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Chicago Detours

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Chicago Detours
Chicago Detours brings curious people to explore, learn and interact on live, virtual tours and events about Chicago. Our remote team building events uplift meetings and inspire connections for conferences, corporate groups, and universities. Our virtual tours and events explore the 1893 World’s Fair, the history of Chicago food and drink, and Chicago architecture. As a virtual event producer, our expertise lies in storytelling, experience design, and corporate team building.
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Discover Chicago's bold character through its beautiful landmarks and fascinating backstories on this thoughtfully designed tour of history, contemporary life and world-famous architecture. Guests will see iconic downtown buildings, hear lesser-known stories from the past, and step inside gorgeous interior spaces.
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Steve I wrote a review Jun 2022
Huntington, New York103 contributions29 helpful votes
We went on the tour of buildings built between 1890 and 1900. Our guide was Maurice. This was a really interesting tour. Maurice was great, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. If you have any interest in seeing the first skyscrapers, I would definitely take this tour. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, because Maurice is a brisk walker.
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Janet S wrote a review May 2022
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Amanda created a fantastic all day private tour for me and my husband. She has an unbelievable knowledge of Chicago's architecture, history, neighborhoods, and fun facts, and was great to spend the day with. It was truly a highlight of our trip to Chicago. She was flexible and accommodating to our needs, and took care of every detail. Our tour included hidden highlights on the U of Chicago campus, a forgotten jazz mural in Bronzeville, and a peak into the kitchen of a carnitas spot in Pilsen, just to name a few. I would highly recommend a private tour with Chicago Detours.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Sue D wrote a review Nov 2021
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This tour was hands down, the best tour I’ve been on that shows so many different aspects of the city. We saw so many different areas and really cool interior as well as exterior architecture. When our guide said she had previously worked with Rick Steve’s, it all made sense. 10/10 I would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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DarandChad wrote a review Sep 2020
Cary, Illinois12 contributions15 helpful votes
We booked a private boat charter through Chicago Detours! They were excellent to work with in planning the event and were sure to provide details to make the event special. Our tour guide, Amanda, was incredible and added personal touches to the tour to give us an amazing afternoon experience. Everyone was responsive, accommodating and very kind and friendly. Thank you Chicago Detours for a wonderful afternoon!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Meg wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was actually a virtual tour, so you can join from anywhere you can use Zoom. It was fabulous! The tour guide is very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. I liked the first tour so much that I signed up for the next one. If you like or are interested in architecture, this is the type for you.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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