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

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

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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
Try Deep dish pizza at a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago
A classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef
Transportation between tour halves
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
Visit River North neighborhood, the original Chicago foodie destination
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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
  • As of Friday, October 15th, 2021: All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72h, in order to join this tour. As this tour involves indoor dining, this measure was implemented for the health and safety of our guests, our staff, and the restaurant's staff.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • 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 cancelled 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.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking 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

Reviews

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235 reviews

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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!
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!
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!
star-5
Good time
Abby_H
, May 2022
Rich was great and had a lot of knowledge for our group! The food was good and we saw a lot of neat sights.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great Chicago Tour!
Hans_K
, May 2022
Richard the tour guide was great! He showed us really interesting Chicago sights and made the history come alive. I would recommend it to everyone!
star-5
Great tour
Frances_F
, Apr. 2022
Knowledgeable and personable Tour guide. Lots of the city was covered. We learned a lot, and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Great way to get an overview of Chicago
Olivia_D
, Apr. 2022
Tour so worth it to get highlights of Chicago and taste of local food. Tall Dave was very enlightening and flexible to our needs.
star-5
Great way to start the City!
ANTHONY_B
, Apr. 2022
John is 4th generation Chicagoan.. his love and knowledge of his city was offered for visitors to enjoy!… I can’t believe we walked 11,000 steps!… highly recommend to do this tour on first day visit to Chi, for big perspective and historical context.
star-5
Tall Dave was our tour...
Charles_B
, Apr. 2022
Tall Dave was our tour guide! He was great. I learned alot about Chicago. Learning about the history of the buildings the park and the food was fun! And yes it was safe!! Thank u Dave
star-3
Guide could improve
Israel_O
, Apr. 2022
Guide was dull and although knew the city, didn’t look for it to make it an enjoyable experience. Portions of food very small and didn’t include drinks, points to visit seemed improvised
star-5
Great tour
Andrew_H
, Apr. 2022
Very much enjoyed, thank you, great combination of food history and architecture, would recommend to anyone
star-2
No Value
Julia_S
, Apr. 2022
Lots of walking not a lot of talking, I don’t find watching videos on the guide’s phone adds to the experience but maybe others do. .. the food experience was a total disappointment. an entire group has to share one bag of popcorn but the description says “sample.” I’m fighting a cold so couldn’t participate. Worse to come only 1/2 of a hot dog & very soggy greasy beef sandwich & one slice of pizza isn’t worth the $100 cost of this tour. No beverages are included which is incredible- I’ve done many food tours across the country & Europe and that was a first. Overall I recommend skip this tour it’s not worthwhile
star-5
Layers of History
Daniel_B
, Apr. 2022
Our trip guide was really funny and kept us entertained. I loved when he would go into this long speech about the history of one location tied to another and all that.
star-5
Tall Dave was great, real...
Cory_H
, Apr. 2022
Tall Dave was great, real passion for Chicago food and history, make sure you come a little hungry because you will eat great food
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Worth it!
Scott_K
, Apr. 2022
“Tall Dave” was a fantastic guide, offering knowledge, friendliness, curiosity, and insight. We were able to experience so much of Chicago because of his leadership and this tour.
star-5
Great way to learn about downtown Chicago!
Laura_R
, Apr. 2022
Five hours went by quickly as we walked the city streets of downtown learning about architecture, art, history, and iconic food. We enjoyed some of the stops so much that we went back later on our own (for a drink).
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
I would have to say the...
SCOTT_L
, Apr. 2022
I would have to say the food stands out to be AMAZING. Even though all the buildings are gorgeous I am a foodie

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