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Chicago Detours

30 E. Adams St., #425, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-350-1131
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$26*
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Ranked #26 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people...
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. Tours include Good Times Historic Bar Tour, Inside the Loop Architectural Tour, and Jazz, Blues & Beyond Bus Tour. Guests get to share iPads with media while professional tour guides share forgotten stories from the past and create a fun, interactive dynamic.
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very good tour, Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of insight to the city. the tour really delivers on all points. great way to see the city and its busy life :)

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We took the walking architecture tour on a Saturday (12/6/14) and it was so fun and totally worth the money. (The Loop Architecture & Pedway Walking Tour to be specific). Elizabeth was our guide and she was funny, intelligent and so knowledgeable about this beautiful city, also her hometown. Lots of neat and interesting facts about the city! This quaint... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our guide, Jenn, was terrific. The tour was informative without being too dense. I'd recommend this.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our historic pub tour was a huge blast! I expected to have some boring tour guide reciting lame facts memorized from Wikipedia, but our guide, Elizabeth, made the tour fun while educating us about some parts of town that most out-of-towners (and some locals) never knew about. Even though my girlfriend and I were on this tour with some complete... More 

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Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A friend and I took one of their indoor architectural tours during a recent weekend visit to the Windy City! Great, great tour! Amanda, our tour guide and the owner of this small business, was great. Chicago is such a great architectural city, and this tour shine's light on some of the most interesting hidden gems. It's two hours, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great tour covering interior architecture of the Loop! An easy two-hour discovery of interesting tidbits about downtown Chicago. Now, to take their historic bar tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

This was an outstanding tour! Having been on many tours around the world,we would rate this in the top 3 for passion,interaction,knowledge and a tour that is unique... We even were taught how to play a harmonica by a jazz artist! Definitely worth 5+ stars!!

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Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of my friends recommended to me this tour - detour, so I knew it would be good, but it was even more fun than I expected. Our guide Claudia (or Klaudia) was such an entertaining, enthusiastic, and at the same time knowledgeable person. We learned so many things in such fun way! And as an extra bonus: very interesting... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I am a former Chicagoland resident and I relish opportunities to return and learn more about this intriguing place. Last month a friend and I took the Chicago Detours Historic Bar tour....and it was much more than what the name implies as it combined visits (complete with noshes and drinks) to a number of historically-significant bars with fascinating stories of... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The trip was good value for money, very interesting and informative. Saw things would have walked past without noticing the history behind it or its value/uniqueness. Great to mix bars, history, architecture and food (loved the cheeseborger!).

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