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Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

Illinois, United States
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Discover the true story of Chicago’s history and learn how this once-swampland became one of the biggest and most-popular cities in the world on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Hear stories about the Windy City’s past — from the Fort Dearborn Massacre to the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair and much more. Stroll the streets, across the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the Chicago Riverwalk and beyond. Also included: a personal, pictorial view book to compare the city’s past with the present plus a headset to hear the guide clearly.
  • Enjoy a historical walking tour of downtown Chicago
  • Compare the city’s past with its present
  • See some of the city’s most popular attractions and landmark locations
  • Pictorial view book plus headset included
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. A personal view book will be provided as a keepsake to compare Chicago’s past with its present.
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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Peter Herbert C
, Oct 2016

Great tour... good fun, informative, incredible City. What more can I say... Ah yes, Rick.... fantastic guy!

Denise M
, Sep 2016

Great way to learn and understand Chicago history with Ric, who kept us amused. Three hours well spent.

Kristijan V
, Sep 2016

Amazing respect

Carina D
, Aug 2016

Rick was a great guy - classic, crusty Chicagoan - he was very knowledeable, friendly and entertaining. He kept everyone engaged.

Brenda D
, Aug 2016

Very informative Our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. I'm not at all a history buff but, I my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Chicago's history and highly recommend this tour.

Julie G
, Aug 2016

Excellent tour. The guide was so informative. Highly recommend this tour.

da l
, Jun 2016

Rick is great and full of enthusiasm while explain the Chicago history. I would highly recommend to anyone who visit Chicago and interested in knowing a bit about history. it so worth the money. Thank you again Rick and all the best!

Product code: 5664P16

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