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Second City Tours

100 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
+1 773-754-7562
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Beware, this is a scam, the owner Jason, is a thief

I bought tickets for the riverwalk tour, made reservations, which they cancelled the day of, citing... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
dmkcc
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Chicago, Illinois
Serious fail!

I booked chocolate tour and it was cancelled at the last minute due to low number of participants... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
jthuynh12
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Fullerton, California
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Second City Tours is a great way for locals and tourists alike to explore some of our countries great cities! We love food, fun and exploring the "REAL" side of Americas cities. Our tours all go to locations with authentic city fare, some quite famous and many others are little known gems. We get thousands of locals on our tours and most of them find new favorite spots they have never been to before. Most of our tours include food and on most you'll get stuffed, so come hungry. You will learn some great local history and customs while tasting some of the United States most authentic foods. Our super friendly tour guides love sharing stories about each stop as well as the history of some amazing landmarks you will see on your journey. Each one of our tours is personally created by the owner and founder of Second City Tours. His years of tour experience as well as over 2 decades as a bartender and restaurant manager in some of Chicago's top spots, ensure a wonderful experience for you. He works with some of the finest establishments to provide you with the best experience possible.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible36%
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“pizza tour” (4 reviews)
“our tour guide” (23 reviews)
“mini cupcakes” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2078
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

I bought tickets for the riverwalk tour, made reservations, which they cancelled the day of, citing not enough interest...but we had the minimum amount for a tour just with our group, we tried to reschedule, but they ignore my email requests (they have disconnected their...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

I booked chocolate tour and it was cancelled at the last minute due to low number of participants. I called several times, left messages, and sent emails in order to just to book another tour using my cancelled tour credit. I ended up booking a...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Used a Groupon bought tickets and we were at designated spot. Another couple was there too and no one showed up. Went in to the nearby restaurant and were told second city tours stands people up all of the time. Got back and got an...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We had a great time at the Second City Classic Food Tour with our guide Alex. The food portions were extremely generous, for example, at our first stop at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, each person received a full slice of deep dish pizza with sausage. Food...More

Thank Caroline D
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The company cancelled the "Chocolate Crawl" tour in Chicago on us with less than 24 hrs notice (it was a Saturday reservation). I called the company and they said they had another "Chocolate Crawl" taking place the next day, but it was full to capacity...More

Thank R. Scott T
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

I am now going back and forth with Groupon to be refunded since I booked it for a vacation in New Orleans and they cancelled the tour. I would never recommend booking with a tour company that cancels last minute with no easy way to...More

Thank mschenley
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Apparently sometimes these people show up and other times they don't. They didn't with us. We scheduled the Chocolate and Cocoa saturday morning tour. I registered and received the confirmation. That morning we go there at least 20 minutes early, waiting around for someone to...More

Thank supalaba
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Amber, our super enthusiastic tour guide, did an excellent job of guiding us through the Gold Coast District and Old Town. She was very informative. We loved all of our food tasting spots especially our introduction to deep dish pizza! This tour was a great...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Beware! Purchased and BOOKED the Italian Food Tour, took the train all the way downtown chicago with my mother in law only to be stood up! Nobody showed, nobody called and nobody emailed. There were others there that we met there that were waiting as...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

My wife and I were given a Groupon for the 90 minute Chocolate Crawl (aka Tour) and, judging by other reviews, we were lucky that our guide (Brent) showed up. We visited the Ghirardelli store (the store gives a free sample to ALL customers), Chocolate...More

Thank Dedgehog
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