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American Walks

Chicago, IL, USA
About American Walks
American Walks specializes in Chicago Walking Tours. One of our owners has over 25 years of experience as a fine-dining manager, wedding coordinator, bartender and tour guide. His co-owner is a Chicago area native with over 12 years of experience in the Tourism and Hospitality industries. After years of working for other people they decided to combine their Passion for Chicago's history, food & drinks with their love of hospitality and they started American Walks.
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Discover the sights and flavors of Chicago on a 1.5- to 2-hour tour via the underground Pedway. The subterranean tour is the perfect way to explore the city without exposing yourself to the elements. Follow your guide to Macy's, the Thompson Center, City Hall, and more. Along the way, whet your appetite with Garrett Mix popcorn, artisan sandwiches, and frozen kefir. The 4pm tour on Friday also includes a wine tasting.
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90 to 120 minutes
from $50.00
Eat your way through the Magnificent Mile’s most delectable chocolates and sweet treats on a 1.5-hour tour. Visit popular venues, including Ghirardelli and Candyality, along with up and coming artisanal shops. Devour chocolate, gourmet cupcakes, and more along the sugary route. The itinerary is specifically designed to keep you out of the cold and inside warm shops as much as possible.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $50.00
Surround yourself in the Windy City's architectural gems on a 2-hour walking tour. Follow your guide past noteworthy landmarks and lesser known gems. Then visit the Chicago Cultural Center, also known as The People’s Palace, and marvel at the Randolph Street entrance, Grand Army of the Republic Memorial, and more. Beginning at the Clark Street Bridge, the tour concludes next to Millennium Park where you can continue your day of sightseeing.
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2 hours
from $25.00
Chicago River Walk
Take a tour along Chicago’s newly renovated Riverwalk. Learn about the history of the Chicago River and how it served a pivotal role in the growth of Chicago. See a piece of the World trade centers crumpled steel as well as pieces of the Berlin wall- Germany, The Great Wall of China, The Taj Mahal- India, Cave of the Nativity- Bethlehem, the Great Pyramid- Egypt and the Parthenon- Greece. Go inside the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and see the river from high above.

We end with a stop at one of the riverfront bars/restaurants for your choice of a craft beer or glass of wine (soft drinks for the kids) paired with some light appetizers.

Guests are encouraged to hang out, eat and/or take advantage of exclusive drink specials for our groups. 
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2 hours
from $85.00
Taste and sip your way through one of Chicago’s top neighborhoods on a 3-hour food and wine tour. Your culinary excursion is set in either River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Andersonville, or the Gold Coast. The tour takes you to three to four locations, where you can enjoy various wines paired with cheese, cured meats, and more. Children are welcome and tasty options are available to suit any dietary restrictions you may have.
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3 hours
from $120.00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son was gifted a groupon for the haunted walking tour for his birthday/8th grade graduation. We did have to reschedule due to our own conflict and a cancellation from the company. In our reservation email they clearly stated what would cause a cancellation to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just did the Haunted Chicago Tour last night. Brought 3 teenage girls. We all had a great time! Greg was a great guide! Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be aware. Unless there are SIX people booked on a tour the will cancel you with two days notice. You have no way to know ahead of time how many people have signed up, so don't make plans with this company unless you are prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

I booked the Donuts and Sweets tour for my family, since we all love donuts and thought it would be a special event. The donuts were good, but ultimately we only received 2 donuts each and it cost us $50 per person plus a requested...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

We booked a tour last year with American Walks and it was cancelled shortly before it was suppose to begin. We rebooked this year and arrived early and stayed half an hour after it was suppose to begin. No one showed and we did not...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

This is the 3rd time our Pizza Tour has been cancelled! It was cancelled last weekend and I asked for a specific date that they would be having this tour. They assured me that they had 9 people signed up for this Sunday; therefore, i...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ChiTourGuy, Public Relations Manager at American Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

I'll leave the Tour Guide mention aside (since it was me) but I do appreciate the feedback. As far as today's tour (Sunday 4/14) it is cancelled due to the extreme weather we are experiencing today. Please contact us to reschedule when you are ready....More

Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed our afternoon with our tour guide Greg! Very friendly & knowledgeable! All the samples were fabulous. We plan to book another tour & hope Greg will be our guide 😀

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ChiTourGuy, Manager at American Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Sounds good to me! Looking forward to Spring/Summer tours in 2019.

Reviewed February 18, 2019

I just want write and tell how great of a time we had today. Gregg was great really connected with everyone. I had my niece and nephew with me and they could stop taking about how much fun they had..thank you for making this a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ChiTourGuy, Manager at American Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thanks for letting us know. I remember the kids were having a good time...they even laughed at my corny jokes! Hope to see you again when it's warmer.

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I bought through Groupon a Chicago chocolate tour for me and my wife. Bought babysitters. My wife pumped milk. We got 4 kids so this whole thing took a lot of planning. The day before for no reason they just cancel it. Merry Christmas. Want...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The wording on the site is very misleading. It states you can pick the day and time for the tour. After you register then you get an email saying to call or email them to reserve your spot. After you do that they send you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ChiTourGuy, Manager at American Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

This situation is likely the result of: Buying a Groupon (or other third-party seller) BEFORE looking on the website for dates and availability...we can't guarantee the information on third-party websites is completely accurate.

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First, it would depend on the time of year. Haunted Hyde Park tours only run during October...but private tours are an option. The rest of Chicago has some really great ones; Ursula Bielski wrote the book, literally, on... More