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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.33
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.99
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$69.99

Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour

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Sample some of the Windy City’s tastiest donuts on this Underground Donut Tour, celebrating the magic of Chicago’s tastiest sugar-filled concoctions. Donut-lovers are sure to enjoy this visit to some of Chicago’s tastiest donut purveyors, offering a chance to savor all of your favorite varieties, on the city's only donut-themed excursion. All tastings are included, and vegan, gluten-, and nut-free options are also available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00

Chicago Pizza Tour
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Chicago Pizza Tour

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Enjoy Chicago’s only bus guided neighborhood pizza tour.  Eat like a local as you travel off the beaten path into Chicago neighborhoods to savor the best pizza.  Your local guide will teach you the science behind ingredient selection and baking as you sample slices from historic pizzerias.  In just a few hours, you’ll leave stuffed, and with an understanding of why pizza is such an important part of Chicago’s culture.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • 3 hours
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$84.53
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.10
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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

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Chicago dogs, deep-dish pizza, cupcakes and craft beer are all sampled on this half-day bike tour through the Windy City. Cover about 13 miles (21 km), following an informative guide at a moderate pace through Chicago neighborhoods. On the day tour, ride through Wrigleyville, Old Town, Lincoln Park, and Gold Coast. On the night tour, visit Gold Coast, Chicago’s Riverwalk, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain and Chicago’s Lakefront trail. Stop along the way at a popular downtown bakery, pizza shop, hot dog stand and two breweries for a taste of local flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.99
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$84.99

Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$46.00
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers

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Admire the incredible façades and intricate interiors of the Windy City's 1920s art deco and art moderne buildings during this architecture walking tour of Chicago. Uncover the history of Chicago art deco architectural along with the city's influential role in the development of this iconic artistic style, as you get an up close and personal look at its wealth of gorgeous period buildings. This art deco Chicago walking tour also includes a certified guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour

Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.34
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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

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Explore Chicago's Chinese food scene on this walking tour in the Chinatown district. With a guide, learn about the cuisine of different regions of China and how Chinese culture has influenced Chicago and other areas. Enjoy included tastings from restaurants and other food venues in Chinatown—a great way to start a night out in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.99
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$69.99

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiorsâ„¢ of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiorsâ„¢ of the Loop

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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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$33.00

Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

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The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City saves you up to 40 percent off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 25 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$59.00
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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

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Discover Chicago’s food, history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. Try six of the Windy City’s quintessential staples from local restaurants and specialty food shops like Pizano’s Pizza and the Berghoff, the oldest family run-establishment in Chicago. Taste local favorites including deep-dish pizza,  Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich and chocolates from Fannie May, just to name a few. Along the way, see and learn about the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Offbeat Chicago Food Tour: Go Deeper Than Deep Dish

Offbeat Chicago Food Tour: Go Deeper Than Deep Dish

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Savor the flavors of Chicago — the ‘City of Neighborhoods’ — on a guided, ethnic food tour. This 3.5-hour adventure explores two of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods: Argyle and Andersonville on the city’s North Side. Sample seven distinctly different types of food, visit landmark locations and learn about the local history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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River North Food Walking Tour

River North Food Walking Tour

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Get to know the River North district of Chicago through its food on a culinary walking tour that takes you to five local food venues. You'll enjoy tastings of Mexican fare, Chicago deep dish pizza, and other items while learning about the neighborhood's history and food culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Chicago Style Food Tour

Chicago Style Food Tour

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Discover Chicago’s food, history, architecture and culture on this small-group walking tour. Try the Windy City’s quintessential staples from local restaurants and specialty food shops like Downtown Dogs and the world-famous Billy Goat Tavern. Taste local favorites including deep-dish pizza, a Chicago-style hot dog, and chocolates from Fannie May, just to name a few. Along the way, see and learn about the historical, cultural, and architectural components that make up this legendary town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals

Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals

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Get off the beaten path to experience some of Chicago's best street art on this immersive tour. With a guide in the lead, you can leave the navigation to them and simply take in the scenery. Listen to in-depth commentary focused on the street-art community, the artists, and the history and meaning behind the art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

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Explore the Loop's famous architecture during this 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Discover the beginnings of the Chicago School of Architecture through visits to some of the city's oldest skyscrapers, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This sophisticated, informative tour is a must-do for history and architecture buffs.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Walking Tours in Illinois

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
"My tour guide was so friendly and she knows her history! I enjoy learning about the different topics she brought up! Awesome tour!"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"Ashley (our cruise guide) was superb! Very knowledgeable, and funny. The vantage point as you ride on the boat is unlike other most other cities in the world. It was fun to learn so much about the city!"..."
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
"Pizza stop was awesome. Robert our tour guide new his Chicago history and he had a great sense of humor"..."
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Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour
"Other than eating donuts, we really didn't know what to expect. We ended up learning some interesting tidbits about Chicago along the way. Our guide Jackson was absolutely amazing!"..."
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
"What an experience! Tony was our tour guide & he was fantastic! Food was awesome & he was super knowledgeable"..."
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Chicago Pizza Tour
"James made the experience a 5 star. He was amazing! The pizza choices were not as varied and authentic as we would have liked"..."
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option
"Denise provided a wonderful entertaining and educational experience. The pizza, Italian beef sandwich and surprise dessert were delicious. Thanks for the terrific tour."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"The view of buildings from the river was amazing!! The narration gave us so much information! We enjoyed it very much!"..."
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Very helpful as we had a walker to deal with and our drivers were wonderful. Looking forward to our next three theater tours San Francisco Los Angeles and San Diego."..."
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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
"Thomas was a fantastic guide for an awesome tour around Chicago, food was tasty, he told some interesting stories, shoreline was gorgeous!"..."
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
"Katie was great fun and very informative! We had a great time and learned a lot of cool facts about the history Chicago."..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"The whole experience was great we had a good time. It was a very educational trip down the Chicago river."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
"This tour was great. The leader Marian was very kind and knowledgeable . The Chicago architectural tour is a must. Thank you. I had a great time."..."
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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
"Great company and excellent food. Our tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable. Will recommend to anyone visiting Chicago"..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave good information. Experiencing the lock was very interesting."..."
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiorsâ„¢ of the Loop
"Kylie was a knowledgeable, and energetic guide. As someone who does not know a lot about architecture, I came away having gained some knee knowledge and an appreciation it."..."
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Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions
"My grandson and I had an amazing quality time at the Willis tower and Navy Pier. Met wonderful people and the day lasted to enjoy all the rides and activities. A memorable time for sure !!!"..."
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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
"Elizabeth was a great tour guide, she gave us time to explore and gave us so much information on the history of Chicago, the places we visited and made sure everyone was comfortable and even offered us seconds. The places we visited were uniquely Chicago. It was a comfortable walk and we were stuffed when we waddled off to the hotel!"..."
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Offbeat Chicago Food Tour: Go Deeper Than Deep Dish
"We had such a great time on this tour! We've been to Chicago many times, but never would have ventured to these cute little neighborhoods. All the food was outstanding, the history was entertaining, and the local venues were worth revisiting. Can't recommend this tour highly enough!"..."
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Chicago Style Food Tour
"Tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. Wish tour would have circled back closer to starting point. Great food selections and big servings."..."
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Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals
"Excellent walk to view street art/ murals/ graffiti that I otherwise never would have observed or learned about. Recommend !"..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers
"Chicago is a beautiful city - but walking and listening to the history and the builders and designs make Chicago even more beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and wonderful."..."

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