Recent Searches
Clear

Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Chicago, United States
Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Youths1 Youth2 Youths3 Youths4 Youths5 Youths6 Youths7 Youths8 Youths9 Youths10 Youths11 Youths12 Youths13 Youths14 Youths15 Youths0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Stroll through Chicago's winter streets, lit up for the holidays, on this gourmet walking tour. Learn about Chicago's celebrated holiday traditions like the European-inspired Christkindlmarket, the beautiful decor and windows on State Street, and ice skating at Millennium Park. Sample generous tastes of classic Chicago foods and holiday treats as you walk. Seasonal craft beer tastings help you stay warm and toasty; please note this tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately.
  • Food and walking holiday tour of downtown Chicago
  • Visit the German-style Christkindlmarket, a festive outdoor market with warming cider and holiday shops
  • Stop at a local bar to taste seasonal craft brews
  • Head to the historic Palmer House Hotel, where brownies were invented, to try the popular chocolate treat
  • Admire the outdoor ice skating rink and magnificent architecture at Millennium Park
  • Sample Chicago's famous deep dish pizza at a festive restaurant
  • See Chicago's most majestic Christmas tree display at Millennium Park
  • Taste the famous Chicago-style hot dog
Saved to wishlist!
Food samples
Holiday attractions
Local tour guide
Holiday Cocoa or Cider
$10 per person (or more) suggested guide gratuity. (via Cash, Venmo and PayPal)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic Beverages
410 N Michigan Ave , 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Departure Point: Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Wrigley Building Directions: Please note that the entrance is located on the Northside of the Wrigley Building - ground level. Your guide will be wearing a Bobby's Bike Hike shirt and paddle.

11:30 AM
Christkindlmarket Chicago , 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Meet your friendly local guide in central Chicago to get started on your tour of holiday traditions in the city.

Head to Millennium Park, the location of a large outdoor ice rink sitting smack among the famous landmark buildings of downtown Chicago. See the city's official Christmas tree, lit up for the season, and watch hundreds of skaters enjoy the free recreational activity.

As you walk, stop for a brownie sample at the Palmer House Hotel, where the classic dessert was invented. See the magnificent interior architecture of this famous hotel, where many notable people have slept since its founding in 1875. Stop by a local bar to warm up and sip a unique Chicago craft beer. Stop by a local institution to try some of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza.

Visit the traditional German-American Christkindlmarket, a large open-air Christmas festival. Taste authentic hot apple cider and browse the handicrafts and traditional European products for the perfect gift or souvenir. You may come across model trains, a Santa house or a Christmas choir during your exploration.

Follow your guide to State Street where the lights, decorations, and window displays dazzle. You'll also stop at a local shop to try the famous Chicago-style hot dog.

After your tour concludes, and you are free to explore Chicago's festive streets on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Millennium Park
Get a full tour of Millennium Park and gaze over the large outdoor ice-skating rink, flanked by the some of the most iconic buildings on the Chicago skyline. Watch hundreds of skaters twirl as they enjoy the free attraction. See the city’s official Christmas tree, loaded with spectacular ornaments and lights.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
Stroll down State Street where the lights, decorations and window displays dazzle. Throughout your tour, you'll make stops for a variety of tasty treats, including a brownie sample at the Palmer House Hotel, where the chocolatey treat was invented! While inside the historic building, your guide shows you the magnificent interior architecture of this grand old hotel, where many famous guests have stayed since it opened in 1875.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Macy's on State Street
Enjoy the Holiday decor
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Daley Bicentennial Plaza
Enjoy Christkindlmarkt in Chicago
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cloud Gate
Iconic Chicago attraction
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Gorgeous open air amphitheater
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Art Institute of Chicago
Amazing collections
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All of our walking tours at the present moment do allow for ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. But please note that sometimes our restaurants change and we cannot guarantee every restaurant will not include stairs of some sort which might make things difficult. But a majority of our stops should be ADA compliant.
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please add a note in the special requirements section when booking, and email to reservations@bobbysbikehike.com after booking to confirm they can accommodate
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike - Chicago
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

5.0
star-5
25 Reviews
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 25 reviews
star-5
Come hungry
Sean_S
, Dec 2021
Very good tour. Come hungry as we had just eaten breakfast and opened the tour with deep dish pizza and then followed that by Italian beef.
star-5
Worth It!
Todd_L
, Dec 2021
Our guide, Robert, was absolutely awesome. He was well organized, knowledgeable, and FUN! We had taken previous tours, and though we heard the same stories and theories...Robert's delivery of the information was detailed, to the point, and organized. The tour had great flow, and easily paced. Thanks again to Robert, for a memorable day 😀 👍
star-5
So glad we did this despite the weather. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone
Elizabeth_C
, Dec 2021
We were so lucky to have an exceptional tour guide in Julia. She was just so entertaining to listen to and spend a couple hours with plus we learned quite a bit. The food was from the original places and not knock off‘s. It was raining rather badly so we postponed going to the holiday market until the following day by ourselves. The Palmer house and brownies were delicious and the hotel is beautiful.
star-5
Magnificent tour
Nicole_E
, Dec 2021
Julia was awesome! Energetic and knowledgeable. There was way more food than we imagined. We had a great time!
star-5
Excellent
Chantell_W
, Nov 2021
The whole tour was membership I had a great time it was a nice experience if you wanted to Learning little facts about Chicago
star-5
Chicago hike and food, too!
Patricia_M
, Dec 2019
Noah, our guide, was informative, entertaining and a pleasure to hang with! The food stops were perfect and the day was fun!
star-5
So much fun!
Kayla H
, Dec 2018
Our tour guide Brittany was so awesome! She had so much knowledge on Chicago and we were very pleased with that! We had a blast.
star-5
Robby our New Zealand native guide...
kathleen e
, Dec 2015
Robby our New Zealand native guide was very knowledgable and fun. He was always very engaging and made sure we were treated very special. How he remembered our names I do not know. It was my husband 60 th and he made us feel very special. Great itinerary Great food tour Robby was wonderful. 5 stars
star-5
Not our first time doing a Chicago Food...
Mark_D
, Dec 2015
Not our first time doing a Chicago Food Tour...LOVED it again.
star-4
Tour and guide were great. I would...
Sharon O
, Dec 2014
Tour and guide were great. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Altamente recomendable
AldoOlaf_R
, Dec 2021
El paseo fue dinámico y entretenido. Los sitios que visitamos tenían anécdotas geniales y comida aún más genial. Nuestras guía fue amena y llena de energía para realizar nuestro recorrido.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour
Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

star-525

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$69.99

star-5481

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$74.99

star-513

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$30.00

star-55

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$186.66

star-4.588

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$74.99

star-54

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$49.99

star-4.512

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$75.10

star-4.566

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$75.00
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations