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Chicago Pizza Tour

Chicago Pizza Tour
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About
Sample some of the best pizza in Chicago during this half-day food tour that travels by bus. Visit different neighborhoods throughout the city and hear commentary from your guide about each pizzeria. You’ll discover an important slice of the city’s food culture and history, and eat enough food to fill you up.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about Chicago’s best pizza purveyors from your local guide
  • Try four different styles of pizza from eateries around the city
  • Sample deep-dish pizza, wood-oven fired pizza, and more
  • View sightseeing destinations while touring pizza joints by bus
What to expect
  • Make your own way to meet your guide Near Millennium Park to start your pizza tour. Hear the history of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza while snacking on a thick slice of this quintessential dish. Then continue by bus to different neighborhoods to further explore the pizza scene. Your guide shares commentary on the history of pizza in the Windy City as you visit four pizzerias, each one with a distinctive twist. Bring an appetite and expect enough hearty samples to make up a meal. You also pass by landmarks such as Wrigley Field and get a feel for the layout of the city before your tour ends with return to your original departure point in the downtown area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about Chicago’s best pizza purveyors from your local guide
  • Try four different styles of pizza from eateries around the city
  • Sample deep-dish pizza, wood-oven fired pizza, and more
  • View sightseeing destinations while touring pizza joints by bus
What to expect
  • Make your own way to meet your guide Near Millennium Park to start your pizza tour. Hear the history of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza while snacking on a thick slice of this quintessential dish. Then continue by bus to different neighborhoods to further explore the pizza scene. Your guide shares commentary on the history of pizza in the Windy City as you visit four pizzerias, each one with a distinctive twist. Bring an appetite and expect enough hearty samples to make up a meal. You also pass by landmarks such as Wrigley Field and get a feel for the layout of the city before your tour ends with return to your original departure point in the downtown area.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5552FOOD
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Four slices of pizza
  • Transport by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Magnificent Mile
  • Entry/Admission - Grant Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Park
  • Entry/Admission - United Center
  • Entry/Admission - Wrigleyville
  • Entry/Admission - Wicker Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 61 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA Meet inside Pizano's Pizza, near Millennium Park on Madison Street between Michigan and Wabash avenues
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children under 6 are free, but please notify operator so a seat can be saved on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Four slices of pizza
  • Transport by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Magnificent Mile
  • Entry/Admission - Grant Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Park
  • Entry/Admission - United Center
  • Entry/Admission - Wrigleyville
  • Entry/Admission - Wicker Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 61 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA Meet inside Pizano's Pizza, near Millennium Park on Madison Street between Michigan and Wabash avenues
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children under 6 are free, but please notify operator so a seat can be saved on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Chicago Pizza Tour
Following all local safety guidelines, we will be respectful of the restaurants' policies. The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago follow some of the strictest rules in the nation, and we will adhere to them at all times.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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chaunceybulldog
Philadelphia, PA17 contributions
Repeat customer from the first year of the tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
We took this tour 11 years ago and it continues to be amazing. Jon is so knowledgeable about the pizza history and a terrific guide.Jon is so personable and answers all questions We won’t wait another 11 years to come back. On the tour you get such a diversity of pizza styles and city locations We have taken several other pizza tours and this ranks up with the best
Written 17 October 2021
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Pat D
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States59 contributions
OUTSTANDING!!
Oct 2021
This tour is great. James, our tour guide, was outstanding. He is knowledgeable about Chicago and pizza. The restaurants we visited were all VERY accommodating; the service was excellent. A wide variety of pizzas were served - something for everyone. Highly recommend.
Written 9 October 2021
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Joe
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Best pizza tour in chicago
This tour was FANTASTIC!!!!! My friend and I were 25 mins late due to cta track work and he waited for us. Once we started we learned so much about pizza and chesse and tomatos and history. He knows his stuff, you can ask him any pizza question and he will have an answer. Highly recommend
Written 3 October 2021
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Ken Kauffman
Mountain View, CA2 contributions
Fun and Delicious!
Sep 2021
We took the Chicago Pizza Tour with John on September 12th and it was absolutely amazing. The pizza at every stop was delicious and the Chicago history lessons were very interesting. The tour bus was also quite comfortable. We had a particularly energetic group and our tour guide John fed off that energy seamlessly. Would highly recommend the tour!
Written 16 September 2021
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Sarai V
1 contribution
Great Experience! Highly Recommend!
Sep 2021
We went on the tour on 9/05/21 and we had the best time! We were able to not only eat delicious pizza at all four stops, but we were driven around and learned the history of Chicago pizza amongst other tidbits. We highly enjoyed John and cannot wait to do it again!
Written 7 September 2021
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7333Mary
Nashville, TN5 contributions
Great Chicago afternoon with Great Chicage pizza!
Aug 2021
So much fun and we really did learn a lot about the history of Chicago pizza!! (and a little more about Chicago too). John was an excellent tour guide. Pizza options were awesome and took us a bit out of our comfort zone. Places that we had not dined at previously. Really cool.
We have been to Chicago many times, so were looking for something new to do with our 16 year old. This was a perfect choice. We really enjoyed it and I highly recommend.
Written 10 August 2021
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Amy D
Littleton, CO10 contributions
I cannot wait to return to Chicago!
Aug 2021
We completed the Original Chicago Pizza Bus Tour on August 1, 2021. The bus was a perfect option for me and my still healing broken foot. I brought my 13-year old nephew with me - his first trip to Chicago. The pizza tour was a huge hit! Jonathan is an expert when it comes to pizza, pizza making, pizza ovens and Chicago history. He is also very accommodating, friendly and attentive to the needs of his customers. You can tell he has the respect of all the pizza restaurants on his tours. I would definitely recommend Chicago Pizza Tours during your visit to Chicago!
Written 8 August 2021
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Robbie4
Coppell, TX10 contributions
You MUST go!!
Jul 2021
We were so lucky to have the Owner of Chicago Pizza Tour as our guide for the day, WOW..

What a bottomless pit ( all pun intended ) of pizza knowledge and history of Pizzas in Chicago! We took the bus across town and truly experienced the wide ( and unknown ) varieties of Chicago Pizza. We will do it again too!

JONATHAN PORTER
Jon has spent his whole life working with small businesses. He helped his father create a successful promotional products agency in 1999, and ten years later decided it was time to try something new. At the age of 32, with the help of his wife, Jon founded Chicago Pizza Tours with the goal of teaching guests about ingredients and the science behind why certain pizzas taste the way they do. “If you really believe in what you do, you should go for it!”
Written 1 August 2021
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Chris J
1 contribution
Great pizza, great guide!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
This tour was really terrific! The guide was extremely knowledgeable (no joke, he is a diplomaed pizza maker, knew more about the ovens and history at the various pizza shops than their owners, etc!). If you are going to do a pizza tour in Chicago, you’d be “outta ya head” if you didn’t choose this one!!
Written 1 August 2021
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Jennifer S
1 contribution
Wow!! Amazing! Well worth the money
Jul 2021 • Business
Best company ever! My husband and I have taken this pizza tour every time we come to Chicago (6 times now). We have had different guides and they have all been great! So Knowledgeable on pizza and the city and pizza. We have been to many different places. It’s not always the same! Thanks for now great trip John!
See you next year
Written 1 August 2021
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sunsetally
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Mouth Watering Experience
I'm from Phoenix. I'm a regular traveler. I've been to all 50 states. I often like to seek out the trendy spots, an
cynthiacS4036EK
cynthiacS4036EK
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Great pizza tour!
Our walking pizza tour experience was fantastic. There were just the two of us and our guide Jon. Jon had a great k
renebogner0708
renebogner0708
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Pizza is fire tour is amazing
This was awesome! This isn't a tour it's an experience! John, our tour guide, was not only warm, welcoming, fun a
sdjax1
sdjax1
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TAKE THIS TOUR!!!
We did the Walking Tour which was led by Chicago Pizza Tours founder, Jonathan. One of the best tourist experiences
carisism
carisism
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So great to try even as a Chicago native!
This tour was definitely more than what I expected! The guide was a complete sweetheart and yes this may be his job
whateversb
whateversb
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Pizza history, Chicago history
Jon was very knowledgeable and gave great insights into the four different pizzas we tried. He did a great job of
SusieSel
SusieSel
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AMAZING!!!
This was our 2nd tour and it was again beyond amazing! Jon was great and super friendly. Pizza from all 4 restauran
shutterandsentence
shutterandsentence
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Amazing, Authentic Pizza Experience
I took my dad, along with the rest of my family of 5 adults, on a "Big Shoulders Chicago Pizza Walking Tour" to cel
Christina P
Christina P
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Fun Tour - But you need to know a few things...
Enjoyed a fun night in the city on the Prohibition Tour with Elizabeth. As history buffs and fans of trying new dri
Storyteller549338
Storyteller549338
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The best tour in town!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and were so pleased we booked it. Carey, our driver and John our guide were very k
brianmcf2017
brianmcf2017
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great night
Elizabeth was very knowlegeable and made us feel welcomed,she also went out of her way to talk to all the groups in
B9846AGjessicas
B9846AGjessicas
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Great group event to check out fun bars, great drinks and really cool history!
Our group had a great time on the Prohibition Tour with Elizabeth. She knows her prohibition history! The speakeasy
aaj519
aaj519
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Pizza Tour!
We had the best time on this tour. The amount of food consumed was over the top. Danny was a great tour guide and v
WorldTravelerIn805
WorldTravelerIn805
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Authentic and fun Chicago experience!
I hadn't thought about doing a Chicago Pizza Tour, but my friend who lives there suggested doing one with me when I
margiewalks
margiewalks
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Fun and delicious.
Great way to see the city, visit several neighborhoods and sample a variety of pizza. We enjoyed the chance to lea
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