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Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour provided by Chicago Detours

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    343 N Michigan Ave
    343 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
    We meet inside the Fannie May Candy Store at 343 N Michigan Ave - located at south-east corner of the Michigan Ave and Wacker Dr. intersection. Look for the tour guide with the name tag and clipboard.
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  • Pass by
    Carbide and Carbon Building
    Aqua Tower
  • 1
    Maggie Daley Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Chicago Pedway
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Chicago River
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Illinois Center
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Maggie Daley Park
    337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    Tour ends in Maggie Daley Park
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Departure Point
343 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Maggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Inclusions
  • Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
  • Engaging tour guide commentary
  • Special gifts
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • MEETING POINT - We start INSIDE the Fannie May Candy Store at 343 N Michigan Ave - located at south-east corner of the Michigan Ave and Wacker Dr. intersection. Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance for check-in. Tour ends at the playground of Maggie Daley Park.
  • TOUR CHANGES - All sales are final. Changes are welcome at least 48 hours before the tour. We do not accept changes via voicemail. After 48 hours changes are not accepted. Details on our cancellation policy on FAQs page.
  • PARKING - If you are driving, Chicago Detours offers our guests a special discounted rate for parking at the Grant Park North Garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street (directions here). Rate is $15 ($38 value), valid up to 12 hours. Upon check-in for the tour, ask the tour guide for a voucher for the discounted rate. Please understand that if you do not ask for the voucher at the beginning of the tour, we can no longer be responsible for giving it to you. This is four blocks from the tour meeting point, and right at the tour end location. Looking forward to having you,
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with safety measures mandated by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, all guests must wear masks throughout the tour. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before the tour begins. Please practice social distancing throughout the tour as much as possible. If you are feeling ill or suspect you may have Covid-19, or if you do not want to wear a mask, then do not attend the tour.
  • PLEASE NOTE: As individual buildings change their policies day-to-day, some of our indoor tour stops may unexpectedly be unavailable. The tour locations may be modified on the fly to showcase more exteriors, and you might get some bonus stops, too. Our expert tour guides are totally up for spontaneity, and our curious tour guests should be too!!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Meg wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was actually a virtual tour, so you can join from anywhere you can use Zoom. It was fabulous! The tour guide is very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. I liked the first tour so much that I signed up for the next one. If you like or are interested in architecture, this
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Jacks Buddy wrote a review Oct 2019
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This was our third tour with Chicago Detours. We could not be any happier. These were all walking tours. Group size was small enough to get your questions answered and engage your guide. We live in Woodstock, IL and these tours are a great way to reconnect with the big city.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Wow, thank you so much, we love our returning guests! We can't wait to share even more sides of Chicago with you as we head into our 10th year in business in 2020.
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ymaslava wrote a review Jun 2019
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
I have lived in Chicago for more than 5 years, but never took time to study the history behind the buildings. I thought going on this tour would help me learn in a more exciting way. Our tour guide Alex did an amazing job by taking us off busy streets full of tourists (our tour
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour
Responded 21 Jun 2019
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your experience and for recommending this tour. We're glad you enjoyed all the little details and the stories included in the Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers. Come see us again for another tour some time!
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Tim R wrote a review Sep 2018
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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 Tour for Design Lovers was a good fit. It
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour
Responded 6 Sep 2018
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 the future!
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