I have lived 38 miles from Chicago for most of my life but this walking tour has given me a whole different perspective on what I am looking at. Our guide Adam was so informative and presented things in a fresh and interesting way. I can't wait to take another tour. It was that good!!
Hillary is a great tour guide and this is an excellent tour. She is engaging, knowledgeable, and made the tour interesting and fun. It's definitely different from the usual tours. We saw several "secret" things and hidden treasures that I never knew existed, despite them having been right under my nose. Highly recommended.
Adam was a very knowledgeable, outgoing, friendly tour guide. I loved his energy and how proud of Chicago he seemed and he knew so much about a lot of things going on there. I highly recommend him and these tours to others visiting the Windy City!
Residing in California, our first time to Chicago we wanted to get a feel of the city. Based on reviews we decided on this walking tour. Hillary is very knowledgable about the Downtown area. Her genuine love of her job is very evident. Her outgoing and infectious personality made everyone feel like the tour had been catered for them. It was obvious as we entered the buildings the people who worked there were just as enamored with her. With "walkers" coming from Australia, France and various parts of the United States, Hillary was able make the tour interesting for all of us. I wish we would have had more time in Chicago to to go on some of her other tours. Definitely "Five Star Worthy." I highly recommend it.
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2019. Amount paid never expires.Not valid for foreign-language tours or private tours. Online reservation required. Reservation required. The deal does not cover Christmas Tree Crawl tour, mid-November to mid-December. It also does not apply to the Surf n' Turf (Chinatown) and Surf n' Turf (River North) tours. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Staff Size:2–10 people
Average Duration of Services:2 hours
Pro Tip:Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering:Four major tours offered; most popular is Chicago's architecture, 1880s thru today
Recommended Age Group:All Ages
Over 700 TripAdvisor Reviews; Over 97% rated Excellent or Five Stars.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Q&A with Hillary Marzec, Owner and Tour Guide
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
The quality of my tours. I know from several years of experience, being told by [hundreds] of people (meeting thousands of people each season), that my way of organizing and delivering information is not only very engaging, entertaining, and interesting, but also—and this is important for me as a former teacher—very graspable and memorable for all ages. I'm very good at making information interesting to any "students," young to old.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[I have a] passion for this subject and for teaching about this subject, and entertaining people in the process. People should learn, but enjoy it so much, the learning happens almost subconsciously.