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Chicago Greeter

77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
+1 312-945-4231
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We met with Paul in Cultural Center, saw Tiffany's dome then went to see the Bean in Millennium... read more

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What an amazing free service. We had a wonderful guide who you could tell truly loved Chicago and... read more

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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.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (210 reviews)
“free service” (67 reviews)
“cultural center” (105 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-945-4231

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Reviewed yesterday

We met with Paul in Cultural Center, saw Tiffany's dome then went to see the Bean in Millennium Park and Art Institute Of Chicago Modern Terrace and visited Palmer House Lobby, saw Peacock's door, then visited a high-rise terrace saw millennium park from above finally...More

Thank halukermis
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing free service. We had a wonderful guide who you could tell truly loved Chicago and enjoyed sharing his city with you. Lots of local knowledge and history. Made some great recommendations for food as well. Would recommend this to anyone coming to...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was a little skeptical that a free tour of Chicago would be very good. I was totally wrong! Our greeter, Jack, was a Chicago native and knew all kinds of history about the city, it's buildings and it's inhabitants. We learned and saw so...More

1  Thank TripinOnTheEarth
GreeterChicago, Manager at Chicago Greeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your five star review! You had is one one of our great Greeters!, we have over 200! A native that has so many stories about Chicago. So glad you enjoyed your time in Chicago and with your Greeter!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fantastic (better than words can express) service for my German speaking relatives. Our guide was organized, informative, fun and spoke German. I would recommend this to EVERYONE who visits Chicago. Also, Free, but we would have paid for this volunteer organization. Thanks.

1  Thank Barbara P
GreeterChicago, Manager at Chicago Greeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad when are able to accommodate the language request of our visitors! Our Greeters love their city and want visitors to be welcomed and enjoy Chicago!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Dave Miller was a great guide for my group from Kyiv.We came to increase our experince in architecture for professional work in my company "Archimatika".We asked Dave to show us the most interesting non-touristic places .We had seen Chicago inside-the oldest retro shops,university's halls, Tiffany's...More

Thank Ksenia P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved the Chicago Greeter. Our guide tour, Paola Bortolin was perfect. She was very friendly and helpful with us. We had a great time together. Thank you very much Chicago Greeter.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our very first experience with a Greeter program anywhere. And what a perfect experience! Our compliments to the matchmaking qualities of the organizing people. Richard, our Greeter, just fitted perfectly. Having taking into consideration our wish list, we spent an amazing almost 5...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Signing up for Chicago Greeter was the best decision in my visit to US. Our guide Roberta was so full of knowledge of the Chicago history, architecture, art, as well as current events and trends. As a history buff I had a blast in our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I had a great day with Sherry Hirsch - she was so obviously and rightly proud of her city and this came out throughout the tour. She had an excellent understanding of the history and development of the city and we spent...More

Thank hcockwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the first minute the guide Judith was very attentive and informative. She told me about Chicago's history and showed me a lot of tiny details of the city, things that only a local person could know. It was a very good 5h-tour and I...More

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Chuck M
26 March 2017|
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Response from GreeterChicago | Property representative |
If you would like to have a Greeter show you some of your interests for 2-4 hours please submit a visit request at our Chicago Greeter website.
13 September 2016|
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Response from GreeterChicago | Property representative |
Please visit our Chicago Greeter website to submit a visit request.
Andrew T
6 June 2016|
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Response from GreeterChicago | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Greeter service. Visitors can request a Greeter visit once during their stay in Chicago. Greeters can help you with itineraries for the remainder of your time in Chicago.