital and audio content, guests are fully immersed in the proud tradition of local beer brewing and the Toledo story as it has never been told before. Cost is $35 per person, minimum group size is 18 people (the limo can hold up to 28 people). Cost for beer tastings at local micro breweries are extra.
2-hour Walking Tour of the Old West End: Experience the style and wealth of Toledo's one-of-a-kind Victorian-era neighborhood. Explore the beauty and grace of the wonderful homes that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. Cost is $15 person, minimum group size is 15 people with a maximum of 20.
Step On Guide | 2-hour Toledo History Tour: Take in Toledo’s must-see destinations in a short time on this 2-hour city tour. Drive to attractions including Rosary Cathedral, the Old West End, and Woodlawn Cemetery. We'll share live commentary about the city, along with recommendations for your time in the Glass City. Base Cost – This step-on tour is based on a 2-hour minimum with a $175 base cost. Our base cost includes both tour planning and the cost of guide service. Each hour over 2 hours is billed at $85/hour.
Step On Guide | 4-hour Toledo History Tour: View Toledo from the unique vista of the top floor of the Fifth-Third Center and then board a bus to explore the Glass City's vibrant tapestry of interconnected people, places, art, and architecture. Base Cost – This step-on tour is based on a 4-hour minimum with a $350 base cost. Our base cost includes both tour planning and the cost of guide service. Each hour over 4 hours is billed at $85/hour.
Step On Guide | 8-hour Regional History Tour: View Toledo from the unique vista of the top floor of the Fifth-Third Center and then board a bus to explore the Glass City's vibrant tapestry of interconnected people, places, art, and architecture. After lunch, we'll dig deep into the region's military history at Ft. Meigs and the Battle of Fallen Timbers Battlefield, as we explore some great sites along the way. Base Cost – This step-on tour is based on a 8-hour minimum with a $700 base cost. Our base cost includes both tour planning and the cost of guide service. Each hour over 8 hours is billed at $85/hour.
NOTE: If guides are required to travel a distance greater than 30 minutes to begin or end your tour there is an additional fee of $25/hour to cover the guide’s travel time and fuel cost. If your tour begins and ends from different points and you are not able to return our guide(s) to the start point, then the cost of taxi return is added to the final cost. This cost is variable depending on the distance between end and start point. Lunch is not included in our cost. There is no minimum group size for step on tours—we can accommodate up to 60 people.
Gratuity: Gratuities are non-compulsory and are not included in our rates. Please let us know if you would like to add your guide’s gratuity to the final cost or if your group members will be providing a gratuity at time of service.