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

From US$26.00
  • 2-hour tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Shared iPads with maps, photos, and video clips 
  • See public art by Picasso and Marc Chagall 
Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
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10:30am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 10:30am; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12pm Departure
Tour departs at 12pm; Sunday only
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Tour departs at 3pm; Thursday and Friday
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Peek inside Chicago’s storied architectural history on a 2-hour walking tour through some of the Loop’s iconic interiors. See the Tiffany & Co-designed mosaic ceiling of the Marshall Field and Company Building, the stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the underground Chicago Pedway system and more. Led by an expert guide, the tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers a half mile with frequent stops.

What to Expect

As your tour begins, admire the 'Four Seasons' mosaic by Marc Chagall at the Tower Plaza, then 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 Plaz, then 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 along the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via shared 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. 

Say goodbye to your guide and head on to your next Windy City destination.

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1 - 5 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fun and informative tour

Marie was our tour guide and was excellent and enthusiatic. Had a fun 2 hour tour inside the loop. Great insights of history of buildings and development of the loop. Explored a little of the Pedway. Great tour with a lot of walking. Highly recommend.

Thank garyv47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A surprise around every corner

This walking tour uncovers hidden gems around every corner as you wind your way around downtown Chicago. Our guide Marie was a bubbling fountain of information and contagious enthusiasm. The tour provided unique perspective on architecture, interesting bites of Chicago history, and insight into some...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharing excitement.

The tour guide was amazingly detailed in sharing her own excitement as if it were her first tour. Comparing the various tone colors, shapes, and colorful history of Chicago's architecture were highlights as well as the surprising temple in the midst of skyscrapers.

Thank Angelo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Off the Beaten Path

We were only in Chicago for two nights, one for the Kansas/Kentucky and Michigan State/Duke basketball games at the United Center the first night, and to see Hamilton the next night, so we had time during the day to explore the city. As we have...More

1  Thank Jayhawk68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago Detours Rocks!

We have always tried to do the typical hop on and off tour bus in each city we visit, but this tour caught my eye as something a little bit different so we booked it. How surprised and happy we were that we did! Instead...More

Thank Jonathan C
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this review, Jonathan! Our professional tour guides all have a passion for Chicago's history and for sharing it with our guests. We're so glad you found us and that you had a great experience. Come see us again!

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April 11, 2018|
Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
It’s a lot of walking. It was easily a mile and a half and we had to take a couple detours for the protests that were happening!
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