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Lance was a super host! Chicago Greeter is an excellent program!!!

This was our very first visit to Chicago and we were impressed by all that this beautiful city... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joanne W
Great overview of Chicago history and culture

My wife and I kicked off an Illinois Route 66 trip by spending our first day in Chicago with our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jay W
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Chicago Greeter highlights interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-945-4231
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our very first visit to Chicago and we were impressed by all that this beautiful city offers! We want to thank our Greeter, Lance, for a very informative and enjoyable tour of the fabulous city. We loved all the buildings, lobbies, art installations...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I kicked off an Illinois Route 66 trip by spending our first day in Chicago with our Chicago Greeter Bill. We never expected the depth and breadth of our learning! We walked, rode the"L" and took buses over nearly six hours. Bill...More

Thank Jay W
Reviewed yesterday

WOW! is all i have to say! i made arrangements to meet our greeter, it was so easy. I didnt even know of the offering but so happy to hear about it. We met Sue she was so kind helpful and knowledgeable. We had a...More

Thank Angelcross3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were shown the highlights of downtown Chicago by Jim. His knowledge of the city, particularly the architecture was fantastic. We really enjoyed the places he took us and the details shared which was a great introduction to Chicago. Would highly recommend!

Thank Erin_in_Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the pleasure of using this service when we went to Chicago and it was perfect! We enjoyed an incredible historical overview, visited several places that we would not have seen otherwise. Bill was able to show us beautiful places, provide us with interesting...More

Thank Pierre7601
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews we requested a Greeter Visit 2 months before our arrival in Chicago. Our second preferred date was quickly scheduled and we confirmed immediately. Our greeter, Tom Petkus contacted us by email straight away with some suggestions and we also provided more...More

Thank dands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Chicago river walk tour with our guide Sherry (sorry if I misspelled that). She was very sweet and had a lot of knowledge about the city. It was interesting, fun and beautiful.

Thank Veerle G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a wonderful hour riverwalk tour with our guide Sherry. I live part time in the city and like to learn more to share with company. A Free Tour was Perfect and I have some new nuggets of information to share with my...More

Thank lonestartoni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had used the Greeter program in New York and knew how great it is, so as soon as we knew we were coming to Chicago, we booked our Greeter visit. Jim, our Greeter, knew so much about his city. He enthusiastically walked us around...More

Thank RosemaryLT
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not recommend Chicago Greeters more highly. My Greeter, Alan Ayers, sent me pre-arrival emails to warn me about the Chicago weather (I'm a southern Californian) and propose an itinerary with several alternatives. On the tour, he was a vast fount of information, enlivened...More

Thank LindaV1004
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
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
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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19 June 2018|
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Response from N T | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, you must put in a request 10 days before you arrive to Chicago. Hope this helps!
Chuck M
26 March 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
If you would like to have a Greeter show you some of your interests for 2-4 hours please submit a visit request at our Chicago Greeter website.
13 September 2016|
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Response from Katie L | Property representative |
Please visit our Chicago Greeter website to submit a visit request.