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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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Kildare, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see Chicago a different way with a local person who had a passion for their city. Our greeter Elaine was brilliant. She was very friendly and really gave us a wonderful insight into this great city. Everything was organized so efficiently in advance by the service and by Elaine herself. We got a great feel for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Our greeter Joel take us to a wonderful tour according to our interests, and was very opened to our suggestions. He show us parts of Chicago that we probably will never know without his guidance, more than that he share a lot of histories and memories. It's a free service, with a high quality. Don't miss that.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Our greeter, Larry Ambrose, shared lots of information about Chicago's history and architecture. He had emailed earlier to get some information about the specific interests of our group and he was also able to adapt as we went along. What a great guy! Besides some time downtown, we took public transportation and walked around some neighborhoods with Larry too. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

My friends and I were on a "Girls Weekend" and had a Chicago Greeter for a Saturday morning. It was raining but our greeter was not even bothered by it. He kept us inside as much as possible, showed us the underground pedestrian paths, and was well prepared with umbrellas and raincoats! He answered every single question we asked and... More

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Deptford, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We spent 4 days in Chicago . It was our first visit. I signed on to the Chicago greeter program. A free tour of an area if your choice. We toured the Millennium Park and Financial District. Our Giude was fantastic. Holly told us so much about the history and architecture of the area. While on the tour we discovered... More

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western australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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