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“Great time with our Greeter, Susan”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chicago Greeter

Chicago Greeter
Ranked #5 of 170 Tours in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.
Canby, Oregon
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great time with our Greeter, Susan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a great service! Our greeter Susan, met us in the lobby of our hotel and took us on a walking tour. She was very knowledgable, friendly, and fun.She tailored the tour to meet our group's demographics - 18, 22, 32, and my husband and I. We saw many great landmakrks and learned a lot of the history that went with it. She had tickets to use on the train, which the boys used to go to the United Center later that evening for a hockey game. She made sure they knew where to get on and get off. We ended up at the Hancock Tower Signature room for lunch, and we insisted she join us. It was time well spent - and a treat for all of us.

Visited December 2013
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Omaha, Ne
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“This is such a Great Way to see the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

My husband and I had 3 days to spend in the city. We had already done many of the main attractions and wanted to go in to the different communities, but didn't feel comfortable doing it on our own. We met with our Chicago Greeter and spent about 4 hours with her talking, taking the 'L" to 3 different villages and walking around, talking about the history, restaurants, housing, and what types of things we could safely do. Also instuctions on the L and Buses. It was enjoyable and so helpful. I would definately recommend this service.

Visited December 2013
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Northern California
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Loved Our Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is an excellent service that city of Chicago provides. We took our tour the day after we landed and it was a great introduction to Chicago. Our tour guide Paul was very knowledgeable and catered the tour to what we were interested it. He was very flexible. He showed us around downtown and educated us about all the buildings and architectural details that we would have probably never noticed ourselves. Since it was a snowing day he made sure that we were never out in the cold for too long which was definitely appreciated since we were not used to that kind of weather. In California our idea of cold is very different. The highlight of our tour was definitely visiting the Art Institute of Chicago and going to Cloud Gate/Millennium Park. I did not realize how many famous works and artists are showcased at that museum. There is something for everyone's taste. The park itself is also beautiful especially in the winter time. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Paul and now have a new appreciation for the city. I would love to do this again since every tour is different. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great way of knowing Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

A friend and I were greeted by Sofia, a very nice bilingual guide who showed us Chiago's main attractions and was able to provide very useful maps and guides concerning what was going on that weekend. She spent 3 hours with us walking around and showing some of the best things in the city. I highly recomment Chicago greeter as a free, insightful and fun way to know Chicago!!

Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“DO IT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Chicago Greeter tour is a great service that the city of Chicago provides. A local took me out for the morning/afternoon, educated me on a lot of the architectural details of the buildings comprising The Loop downtown. We also rode the train to Andersonville, shopped along the street, had lunch, and explored the neighborhood. It was a great experience and Stu was a great guide!

Visited November 2013
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