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This was a SIX star experience! Our guide, Alex Bean, is so knowledgeable about Chicago history, architecture, and culture. He shared stories that I imagine few Chicagoans even know. We had 2 ipads to easily share among the 8 of us: historical photographs, closeups, etc. Visiting some of the major sights with Alex provided extra insight: Cultural Center, Marshall Fields, etc. He also took us to the Temple Building, 22 floors of office building built in 1922, but complete with a beautiful church on floor one and a spire. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants a great intro to Chicago.
Our guide was upbeat, full of great information, the tour was fast-paced, we covered some really interesting territory, and I would highly recommend this excursion, company, and the guide in particular.
Paul is a lively, personable and very prepared guide
There wasn't a question he could not answer.
From the awesomeness of the Cultural center to the brawny architecture of the modernists he knew it all
Trip was good intro to Chicago architecture and history for group from different places and with different expectations and experiences
This trip was one of my highlights of our short stay in Chicago. Our guide Alex was great and made the tour informative with plenty of local knowledge. Highly recommend!
Fantastic tour of some wonderful Chicago gems with Pawel who was extremely well informed and entertaining coupled with multimedia extracts that added so much colour. Highly recommened.
Very well informed guide and a really interesting tour. Loved the commentary on the ex Marshall Fields Dept store. The pedway history was intriging and visiting the old Library was special - the most amazing Tiffany mosaic decore
It was an awesome experience and I highly recommend taking the tour. Informative, fun and interesting .
I had a lot of fun, the walking was interspaced with long explanations. The guide was friendly. knew his stuff.
Basically. exactly what was promised.
Knowledgeable guide in Alex comfortable pace, and we even went back to experience the Chapel in the Sky. Thank you!
Fascinating tour, very knowledgeable guide with great attitude. Easy walking from one stop to the next. Definitely wouldn't have discovered any of these places on my own.
Our guide had a great personality and was very knowledgeable. It was a fun experience!
Very interesting tour. The iPads with various pictures and video clips were a nice addition. Would like an additional tour in the various lobbies of old buildings in the loop area.
It wasn't what I expected.-hoped to see more historic interiors, however really like the variety, especially the Methodist church and the pedway system. Whoda thought????
Put on your walking shoes!!!! This tour is terrific! It's fun, it's interesting, it's informative. Our guide Alex was the best. He obviously loves what he does, loves Chicago and enjoys passing his knowledge on to others. The two hours goes by in a flash. Just as a side notethe tour ends at the Chicago Cultural Centerit is stunning!!!!!
Alex was really informative and knowledgeable. It was really interesting. The stories he told about the buildings and the people behind them were engaging, leaving you to want more
This was a great tour with a very knowledgeable and excited tour guide. We saw great inside architectural sights with accompanying history and cultural information. Not strenuous although some stairs. While not a specific part of the tour we walked by the studio of NPR Story Corps. OUr guide pointed out sights in the neighborhood as well.
Really enjoyed this tour. Paul was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable. He shared some great insights and the buildings we saw were all beautiful. Going inside the buildings gives you a very different perspective of Chicago.
I'm a 45 year resident of the Chicago area and I had no idea about the architecture we learned about on this tour. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and added little tidbits along the way. I am taking the grandchildren on this tour this summer. Chicago is a wonderful place to visit and live and there is so much to learn about this great city. Thanks for a great day.
Elizabeth did a great job of engaging us and making the history and architecture interesting.
Our guide, Pawel was so informative. No question was too much. So glad to discover these 'behind door' wonders of Chicago
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