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Chicago Detours

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This is not your grandma's architecture tour! Our award-winning guided tours of Chicago’s architecture, history, and culture bring curious people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. With Chicago Detours, you'll explore downtown and...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chicago, IL 60603-5610
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday

My sister, my mom, and my daughter all absolutely LOVED the interior architecture tour of Chicago’s loop! Alex Bean blew us away with his knowledge and enthusiasm and we learned so much and has an absolute blast. If you are planning on visiting Chicago this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife & I took the tour in Sept. 2018 and really enjoyed everything about it. You see Chicago in a whole new light and how it influenced the whole world from the 1893 Exposition. Steve, Vancouver, Canada

Thank Steve E
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for joining us for the tour! We're so glad you had a good time and learned something new about Chicago.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative, interesting and well presented! Elizabeth was a great tour guide and delightful person to have as a tour leader.

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for joining our Old Polonia and Wicker Park Food Tour, Raymond! Come see us again for another tour some time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour and found Maria a friendly and knowledgeable host I particularly enjoyed the visits to the skyscraper that is a Methodist church

Thank derekwitte
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for joining us, Derek, and for sharing this review! We're glad you had a good time and found your visit memorable. The church in the skyscraper is a true gem and we love sharing it with our guests!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable! Would love to go on another of their tours. So glad we found this tour. Very good at communicating and easy to book.

Thank Sherry P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Sherry. We do hope you'll join us for another tour some time! It's our pleasure to share new perspectives on Chicago history and architecture with our guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family arranged a private tour for my 65th birthday: A mix of Bronzeville, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and Hyde Park (2 bars and food included). Amanda opened our eyes to neighborhoods we thought we knew. It was educational and entertaining and included words...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing this review! It's such a pleasure to be included in a family's special occasion. We love taking private tour groups into Chicago neighborhoods and sharing more perspectives on our incredible city. We're so glad you had a good time and learned something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had previously done the Historic Bar Tour with my wife several months ago, so when my mother came to visit I thought I'd look for another tour from Chicago Detours. We had only a short window of time during her visit, so the 1.5-hour...More

Thank Tim R
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, thanks for joining us for another tour! We're glad you learned something and had a good time on the Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers. Now that you've done two of our tours, I hope we'll see you for a third in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Chicago for the first time and was impressed with how easy it was to get around the entire city.  I knew I wanted to learn some of the cooler history of the city and I have also realized that more than 10...More

Thank Amy M
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this review, Amy! We're so glad you found us and had a good time on our Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour. There is no greater compliment than to hear that your time with us was your favorite part of your trip! I do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic mix of learning about culture/architecture/history of Chicago and fun activities (including running around Target taking pictures of peas!) and a cheeky glass of wine with fellow travellers in one of the city's oldest bars. If I was staying in the city longer, I would...More

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AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining our 1893 World's Fair Tour, Katherine! I hope you'll join us for another tour (and perhaps another cheeky glass of wine!) the next time you visit Chicago!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first ChicagoDetours venture -- very enjoyable. Our tour leader was a JOYFUL history-nut and made the stops at the ChiTrib and bars a lot of fun.

Thank Daniel C
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this review, Daniel, and for joining us for the Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour! We're so glad your first tour with us was a good experience and hope you'll join us for another soon!

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Angie_Cdn_Traveller
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner | Property representative |
Our public tours can vary in size, but we limit the overall group size to 14-20 guests.
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