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Chicago Detours

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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
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Chicago, IL 60603-5610
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Marie was fantastic!! Loved this tour. Educational and fun at the same time. Got to see many hidden gems.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time! Interesting architecture as well as stories about Al Capone and the gangster era. The walk wasn't strenuous at all and we were able to sit down at 3 locations while we had our drinks. Chicago Detours is a very reputable...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Susan, thanks for your review! We're glad you had a good time on our Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour. We hope you can join us again for another tour some time!

Reviewed 4 days ago

A whole new way of looking at the city! This wasn't a dry and boring recitation of facts, it was a look at real history, what the buildings say, and how people interact with them. I wish every history walking tour I've taken when traveling...More

Thank Wino819
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guide, Alex, was a delight! Knowledgeable and articulate, he kept us moving and provided insights that captured our attention fully. Excellent tour with history, architecture, and a great perspective on what we were seeing. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister, my mom, and my daughter all absolutely LOVED the interior architecture tour of Chicago’s loop! Alex Bean blew us away with his knowledge and enthusiasm and we learned so much and has an absolute blast. If you are planning on visiting Chicago this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took the tour in Sept. 2018 and really enjoyed everything about it. You see Chicago in a whole new light and how it influenced the whole world from the 1893 Exposition. Steve, Vancouver, Canada

Thank Steve E
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for joining us for the tour! We're so glad you had a good time and learned something new about Chicago.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative, interesting and well presented! Elizabeth was a great tour guide and delightful person to have as a tour leader.

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining our Old Polonia and Wicker Park Food Tour, Raymond! Come see us again for another tour some time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour and found Maria a friendly and knowledgeable host I particularly enjoyed the visits to the skyscraper that is a Methodist church

Thank derekwitte
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for joining us, Derek, and for sharing this review! We're glad you had a good time and found your visit memorable. The church in the skyscraper is a true gem and we love sharing it with our guests!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable! Would love to go on another of their tours. So glad we found this tour. Very good at communicating and easy to book.

Thank Sherry P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us, Sherry. We do hope you'll join us for another tour some time! It's our pleasure to share new perspectives on Chicago history and architecture with our guests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family arranged a private tour for my 65th birthday: A mix of Bronzeville, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and Hyde Park (2 bars and food included). Amanda opened our eyes to neighborhoods we thought we knew. It was educational and entertaining and included words...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing this review! It's such a pleasure to be included in a family's special occasion. We love taking private tour groups into Chicago neighborhoods and sharing more perspectives on our incredible city. We're so glad you had a good time and learned something...More

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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.
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