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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
  • Learn about Chicago's history and architecture
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings included
  • Get tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip
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The Chicago Theatre , 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

10:00 AM
River North , River North, Chicago, IL, USA

A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As of Friday, October 15th, 2021: All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72h, in order to join this tour. As this tour involves indoor dining, this measure was implemented for the health and safety of our guests, our staff, and the restaurant's staff.
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour.

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  • "Be prepared to walk alot so comfortable shoes are a must but it's worth it." See review
  • "A lot of walking but it’s the best way to experience all that Chicago has to offer." See review
  • "Walked for hours, wear good shoes, food tour was a welcome relief" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great way to spend a day!
Susan_D
, Nov 2021
Our group of 5 enjoyed a great day with Kevin. His enthusiasm for Chicago is infectious. He was super personal and kept the tour moving at a great pace. It was well worth it to see so many interesting places and learn so much about the beautiful city of Chicago in just a few hours. Highly recommend. Thanks Kevin!!
star-5
Loved it! Highly recommend
John_M
, Nov 2021
This was such a great tour. Kevin was so fun and informative and the hours flew by. I highly recommend. The food was delicious and I really enjoyed the walking tour portion as well.
star-5
Rich in entertainment!
Deborah_D
, Nov 2021
Thank you, Rich for a great tour!! It was fun and informative. I'm glad I was not part of a big tour group or else I probably wouldn't have gotten to see all the awesome sights that you took us to. I'll definitely be back Chicago!
star-3
Good iconic Chicago food, long walk.
Terry_S
, Nov 2021
We did a lot of standing at first. Some interesting stories about architecture. Food was good. We road the subway 2 stops and walked everywhere else, so need comfortable shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. The guide was just OK; drank a beer and burped loudly, walked very fast, was rude to one of the guests unnecessarily.
star-5
Mother Daughter take Chicago
Teesha_B
, Nov 2021
Rich was an amazing guide very knowledgeable of his surroundings and tourist sites. The food was excellent
star-5
Chicago food&history in a day.
Josephus_B
, Nov 2021
There were 8 of us in the tour including our guide Chicago Dave..very knowing and engaging guy..have all supporting pictures from his phone as the tour progresses on the history of Chicago...the food tasting was good too with a bit of history on all of them...very wonderful Dave...thanks a lot. Joe&Miles
star-5
Chicago in the Fall
Julia_M
, Nov 2021
Kevin was the tour guide. He did an excellent job. Very informative and provided comic relief along the way. Keep up the great work. The only thing I would like to see added is another dessert option (i.e. ice cream sample). Otherwise we had a wonderful time walking around the city.
star-5
Truly a taste of Chicago!
Cheryl_M
, Nov 2021
My first visit to Chicago, we learned a lot about the history in our walk. The food sampling was great and our tour guide shared the history on Chicagoans favorite foods! I would highly recommend for first time visitors!
star-5
Richard did a great job
Norman_W
, Nov 2021
Richard did a great job! The food stops were well organized. Very knowledgeable. Perfect weather for the walks.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must Do Tour!
CarmenR_W
, Nov 2021
I am so glad that I chose this combo Chicago in a day and food tour. Wallach was our tour guide for the architectural and historical part of the tour. He did an excellent job! He was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and informative. He made learning about the history and architecture of the city interesting and fascinating. We did a lot of walking around the city, but Wallach was mindful of rest stops, bathroom breaks, and photo opts. We experienced riding on the L train which was fun. We even got a Garrett popcorn and Fannie May chocolate treat on this half of the tour. The food portion of the tour was guided by Kellie. She was excellent too! She as well was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and informative. She took us around the city to some of the popular Chicago famous food spots. We tasted the Chicago hot dog, pizza, beef sandwich, and the Chicago style brownie. Not only did we taste these foods, but Kellie gave us the history of how or why they were created or orginated. So interesting! I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Chicago, especially for the first time.

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