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Chicago Detours

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This is not your grandma's architecture tour! Our award-winning guided tours of Chicago’s architecture, history, and culture bring curious people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. With Chicago Detours, you'll explore downtown and...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chicago, IL 60603-5610
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a nice tour! Learned so much about the places we walk by everyday! Thank Marie for making Chicago even more awesome!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our very friendly and knowledgable tour guide gave us a great insight into many details of Chicago architecture during this delightful two-hour walking tour. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to get a little off the beaten path while still discovering the heart of downtown...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had so much fun learning so much more (than we already knew) about Chicago! This tour included all sorts of stories about architecture, art, history and more. Our tour guide, Marie was so energetic and smart and catered the tour to our needs.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana A
Reviewed 3 days ago

My guide's name was Elizabeth. She brought Chicago to life in such a colourful and magnificent way. She squeezed interesting facts from every wall, brick, street and building we walked by. She made me love Chicago even more and I love her for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fernando A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy tour but rich of information about Chicago architecture you don't see and appreciate unless someone point them out to you. Great experience and well designed. You will be entertained and will learn interesting facts about Chicago. Our tour guide Elizabeth was top notch.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luigi D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fourth time using Chicago Detours for company outings. And their new Northwest Side Neighborhood Bar Crawl was a great way to explore some hidden gems. With so many neighborhoods changing -- there is still so much history to learn. Of course, there...More

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

My husband and I had a fun time on the tour. We saw lots of things we never would have seen if we hadn’t taken the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun! At one point we had to do a type of...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review and these cool photos! We love hearing that you had fun and enjoyed the experience. We'd love to see you again for another tour some time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to get to know the city through historic details and stories. Our guide was excellent and pointed out several architectural details that we would have missed otherwise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katie P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie, thanks for sharing a review of the Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour! We're glad you enjoyed all the architectural details so many people walk past every day without noticing! Thanks for coming on the tour with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company just went on the Winter Holiday Walking Tour with Drinks and had a blast! It was either our third or fourth private group tour w/ Chicago Detours and they've all been awesome. It's always fun to get out of the office, learn about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review! The tour you experienced was our brand new Northwest Side Holiday Bar Crawl, available for private groups. We're so glad you enjoyed it and had a great time with your team exploring Chicago's neighborhoods!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 hours walking architecture tour was very ,very interesting .2 h wasn’t enough ,there was so much to see.I would do it agin

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Date of experience: November 2018
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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming on the tour and sharing this review! Come back for another tour and explore even more of the city with us some time!

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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner | Property representative |
Our public tours can vary in size, but we limit the overall group size to 14-20 guests.
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