The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is excited to announce two new guided walking tours for the 2018 season. Visitors can now explore Albany’s wild side on a weekend safari or dig deeper into the city’s Dutch roots on a weekday tour. “Albany is a city of storytellers, and we love to share our city's story with visitors in innovative ways,” said says Michele Vennard, President and CEO of Discover Albany. “These guided walking tours are a fun and interesting way to learn about Albany’s rich history.” The two guided walking tours offered this year by the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center: Wild Tails of Albany Animals: The City of Albany is WILD! Wild Tails of Albany Animals is a first of its kind. The guided walking tour leads your family on a safari through downtown Albany. Together with your guide, you will uncover many creatures in the form of carvings and statues hidden in plain sight. Your guide will regale you with historic tails of Albany’s long-time love of furry and feathered friends, big and small, including Owney the Railway Mail Dog and our beloved Nipper! Going Dutch!: The Albany Dutch are more than just tulips and wooden shoes! Echoes of Albany’s Dutch roots can be felt throughout the City, from our street names to our architectural gems. Going Dutch is a guided walking tour within the original perimeter of Beverwyck. Learn how the tenacious Dutch adapted to the New World, formed relationships with the Native Americans and adjusted to English rule before the Revolution.