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Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like tours of Chicago, focusing on walking tour, self-guided bike tours and ghosts tours. Name your own price, including free. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1400 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-1548
Near North Side
+1 312-612-0826
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All reviews north loop gangster tour great tour riverwalk tour walking tour lincoln park free walking an excellent guide chicago riverwalk interesting stories highly recommend this tour two hours his knowledge river walk chicago history the gold coast hour tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful tour. Mike, our host, was passionate about his home town and brought it to life with lots of interesting facts. It was at a gentle pace and Mike made sure we were well protected against the freezing weather. A great way to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gregory H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the tour with Mike. He’s very knowledgeable about Chicago and it’s history. English is my second language and Mike was easily understood when he was talking. He gave so many tips on what to do and where to go. I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PinayMama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile I booked my Winter Architecture Tour with Free Tours by Foot. They send out a reminder a couple of days ahead of the tour. A day before the tour, our guide Sean introduced himself, gave some tips on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yuliab290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sean was down to earth and knowledgeable. Tour was super fun even in the winter and got to see some places I would have never thought to. Must do!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was awesome - I learnt so much about Chicago and its architecture and saw beautiful buildings from the inside and out. It was great to do a walking tour because we could go into the buildings’ lobbies, which was a highlight! Sean gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank F9953DVjessicad
Reviewed 16 January 2019

One cold and slushy day we met up with a dozen others, after detailed instructions emailed by our guide Bruce. He took charge with a Sargent Major voice and kept us all under tight rein. A mixture of indoor and outdoor, in the city loop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

The tour was amazing and the Sean was a great guide. He gave lots of recommendations for Chicago and building to go see! Wonderful tour and completely worth it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rena F
Reviewed 27 December 2018

We met Mike at 10am and he made everyone welcome onto the tour, taking time to find out where everyone had come from. The tour was great and included some fascinating pieces of information - he is very knowledgeable about Chicago. He took our group...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EponymousGirl
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Mike was our Free Walking Tour host. He is very friendly and knows alot about the city and its history. We saw beautiful bulidings, heard interesting stories and learned alot. I can recommend Mikes tour to anyone! He really cares about the city. Thanks for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dennisjost
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Excelent walk tour of a hidden part of the city i wouldn't get to know without the tour. Thanks Bruce, 10 points.

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 May 2018|
Response from Betsaida T | Reviewed this property |
whats your question?
20 January 2018|
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Response from 947nevat | Reviewed this property |
I agree, give what you think is appropriate. I was in a small group and it looked as if everyone gave something. I really enjoyed the guide and gave $20.
29 August 2017|
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Response from Raynmaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We did the morning inside the loop tour with Andy and the afternoon Lincoln Park tour. Be careful; some tours overlap. Expect 90 minutes to 2 hours for each tour.