Free Afternoon Tours

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Please click here for PDF Social Event Reservation Form. 

Should you have any questions please contact to the Congress Secretariat Mrs. Pinar Cobanoglu for reservation.


(Half Day Tour)

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Tour time: 14:00 - 16:00
Pick up: From Grand Hyatt hotel: 14:00 / Return to the hotel: App. 16:00
Dress code: Casual & comfortable

13:50    Departure from the hotel 
14:00 – 16:00 Walking Tour
16:00    Return to Hotel


The Denver Microbrew Tour is a two-hour guided walking tour through downtown Denver, Colorado's historic LODO (lower downtown) and Ballpark Neighborhood districts. If you are interested in learning more about the history of beer, how it is made, what the different types are and how they differ, why Denver has been dubbed the "Napa Valley of Beer", or about the history of Denver and how it became the city it is today, then the Denver Microbrew Tour is for you.

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  • A guided 2 mile stroll through the Ballpark and LODO historic districts
  • Visits to several microbreweries/tap room in downtown Denver, Colorado
  • Beer samples at each stop
  • Interesting and interactive beer trivia
  • Scandalous Denver history tidbits

Per Person Rate: 56.- USD
Including: Guide, beer samples and Tax.



(Half Day Tour)


Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Tour time: 14:00 - 17:00
Pick up: From Grand Hyatt hotel: 14:00 / Return to the hotel: App. 17:00/15
Dress code: Casual & comfortable


14:00    Bus departure from the hotel 
14:00 – 17:00 Tour of the downtown and DMNS (Denver Museum of Nature & Science
17:00/15  Return to Hotel 

Take a trip into the heart of the "Mile High City" on a Denver City Swing. Guests tour the downtown finance and business areas as well as the revitalized parts of "old" Denver which have been creatively combined with powerful skyscrapers. 

See the spectacular State Capitol Building, one of the many "ooh and aah" stops. Enjoy riding through our lovely mansion areas and parks. A drive through Denver's City Park, the city's gem showcases over 370 lush acres of outdoor space, home to the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science. 

For more than 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been at the heart of cultural experience in Denver. Explore the cosmos, uncover dazzling gems and minerals, and get as close to a T-Rex as you dare! 




§     Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation
§     Group's Uniformed Tour Guide Throughout
§     Water and Snacks on Board Vehicle
§     Drive-by Tour Including Government Buildings and Civic Center
§     Picture Stops at the Colorado State Capital Building & Coors Field
§     Admission to Denver's Museum of Nature & Science

Per Person Rate: 95.- USD
Including: Round trip transportation, Guide, Museum entrance fee and Tax.

Cancellation Policy of Social Events & Tours: Reservations will be confirmed once we received the full amount by bank transfer or credit card. No refund will be made after receiving the payment.  


Colorado is known for outdoors activities. On Tuesday afternoon, we will offer several opportunities to take advantage of this at the meeting.  Most will need interested people to commit to participate in advance, by registering and paying at the website, so we can reserve the appropriate equipment and arrange for lunches.

golf.jpgGolf:  we have room for up to 12 people to play 9 holes of golf at the beautiful Wellshire Golf Club in suburban Denver, a short ride from the hotel. Rental equipment and golf carts will be available.  Transportation, boxed lunch and cost of 9-holes will cost approximately $115 per person, depending on how many people sign up. Rental equipment to be paid directly.

hiking.jpgHiking: Our congress president Mike Handler and his neurosurgical colleague will lead a group hiking in hills within 45 minutes from downtown, on a hike of mild to moderate difficulty, for about 2.5 hours.  We can guarantee spectacular scenery.  No specialized gear or shoes are needed, but would recommend bringing a waterproof jacket and something warm.  A light backpack is recommended.  Water, lunches, snacks and sunscreen will be provided for $25 per person.  Up to 12 people in addition to the group leaders can be accommodated in private cars; if more are interested, we will need to hire a van and the cost may rise proportionately.

bicycling1.jpgBicycling #1: Two other Colorado neurosurgeons, Todd Hankinson and Brent O'Neill, will lead people with a serious bicycling interest in a ride through scenic and somewhat challenging terrain, close to Denver.  Bicycle rentals can be arranged for $70, with specialized pedals for those so inclined for an additional $10.  Helmets provided at no cost.  Lunches, water, snacks and sunscreen provided for about $25 per person.  It is recommended you bring your specialized clothing.  Depending on numbers of interested people, riders will be accommodated in the group leaders private cars; if more people are interested, we will need to hire a van and the cost may rise proportionately.   

bicycling2.pngBicycling #2: For the less athletically enthusiastic, you can see Denver by bike on this Mile High Bike Tour. Starting downtown, this bike tour will take you on an approximately 9.5 mile trip around Denver, including a 15-minute stop at Union Station where you can take pictures, grab an ice cream cone, or pop into the shops! This unique and personal biking experience will navigate along riverside bike paths, city bike lanes and neighborhood streets. During the tour you'll visit diverse public art, important government buildings, beautiful parks, distinct architecture, professional sports arenas and so much more! This will begin a short walk from the hotel.  We will need a minimum of 15 participants, with a cost of $109 per person

bicyclingown.pngBicycling:  For a do it yourself option, a couple of blocks from the hotel is a station for Denver B-cycle.  You can pick up a bike, and for a nominal fee, use it by the hour. Descriptions of options for self-guided bicycle tours are available at

tourchildrenshospital.jpgTour Children's Hospital Colorado:  Let us know in advance, and we will arrange transport from the Hotel to the Anschutz Medical Campus in nearby Aurora, Colorado.  The neurosurgeon Allyson Alexander will provide a guided walking tour of Children's Hospital and the adjacent School of Medicine Campus for 1.5 hours or so (assuming she has not been called to the operating room!!!—in which case another member of our group will host you. There will be no cost for the visit, or transportation to the campus and back.  

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