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Chicago Detours

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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This is not your grandma's architecture tour! Our award-winning guided tours of Chicago’s architecture, history, and culture bring curious people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. With Chicago Detours, you'll explore downtown and...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Chicago, IL 60603-5610
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-350-1131
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a unique way to experience Chicago, its history, and the evolution of the City and its architecture. Interactive games, photos, and videos supplemented the thorough fact-filled tour. Alex, our tour guide, was excellent - very knowledgeable and engaging. this is an indoor/outdoor walking tour...More

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 3 days ago

My office has done a few tours with Chicago Detours as a private group outing and had a great time with them. Besides the culture and history aspects, we also love the scavenger hunt that got built in with the tour - we always enjoy...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently took this walking tour as a company outing. It was really nice to see a side of Chicago that I hadn't been to before. My group really liked the included scavenger hunt--it got competitive, great for team-building. Especially liked the The Cabin at Old...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The guide spend time showing videos, and we visit too few buildings. Otherwise she was competent and explained clearly .

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Thank DayTrip68314491284
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been on a couple of team-building tours with Amanda at this point, and loved every minute. A great way to get our team out of the office and bonding over some drinks and fun facts. We saw some places that I never would have...More

Thank Nomad113927
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome way to tour the city, learn the history and have a few drinks! My tour guide was super knowledgeable and very passionate about Chicago. I would 100% recommend to anyone vising the city who has a love for history! Only improvements could be a...More

Thank Excursion51784047916
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was excellent, My guests were from Baltimore and thought the tour was very well done and the guide was well informed. He answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this company and take a tour from them again. My guests can't wait...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us and sharing the experience with your guests! It's great to hear it sparked everyone's curiosity to keep learning about Chicago.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fact- and fun-filled tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Saw places I would never have visited otherwise. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Donna P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks very much for coming on the tour and sharing this review, Donna! We love hearing that our tour was both fun and that you learned something along the way. We hope you'll come see us again for another tour sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Historic Chicago walking bar tour. It was ideal for our family, including older members who don’t fancy too much walking or need a regular break. The bars visited were varying and interesting, we particularly enjoyed the Billy goat tavern! Our guide, Morgan,...More

Thank LydiaW552
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us Lydia! We're so glad you had a good time and that the whole family enjoyed the tour. Come see us again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a native Chicagoan who spent several years living in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area. I love history and story-telling so I was excited to get the opportunity to learn more about this neighborhood through the walking tour led by Chicago Detours. Elizabeth was our...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for joining us and sharing this review! We love hearing that we've given locals a new perspective on the city. Hope you'll join us for another tour some day!

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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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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner | Property representative |
Our public tours can vary in size, but we limit the overall group size to 14-20 guests.