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

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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 20-12-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-12-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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.
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  • 1
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Chicago Board of Trade Building
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Rookery Building
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Marquette Building
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Chicago
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
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Highlights
  • Follow your guide off the tourist trail, and bypass closed doors
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
425 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Board of Trade Building
  • Entry/Admission - The Rookery Building
  • Entry/Admission - Marquette Building
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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WonderingTravels wrote a review Dec. 2020
Missouri15 contributions7 helpful votes
Hillary is extremely knowledgeable on her history of the origins of Chicago's greatest known famous foods. So much history, so little time. Great detail was given to each famous topics such as the Chicago hot dog and Italian beef sandwich.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ali A wrote a review Nov. 2020
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What a fun tour! Hillary sure does know how to show you some of Chicago's best stops! Truly things I've walked right by before and this tour was such a great reminder to stop and "smell the roses"!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Shane wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Hillary, our Tour Guide was fantastic! Very personable and knowledgeable about Chicago Architecture and the different styles in the 4 buildings we visited. I would highly recommend this tour to both out-of-towners and Chicago residents alike.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Emily Jo wrote a review Sep. 2020
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This tour is a MUST for locals and visitors alike! I learned and saw things in buildings I’ve passed dozens of times but never noticed! Hillary is a fantastic guide, even tailoring a few of our stops between buildings to the interests of our group. The tour felt incredibly safe
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Becca P wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Hillary was the perfect guide! Very knowledgeable and welcoming! She had a ton of great suggestions and knew so much about Chicago! I would recommend her tour to anybody!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Zoom tour of Chicago
Hillary provided an understandable description of architectural styles and then used several requested buildings as
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Carol’s Zoom
Hillary provided an incredibly memorable, entertaining, and very informative tour of Chicago’s landmark buildings f
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Excellent
Our family had a virtual Zoom tour of inside Chicago. Hillary customized our tour to highlight specific buildings.
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celestethelibraian
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Fantastic Tour
My library had Hillary do a virtual tour of Chicago during Christmas for us, and it was fantastic. The tour brought
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Beautiful holiday look at Chicago.
The background, pictures and music so well put together for a beautiful colorful virtual tour. Merry Christmas to
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Spectacular Virtual Tour
Excellent virtual tour through Wheaton Public Library! Can’t wait to go in person! Hillary is very knowledgeable, a
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Amazing virtual tour
Just finished a private custom virtual tour with Hillary. She is deserving of all of the accolades she has receive
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Awesome Virtual Architecture Tour
Hillary is such a great storyteller and kept my interest during her whole presentation. I really liked how she focu
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FANTASTIC Virtual Tour!
Fabulous and Fun- Hillary is masterful as a storyteller and treasure trove of information and tidbits both of histo
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Virtual Chicago River Architecture Tour
Hillary is a knowledgeable and personable virtual tour guide! Learned a lot and now want to head downtown! Loved th
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An Armchair River Trip to Remember
I did the virtual Chicago River Architecture Tour offered through the Wheaton Public Library. I have been on many C
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Great Virtual Event!
I did a Chicago Food Tour with Hillary Marzec. She was great. I found her engaging and interesting. I was wanting
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Virtual Chicago River Architectural Tour-Parkland College
Having been on a Chicago River Architectural tour several times, I was eager to learn about the happenings along th
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Walking tour of Chicago worth every penny
Our guide was Hillary Marzec. She was the best. I can't wait to come back to Chicago to experience more! Thank yo
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Celebrating Christmas in Chicago
The Virtual Holiday Tour of Chicago was wonderful! I learned much about the origins of Christmas traditions in C
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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