A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Get a few steps closer with this Groupon.
$20 for a 2.5-hour Chicago History/Pedway walking tour or Pedway Lovers walking tour for two (up to a $60 value)
While strolling through the Pedway's network of heated tunnels, corridors, and sky bridges, entertaining and informative guides share vivid anecdotes that bring to life Chicago's journey from swampland to world-class metropolis. The Pedway Lovers tour concentrates even more attention on the mostly-underground maze of food courts, train stations, and small shops while still working in plenty of history as groups venture through parts of the Aqua building, City Hall, and the Thompson Center, among other landmarks. The history tour runs Wednesdays–Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. starting on November 1, and the Pedway Lovers tour runs Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. starting on November 2. Guests may upgrade to the Pedway Pubcrawl for $18, or Pedway Brunch Tour for $25.
Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour sometimes features discounted prices for children and seniors.
Chicago's Finest Tours
The history buffs of Chicago's Finest Tours lead engaging and dynamic tours of two very different parts of the city. During the summer, intimate groups of up to 15 traverse the various walkways of the bustling yet majestic riverfront or climb aboard a boat for a sunny river voyage, soaking in vistas of Chicago's many architectural wonders. In the winter, tour-goers head below the sidewalks with torch in hand to explore the troll-populated tunnels of the Pedway, Chicago's underground network of shops, hotels, train stations, and eateries. Regardless of the tour, the knowledgeable guides engage strollers in a two-way conversation about the Windy City, enlightening audiences with historical yarns and humorous anecdotes. Their specialty tours include a history and holiday lights tour, and a 2013 team challenge that sends groups of sightseers on a secret mission.