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

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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Discover the amazing architecture and historic buildings along the Chicago Riverwalk and Magnificent Mile
  • Get a taste for the city's most famous food in the historic neighborhood
  • Sample some local food favorites including Chicago-style hot dogs, Pizza, and Italian Beef
  • Eco-friendly tour by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company
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Professional English-speaking local guide
Discover Chicago on 5 Food Stops with 5 Food Samples
Try Deep dish pizza at a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago
Taste a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef
Get a taste for Chicago’s most famous food like Chicago-style hot dog
Enjoy a couple of classic made-in-Chicago snacks like Chicago-style popcorn and homemade chocolate
Transportation between tour halves
Discover Chicagos’ incredible architecture both old and new
Gratuity
The Chicago Theatre , 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

10:00 AM
River North , River North, Chicago, IL, USA

A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • This is a child-friendly walking tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Please note: food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season and where we stop that day but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the social distancing policy during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Be prepared to walk alot so comfortable shoes are a must but it's worth it." See review
  • "A lot of walking but it’s the best way to experience all that Chicago has to offer." See review
  • "Walked for hours, wear good shoes, food tour was a welcome relief" See review

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Fantastic tour guide!
Chad_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Lara, was fantastic! She had lots of stories to tell and made sure we felt cohesive as a group of strangers. My friend has vertigo (which makes stairs difficult for her). Lara made sure we could find accommodations when possible and was patient and kind.
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A MUST Do Tour!!
Genelle_W
, Jun 2022
This tour was awesome! Well worth the money. Lara is a great tour guide with an awesome personality. This is ALOT of walking so wear some comfortable shoes!!! This is a must do excursion. We only had one day in the city, so this tour was PERFECT!
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Chicago-A beautiful city
SANDRA_S
, Jun 2022
We had an awesome tour guide (Lara) who was very knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much about Chicago and it’s history. Chicago is also a very beautiful city. All of the people that we met who also was on the tour were very friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.
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One of the best tours I've ever been on!
Hope
, Jun 2022
Lara is simply the best! My daughter and I experienced one of the best tours that we've ever been on. Lara provided an unforgettable experience of food and fun. She shared the history of Chicago, it's architecture, it's residents and their stories. I have so many pictures however this app wouldn't allow me to upload any. I would highly recommend this tour and THIS tour guide, Lara! Your experience will be money well spent!
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CHICAGO #2022
Nalleli_G
, Jun 2022
Great tour! My husband and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny! -Tall Dave from New York :). Tips: Wear comfortable shoes
star-5
Great day!
Stephanie_P
, Jun 2022
It was such a fun experience! Being able to listen to history and try the food with Lara as the tour guide was awesome. She was funny and knowledgeable. Made the day very pleasurable. As a solo traveler, it really made me gain confidence that I could go out on my own but with people. My feet might argue different about the day- just remember to wear comfy shoes! You walk for 5 hours!
star-5
Our guide (Kevin) was...
Sheena_P
, Jun 2022
Our guide (Kevin) was friendly and knowledgeable and also took into consideration all of our preferences. This was a great introduction to Chicago. Moneybwell spent
star-5
Dave was well versed in...
Donna_F
, Jun 2022
Dave was well versed in the history and architecture of Chicago. Pace of tour was good. Didn't feel rushed. Smaller group size made time and crowd management easier. Enjoyed the food stops and origins of the food.
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Big Energy Laura
YOLANDA_W
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Laura was awesome! She not only guided with helpful information but she shared the city history and insight. We visited several popular landmarks and foodie places that brings out what Chicago is known for. Love it💕. Thank you Laura
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So when I offered my...
Dana_G
, Jun 2022
So when I offered my daughter a trip for her 16th birthday out of all places that she could go, she chose Chicago. I spend a lot of time looking for things to do and chose this tour package. I'm so glad I did! Our tour guide Rich was wonderful and personable. He let us take our time and take our pictures as we wanted. We had an amazing day everything was spaced appropriately it wasn't rushed and even though it was a 5 hour walking tour, it was an amazing day. I would absolutely recommend and do this tour again.
star-5
Great Tour!
Mary_D
, Jun 2022
We had “Tall Dave” as our guide both for the sightseeing / architecture part of the tour as well as the food sampling part after that. He was delightful, entertaining and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot! I would highly recommend the full tour to anyone visiting Chicago.
star-5
Memorable, fun, yummy
Mary_E
, Jun 2022
Laura was a great tour guide. Made the day memorable, fun and yummy. Would definitely recommend this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Dash was our guide. He...
Mirian_C
, May 2022
Dash was our guide. He was energetic and enthusiastic to show us Chicago. We visited sites we hadn't seen on other tours of Chicago. The food on the tour was wonderful. Only suggestion is that tour would be better if all the meals weren't squeeze in at the end. Can't appreciate or enjoy food as much. It was very nice that we went to different restaurants for each item instead of one for all.
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Comprehensive tour
Ward_P
, May 2022
Comprehensive tour with knowledgeable guide. Sample taste of the Chicago cuisine and good intro to key architecture and history.
star-4
Kevin was super friendly...
Kim_T
, May 2022
Kevin was super friendly and knowledgeable! He was kind and patient with my 72y.o mom who walks a bit slow. He really make this tour fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour, great guide!
Maria_C
, May 2022
This was the perfect tour! Our tour guide “Dash” was awesome. So knowledgeable of the city’s history and he set the right pace for our family. We got to see the inside of historic buildings, many of the city’s landmarks and sampling some of the city’s famous foods. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Really great tour with lots of comradarie
Timothy_S
, May 2022
Our group of 8 people (all misc. visitors to Chicago) really melded and got along great. Our guide had lots of good stories, and we were able to ask enough good questions to keep it all interesting. My wife and I have been on very few of these type of tours - we always feel to restricted. But this group worked so well, we really enjoyed it. And it was a good 5 mi walk over the 5 hours of the tour
star-5
Great tour if you have limited time
Bruce_C
, May 2022
Meeting people from other parts of the US. Experiencing Chicago food, and of course the “Bean”. The tour guide was informed and engaging
star-5
Dash was a wonderful...
Joan_C
, May 2022
Dash was a wonderful guide, showed us places we would never have seen.The Chicago Athletic Association building was very impressive. Every nook and crazy held something special.
star-5
Chicago a great place with amazing adventures
Johnny_F
, May 2022
Dash was amazing, knowledgeable about Chicago and its history and food. His shining personality was the perfect fit to accommodate the group on this tour!

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