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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

From USD 26.00
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Learn more with shared iPads showing maps, photos, and video clips 
  • Navigate Chicago like a local—underground via The Pedway (map included)
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
From USD 26.00
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Tour departs at 10:30am; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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Tour departs at 12pm; Sunday only
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Overview

Get an inside look at Chicago’s storied architectural history on this guided walking tour through some of the Loop’s iconic interiors. See the Tiffany & Co.-designed mosaic ceiling of Marshall Field and Company Building, the stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the underground Chicago Pedway system, and more architectural highlights. The tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers a half mile (0.8 kilometers) with frequent stops.

What to Expect

Begin your tour by meeting your guide inside the Marquette Building.

On this guided tour you step inside the Marshall Field and Company Building to appreciate the Tiffany & Co.–designed ceiling inside the atrium. Visit the colossal 50-foot-tall (15-meter) outdoor Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, and explore the subterranean world of the Chicago Pedway system, an extensive network of climate-controlled, underground concourses that connect buildings throughout downtown.

As you stroll the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via iPads showcasing archival images of Chicago with maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips.

Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a Chicago Landmark building, completed in 1897 and originally the city’s first central public library.

Reviews (142)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed today
A unique experience!

Definitely a unique way to experience Chicago, its history, and the evolution of the City and its architecture. Interactive games, photos, and videos supplemented the thorough fact-filled tour. Alex, our tour guide, was excellent - very knowledgeable and engaging. this is an indoor/outdoor walking tour...More

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Customer Service

I booked this tour from the UK because of the good reviews but unfortunately despite starting it we had to pull out because my husband was unwell. Every effort was made to try and accommodate us to rebook before we left Chicago but unfortunately we...More

Thank travelfriend10
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and entertaining

A fact- and fun-filled tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Saw places I would never have visited otherwise. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Donna P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for coming on the tour and sharing this review, Donna! We love hearing that our tour was both fun and that you learned something along the way. We hope you'll come see us again for another tour sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful!

Exceeded expectations! So much fun to see parts of Chicago that we have walked by and never seen ! We were given a map of the pedways that we will use ( especially in the winter!) for years to come. Sebastian was an amazing tour...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
Average

Although the young women was extremely friendly and enthusiastic I found the amount of information quite poor and a number of major buildings were not part of the tour...More

Thank 628florenceb
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We are disappointed to hear our tour did not meet your expectations. We say that we cover highlights as well as unexpected places in the Loop. We make sure to say at the beginning of the tour that we prefer to go in-depth on our...More

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PasDPasta
23 September 2018|
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Response from daviddT1735JS | Reviewed this property |
We met the guide in the Marquette Building lobby.
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PasDPasta
23 September 2018|
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Response from BucksUK_traveller | Reviewed this property |
We met Inside the Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, but I don't know whether this is the same for all tours.
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mugsly52
12 April 2018|
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Response from Jayhawk68 | Reviewed this property |
No. Numerous stairs although there are elevators on some parts of the tour.
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