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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop provided by Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop
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99% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Follow your guide off the tourist trail, and bypass closed doors
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the lavish interiors of some of Chicago’s most spectacular buildings when you book this architecture-themed walking tour. Meet your guide in the Loop, and set off on foot. You’ll venture behind closed doors to see the architectural highlights that aren’t easily visible from street level, from the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome to the art deco flourishes of the Chicago Board of Trade Building. As you go, learn more about the Windy City’s wealth of history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn all about Chicago architecture and history as you go
  • Discover the interiors of many of the Loop’s key buildings
  • Explore on foot to get up close and personal with the sights
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn all about Chicago architecture and history as you go
  • Discover the interiors of many of the Loop’s key buildings
  • Explore on foot to get up close and personal with the sights
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30994P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Board of Trade Building
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 425 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605, USA Meet in the plaza in front of 425 S. Financial Place, near the large metal horse sculpture.
  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Board of Trade Building
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 425 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605, USA Meet in the plaza in front of 425 S. Financial Place, near the large metal horse sculpture.
  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    425 S Financial Pl
    425 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Meet in the plaza in front of 425 S. Financial Place, near the large metal horse sculpture.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chicago Board of Trade Building
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Downtown / The Loop
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
    See address & details
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Steftree
5 contributions
It was a great experience to peek inside some of Chicago’s iconic buildings. Kylie did an excellent job keeping our tour group of 16 engaged and laughing. She gave enough time for individual exploration of room details so I never felt rushed. We also viewed several outdoor art locations, which was a treat. I would highly recommend Kylie’s tour for anyone who wants to see unique areas of Chicago.
Written September 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zoe M
Athens3 contributions
Apr. 2022
I took a trip to Chicago in April 2022, and I was looking to take a tour with a local, knowledgeable tour guide to learn more about the gorgeous landmarks in the Loop. I was impressed with the exterior of the Chicago skyline, but I wanted to take a peek into the interior and get a feel of the decoration. Lo and behold, I came across Inside Chicago Walking Tours, and I wasted no time booking the Dazzling Interiors of the Loop tour with Kylie as our tour guide. Well, what can I say? Kylie shared so much valuable info on the various decorating styles and the history of each building. She was kind and patient and answered all our questions with a smile. I'll definitely pick Inside Chicago Walking Tours again next time I visit this magnificent city!
Written May 7, 2022
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Alexis W
5 contributions
Sep. 2021
We took our tour on a Thursday which meant our small group was comprised of our party, one additional guest, and our fantastic guide, Kylie. We covered so much ground in a two-hour period – literally and figuratively! From the Chicago Board of Trade to the Palmer House Hotel we saw beautiful interiors with a history on how they came to be and look as they do now. Kylie was wonderful about answering any questions that came to mind on our journey and giving us time to appreciate and take photos of each uniquely beautiful place we visited. This was such a fun way to explore the city while getting to view architecturally magical places we would never have found on our own.
Written October 13, 2021
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MelindaS
Dallas, TX8 contributions
My husband and I recently took this your on a weekend trip to Chicago. Hillary, the owner, gave us a personal tour of many different buildings all around Chicago. She even tailored our tour to things we were interested in which made it even more enjoyable. She was very knowledgeable about the Chicago’s architecture and gave us so much history about the city while we were walking. We ended the tour at the Chicago Cultural Center which is full Tiffany glass all over the interior. She was very easy to talk to and told us about many other things that were fun to during our stay in Chicago. I highly recommend taking this tour!
Written May 6, 2022
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Jean Mitchell V
2 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was great, it was exactly as other 5 star reviews said it was. Our guide was Kyley (I don't remember if that's how you write it,). She took us inside several lobbys and buildings while informing us with great knowledge of the type of theme, styles and historical facts of everyone of the places that we visited. As someone who has never being a real fan of arquitecture beyond basic things, I was mesmerize. The tour was light, relaxed, fun (she had a upbeat personality and was very eloquent). And it lasted a good while. Wear comfortable shoes, cause you are going to walk. And because you obviously walk outside, take an umbrella in case it rains. Overall, it was a great experience. TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT.
Written October 24, 2021
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David A
Saint Charles, IL1 contribution
Dec. 2021
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Chicago. Hillary, our tour guide, is a wealth of knowledge. Another member of our group was an architect and there was no question she couldn't reliably answer! My teenage daughter loves history and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Hillary did an amazing job of telling the story of these historic buildings and the people behind them while weaving in fascinating flourishes of information along the way.

The duration was also perfect. Highly recommend this experience!
Written December 27, 2021
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Thomas K
5 contributions
Aug. 2021
We were a group of four friends and we all thought the tour was excellent. Hillary is very knowledgable about Chicago architecture history and provided terrific background and insights about how Loop-area design evolved and changed in the city post the 1871 fire. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend the tour.
Written August 29, 2021
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Matt
1 contribution
Jun. 2021
Adam was an enthusiastic and entertaining guide. He took us on a thoughtfully planned tour of buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century and put each in context. So I think it’s a great tour to take early in your trip to Chicago because it helps you get your bearings and understand this city’s history and identity.
Written June 26, 2021
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Eric T
Detroit, MI86 contributions
The tour wasn’t able to enter the Rookery building, because of protest later that day. Hillary our guide did a phenomenal job at explaining the architecture as it relates to the different time periods. Her tour is only available on Saturdays. She had an additional information picture book of prior buildings. She explained in great detail the constructs of each building as it relates to surrounding architecture. You will experience great interiors, and become well informed on the architecture of Chicago.
Written August 30, 2020
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I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour, Eric, and I hope that you and Arlene will come back and take another tour with me on your next anniversary trip. It's admittedly tough for me to get docked even one star for something that wasn't in my control, but I do understand that you were expecting to see the Rookery's interior -- which we have been able to do every Saturday outside of this one day -- so I do understand the less-than-perfect rating. I apologize again that that day's scheduled protest in another neighborhood unfortunately affected our access to a regular tour spot. I was just as surprised (and disappointed!) as you. But I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the stunning interiors on the tour, and I hope you got some great photos! :) For future customers, please note that this was a one-time access issue that is EXTREMELY rare. In fact, in 6 years of doing my tours, it was the first time it had happened. It is definitely not indicative of regular tour operation.
Written August 31, 2020
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Julie S
Cedar Falls, IA11 contributions
Sep. 2021
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour! We have visited the city regularly over the past 16 years, and have done many different kinds of tours - this ranks as one of our favorites. I loved being able to see the "hidden jewels" of the city - the interiors of the buildings that people walk by every day and don't even realize they are there. We look forward to taking other tours from Hillary.
Written September 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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