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Free Chicago Walking Tours

#38 of 286 Tours in Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
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About Free Chicago Walking Tours
Free Chicago Walking Tours operates year-round interactive walking tours in Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods and sights. We are the only Chicago-owned free walking tour company operating in the city. Our tours are led by experienced, Chicago tour guides. Tours include the Loop, Chicago River, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, and Lincoln Park. We'll show you hidden gems, introduce you to the fascinating characters that helped shape Chicago, share our storied history, and point out the architecture that makes Chicago so special. Each tour last around 2 hours and covers about 1.5 miles. This is an excellent way for both tourists and Chicago locals to experience Chicago on any budget. We hope to see you on a tour soon!
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very kind guide and they find out Chicago in a different higher quality of tourism. Don’t miss this opportunity

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank delamatam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Both my out of town visitor absolutely loved this tour. The guide was humorous and knowledgeable. We saw so much. The time flew by. I learned so much myself about the city I live in and will definitely recommend this to anyone who has a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Zev K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came from Argentina and thought it would be nice to make a Free Walking Tou (we never heard of them in te states before). Totally worth it! Our guide Matt was really enthusiastic and made our tour really enjoyable. He clearly knows lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lucreovejero
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the tour today with Matt . Would recommend as he has a great knowledge to share about the underbelly of this city. Definitely worth your time spare 2.5 hours and good exercise.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TeKinga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have enjoyed the Off the Grid Tour and it met my expectations in general. I recommend off the grid tour if you want to see misterious places of Chicago.:)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Meryem C
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Meryem! Glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Crimes & Gangster Tour with Maria. She was very friendly and informative. Loved the visual aides she used and the microphone/speaker. I always find it hard to hear your guides sometimes so the speaker was an added bonus. Recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kachingbatabing
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendation!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Maria did an amazing job, provided really interesting stories about the mafia and gangster history of Chicago. We toured around inner Chicago and she gave us history of the buildings and art at each stop which was also great.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sydneyside323
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed the Gangster Tour and all the extra sightseeing. Join us on another tour when you come back to Chicago!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance for a Monday walk. The weather forecast was calling for rain but we decided to go anyway to see if anyone else would show up. 10 of us did !!....from 7 different countries. Started off cloudy...5 minutes into the walk, the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shapman
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an adventure! The Gold Coast is a wonderful place to explore rain or shine.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our tour with Paul. He gave us tons of great info about Chicago and highlighted some of the unique buildings in the city, some of which we had walked by previously and not even noticed. I would very much recommend this tour if...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kirstin2
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kirstin, Thanks so much for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the tour and your overall experience of Free Chicago Walking Tours was a good one. Please join us again if you come back to Chicago! Maria

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour with Maria ( subbing for Matt). She was really good and fun, we learned about Chicago Mob but also about the city. We love those walking tours. Planning to do another one on our next trip to Chicago.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mimmililli
FreeToursMaria, Manager at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yay! We'll see you on your next trip!

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lukewmiller
June 10, 2018|
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TA won’t let me post a URL. Type Free Chicago Walking Tours in your browser, that should bring you to their home page.
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Monesia C
April 16, 2018|
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Hello! You can reserve your spot online by visiting our website. You can click on the website from our Tripadvisor page.
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Anna K
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Hi Anna! Thanks so much for asking, we're blushing! :) Our goal is for mid April start. We should have our schedule posted in a couple of weeks. Thank you! Jeff
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