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Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

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    What to Expect
    Get to know the history of Chicago on this educational and entertaining walking tour.

    Beginning on North Michigan Avenue in the Wrigley Building Plaza, enjoy a beverage at Peet’s Coffee and Tea while listening to the history of the Windy City. Learn how this once-swampland became one of the world’s leading cities—in just under 200 years.

    Find out more about Marquette and Joliet and Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable—plus the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair, the Union Stockyards and much more.

    See some of Chicago’s architectural monuments along the Chicago River. Walk across the famous Michigan Avenue Bridge to the pedestrian waterfront Chicago Riverwalk, with newly expanded options for dining and entertainment. Also, see the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Mather Tower, Wolf Point, Lyric Opera of Chicago and much more.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wrigley Building Plaza
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Wrigley Building Plaza
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Chicago Water Taxi
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The tour was very informative and encompassed important events in Chicago history. Cindy was friendly and sweet and made the tour fun. She is very knowledgeable and makes sure everyone has a good time.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Susan B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Just got back from this afternoon's tour with Rick. He was fun and informative, and the tour itself was a great intro to the Windy City. The riverfront is becoming a must-see area with it's new development. It was a nice length, and included a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Sheila H
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    On a miserable (outside!) day in Chicago, our guide Rick made us forget about the fog and showers with his interesting stories about Chicago's history while we walked. The guy knows his stuff, and we enjoyed learning enough of it to tempt us into doing...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Tracey A
    Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

    I’m from the suburbs of Chicago, but love to come into the city and all learn about! Have done several different tours over the years... really enjoyed this one.. Rick was our very personable guide. We walked from Wrigley Building all along the riverfront down...More

    Thank llasday
    Reviewed 26 August 2019

    Rick was a great guide and shared many facts and stories about Chicago we didn't know. We live 3 hours from Chicago and have visited many times but this was our first history tour and we really enjoyed it. Rick asked several trivia questions about...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jodie K
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    There were approximately 10 people on our tour.
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