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Chicago Loop Walking Tour

Chicago, United States
Chicago Loop Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Step into the heart of Chicago with this 2-hour walking tour of the Loop. You’ll meet your local guide at the Chicago Cultural Center and make your way through the city’s downtown. Stop to check out the elevated “L” train, buildings by Burnham and Sullivan, busy commercial centers and lesser-known quiet corners of this vibrant area. You’ll come away with a deeper sense of Chicago’s rich history and architecture.
  • Get to know the Loop, Chicago’s lively downtown area
  • Experience the beauty of this urban metropolis on foot
  • Local guide shares insider knowledge of the city
  • See Chicago with new eyes by learning about its architecture and history
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

We will meet by the bronze cow, located at the intersection of Washington St and Michigan Ave.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please contact local supplier prior to the tour to schedule a departure time on the day you selected
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those with mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wild Onion Walks Chicago
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.

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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 Loop Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "I recommend this tour to anybody wanting a wonderful walking tour experience." See review
  • "THis was a great tour and I highly recommend it." See review
  • "THis was a great tour and I highly recommend it." See review


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Excellent walking tour!
, Jan 2022
Kevin is a wonderful guide and provided a one-on-one tour for me between Christmas and New Years. If you're visiting Chicago or looking to learn more about the city's rich history, then I recommend taking a few hours out of your day for this experience. Kevin will walk you around the Loop and through historical buildings to explain the development of the city. Highly recommend this tour and would bring my friends and family next time.
Fantastic tour of Chicago Loop
, Sep 2021
I was the only person on the tour and Kevin was amazing! His knowledge and history of Chicago were excellent. He realized that I truly love the details and spent allot of time pointing them out. Super friendly, knowledgeable, highly recommend him for any city tour. You will not be disappointed!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Kerrie, So glad that you enjoyed your "personal" tour! Your love of art and passion for history was infectious. Guests like you make what I do amazing. Hope to tour with you again! Kevin
Kevin was a great guide!...
, Sep 2021
Kevin was a great guide! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We had a great tour inside many magnificent buildings! Definitely recommend this one!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Gabrielle, It was such fun to tour the Loop with you! I am thrilled that you had a great time. I hope that this trip will have whetted your appetite and that you return to Chicago in the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave your very kind review. I truly appreciate it!
Great tour and tour guide
, Aug 2021
Kevin really knows his stuff. The former Chicago Public Library and the Marshall Fields Building were particularly interesting and memorable. The weather during our visit was unusually hot and humid. Kevin took care to adjust the pace of our walk to accommodate our needs.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Michelle, I really appreciate your review! I'm also glad that, despite such hot weather, you had a great tour. I hope to be able to show more of Chicago to you, on your next visit!
Rich, informative, entertaining walk
, Jul 2021
Our guide Kevin was excellent & gave a wide ranging series of insights into history, architecture, & art. We realized these were buildings & spaces we’d walked past but never really seen. I was stunned by the abundance of mosaics. And will return.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Zoreh, Thank you for your review! I'm thrilled to have opened your eyes to what we all look at every day, yet never really see. That is the joy and the beauty of touring. I look forward to your next visit! Kevin
Excellent! Highly Recommend!
, Jul 2021
Excellent!! We visited Chicago for two days with a group of good friends. We did the Loop tour with Kevin on our second day and absolutely loved it! Kevin was so welcoming and friendly, and his enthusiasm and love for Chicago make the tour interesting and enjoyable. Moreover, Kevin’s deep knowledge of Chicago history and of its architectural diversity and beauty kept everyone engaged and interested for the entire tour. We will definitely recommend Kevin and will be back for another tour with him!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Linda, I'm so glad you enjoyed our exploration of the Loop. Part of my enthusiasm comes from the energy I get from my guests. Your group was very energetic! I look forward to the next tour. Kevin
Great Tour!
, Jul 2021
Great tour from Kevin who has both a depth of knowledge and an infectious love of his city. I felt like I know more about the city after his tour and it gave me an appreciation that far exceeded what I could get from a guidebook.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Laura, It was such a joy to tour with you! I truly appreciate your review and that you leave with a deeper appreciation for the Windy City. Enjoy the rest of your journey and come visit Chicago again, soon! Kevin
Highly recommended
, May 2021
Kevin was very knowledgeable, friendly, bespoken guide. Answered all the questions from the group. Told many stories as well as profound information. He was very easily to understand despite the noice of the city (and English is not our native language)
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Alexander, Vielen Dank! I'm so glad you both enjoyed the tour. I truly enjoyed our conversation after the tour. The interaction with my guests is the best part of our time together. As you are close by, I hope you will come back to Chicago for another visit!
Excellent tour
, Apr 2021
so much interesting info, being from Chicago i was really surprised at how interesting he made the tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Maria, when I get guests who know Chicago, I know I need to really step it up. Your review lets me know that I did just that! Thank you so much!!! I hope you will want to explore more, in the future.
Great Chicago Walking Tour
, Dec 2020
THis was a great tour and I highly recommend it. I took it during Covid and felt that it was safe to do.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you, Jeanne, for your kind review! Seeing Chicago in December, even in a pandemic, is truly special. I hope we can tour again, in the future!

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