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Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
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Free 2.5 hour walking tour of downtown Chicago. This easy walking, fun tour...

Free 2.5 hour walking tour of downtown Chicago. This easy walking, fun tour is a great introduction to the city. Sites we'll visit: *Millenium Park•Marshall Field Building•Reliance Building•Carson Pirie Scott Building•Chicago Pedway•Art Institute•Chicago Cultural Center

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Wonderful history of the city

Our tour guide , Claire, was amazing. We walked and toured for 2 hours and she told us such interesting things about the architecture and the people. Afterwards, we were able to... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2015
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Gill, Massachusetts

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Gill, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

Our tour guide , Claire, was amazing. We walked and toured for 2 hours and she told us such interesting things about the architecture and the people. Afterwards, we were able to identify so much more in the city after hearing all about the stories and the people. We all gave her a good tip but how great to know... More 

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Delanco, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

We booked a free welcome tour guide to meet us in Chicago not knowing what to expect. Barbara Jo (BJ) was wonderful. She meet us close to our hotel at the Cultural Ctr and asked what we had seen so far, where we wanted to go, whether we wanted to walk or take public transportation, if we had any special... More 

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Florida, United States
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

My tour guide, Deborah, was so passionate and knowledgeable about all of the sights which made the tour so much more enjoyable. It is a beneficial service and should definitely be used! It makes you appreciate the city even more!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We did this Tour with Deborah. It was an excellent tour. Not rushed and explained in every detail. We thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are in a Chicago we would highly recommend that you take this tour

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!!! Deborah is the best tour guide and provided so much knowledge about the history of Chicago! She is so passionate and shares numerous stories during the trip. I have been in Chicago for a year and visited some of the attractions before. Now I have the history and story behind them. This tour just added more... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I have been already to Chicago and I did also some tours (mainly by bus) to discover the city but this time I got a lot of different and in my opinion more interesting information. It's definitively worth doing it!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

My guide Deborah made me absolutely fall in love with Chicago and appreciate its history. Very knowledgeable and friendly, she takes time to explain the story behind each of the buildings and its architecture. Her passion for Chicago is contagious. If you are in downtown Chicago for a day and want to see the city, this tour is your best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The tour guide, Deborah, was just fantastic! She REALLY knows her stuff and has interesting stories and facts to go along with the sites. Every question we had was answered with the accuracy of a historian. She kept 'wow-ing' us because she was definitely not a boring tour guide! The tour itsself is also fascinating. As a native Chicagoan I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I had no clue of all the little unknown facts of Chicago are the cornerstones of what makes the city fabulous. The information shared on Ms. Williams's tour has given me a newfound respect and admiration for my home. Most of all I had fun too.

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I am from Chicago, but I had family in town visiting. We decided to take this free tour and it was phenomenal! Even though I'm from Chicago, I learned so much about my city! I felt compelled to tip the guide more than I normally would because I greatly enjoyed the tour! I highly recommend this tour!

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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