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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: High-Up and Low-Down Views of the City

  • Go off the tourist trail with a guide who has access to buildings with great views
  • Get photo ops from places that most visitors cannot visit
  • See Chicago from a new perspective
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: High-Up and Low-Down Views of the City
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: High-Up and Low-Down Views of the City
From $30.00
Get great views of Chicago on a walking tour that has special access to buildings not open to the general public. Your guide leads you to places with fantastic perspectives of the Windy City, and gives you time for photo ops throughout the 2-hour tour. Hear insightful commentary about the city as you cover about 1.5 miles on foot, walking at a leisurely pace with frequent stops.
What to Expect

We get asked ALL THE TIME, "Where do we go to get a good high-up view of the city?"  You could purchase expensive tickets to go wait in a long line at some tourist-treadmill observatory that everyone else knows about (and will be at).  Or, you can join Inside Chicago Walking Tours on a brand-new, high-up and low-down exploration of some personally curated favorite spots that give you tons of great, unique views, all for one low ticket price!  No lines, no impersonal service, no cookie-cutter photos to bring back home.  Come join Inside Chicago Walking Tours on a unique, exciting urban adventure!

Company founder and head tour guide, Hillary, is incredibly excited to introduce this brand new tour route that she's been wanting to launch since she started her business in 2014.  Having formed friendly relationships with building staff and management in many spots downtown, as well as a solid reputation for quality tours and very satisfied customers, she is now able to welcome guests to special access granted by a handful of buildings to secret, amazing views of the city!

On this special new tour route, Inside Chicago Walking Tours will show you not only the stunning secret views from high up, but also the fascinating and fun views from down low.  This tour is all about exploring the levels of downtown Chicago, from more than 30 floors up, to ground level — and beyond!

Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Do not miss this one.

We took several walking tours whilst in Chicago but this was far better than any other we had experienced over the few weeks we were there. Adam was a delightful mine of information with fabulous little stories about the buildings he obviously loves. We learnt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynette596
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adam did a fantastic job showing us the highs and lows of Chicago. I loved all the stories and commentary. He is very knowledgeable and very approachable. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Brooklintraveler_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Just Brilliant- take. this. tour.

For anyone with any interest in the history of Chicago, I cannot recommend this tour high enough. Adam is a fanTAStic guide, and a font of knowledge, and manages to convey a huge amount of information and history without ever being overwhelming. The stops on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Voyager36315968091
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile
A really informative tour

Adam was a superb tour guide & showed us some really interesting behind the scenes places - both up high like the Courtroom & down below in the pedestrian tunnels. Adam was very knowledgable & also very likeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour...More

Thank Mike765569
Reviewed October 29, 2018
Nice tour

We live near Chicago and were not interested in a basic tour. This one, led by Adam, was excellent. We had views of the city from high in buildings, the underground pedway and the streets. Very informative with respect to architecture and history. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karjimcon
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Call them - seems too obvious.