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Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture
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Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture

By Intrepid Urban Adventures - Chicago
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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from
€56.73
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
€56.73
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 6-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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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
What's not included
  • Gratuity


Departure details
  • The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Return details
  • Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA Millennium Park and Michigan Ave

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5713P138

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture?
How much is Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture?
Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture price starts from €56.03. Discover and book Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture on Tripadvisor
What is the Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture cancellation policy?
Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture?
Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture is hosted by Intrepid Urban Adventures - Chicago. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Intrepid Urban Adventures - Chicago on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5713P138

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Chicago Theatre
    175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Chicago Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Chicago Pedway
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Chicago River
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Cloud Gate
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    Wrigley Building
    Tribune Tower
  • You'll end at
    Millennium Park
    Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
    Millennium Park and Michigan Ave
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Chicago Tour with Tall Dave
The tour was amazing, beginning that is very punctual. He was very patient, dedicative on its time and you recogniz
MatthewAA1992
MatthewAA1992
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Great tour!! Super informational and also fun!
Our tour guide, Dave, was fantastic! Showed us a bunch of Chicago hidden gems and kept the tour fun, informational,
brandym564
brandym564
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Great walking experience
Rich was amazing !! Very knowledgeable of the area and answered all questions, while also giving us inside tips on
TravelMonW
TravelMonW
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Food & History Tour - Excellent Way to See & Experience The City
We had a 5-star experience with Rich our tour guide! Our group was small, I think 9 or 10 in total and Rich was fu
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611dennisf
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City and Food Tour with Rich
It was just a great and personal tour within a cool small group. The locations were good chosen an impressive. The
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allenm140
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Chicago architecture and food tour.
My wife and I enjoyed our Saturday with Dave. He did a great job sharing many places with us that we wouldn't have
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Q6968CAkatieh
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Fun Family Tour!
Rich did a great job taking us to three Chicago favorites and making sure we were all served and full! Thanks for a
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Review
It was an amazing experience with tour guide Dash. He was very nice, understanding, and taught us a lot about this
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Chicago Dave
We walked, we ate. It was a good tour made great by our guide - Chicago Dave. I know, it sounds a little cheesy but
scrulox
scrulox
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The ultimate tour to experience Chicago
Rich was an experienced, passionate, and fun guide. We experienced many of Chicago's favorite stops with great comp
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Diana W
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Experiencing Chicago
This was a great way to truly experience Chicago that wouldn’t be the same as riding in a vehicle. Rich did a great
ChristieLuvs2Travel
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Great experience
This was an excellent experience. Rich was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and kept us entertained the entire time.
YogeshB639
YogeshB639
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Excellent architectural and food tour
This is one of the best walking tours we have done. Our guide Rich was excellent and very informative. He showed lo
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duked6767
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Best Chicago tour by far!!
First time in Chicago and had no clue where to go or what to do. A little nervous about booking this tour because
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Great experience and great guide. Thanks Rich!
Great experience. Our guide Rich was fantastic. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot about Chicago. We could te
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nananddougm
Marietta, GA53 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Kelly , our tour guide, was absolutely our favorite guide. This tour is good for your first day in Chicago. Kelly knows the city very well and offers so much insight to each stop on the tour. She knows the history and reveals it so easily as you make your stops. She allowed plenty of time for photos and questions.
Written 12 June 2021
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Bill_Ole
Minneapolis, MN18 contributions
Jan 2020
We took the Best of Chicago History and Culture Tour with David on January 2nd. We had a small group (6 people) which made it very easy to hear him and to navigate the streets of Chicago. David is a native Chicagoan and had very interesting information to share with us as well as great popcorn and chocolate. We wanted a tour that would give us a better understanding of what makes Chicago the wonderful city it is and he delivered. I recommend it.
Written 5 January 2020
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gedwards2007
8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Kelly was great. Listening to her talk about the history and architecture of the buildings was amazing. She's so knowledgeable. The route took us on the pedway, over bridges, on the riverwalk, a candy store, magnificent mile, and millennium park. We also walked by the Chicago river and it was beautiful. The city was quiet due to the pandemic and recent rioting but it made the tour better because we had the streets to ourselves. This tour is great way to get familiar with the area. After the tour my daughter and I were able to navigate the Loop area by ourselves.
Written 21 August 2020
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Hayley H
11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We only had a short amount of time in the city so this tour was perfect. We learned a lot about Chicago and saw some wonderful architecture that we wouldn’t never have found on our own. The little snacks were a bonus and Dave our guide was great.
Written 12 January 2023
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Marie M
Punta Gorda, FL69 contributions
Dave our guide was knowledgeable of the area. Difficulty in hearing him over all the noise. This is tour is for those who can walk a distance. Also involves stairs. Bring water. He was a great guide, patient with his customers questions and kind.
Written 3 August 2022
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Peggy
Richland Center, WI2 contributions
We learned about and saw many interesting buildings! Lots of history discussed. Fun facts told about movies and the connection to certain buildings. Our guide was a nice guy. We reccomend this tour.
Written 22 March 2021
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Stephanie S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Our guide, Lara was phenomenal! I would tour with her anywhere. She made us feel comfortable and welcome. Great mix of history, fun facts, & hit all the important places. Us South Carolina girls had a ball. Thank you so much!
Written 26 September 2021
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ItchyFeet319
Appleton, UK162 contributions
Nov 2019
We've now done +10 trips with Urban Adventures around the world and this was one of the best.
It was a great combination of culture, architecture and food - and we had done separate food and architecture tours on this visit and there was almost no dupilcation. The "off the beaten track" objective was delivered again as we saw and learned about a whole bunch of things we'd missed during our previous wanderings.
David was an amazing guide - so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and he made a real difference.
Thanks Urban Adventures and David - you had a real impact on our time in Chicago
Written 8 December 2019
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barrystauffer
Alexandria, VA84 contributions
Nov 2019
David gave us a wonderful tour of Chicago. It was nice to see the Macy's (Formerly Marshall Fields) Christmas decorations and many famous architectural features that we would have missed on our own. Highly recommend booking a tour with David.
Written 24 November 2019
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dinaesther
Parkland, FL50 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lora did a great job showing us the city center city of Chicago. We walked over three miles and covered so many different and interesting sites...the tour included a nice boat ride along the river and stops to taste great popcorn and chocolate. Lora was very engaging and knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun. The price of the walking tour was reasonable, the size of the tour was small...this was much better than the free walking tours that are usually much larger in size. She shared quite a few interesting tidbits and stories about the history of Chicago. This tour was a great way to see the highlights of Chicago in a relatively short amount of time. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 12 July 2019
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