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Free Chicago Walking Tours

#40 of 219 Tours in Chicago
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2123 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6187
Lincoln Park
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+1 847-875-5655
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Maria did a wonderful job! I’ve been a couple different walking tours in Chicago, but have never experienced the pedway before. Learned a lot about Chicago. Great way to learn about Chicago and stay toasty warm in the winter months! Please tip these guides appropriately...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 132perih
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike provides a lot of interesting information on today’s life in Chicago as well as historical facts that explain why the city played such an important role in the development of the region. All of this is done with an international flavor as Mike speaks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

If you want to have a deeper understanding of Chicago history and culture, it is a great journey to take. Tour guide Is really friendly. You would never discover the hidden gems without such a local guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolyn C
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for touring with us and we couldn't agree more - there is no better way to see Chicago than with a local guide!

Reviewed January 4, 2019

I contacted Free Chicago Walking Tours late in the day to inquire about scheduling a Pedway tour for a large group the next afternoon. Jeff replied promptly and, after inquiring about the needs of our group, very quickly secured a tour guide, Maria, for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy S
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for your kind review, I am so glad to hear that your group enjoyed themselves. It's not often we receive a review for a private tour so this is really nice to see. I sure do hope we have...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time! Maria was knowledgeable about the city and was able to show us a lot of interesting spots within a short time. Will definitely take another tour! Thanks Maria!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jiani S
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hi Jiani! Thank you for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful New Year!

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Maria was awesome, very knowledgeable and personable. The tour itself was excellent, covering many aspects of the Pedway and Chicago history. Over the years we’ve done the boat, bus, bike and Segway tours, and were looking for something unexpected. Maria knocked it out of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank megan7420
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hi Megan, this is such a nice review. We pride ourselves on the quality of the guides and the tours - it means a lot to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much. Have a great 2019!

Reviewed December 17, 2018

I was looking for something different to do in the Loop area and happened on the Free Chicago Walking Tours and the Pedway Tour. That's right, Free. What a great idea! While the weather was good, this would be a terrific tour in more inclement...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James W
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hi James! Thank you so much for your review and we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our newest winter tour of the underground pedestrian walkway in Chicago. This is one of our favorites! I laughed when I read your comment about the weather. It's...More

Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Perfect way to get a glimpse of downtown Chicago from the ground up, literally! Mostly an indoor tour, don’t worry about the cold! Paul was an amazing guide, humorous and informative. I highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry I
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hi Barry! Thank you for joining our Pedway tour, it really is a great way to experience Chicago and get out of the cold! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review as well!

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I really appreciated how informative our tour guide was for are tour, I was actually unaware of, how much of Chicago was underground and connected in a crazy way. I absolutely love how insightful the gentleman was in providing all the connections of government and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PATU L
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi PATU L, That is such a kind review you left. Thank you for choosing us and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Paul was great, learned a lot from him and didnt suffer from the citys cold. Everything was perfect! Thanks a Lot

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 971agusd
Jeff M, Owner at Free Chicago Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi Agus! Thank you so much for the review, Paul will love seeing his name called out!

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lukewmiller
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Vickiln | Reviewed this property |
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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Mokpana
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
March 2, 2017|
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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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