What you'll do
We start at the Chicago Theater before heading off into the city. Our first stop is one of the best-preserved spaces in Chicago, featuring an unforgettable atrium. We’ll then make our way to the Chicago Pedway: an underground network of tunnels used by locals daily - especially during the Midwest winters. We then head to City Hall and, on most weekdays, head inside to see the classic interior design and architecture. Next, we’ll get to share a sweet treat: Chicago-style popcorn. Weather permitting, we’ll take a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk while taking in views of several soaring buildings. From there, we’ll either hop on the ‘L’ train or a water taxi on the Chicago River (depending on the weather and time of year). Either option offers a uniquely Chicago experience! Once you’re back on solid ground, we’ll make our way to another delicious destination, enjoying views of the world-famous Wrigley Building along the way. Your second tasty confection is a locally-made chocolate! Finally, we’ll take a stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue. We’ll end up in the picturesque Millennium Park, home to the iconic Bean sculpture, where your tour ends.
We have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty, architecture, and unique culture of Chicago. Sharing our love for the Windy City with visitors (first-timers and frequent visitors alike) is a passion of Urban Adventures, a worldwide network of tour hubs. We are working alongside Airbnb to share our tours that focus on the local experience through the eyes of a native. Whichever tour you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a real, Chicago local and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Popcorn tasting, chocolate tasting.
Water taxi or "L" ticket.
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Where you'll be
The tour takes place downtown, one of the most exciting areas in Chicago. We'll go past, but also inside, some beautiful buildings (which most visitors don't do), we'll go underground to the Pedway, and we'll hop on either the "L" train or a water taxi. We'll also head to two Chicago staples and sample local treats. We'll end up in the beautiful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
This tour runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Personal shopping, additional food and drinks, and gratuity are not included.
Chicago Culture and Architecture Tour