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“Knowledge + Passion = Our Walk Chicago Tours guide”
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Walk Chicago Tours
Ranked #35 of 177 Tours in Chicago
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Owner description: Walk Chicago Tours is a privately owned walking tour service known for its personal amenities, experience and reasonable rates. Its concierge-like treatment of all of its guests, and the ability of its experienced guides to engage visitors through skillful story-telling have set standards in Chicago. It offers a "no-gimmicks" product delivered in an engaging and professional style. Personal treatment for guests begins at the outset of their day. If you are staying at a Loop area hotel, your guide greets you in the lobby to begin your tour experience. If you are a disabled tourist or have special needs to be addressed, Walk Chicago Tours devises a completely accessible itinerary at no extra cost. There is also no combining of groups or joining groups with strangers. Each tour reservation is a private promise...only your group with your own private guide(see FAQ page of their website). Guides at Walk Chicago Tours have been carefully chosen based upon their natural ability to engage visitors and to narrate historical facts,culture and urban lore. The company motto, "A Story on Every Corner", is typical of the ownership's insistence that Chicago's history,its neighborhoods,its culture and urban lore be delivered to visitors in an entertaining and informative manner that appeals to a wide array of groups. In fact,several of the guides are former teachers with years of experience at engaging listeners. The result has been the reputation that Walk Chicago Tours is Chicago's most competent story telling ambassador. No service is more zealous about wanting you to leave Chicago loving Chicago as much as they do. And, they attempt to do this at a price that fits the budget of every visitor. Large groups are accomodated by the use of multiple guides. See their website and visit their FAQ page for answers to most of your questions. Email or call and they will respond immediately. .
Rockford MN
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“Knowledge + Passion = Our Walk Chicago Tours guide”
Reviewed 25 October 2010

We could not have been more pleased with our 3 hour experience walking through the Cultural Center, Millenium Park, and nearby downtown blocks with the owner, Terry Sullivan. History, architecture, culture, Tiffany creations, local government, city engineering....we got a lesson on it all, and ate it up. He catered to our whole family, even our 15 & 13 year olds, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth every penny.

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“Walk Chicago Tours; a dynamic experience.”
Reviewed 12 August 2010

As native Chicagoans, there is much that we do not know about our own city. My daughter and I booked a private tour with: Walk Chicago Tours, www.WalkChicagoTours.com Our tour guide, a native Chicagoan and retired high school teacher sharpened our focus as he drew us into the exciting story of Chicago. Our tour far exceeded the simple viewing of pretty-stuff. He explained the events, mapped out the history and drew us into the reality of this fantastic city and how it came to be. The tour guide's interactive style and tactile portrayal of stunning Chicago landmarks created a permeating experience creating understanding, admiration as its primitive landscape unfolded to what it is today through periods of struggles, striving, devastation, resurrection, architectural and cultural diversity, ingenuity, art, threatened desecration, and dedication. The tour guide's deep well of knowledge allowed us to draw all that we could drink in. It was fantastic, wonderful, encompassing and ultimately changing the way we viewed our own back yard. I would recommend this tour for tourists as well as native Chicagoans who want to sample from the well of Chicago treasures in a cohesive presentation creating a dimension from which to glimpse the beauty of this multifaceted city. As much as I would love to elaborate on our experience, like a wonderful movie I wish your adventure to unfold for you as ours did. Therefore, I will say little and leave you open to your experience as multi dimensional history emerges from the pages right before your eyes. BTW, this personalized company offers handicapped accessible tour options.

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