Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Hillary

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs!

Some things to note:

Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella.

Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider,…

Meet your host, Hillary

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 350 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Chicago" tour. My company’s tours are the opposite of the big-brand, scripted tours. We specialize in truly unique, personalized experiences of Chicago.

THANK YOU for supporting small business! I work with a few trusted tour guides who are experts in all things Chicago, so if you don't meet me, you'll be meeting Adam, Kylie, or Colleen!
I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 350 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Ch…
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₹2,212 per person
₹2,212 per person
Join 4 other guests
₹2,212 per person
₹2,212 per person
₹2,212 per person

Where you'll be

We'll be staying in downtown Chicago ("the Loop") -- central to everything else you'd like to explore in the city before and after the tour -- and we will be covering a distance of 1.25 miles at a leisurely pace.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 692 reviews.

Katherine
September 2021
Kylie was terrific! She pointed out details and history I never would have known otherwise; the tour spots and accompanying binder (images) are very well planned. The tour does leave on time, but through the hosts’ excellent communication I was easily able to catch up to the group despite being 5 minutes late. I had a great time and would strongly recommend!!
Rhonda
September 2021
I can't imagine a better tour guide than Kylie! Excellent knowledge of Chicago architecture. Thoughtful to participants. Engaging personality and presentation. Put this tour on your Chicago MUST DO list!
Stefanie
September 2021
Kylie showed me interiors of historic Chicago buildings that I never would have found on my own. She is a very personable and knowledgeable guide. This is a fun tour for history and decorative arts fans.
Maggie
September 2021
This was a great way to get to know the city of Chicago! We were very happy to learn about the rich architectural history of the city.
Andra
September 2021
Kiley provided an incredible tour of Chicago and taught us so much that we didn’t know about the city and architecture in general. She did it with enthusiasm, excitement for the sites, and a contagious positive attitude. I learned more about architecture today than in my entire 50+ years on this earth and will forever remember her tips on identifying different styles. I highly recommend this tour, it’s time we’ll-spent!
Lisa
September 2021
Great tour with a very informed and personable leader. I enjoyed it all. Would recommend if you want to see some amazing architectural finds.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.