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Walk Chicago Tours

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
+1 708-557-5400
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Pilsen Neighborhood

I work at Elmhurst College and we held an alumni event with Walk Tours Chicago. Over 25 alumni and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Villa Park, Illinois
Tiffany Glass, The Loop and more!

Yesterday three friends and I took a combined tour of the loop with Judith and we had the best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Walk Chicago Tours is a privately owned walking tour service known for its personal amenities, experience and reasonable rates. Its concierge-like treatment of all of its guests, and the ability of its experienced guides to engage visitors through skillful story-telling have set standards in Chicago. It offers a "no-gimmicks" product delivered in an engaging and professional style. Personal treatment for guests begins at the outset of their day. If you are staying at a Loop area hotel, your guide greets you in the lobby to begin your tour experience. If you are a disabled tourist or have special needs to be addressed, Walk Chicago Tours devises a completely accessible itinerary at no extra cost. There is also no combining of groups or joining groups with strangers. Each tour reservation is a private promise...only your group with your own private guide(see FAQ page of their website). Guides at Walk Chicago Tours have been carefully chosen based upon their natural ability to engage visitors and to narrate historical facts,culture and urban lore. The company motto, "A Story on Every Corner", is typical of the ownership's insistence that Chicago's history,its neighborhoods,its culture and urban lore be delivered to visitors in an entertaining and informative manner that appeals to a wide array of groups. In fact,several of the guides are former teachers with years of experience at engaging listeners. The result has been the reputation that Walk Chicago Tours is Chicago's most competent story telling ambassador. No service is more zealous about wanting you to leave Chicago loving Chicago as much as they do. And, they attempt to do this at a price that fits the budget of every visitor. Large groups are accomodated by the use of multiple guides. See their website and visit their FAQ page for answers to most of your questions. Email or call and they will respond immediately. .
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78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
Downtown / The Loop
+1 708-557-5400

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work at Elmhurst College and we held an alumni event with Walk Tours Chicago. Over 25 alumni and friends came out on a beautiful Saturday in May and the tour could not have been better! Terry and his two colleagues were incredibly kind, knowledgeable,...More

Thank kiley17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday three friends and I took a combined tour of the loop with Judith and we had the best time! She has a hundred stories and a few "insider" gems about Chicago which will have you laughing, wow-ing and eager for more! I've lived in...More

Thank Andie1040
Terry S, Owner at Walk Chicago Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Andrea, Please accept our most sincere gratitude for your generous review. We are indeed fortunate to have Judith Dunbar Hines on our staff. Like all of our guides, she epitomizes our passion for our great city. We are very pleased to know that you recognized...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one thing to wander around the streets of Chicago trying to make sense of the city and quite another to see it with a guide whose fascinating stories let you in on how many of the buildings, public art and parks came to be....More

Thank jwileyd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Last Saturday Judith gave us a wonderful tour of Pilsen and left us so full we skipped dinner that night! I had arranged this tour for two out of town family members who know Chicago well but didn't know much about Pilsen. They learned a...More

Thank aacruiser
Terry S, Owner at Walk Chicago Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Our most sincere gratitude for your generous remarks. Judith Dunbar Hines is indeed a true Chicago culinary ambassador and one of the strongest of our attractions. She is indeed a "treasure" to us and to the City of Chicago.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

My sisters, mother and I took a walking tour of Pilsen. Our tour guide Jim was wonderful. He was knowledgable and thoughtful. The tour was easy to book and Terry was very responsive. I would highly recommend these tours.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We scheduled a Spring Break trip with our son and his girlfriend for mid-March thinking that the weather would be mild, especially since Chicago had no measurable snowfall in January and February. Needless to say Mother Nature did not cooperate. The few days before our...More

Thank KYTomBenton_Kentucky
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We took a tour in the loop with Terry with our kids age 9 & 10, and we all loved it. From my initial phone conversation through the end of our tour Terry bent over backwards to customize a great tour that appealed to all...More

Thank anonymouspuppy
Terry S, Owner at Walk Chicago Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

We are most grateful for your generous remarks. Both of the children were wonderful listeners. And all of you were the kind of clients that sustain us as guides and motivate us to do our best. Knowing that you love Chicago as we do, keeps...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We took a historical walking tour of Pilsen with Terry Sullivan. It was a birthday gift for my uncle who is a Chicago historian, but Terry was on his game! We started at the Thalia Theater and wandered all over the neighborhood from street art...More

Thank Chris-The-Nomad
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary last Saturday and decided to set up a tour based on the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor. Our expectations were far exceeded for this experience with James. We started at the Chicago Cultural Center, then...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I'd been to Chicago many times, but always either of that airport to hotel, walk to a steak house, then back to the airport and out variety or, when visiting friends or family, limited to one of the unique neighborhoods in Chicago, like Andersonville. All...More

Thank Harvey G
Downtown / The Loop
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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
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Terry S
are there tours after dark ?
7 February 2015|
Response from Terry S | Property representative |
Wallking tours fater dark encounter a distinct disadvantage.....only partial visibilty of architecturala and public art aspects. None of our tours begin after 4:30pm during spring summer and fall months nor after 2 pm... More