Without proper guidance, tourists are liable to get lost in concrete jungles and sideswiped by fast-paced locals swinging from block to block via coaxial cables. Bushwhack through the urban brush with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour walking tour for two from Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour (up to a $30 value), which starts and ends at the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Tickets for children ages 3 and under are free. Tours run from March 15 to December 1 on Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
The knowledgeable guides of Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour lead sightseers on customized, informative amblings through the historic Chicago cityscape. During jaunts that typically cover about two miles in two hours, guides prompt a two-way dialogue with tour groups of no more than 15, offering intimate insight into the Second City’s development, from its gangly adolescence to its senior yearbook “Biggest Flirt” superlative. The history tour spouts Chicago's rich lineage of colorful characters, legendary buildings, and landscape-altering moments against the backdrop of the Chicago River.
For mid-trek nourishment, opt for a weekend installment with a noon brunch tour—starting June 4—that breaks from bipedal exploration to enjoy pre-ordered portions of authentic Chicago fare and a chance to snag a prize in the trivia challenge. Beginning June 3, summer café crawls welcome the weekend with Friday evening installments of historical knowledge at 5 p.m., adding three beverage stops to the informative mix. See Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour's schedule for additional information.
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.
Near North Side
NE Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601Get Directions