Take a stroll through history during this 1.5-hour walking tour on Chicago’s riverwalk. Follow your guide along the banks of the river, lined with examples of the city’s famed architecture, while hearing stories about the river city’s history.
Make your way to the beginning of the Chicago Riverwalk, where the north and south branches of the Chicago River meet, to find your guide and group for the 9 a.m. departure time of your walking tour.
Take off at a leisurely pace, learning the history of the river and its development as you walk. Pass the Jeweler’s Building and the Merchandise Mart, as well as the ‘conrcob’ towers (Marina City), the Wrigley Building, and the Tribune Tower.
Listen to your guide talk about the great Chicago Fire, the Eastland ship disaster, and the reversal of the river during the 19th century. Meet up with the Lakefront Trail once you approach Lake Michigan, where you will hear about the famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and his plans for the waterfront, now fully realized years later.