Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour


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Informative guides lead visitors through Chicago's heated pedway with stops at iconic Chicago landmarks or pub-crawl hotspots

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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.

Choose Between Two Options

Knowledgeable guides lead informative amblings through the city’s weatherproof network of heated subterranean thoroughfares. Winter tours spend more than two hours treading the grounds between 111 East Wacker Drive and the Renaissance Hotel. During History Lovers sessions, conductors shepherd expeditions through the Cultural Center’s Tiffany Dome, City Hall, and the State Street Macy’s while dispensing enthralling narratives of Chicago’s tumultuous ascent to the title of sixth-ranked Alpha City. Alternatively, Pedway Lovers tours equip wayfarers with routes across the system’s 40 blocks of tunnels, concourses, and skyway bridges, stopping occasionally to show the best spots to startle passersby with echoing shouts.

After sipping a complimentary first beer or well drink at Houlihan’s at the start of the Pedway Pub Crawl, strollers embark on a journey to the Hyatt Big Bar, Swissotel’s Currents, Fairmont’s Aria, and Tavern at the Park, punctuated by riveting tales of Chicago’s triumphs and tragedies. During the walk, a Second City trivia challenge gives attendees the chance to earn prizes and prove they know which Styx song is represented by each of the stars on the city’s flag.<p>

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. In the summer, they head out into neighborhoods like historic Pullman, or wind along the Riverwalk in search of architectural marvels. 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.

Customer Reviews

Very interesting to learn so much about how Chicago began. Our tour guide was exceptional. He knew this historical city very well!!
Lynne G. · August 8, 2014
Was short but fun
LAURA A. · January 11, 2013
Excellent tour...our Tour guide was very informative and entertaining
Barbara A. · September 9, 2012

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