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

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Chicago, United States
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Learn about Chicago's history and architecture
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings included
  • Get tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip
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Departure Point

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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 Combo Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour.

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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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Great tour
, Sep 2021
This was an awesome tour. Kelly was our tour guide and she made it fun. She knew a lot about Chicago and we could tell she loves the city. I would recommend this tour. Just be sure to have your walking shoes on!
, Sep 2021
Kelly, our guide was extraordinary. She was knowledgeable, patient and fun. The length of the tour was just right, and provided the perfect 1st day orientation of this amazing city
Kelly is the best tour guide!!!
, Sep 2021
Kelly was outstanding! Extremely knowledgeable and fun! Her passion and love for Chicago is evident. We also ate yummy and local food…too much food!!! Lol Great tour!!!
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Excellent guide and tour
, Sep 2021
Very knowledgeable guide. An interesting and educational tour. Kelly did a great job showing us Chicago
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An incredible cultural and culinary experience
, Sep 2021
Kelly was an absolutely amazing tour guide - we seriously couldn’t have dreamed of a better person to show us around the city: extremely knowledgeable, caring, and organized. We saw all the beautiful sites around the city along with their backstory. At no point did we feel rushed or hungry. The food was delicious and abundant. Kelly even provided amazing tips for things to do after the tour. Well worth it — you won’t regret it. Thank you!
Best way to experience Chicago
, Sep 2021
My mother came back to visit Chicago for the first time since she was a kid and our tour guide David made the experience perfect and so memorable. My son and I accompanied her as well and David’s love and passion for the City of Chicago was contagious. Amazing tour! So much information, personalized experience, delicious food. Can’t do Chicago with out this tour and David as your guide. Thanks Dave for the salubrious experience!
Perfect first day tour
, Aug 2021
Kelly was awesome! So much knowledge of Chicago! It was the perfect tour for our first day in the city! We loved it!
, Aug 2021
Kelly was AWESOME!!!! She was personable, educated on everything and really made the tour so much fun!!! We would definitely do another tour when we come out again. THANK YOU, Kelly ❤️
Family Celebrations
, Aug 2021
This tour was amazing. Our knowledgeable tour guide Lara was wonderful. She showed us all the important highlights of the city. We also experienced riding the train and most of all we experienced Chicago's great food.
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, Aug 2021
Kelly was a fantastic guide!! She was very knowledgeable of the history of Chicago, history of the architecture, great places to eat, and the easiest ways to navigate the city. She went above and beyond to answer any questions we had and pointed out so many unique things in the city to check out in our free time. I can’t recommend this tour enough and hope you get Kelly as your tour guide!! Jo Ann and Melinda

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