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Chicago's Finest Tours

401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
+1 312-202-0745
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Ranked #4 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour is now Chicago's Finest Tours! We are Chicago’s most dynamic and...
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Owner description: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour is now Chicago's Finest Tours! We are Chicago’s most dynamic and fun entertainment activity option! We offer our guests highly passionate and energy-packed activities ranging from walking tours, bus tours and highly advanced scavenger hunts. We distinguish ourselves by providing our guests captivating storytelling, keen visualizations and infectious enthusiasm! Our mission is to ensure each guest walks away with a smile on their face and better understanding of our amazing city!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The pedway is amazing and goes everywhere downtown - from the Cultural Center to Macy's to the state of Illinois Building, and many other places. Our guide, Dan, is knowledgeable and entertains the group with history, architecture, and interesting tidbits about all the places visited.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have taken two tours with this company....the World's Fair Tour last summer and the Downtown Christmas Tour last Saturday. Both were great, but the Christmas tour was spectacular. We started by walking the Pedway and going into Macy Field's to see the beautiful Christmas tree and Walnut Room. We then headed to a bus which made stops at four different... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have done the Pedway Tour before, however this time we did the specific seasonal Holiday Lights Tour for the holidays, beyond words of greatness! FAR exceeded expectations. Dan and Rick made this a day to remember. The walking portion, the bus tour, the hotel sites and history, the fun trivia games along the way, the teams within the group-... More 

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Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the greatest, most fascinating, most informative and the most fun I have had on a tour. Our tour guide, Dan O'Connell, had such a flourish and excitement for the history of Chicago that our 3 hour tour seemed much too short. I could have listened to for many more hours. This is one experience no one should miss.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went on the Pedway Explorer Tour led by Dan O'Connell initially because I had never heard about the Pedway system even though I had visited Chicago multiple times before (neither had my girlfriend though and she lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago) and thought it would be great to learn how to use it for days of unpleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took the History and Holiday Lights Tour on 11/29/2014. Dan was our guide and he led about 34 people on this tour. He was fun, informative, kept the group moving, and kept us entertained the entire 4 hours. We walked through the Pedway, ended up "Macy Field's", then boarded the super chic bus for a continuation to the Gold... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First, I have to say that I am not a tour person. I like to explore cities by serendipity and do not usually appreciate the structure of a tour. This tour was different! Dan, our guide took us through an entertaining and highly informative tour of the pedway, with a focus on the newer part. Dan told us stories about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Judy M below summed up my experience also. There is a reason this is number 4 of 300 attractions in Chicago. One of the best tours I have been on-we took the pedway tour. Dan was the best guide ever. So full of enthusiasm, history, stories and teaching. I learned so much. Pedway tour is definitely a must. It is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Some of my extended family wanted to do a different activity over the Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Chicago. My sister chose a tour led by Dan O'Connell of Chicago's Finest Tours. I was going along just to join in on the fun and had no idea what to expect. Dan's tour was one of the best tours I have ever... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent 2 1/2 hour tour with Rick Zieman. He shared so much history and many interesting places along the Pedway, which is interesting in itself. The pace of the tour was great with a few sit down spots and a potty break. The "guide book" illustrations were great and Rick used this tool to help us really get a good... More 

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