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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

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Stop At: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623

We start our tour under the dazzling marquee of the Chicago Theater (where you might recognize the neon sign from the movie musical Chicago) before heading off into the bustling city.

Duration: 5-10min

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Pedway, Chicago, IL

We’ll then head towards the Chicago Pedway. This unique feature of Chicago is used by locals and commuters daily to move about the city in a network of underground tunnels — especially necessary during the Midwest winters. We’ll head back above-ground near City Hall, and on most weekdays, be able to head inside to see the classic interior design and architecture.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601

Weather permitting, we’ll take a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk while taking in views of several soaring buildings, including Marina Towers, the Britannica Building, and the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower).

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

From there, we’ll either hop on the ‘L’ train or a water taxi on the Chicago River (depending on the weather and time of year). Either option offers a uniquely local Chicago experience! The ‘L’ train is recognized as a Chicago landmark having been featured in movies and TV shows for decades. You’ll enjoy feeling like a local as you zip past buildings and catch even more awesome views. If your guide takes you on a water taxi, you’ll be seeing the Chicago skyline from a totally different perspective, as well as sharing in the daily commute of local Chicagoans late for work.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Finally, we’ll take a stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cloud Gate, 201 E. Randolph St. Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

We’ll end up in the picturesque Millennium Park, home to the iconic Bean sculpture. Here (or nearby), your guide will conclude your tour and point you in the right direction toward more amazing sights, great lunch spots, or a drink recommendation inside one of the most amazing spaces in the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147

We'll pass by the Willis Tower.

Pass By: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213

We will pass by the Wrigley Building: 400 N Michigan Ave.

Pass By: Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4066

We'll pass by Tribune Tower.
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Departure Point
The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
2h 30m
Return Details
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Water Taxi, or Subway, Ticket
  • Popcorn Tasting
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Gratuity
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very glad that the large group of 18 or so people that we first spotted at the meeting place was not our tour. Our tour turned out to consist of me and my wife, one other tourist, and our guide, Wallach. My wife...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Scott-Ronda
Reviewed 1 September 2019

We did the 2 hour version of the tour of the loop area. A lot of focus on the architecture and history. Our guide, Chicago Kelly, was extremely knowledgeable. She also did a great job with the logistics of herding a group through the city...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Great tour and a lot of fun!! We made new friends and saw a lot of Chicago by foot and a water taxi.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank TaraJoya
Reviewed 28 July 2019

Our tour was with David. He was a very nice guy and provided some good information about Chicago. My only beef is with Viator. They provided the wrong meet up address on the written tickets that we were sent - which took me and my...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

Lora did a great job showing us the city center city of Chicago. We walked over three miles and covered so many different and interesting sites...the tour included a nice boat ride along the river and stops to taste great popcorn and chocolate. Lora was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank dinaesther
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