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Chicago Greeter

77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL (The Loop)
+1 312-945-4231
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Ranked #6 of 216 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to... more » Owner description: Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system. « less
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western australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great half day exploring Chicago with Sharon our greeter. The day was wonderful and made interesting by having a native person showing us around. If you go to Chicago try to book a Chicago greeter - you'll be glad you did.

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South Wales UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A great start to our week in Chicago. Our Greeter, Pam gave us a detailed insight to her wonderful City and showed us all that she could in the 4 hours we were with her. My wife and I were open mouthed as we toured the Art Museum, Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park whilst listening to her detailed knowledge of... More

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Brisbane
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although we've got a greeter for another area of interest than any of the three we would have preferred, it only did the experience better. This way we discovered places and things we wouldn't have seen and heard otherwise. The greeter we had was very knowledgeable and could put the information the right way. All the organization of the tour... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Before traveling to Chicago, I googled 'free things to do in Chicago' and learned about The Chicago Greeter Service. My husband and I had nearly a 3 hr, 1:1 incredible experience with our personal guide who was a retired teacher and very natural story teller and historian. Since my husband was interested in architecture, we visited and learned about many... More

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Bludenz, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I booked a Chicago Greeter a couple of weeks before my trip. It was a great experience. My guide was Peter. He wrote me an email before I left for Chicago, so I got to know a little bit about him before we met. Before we went to Wickerpark/Bucktown, a great neighbourhood, he showed me the Cultural Center. A beautiful... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Found out about this last minute before my trip to Chicago and thank goodness I did. We met up w/ Richard and did a 4 hour walking tour of this beautiful city! I absolutely fell in love w/ Chicago and Richard was immensely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his beautiful city. Can't emphasize enough to do this. And it's free! Great... More

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minneapolis
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We (my spouse, and two teenagers) took a tour today with our greeter Mike. We walked around Boystown and had a tour of the Center on Halsted which is the GLBTQ community center in Chicago. Following our time in Boystown we went to Devon which has a very large South Indian and Pakistani community. We explored the street and markets,... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I put in our request for a Chicago Greeter well in advance and were so happy to hear we got one! Randy was our greeter and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide. He spent over three hours showing us some of the highlights in Chicago, from Millennium Park, around the Loop, and the downtown business... More

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We took a 3 hour walking tour with Brian last Sunday. He was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. It was a great first look at the city. I would HIGHLY recommend this to any visitor. I wish every city had this program. We had to conclude the walking tour at just over 3 hours, but we could have spent another... More

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Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For free, you get a 2 - 4 hour walking tour of Chicago by a very knowledgeable guide. Sue not only showed us the highlights, but took us inside buildings to explore the architecture, the Pedway, the breathtaking Palmer Hotel and so much more. She told us about going to the Sky Chapel any day at 2 pm for a... More

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