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Holiday Lights Tour

Fantastic tour, well organized with very friendly staff. Plenty of info, snacks and games. Great... read more

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Awesome way to see and learn about some of Chicago’s holiday traditions with many surprises and... read more

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the History plus riverwalk tour. This tour was amazing. I learned so much about the history of Chicago on this tour. Our tour guide Rick was fantastic. Not only did he have the knoweldge but he also made the tour so enjoyable by giving us trivia questions and getting everyone invloved. This tour was definitely a highlight of my chicago trip and i would recommend this tour to anyone who is planning on visiting Chicago in the future.

Thank Jenny L
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Dan O, Owner at Chicago's Finest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thank you Jenny for your great review. You certainly made Rick's day and he thanks you also. We both hope to see you again on another one of our tours. Thank you.

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

We are a boutique tour company that travels all over the world all year long. We have exposure to some of the best guides in the business and Dan and Chicago's Finest are part of that club, amazing. One of the problems you have on many tours especially in busy urban centers like Chicago is hearing the guide. Dan eliminates that problem by using whisper headsets, so each person on the tour gets earphones, and Dan can speak normally into his headset and nobody misses any fascinating details.

Dan is enthusiastic, energetic and his passions for Chicago comes across as you explore the city both inside and outside of buildings. History, legend, architecture it all covered. He held the attention of our private group of 20+ travelers for 2+ hours and will be great with all group or family sizes. No need to look any further for a walking guide in Chicago, we'll be back next time.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Five of us took the "River Walk and Loop Tour" with Dan last week-end. I had been on a few of his tours before so knew exactly what a treat the tour would be, but the other four had not. They were absolutely delighted with the experience - as was I. We learned so much and also were entertained. Dan has a wonderful talent of telling stories that are intriguing and also likes to challenge his guests with fun trivia. While it was a typical noisy Chicago day, we all heard the entire tour since we were wearing headphones and Dan was wearing a microphone. I HIGHLY recommend booking any of the tours offered through Chicago's Finest Tours. Harriet R.

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

Have spent a lot of time in Chicago and wanted something different to do having done the major attractions several times over! Spouse is a history lover and found a discount ticket on Goldstar (highly recommend to peruse for Chicago activities). I am not so much a history buff but found the tour very interesting. Rick was full of tidbits of knowledge about the area and structures and even suggested a great restaurant after the tour. Make sure you get to the Wrigley Building-Peet's Coffee & Tea early, there is only a one person restroom at the meeting location and lines were long-also to get your free beverage (included in tour price). Closest train was red line @Grand with a few blocks of walking.
Rick was very personable and entertaining, offering Starbucks gift card for those answering trivia questions. The walk was very casual with a lot of standing, Rick even had umbrellas for those wanting a respite from the heat, very nice touch. Probably wouldn't be that interesting for younger kids, however teens could find this enjoyable. The one thing that could improve this tour is to invest in a microphone. At times it was impossible to hear over street and other noises and he had to practically shout rendering himself hoarse by the end. They are not that expensive and would greatly improve the experience.

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was our second tour with Chicago's Finest, and our first Riverwalk/Architectural. Dan was once again extremely knowledgable, helpful, and we had just an overall great day in Chicago!! We're already planning our next tour - Holiday Lights. Book w/Dan, you will be more than happy w/your experience.

Thank MrsD1994
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Dan O, Owner at Chicago's Finest Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2016

Sherry,

Thank you so much for your review. I always enjoy "Sherry's Gang" on my tours. I look forward to all of you on our Holiday Lights Tour later this year! Best.

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