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Chicago Greeter

#5 of 167 Tours in Chicago
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Address: 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
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+1 312-945-4231
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more...

Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.

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Great tour with Gail

Outstanding visit and tour with Gail. Despite the cold temps, we got a great sense of the city as we walked to Wrigley Field, went to the lakeshore, and ended up in the Loop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding visit and tour with Gail. Despite the cold temps, we got a great sense of the city as we walked to Wrigley Field, went to the lakeshore, and ended up in the Loop. Highly recommended as a first stop introduction to the city!

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

James Laidler took my boyfriend and I on a sightseeing tour and it was one of the best parts of our 3 day trip to Chicago. So informative and James is amazingly friendly and educated on the city :) Highly recommend!!!!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken on our tour by Tom on March 12, and couldn't believe how lucky we were! He radiated a true passion for the city, and shared with us his wealth of knowledge about history, art, and culture. We were also given many restaurant and attraction recommendations that kept us entertained for days after the tour was over. Thank... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience! To discover a city with a true Chicagoan, passionated by her city is really the best way to know and see the city! Thanks a lot to Marietta for this great afternoon!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The greeter tour was a highlight of our trip to Chicago. Dana was not only dynamic and interesting, showing us the architectural highlights of downtown, she also took an interest in us. It was like being shown the sights by an old friend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Chicago this past weekend to see the river dyeing and St. Patrick's Day parade, and arranged a tour with Chris a few weeks prior. What an awesome experience. Unlike so many tours we've taken in major cities, this had a much more local vibe to it. We gave Chris a list of things we were looking to check... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from touristic spots, to outdoors art sculptures and indoors hidden incredible architectures. Richard made us visit places ingeniously as it rained half of the tour. With the history of the city and the sense of humor we shared a good time. I couldn't visit the city in a better way without him ! Thank you Richard and see... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit was great! I had a great greeter who showed me just what I was looking to see! She was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marianne took my three kids and me on a wonderful tour of The Loop. It was a great way for us to learn about the city and made out long weekend in Chicago a lot more meaningful. My two teenage kids were especially taken with the history of the city. I highly recommend you take advantage of this generous service.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found a link to this service on the tourist information website. It looked too good to be true, but it was as good as it said! Completely free, a local resident met us on our first morning in Chicago and gave us a 3 hour walking tour. It was a fabulous orientation to the city.

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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