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Chicago Greeter

#5 of 165 Tours in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
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+1 312-945-4231
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more...

Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.

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Fantastic introduction to the city

My wife and I really enjoyed our experience with Chicago Greeter. My wife arranged in advance, giving details and interests and we were matched with Joe. Arranging the half day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our experience with Chicago Greeter. My wife arranged in advance, giving details and interests and we were matched with Joe. Arranging the half day walking tour of the loop was really easy and Joe was really enthusiastic about the city. He took us around lots of the key places but also stopped at unlikely... More 

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reserved a greeter tour to see historic sites of downtown Chicago. What we did was just superb. Jerry showed us historic buildings, art work and areas of interest. He had a vast knowledge of the area and wqas able to engage with the foreign students easily.

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tom, our greeter was so knowledgeable about the city and gave us a great tour full of insights and anecdotes!

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inchoen, Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i've expected just walking tour. but our greeter offered for us her knowledge and energy. so, chicago greeter was best moment in my whole America trip on this vacation.

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was touristic, we were attended by the excellent Mr. Howard Raik, where he showed the city of Chicago, its architecture, art, its beauty, with splendor and with great kindness. We will always be grateful.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Chicago greeter took me to Navy Pier, Magnificient Mile, downtown Chicago and old Chicago. Without his narration, I wouldnot be able to know what those buildings were for and some interesting facts about the places I am visiting. Recommend to everyone, thanks to Chicago Greeter service.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend the Chicago Greeter program, I had a great time and tour with my greeter and would gladly do it again when I'm back in Chicago

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Char was amazing taught us so much about the history of Chicago as well as showed us around the city. Would highly recommend her.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic morning with Larry exploring the history and architechture of the city. It was great to be with someone so knowledgeable who took us into office buildings and hotels that we would have never ventured into,to show us hidden gems of mosaic, art deco design, and quirky buildings. I cannot recommend this highly enough,... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this fantastic activity so much! Spending a wonderful afternoon with my greeter,he is very knowledgeable and patient,I learn lots of things by him;)

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Downtown / The Loop
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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