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Chicago's Finest Tours

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Address: 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654
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Description: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour is now Chicago's Finest Tours! We are...
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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Rick Zieman was great, very knowledgeable about the city and its history.

We walked the River Walk from Michigan Ave. to LaSalle Street and got historical information and quizzes at various rest stops. We then walked along Wacker Dr. to Ogilvie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We walked the River Walk from Michigan Ave. to LaSalle Street and got historical information and quizzes at various rest stops. We then walked along Wacker Dr. to Ogilvie Transportation Center where we took a water taxi (not exactly the "boat cruise" that was advertised) to Trump Tower to complete the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Rick Zieman, led us on a wonderful walking tour along the riverfront. I learned so much, even though I have taken many tours of the city. He provides a book of pictures and maps that is invaluable in connecting the past to the present. His love for Chicago is infectious, and the tour is lots of fun, too.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been on several walking tours and Rick was by far the best. I learned more things about Chicago that I didn't know before. I would have him as a tour guide again. He really made all the people on the tour feel like that is where we should be. Great tour guide and also a funny guy. Jayne... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a 2+ hour walking tour of Chicago's riverwalk history by a knowledgeable guide Rick Zieman on Sunday, August 23, 2015. The brunch at Houlihan's came at the right time. I didn't give this tour a 5 star, because our guide collected the exceptionally done tour book/pamphelets at the end of the tour.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A great walking tour. Rick was funny, passionate, and super knowledgable. The tour was "only" 3 hours but I could've gone all day.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I throughly enjoyed the River Walk Brunch Tour with guide and history buff Daniel O'Connell! He showed us some of downtown Chicago's most notable buildings. Dan's stories went back one hundred years or more, yet he told them with such detail that he sounded as if he had witnessed history himself. He has inspired me to read a Chicago history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am a history professor and therefore I can't help but be a tiny bit picky when I visit historical sites or go on tours. With that being said, Dan was a fantastic tour guide. He is knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He clearly loves Chicago--his enthusiasm for the city, the architecture and the history was infectious. It was probably one... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I finally get a chance to review this wonderful tour company. My friend Evelyn and I was in town for a social work conference and decided last minute to do a tour. We chose the Riverwalk/Loop tour on July 29th and it was the best decision ever! The tour was very informative and the breeze was lovely. 3 hours definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Just to let you know, Rick was an AWESOME guide. Informative, witty and kind are just a few of the words I used. He really gave a Chicago welcome to all of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Rick was an outstanding tour guide! He was knowledgeable, personable and passionate about Chicago. We learned great little known facts about the city plus a lot about the important events. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys walking and learning interesting things. We stopped frequently and he had fun trivia contests.

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