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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

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Get an in-depth look at Chicago Loop architecture on a walking tour that takes you inside landmark buildings in the design-rich city. Appreciate the interiors of the Marshall Fields Building, Chase Tower, Chicago Cultural Center and more, plus see public art by Chagall and Picasso. Stroll through elegant lobbies, under glittering domes and into the sprawling network of Chicago Pedway tunnels. Your expert guide shares insights about the city’s diverse architectural styles and history, bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus.
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Learn more with shared iPads showing maps, photos, and video clips 
  • Navigate Chicago like a local—underground via The Pedway (map included)
  • Choice of multiple departures to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Begin your tour by meeting your guide inside the Marquette Building. On this guided tour you step inside the Marshall Field and Company Building to appreciate the Tiffany & Co.–designed ceiling inside the atrium. Visit the colossal 50-foot-tall (15-meter) outdoor Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, and explore the subterranean world of the Chicago Pedway system, an extensive network of climate-controlled, underground concourses that connect buildings throughout downtown. As you stroll the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via iPads showcasing archival images of Chicago with maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips. Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a Chicago Landmark building, completed in 1897 and originally the city’s first central public library.
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Departure Point
Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Color map of the Chicago Pedway system
  • Use of ipads with historic photos and videos
  • Special gifts
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Inquire for groups of 9 or more
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely brilliant tour - definitely do this early on in your stay in Chicago as it helps you to make sense of the city. You get to go inside some of the amazing buildings and see artwork, mosaics and decoration that you would otherwise never...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Excellent addition to the more famous boat tours.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bill101146
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Chicago, so this tour was a great introduction to the city, architecture and pedway. We went into buildings and places that we might not have found by ourselves. Our guide, Marie, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 59carminep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour Guide Bryan was ok but used videos to fill in time. Spent more time talking about current building vs the historical.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 753michaell
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, Thanks for coming on the tour. We understand that the use of multimedia on our tours is not for everyone. Many guests say in their reviews that the videos and photos were a highlight. One guest recently wrote they "brought the city's history...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the meeting in the beautiful old Marquette building lobby, thru the streets with examples of the ages of Chicago and then down in the Pedways, we were informed and amazed by the extraordinarily knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank modaffd
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming on our tour! Glad you had a good time exploring the Chicago Pedway a bit during our Loop Interior Architecture Tour. Hope we'll see you again the next time you visit Chicago.

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Dreamer743629
17 September 2019|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
You are walking around Chicago and if you need to leave early, just let the guide know and I do not believe there would be a problem. You have already paid for the tour so there is no loss to the company. If you have gone... More
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dawnb17
18 June 2019|
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No, not at the tour spot. You will have to find parking at a near by hotel, public lot, etc.
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Christine W
17 February 2019|
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