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“The BEST way to see Chicago!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walk Chicago Tours

Walk Chicago Tours
78 E. Washington St.,, Chicago, IL (Downtown / The Loop)
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Ranked #23 of 130 Tours & Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Walk Chicago Tours is a privately owned walking tour service known for its personal amenities, experience and reasonable rates. Its concierge-like treatment of all of its guests, and the ability of its experienced guides to engage visitors through skillful story-telling have set standards in Chicago. It offers a "no-gimmicks" product delivered in an engaging and professional style. Personal treatment for guests begins at the outset of their day. If you are staying at a Loop area hotel, your guide greets you in the lobby to begin your tour experience. If you are a disabled tourist or have special needs to be addressed, Walk Chicago Tours devises a completely accessible itinerary at no extra cost. There is also no combining of groups or joining groups with strangers. Each tour reservation is a private promise...only your group with your own private guide(see FAQ page of their website). Guides at Walk Chicago Tours have been carefully chosen based upon their natural ability to engage visitors and to narrate historical facts,culture and urban lore. The company motto, "A Story on Every Corner", is typical of the ownership's insistence that Chicago's history,its neighborhoods,its culture and urban lore be delivered to visitors in an entertaining and informative manner that appeals to a wide array of groups. In fact,several of the guides are former teachers with years of experience at engaging listeners. The result has been the reputation that Walk Chicago Tours is Chicago's most competent story telling ambassador. No service is more zealous about wanting you to leave Chicago loving Chicago as much as they do. And, they attempt to do this at a price that fits the budget of every visitor. Large groups are accomodated by the use of multiple guides. See their website and visit their FAQ page for answers to most of your questions. Email or call and they will respond immediately. .
San Diego, California, United States
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“The BEST way to see Chicago!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our personal tour with Terry was phenomenal. We had the oppertunity to explore so much of the city efficiently, It would have taken me days on my own and I would have missed so much.
Terry accomodated all of your needs, including walking limitations. I have already recommeded "Walk Chicago Tours" to many in our organization.

****Unbelievable value for your money and time

Visited July 2013
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“Very Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband, daughter and I spent 3 full hours with our guide, Joe and got a wonderful tour of "The Loop". He covered a little bit of everything from history to architecture to art. It was so much fun to have a tour just for us (and I've been on walking tours in lots of places) even it was a bit pricey. Terry, the owner, was very helpful on the phone in making arrangements for what sort itinerary would be the best. We would recommend Walk Chicago Tours without any reservation and would readily book another tour on another visit!

Visited July 2013
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“Colorful stories and inside scoop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this tour so much that we took a second one before we left! Both of our guides used exciting and personal historical stories and interesting explanations to describe how Chicago has become the city that it is today. They showed us the beautiful art and architecure of the city in the obvious and not-so-obvious places so if you like to find the hidden jewels, this tour is definitely for you! This is a must for visitors and chicago natives as the guides are nothing less than experts on Chicago history!

Visited July 2013
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“These guides were made for walking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

With 30+ Western friends in town for a destination wedding, we were looking to provide them a memorable introduction to my daughter's "new" city. From the first step when I called Walk Chicago Tours and spoke with owner Terry Sullivan until the final step to our destination, with 30 of us waving farewell to our guides, Mimi Duginger, James Borkman and Jim Lonergan, this was a fabulous experience.
Terry was never daunted by my updates (8 children under 8 years!) or my special requests (having one guide remain with us through lunch to answer final questions).
James, Mimi and Jim showed us a real slice of "their" Chicago. All were witty, city smart and genuine. Our guests said this walking tour was their "Big City" highlight! Thanks Walk Chicago Tours. Well done!

Visited July 2013
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“Our tour guide Mike was the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Our tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable and so friendly. I would have loved to extend the tour, just for the excuse to simply hang out with him more.

I would recommend this tour and guide to anyone who might be visiting, or has lived in the city their whole life. So many great tidbits to show off to your friends and family.

Visited June 2013
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