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We took both the architecture tour and the river walk tour. The guide for the architecture tour is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Amazing and informative free tours!

As I am living in the city for the summer, I have taken three tours with Free Tours by Foot in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like tours of Chicago, focusing on walking tour, self-guided bike tours and ghosts tours. Name your own price, including free. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took both the architecture tour and the river walk tour. The guide for the architecture tour is new to the job but with a good attitude. Emir, the guide for the river walk, is awesome. He knows about the local history/legends and delivers it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I am living in the city for the summer, I have taken three tours with Free Tours by Foot in Chicago. The first tour I took set the bar HIGH; I did the Riverwalk tour on a Friday evening with Aram, and he was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tour very much and Bruce is an excellent guide even in the extreme heat, he made sure that we were having a good time. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I joined the free tour by foot gangster tour. Bruce was an excellent guide who provided a lot of interesting facts and stories about gangster history and Chicago in general. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took both the Millennium Park Tour and the Lincoln Park Gangster Tour, the guides Mike and Hillary were friendly, informative and their storytelling made the whole experience very enjoyable. I would recommend this to everyone, visitors and locals, who want to know the interesting...More

Thank Elder L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The morning tour was great, it covers almost all the most iconic places in Chicago. The tour guide, Bruce was excellent; he knows the topic well, he is very open to question and people needs. I would totally recomend the North Loop & Millennium Park...More

1  Thank Frances P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our tour guides offered too many opinions and thoughts about things other than what was relevant to the tour. When you don’t want to be political, don’t say anything political. All three guides said things that were inappropriate and personally offensive. We took the Riverwalk,...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on two walking tours today and had such an interesting time. First, The Loop and Millennium Park, with tour guide Mel. She was quite knowledgeable of her hometown and had many interesting facts we’d never have known without taking this tour. She was...More

Thank Mindy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a blast learning about the city of Chicago. Mel, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and informative during the tour. Her energy was appropriate for every location. I liked the city before the tour, and loved it afterwards.

Thank Full M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice experience with Hilary of Free tours by foot meeting people of different countries and walking for about 2 hours hearing the stories of Chicago and the gangsters

1  Thank Sathis C
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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Ariel K
9 May 2018|
Response from betsaida20 | Reviewed this property |
whats your question?
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Response from Neva T | Reviewed this property |
I agree, give what you think is appropriate. I was in a small group and it looked as if everyone gave something. I really enjoyed the guide and gave $20.
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Response from Raynmaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We did the morning inside the loop tour with Andy and the afternoon Lincoln Park tour. Be careful; some tours overlap. Expect 90 minutes to 2 hours for each tour.