Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $36 for the Chicago Underground tour for two (a $72 value)
- $32 for the Signature Architecture tour of Chicago for two (a $64 value)
- $25 for the Chicago Loop tour for two (a $50 value)
Focused on downtown’s historic skyscrapers, the Chicago Loop tour visits buildings erected in the wake of Great Fire of 1871. Sights include the Manhattan Building and the lobby of the Rookery, designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. On the Signature tour, guides likewise spotlight Chicago’s 140-year arc of design stretching back to the Great Fire, chronicling its destructive yet purging properties. Tourists sweep along lower Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive on the Underground tour before shooting down tunnels that stitch together the city’s subterranean fabric.
The Chicago Loop tour is 75 minutes long; the other tours last two hours. For a complete schedule of tour dates and times, please follow the individual links above.
Chicago Savvy Tours
Chicago Savvy Tours’ knowledgeable guides unearth the Windy City’s gritty and occasionally hilarious history as they lead groups in and out of architectural landmarks during walking tours heralded by CBS Chicago as one of the city’s best. Tours wind past distinctive architectural works such as Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium building, the Mies van der Rohe–designed Federal Plaza, and the John Hancock building, named after the inventor of autographs. Year-round tour dates are available, with the heaviest rotation of times in the summer. Children are welcome, though like politics and prescription-drug ads, most of the content appeals to adults.