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.
$25 for a Chicago History or Riverwalk Sightseeing Tour for Two (Up to $52 Value)
During the Chicago History tour, groups stroll on the scenic Chicago Riverwalk alongside entertaining and informative guides who let guests in on the background of the buildings they walk by and the stories behind the many fascinating characters that make up the city’s past. The tour makes stops at acclaimed sites, such as the McCormick Bridge House & Chicago River Museum, Trump International Hotel and Tower, and the Wrigley Building, as guides explain how the site of old Fort Dearborn became one of the nation's biggest centers of commerce and culture.
The Sightseeing Riverwalk tour wends along Chicago's other famous body of water, the Chicago River. Once home to industries that helped Chicago grow into what it is today, the river now wends past scenic cafés and green spaces that each tell a story of the city's past and present.
Dates and times vary by season; check the schedule based on dates from June 1–October 31.
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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 20 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, 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.