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Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture

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Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
  • Take in Chicago’s architectural highlights in just a few hours with a guide
  • Immerse yourself in the best of Chicago culture and discover why Chicago’s art, food scene, and architecture is one of a kind
  • End at Millennium Park to relax along Lake Michigan or explore the museums
  • A small-group tour for more individual attention and a flexible pace
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
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Friendly Local English-speaking guide
Discover Chicagos’ incredible architecture both old and new
Enjoy stunning river views
Taste locally made chocolate from a Chicago staple
Taste local tradition: Chicago-style popcorn
Pass by where Chicago Theatre where musical Chicago was filmed
A stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue
Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
The Chicago Theatre , 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

10:00 AM
Millennium Park , Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA

Millennium Park and Michigan Ave

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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, Oct. 2021
Our tour was changed a few times but I have no doubt it turned out exactly how it was supposed to. We ended up havimg Kelly as our guide (this was a change) and she was phenomenal! Her knowledge, stories and insights of the city were so intriguing! My only suggestion for her is a list of suggestions even if she emailed it text it to those interested after the tour. She was SO GOOD at trying to personalize each group with where we were staying but she had SO MANY good suggestions it was impossible to remember them all. She was truly fantastic though!
Wonderful tour!
, Sep. 2021
The amazing architecture and history of the city was amazing. Our guide, Kevin, did a wonderful job with so much enthusiasm!
Great Chicago tour!
, Aug. 2021
My fiancé and I had a fantastic time on this tour! Lara was our tour guide and she was fantastic! Such a great personality and so knowledgeable regarding the city Chicago! We had so much fun! Highly recommend!
Enjoyable walking tour.
, Aug. 2021
Kelly was a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Learned many fun facts about the Windy City. One improvement would be headsets to block out street noise and make it easier to hear the guide.
Informative AND fun!
, Jul. 2021
We’ve been to Chicago many times, but this was the first time we’ve gone on a tour. Wow! Certainly worth it! We learned so many new and exciting things that we’ll definitely be utilizing in the future. The guide was very informative, but he also made everything fun. The flow was perfect and we got a great mix of history, architecture and fun facts. Great time!
Great experience
, Jul. 2021
Historic buildings. Tiffany influence chocolate and popcorn— tour guide render was quite knowledgeable and great for our teen grandchildren to relate to
Barrel Bus Bash
, Jun. 2021
Too much fun driving in the barrel bus meeting new friends and tasting new beers. I definitely recommend this activity when visiting Chicago. The driver/guide was very personable. The beers were great and I discovered some delicious cider ales. A must!
Chicago in a day
, Jun. 2021
Had a great time with this tour! Even though it was amended, so much was packed into 2.5 hours! Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun that people who weren't a part of the tour were stopping and asking for more information themselves! We were able to see so many sights as well. Be sure to dress comfortably as there is alot of walking and maybe have some water on hot days, but overall it was a great experience. Mom and I learned so much and had a blast! Great way to get a good over view of the city and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to others either!
History and views of Chicago with Lara
, May 2021
Lara was a great guide and showed us parts if Chicago I hadn’t seen before! Be sure to check out the Tiffany ceiling at Macy’s!!
Seeing the City differently.
, Apr. 2021
I had a great time. Im from Chicago but haven't spent much time downtown. It was like seeing the city with a new set of eye's. The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient with the group. I really recommend it.
, Mar. 2021
The tour was awesome. The guide was very informative. There was three of us and we were only given one bag of popcorn. That's my only complaint
Great tour
, Feb. 2021
Great knowledge of the city and some cool events that helped shape the layout of the town. It was neat to see Macys and the walnut room all decorated for Christmas.
More than we expected.
, Dec. 2020
Great history! Walleck was an amazing guide! We upgraded for the food. 100% worth it! Popcorn, hot dog, Lisa’s, Italian beef and chocolate cake!
, Nov. 2020
I absolutely loved everything about the tour. Amazing tour guide! And also made me realize that Chicago has a lot to offer
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Not an architecture tour
, Oct. 2020
Tour guide was super friendly, but This tour said you got either a Ferry or Subway ride.... did not get any of them. Also, nothing on architecture on this tour, just history. The popcorn and chocolate is to share, you dont get your own.
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Chicago Insights
, Feb. 2020
We enjoyed a wonderful tour with Wallach! He was very accommodating, making sure we had opportunities to warm up along the way. We knew nothing about Chicago and we were delighted with the information, interesting facts and stories Wallach shared with us. We highly recommend this tour!
1 traveller found this review helpful
Muy amable el guía !!
, Jul. 2021
Disfrutamos mucho nuestro tour ,como si estuviéramos conociendo Chicago con un amigo! Y eso es lo más padre , que te hagan sentir así ! Gracias !!

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