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Chicago Greeter
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“free service”(75 reviews)
“the loop”(225 reviews)
“cultural center”(114 reviews)
Chicago Greeter highlights 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-945-4231
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 25, 2011

We had a great introduction to Chicago by John Osbolt. We left it up to John as to what to show us and he was gracious, kind, and so accommodating to our needs. The service started even before our trip with John introducing himself via...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I made the arrangement w Chicago greeters weeks before and received 2-3 email confirmation/ reminders about the tour. When I arrived 5minutes prior to the meeting time, I was told to wait for my assigned greeter. I gave the greeters name specifically. After 20-30 minutes,...More

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GreeterChicago, Manager at Chicago Greeter, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2014

Once in awhile a Greeter becomes ill or in this case was injured and not able to meet their guests. We do our best to contact the guest, an email was sent at 9:30am to alert them about their 1pm Greeter visit. We try to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chicago is my spirit city. Every two years I am able to visit and rejuvenate. In September, I met Christine and she shared stories & fun facts of “her” Chicago. I enjoyed every moment and every tangent our planned tour ended up taking. Christine &...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I found this service online, researching our planned trip to the US. It sounded too good to be true, but no. Easily done, no problem, good communication and Roger's proposed 2-3 hour program became 3 1/2 hours of information, education and entertainment. This has been...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tom was a fantastic tour guide! He personalized our route based off of my interests and where I had already been in the city, making sure that I got to see new neighborhoods. His knowledge of the history of the city and architecture was expansive,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We met our wonderful Greeter Christine Kandaras and asked her to show us around some blues venues. Christine showed us around some lovely places that we would not have found on our own, and explained the history. She also included a visit to Cindys Bar...More

Thank cathytrudgill
Reviewed 6 days ago

My greeter Susan Murphy was an entertaining, flexible and knowledgeable guide. She took me and another visitor to very interesting places and filled the conversation with stories and fun facts. I'll definitely recommend this service to my friends!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met Tom judge. He showed us around river and old town area. Very enjoyable and interesting. Fountain of knowledge. Thanks !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four adults spent four fascinating hours with Bill B., a volunteer with the Chicago Greeter initiative, a free service. We started in the Chicago Cultural Center with a brief history of the city and then went on a walking tour of some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom Judge was our tour guide for our Chicago Greeter tour. He was extremely knowledgable and helpful. After 5 minutes it felt like touring with an old friend, One of our party is a retired NY firefighter and Tom took special interest in showing us...More

Thank Voyage49272
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to go on a one-on-one tour with Tom N. and it was really outstanding! He started out with a quick history of Chicago before we set off to walk through Millennium Park, then to the Gold Coast, and finally Old Town....More

Thank TheColossusOfGout
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met with Bobbie who was a local lady and upon meeting, found out it was a personal tour, just us! She tailored the trip to show us things we had not seen and took us to Millenium Park, the Chigaco Atheletics Association as well...More

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from N T | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, you must put in a request 10 days before you arrive to Chicago. Hope this helps!
Chuck M
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
If you would like to have a Greeter show you some of your interests for 2-4 hours please submit a visit request at our Chicago Greeter website.
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Please visit our Chicago Greeter website to submit a visit request.