Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

Chicago's Finest Tours, Inc.

What You'll Get

Meet your guide at 1pm at the Wrigley Building Plaza, pick up a beverage from Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and listen as they introduce you to Chicago: a city that, in the space of only 200-odd years, grew from a swampy backwater into one of the world’s alpha cities. As part of the tour, you’ll be provided with a keepsake view book full of archival photos that will help bring Chicago’s rich history to life.

As you walk through the city on this 2.5-hour tour, your guide will share all kinds of fascinating Windy City tales, and will point out a number of famous landmarks. After a stroll across the city’s famous Michigan Avenue Bridge (recently renamed the DuSable Bridge), you’ll have the chance to meander down the Riverwalk, the city’s newly completed pedestrian walkway that hugs the Chicago River.

Admire the riverside sights, and learn about everything from Chicago’s early settlers to the Fort Dearborn Massacre of 1848, from the Great Chicago Fire to the 1893 World’s Fair. Your guide will also host trivia games — with prizes — to keep you entertained as you meander.

Finally, after an exciting walk along the river, hop into a water taxi and speed back towards your starting location at the Wrigley Building Plaza. All visitors are supplied with headsets to best hear the guide, and a restroom and refreshment intermission is also included in the tour itinerary.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Keepsake view book

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point
Wrigley Building Plaza

Departure Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Wrigley Building Plaza

Voucher Info
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