$13 for One Ticket to a Multimedia Guided Walking Tour from Chicago Detours (Up to $26 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Choose between two tours
  • Multimedia experience
  • Educated, experienced guides

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per visit. Subject to availability. New clients only. May apply value toward 'Jazz, Blues and Beyond' tickets. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Chicago the easy way with today's Groupon: for $13, you get one ticket to a multimedia guided walking tour from Chicago Detours (up to a $26 value). The value of the Groupon may be applied towards the value of the "Jazz, Blues and Beyond" bus tour, which runs through September 10, 2011 ($70).

Founded by Amanda Scotese, a former researcher and tour guide for PBS travel celebrity Rick Steves, Chicago Detours caters to curious visitors and locals alike, informing and entertaining Chicago's history-hungry. Tours are shepherded by experienced guides and iPads, which display photographs, film footage, and Pac-Man to provide tour-partakers with media-rich, info-taining experiences. During the "Inside the Loop: Explore the Unexpected" tour, participants discover overlooked architecture, meander through the Pedway's underground passages, and uncover "shh"-inspiring secrets, such as an unusual church hidden in a skyscraper and the pool of pickled relish lurking beneath Daley Plaza. On the "Good Times Around Michigan Ave" adventure, guests fill their brain buckets with information about prohibition, theater, and social clubs while visiting sites of both elegant and debaucherous soirees past and present.

Chicago Detours

Founder Amanda Scotese, an avid traveler and freelance writer for Rick Steves's renowned travel guides, delegates sure-footed guides to lead sightseers to iconic landmarks and down the back alleys and lesser-known nooks of the Windy City. Tours probe the ins and outs of the Chicago's neighborhoods, such as the Loop, where they fill eyes with the sights of world-renowned architecture and minds with the secrets of the Pedway, an underground walkway that connects buildings throughout the business district with the Ninja Turtles' lair. The Historic Chicago Bar Tour, born of Chicago Detours' desire to spread knowledge of the city's entertainment history, takes tour-goers to three historic bars in an exploration of how the city had fun. Private group Jazz, Blues & Beyond tours explore historic neighborhoods on the North and South sides, and include diversions such as harmonica lessons from a bona fide blues blower. Chicago Detours also offers private-group tours for birthdays, family reunions, and corporate team-building exercises. Private group tour options also include Meat History of Fulton Market and Chicago Neighborhoods and Cultural Diversity.

Customer Reviews

Interesting facts, beautiful sights, energetic guide! Look forward to another tour in the future!
William S. · August 9, 2014
Great tour, very interesting!
Kat B. · January 31, 2014
Great tour, excellent tour guide! Me and my fiancé had a great time!
Jennifer T. · January 20, 2014
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Near North Side

    435 N Michigan Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60611

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  2. 2

    Loop

    10 S Dearborn St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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