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 today's Groupon: for $20, you get an indoor Chicago walking tour for two from Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour (a $40 value). Winter tours run every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour leads informative amblings through the city's weatherproof network of heated subterranean thoroughfares. Winter tours of up to 15 participants spend more than two hours treading the grounds between 111 East Wacker and the Renaissance Hotel, traversing heated underground tunnels that were developed as a weatherproof network for Pony Express riders delivering mail between skyscrapers. Notable stops include visits to the Loop's open atria, the Cultural Center's Tiffany Dome, City Hall, and the State Street Macy's. Knowledgeable guides enthrall tourists with narratives of Chicago's ascent to the title of sixth-ranked Alpha City and divulge where to find the best spots to startle passersby with echoing shouts.
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. In the winter, tourgoers 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.