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Chicago's Finest Tours
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The Pedway and Loop History and Architecture Tour
Ranked #7 of 170 Tours in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour is now Chicago's Finest Tours! We are Chicago’s most dynamic and fun entertainment activity option! We offer our guests highly passionate and energy-packed activities ranging from walking tours to bus tours. We distinguish ourselves by providing our guests captivating storytelling, keen visualizations and infectious enthusiasm! Our mission is to ensure each guest walks away with a smile on their face and better understanding of our amazing city!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Don't miss this tour”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Not wanting to spend an evening walking around downtown Chicago in the freezing weather, we opted for taking the Pedway Pub Crawl. We have visited Chicago many times, but never knew the pedway existed. Our tour guide, Dan, increased our knowledge of Chicago's history, and the wide, wide world of sports by asking trivia questions and supplementing the answers with interesting
information about the city. We met some great people on the tour and even spent an extra hour at a bar with them after the tour ended. I don't write many reviews, but I had to write this one because this is one activity you don't one to miss, Chicago resident or not. We hope to take another tour
from this company the next time we get to town.

Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Exploring Chicago's Down Under”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I'd worked in downtown Chicago for 15 years and, during that time, I'd used the underground pedway system, so I wasn't planning to learn a lot on this tour. Some visiting friends found information about this attraction online and wanted to give it a try. I decided to join them. And I'm glad I did. Turns out the pedway system consists of almost five miles of pathways. I was familiar with some of the three miles we walked during the tour but much of the terrain was new to me and it was pretty fascinating. Our guide was friendly and fun and made the walk a real adventure. We toured on a very frigid day but the walkways were fairly warm and most of us ended up carrying our coats during most of the tour. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and get some exercise. A perfect winter adventure.

Visited January 2014
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64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing sights sites”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Dan gave a perfect tour. He entertained us, educated us, made us laugh, played games, rewarded us with gift cards, got us food samples. Heck we even got our exercise. I want to do all of his tours. I would highly recommend this to everyone. A plus dan. Keep up the exemplary work

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

My husband and I live in Chicago and we've been trying to do new things around the city. I found out about the pedway tours and thought it sounded interesting. Chicago's Finest Tours is a class outfit - our guide, Dan, was absolutely fantastic. So entertaining and engaging, he was just a bottomless well of interesting facts and information about the city, and we learned so much. We covered about two-and-a-half miles of the pedway system - it was so cool. I've lived downtown for 15 years and knew nothing about the pedway or the history or buildings associated with the whole system and now I know all kinds of little tucked away secrets! Highly recommended, and we're going to sign up for Chicago's Finest's pub crawl next! :)

Visited January 2014
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Palatine, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“From a Swamp to 7th Alpha City in the World”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have lived in Chicago almost my entire adult life and thought I knew all there was to know about Chicago's history. Was I wrong! Not only did I learn Chicago's amazing story, but it was fun! If you are into history or just what to be entertained, (will not give away the goodies) take this tour! This is a must for every Chicagoin and every visitor. Be prepared to enjoy yourselves, laugh, learn and walk away with a greater appreciation for Chicago and it's rich history.

Visited December 2013
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