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Chicago Detours

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Address: Chicago, IL 60604
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+1 312-350-1131
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22:00 - 00:00
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Sun 00:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 22:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 00:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people to...

Guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. Tours include Good Times Historic Bar Tour, Inside the Loop Architectural Tour, and Jazz, Blues & Beyond Bus Tour. Guests get to share iPads with media while professional tour guides share forgotten stories from the past and create a fun, interactive dynamic.

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US$26.00*
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
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US$59.00*
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Walking and Food Tour: Chicago World's Fair of 1893
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US$38.00*
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Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

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My fiancé and I were on our first trip to Chicago and decided to do both the Walking Bar Tour and the 1893 World's Fair Architecture tour. We had the pleasure of spending time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I were on our first trip to Chicago and decided to do both the Walking Bar Tour and the 1893 World's Fair Architecture tour. We had the pleasure of spending time with Elizabeth and Alex respectively and had an amazing time. Both guides were very informative, fun, and had us all engaged with the activities and each... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Elizabeth, - jazz name Black Coffee Jackson (?) - was so much fun and informative! She gave us the inside scoop on the bars we visited and lots of historical facts. Her upbeat personality kept us interested and wanting for more. Our group enjoyed the tour very much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alex Bean took a group of 8 on an Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway tour. It was positively fabulous. We had 2 ipads which included historical photographs plus close ups, etc. Alex is so knowledgeable about Chicago including many places and stories I imagine people who live here don't even know. We saw a beautiful Methodist sanctuary in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on the Loop Interior Architecture tour today! As a Chicago resident, I was familiar with most of the stops, but learned something new at each one along the tour! Alex did a wonderful job pointing out details that I had never noticed before, and the videos and photos on the iPads added a fun layer to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the interior loop tour with my parents who were in from out of town and we really enjoyed it! Pawel was very informative and knowledgeable and gave a deeper understanding of the buildings in the area. Just a note that while advertised as being 90% indoors I would say the tour is closer to 70-80% indoors so depending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Chicago by myself. I had only one day in Chicago, so I decided to join the tour. Our tour guide, Pawel, was really friendly, caring, knowledgeable and fun. I enjoyed it so much !!! Thanks,Pawel!!;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight...we did an interior architecture walking tour on a cold, windy day in Chicago. This was a great way to get out & move about without freezing our butts off. We utilized breezeways, pedways, lobbies & buildings to walk inside downtown in the loop. Our guide was animated, clearly knew his stuff & gave interesting facts which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the Loop Architecture and Pedway tour with Alex as our tour guide. Alex's knowledge of the city was extensive. I was primarily impressed with the tour structure. I never felt like we were just walking from spot to spot listening to a guide rattling off names and dates. The 2 hours went by entertainingly fast as we stopped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have no words to express the gratitude to be on a tour organized by Chicago Detours! If it was me exploring, I would never see the real Chicago! We visited all kind of places - from quirky "underground" bars to high-end buildings. Elizabeth took a great care of us, her knowledge, enthusiasm, sense of humor and willingness to share... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had a great time on the Historic Chicago Pub Crawl Tour visiting some historic landmarks and enjoyed some great brews. Our guide , Elizabeth, was very informative and answered all of our questions during a fun tour. It ended all too soon, but I highly recommend it. Great snacks, too.

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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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