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Chicago Detours

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This is not your grandma's architecture tour! Our award-winning guided tours of Chicago’s architecture, history, and culture bring curious people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. With Chicago Detours, you'll explore downtown and...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chicago, IL 60603-5610
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy tour but rich of information about Chicago architecture you don't see and appreciate unless someone point them out to you. Great experience and well designed. You will be entertained and will learn interesting facts about Chicago. Our tour guide Elizabeth was top notch.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our fourth time using Chicago Detours for company outings. And their new Northwest Side Neighborhood Bar Crawl was a great way to explore some hidden gems. With so many neighborhoods changing -- there is still so much history to learn. Of course, there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fun time on the tour. We saw lots of things we never would have seen if we hadn’t taken the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun! At one point we had to do a type of...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review and these cool photos! We love hearing that you had fun and enjoyed the experience. We'd love to see you again for another tour some time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to get to know the city through historic details and stories. Our guide was excellent and pointed out several architectural details that we would have missed otherwise.

Thank Katie P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie, thanks for sharing a review of the Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour! We're glad you enjoyed all the architectural details so many people walk past every day without noticing! Thanks for coming on the tour with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company just went on the Winter Holiday Walking Tour with Drinks and had a blast! It was either our third or fourth private group tour w/ Chicago Detours and they've all been awesome. It's always fun to get out of the office, learn about...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review! The tour you experienced was our brand new Northwest Side Holiday Bar Crawl, available for private groups. We're so glad you enjoyed it and had a great time with your team exploring Chicago's neighborhoods!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 hours walking architecture tour was very ,very interesting .2 h wasn’t enough ,there was so much to see.I would do it agin

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming on the tour and sharing this review! Come back for another tour and explore even more of the city with us some time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was more than I could've hoped for. Our guide, Elizabeth, knew her stuff. I've been to Chicago a million times, but she showed me things I'd never seen before. The influence of the World's Fair is all over the city, but I didn't...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this review! We like to say we share stories and places that even locals don't know, and it sounds like even as a Chicago expert this tour found ways to surprise you! I hope you'll join us for another tour the next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the Northwest Side Neighborhood Holiday Bar Crawl with my company as a team building event a couple of weeks ago. I am a self-professed history nerd so I loved that Amanda (our tour guide) took the time to become acquainted with a quirky...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us for the Northwest Side Bar Crawl, Julia! We love hearing that we've impressed history nerds! We think this new tour experience is a fun and interesting way to get out into Chicago's neighborhoods and bond with a group. Thanks for sharing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was very informative. Even though it is titled "interior", there is time spent outdoors so I would suggest dressing for the weather.More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for joining this tour and sharing this review! This tour stays indoors for most of the time but does pass outside a few times, so thanks for passing on that recommendation. We definitely encourage our guests to prepare for the weather, but we try...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a phenomenal insight into the Colombian Exposition and it’s relationship to Chicago’s development as a world class city. She really knew her stuff and presented it in a truly wonderful interactive way.

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review of our 1893 World's Fair Walking Tour! We love digging deep into the World's Fair's history in Chicago through the downtown buildings we explore on this tour. Thanks for joining us!

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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner | Property representative |
Our public tours can vary in size, but we limit the overall group size to 14-20 guests.
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