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Chicago Greeter

77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
+1 312-945-4231
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Great Tour From A Great Guy

Met up with Randy for a great 4 hour tour of the City. This guy really knows his stuff! Email... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2015
Claire J
Banff National Park, Canada
via mobile
A wonderful free tour!

I booked with them few days prior to flying to Chicago. The program is run by volunteers and is... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2015
Islamabad, Pakistan
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Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special 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 orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.
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“free service” (63 reviews)
“the loop” (198 reviews)
“cultural center” (100 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-945-4231

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Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Met up with Randy for a great 4 hour tour of the City. This guy really knows his stuff! Email communication prior to the tour to make sure it was tailored to suit our interests was first class. We also got an email after the...More

1  Thank Claire J
Reviewed September 2, 2015

I booked with them few days prior to flying to Chicago. The program is run by volunteers and is totally free. Jim Perry was not only an excellent guide to the city but a true "greeter". We visited almost the whole of downtown and the...More

1  Thank Dr_Babar_Khan
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

This is less of a tour and more of a wander around the city with a friend. We spent an amazing 4 hours with our Greeter, Doug. He took time to understand what we wanted to get out of our time with him and was...More

2  Thank Thenormsk
Reviewed August 30, 2015

We learned about the Greeter Program, through reading the Chicago Tripadvisor Forum. We signed up several months in advance. What a wonderful introduction to Chicago itself and the friendliness of the people of Chicago. Our guide (Janice) was excellent and she had a "trainee" (shadow)...More

2  Thank MarlySF
Reviewed August 30, 2015

An outstanding service provided to Chicago visitors. FREE... no tips accepted. Hard to believe. However, these well educated, articulate, friendly and Chicago-wise volunteers really love this city. My volunteer Sue M. was so pleasant, educated and really clued me in on how to navigate and...More

Thank Jinka1950
Reviewed August 27, 2015

This tour is free. Your tour guide will be someone who lives in & loves Chicago and will be tailored to your personal tastes & interests whether they are directed toward sports, the arts, Chicago's amazing architecture, or the international communities in this city. It...More

Thank Sparky399
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Larry Ambrose provided us with a delightful and highly knowledgeable tour of downtown Chicago. Chicago Greeters is a free service which matches local residents with tourists seeking walking tours of various areas of Chicago. We had originally planned to tour another neighborhood, but Larry was...More

Thank Mick L
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome start to our trip. We met our 'greeter' peter on our first day of our route 66 adventure. He was very knowledgeable and took us to places that we would never find on our own. He went above and beyond to ensure...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband and I always take walking tours in the cities we visit. Usually, we end up with quite a few people and sometimes it is hard to hear the tour guide. I found Chicago Greeters on Trip Advisor. I filled out a request form...More

Thank swm4life
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Sherry, our guide shared her knowledge and love of Chicago in a way that made our trip memorable. She took us through the downtown and pointed out the architectural and historical details, both older and modern.

Thank PaulM4P
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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Chuck M
March 26, 2017|
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Response from GreeterChicago | 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 GreeterChicago | Property representative |
Please visit our Chicago Greeter website to submit a visit request.
Andrew T
June 6, 2016|
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Response from GreeterChicago | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Greeter service. Visitors can request a Greeter visit once during their stay in Chicago. Greeters can help you with itineraries for the remainder of your time in Chicago.