Walk Chicago Tours
Walk Chicago Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Walk Chicago Tours is a privately owned walking tour service known for its personal amenities, experience and reasonable rates. Its concierge-like treatment of all of its guests, and the ability of its experienced guides to engage visitors through skillful story-telling have set standards in Chicago. It offers a "no-gimmicks" product delivered in an engaging and professional style. Personal treatment for guests begins at the outset of their day. If you are staying at a Loop area hotel, your guide greets you in the lobby to begin your tour experience. If you are a disabled tourist or have special needs to be addressed, Walk Chicago Tours devises a completely accessible itinerary at no extra cost. There is also no combining of groups or joining groups with strangers. Each tour reservation is a private promise...only your group with your own private guide(see FAQ page of their website). Guides at Walk Chicago Tours have been carefully chosen based upon their natural ability to engage visitors and to narrate historical facts,culture and urban lore. The company motto, "A Story on Every Corner", is typical of the ownership's insistence that Chicago's history,its neighborhoods,its culture and urban lore be delivered to visitors in an entertaining and informative manner that appeals to a wide array of groups. In fact,several of the guides are former teachers with years of experience at engaging listeners. The result has been the reputation that Walk Chicago Tours is Chicago's most competent story telling ambassador. No service is more zealous about wanting you to leave Chicago loving Chicago as much as they do. And, they attempt to do this at a price that fits the budget of every visitor. Large groups are accomodated by the use of multiple guides. See their website and visit their FAQ page for answers to most of your questions. Email or call and they will respond immediately. .
Chicago, United States

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Margaret V
Chicago, IL9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We took a walking food tour of Chinatown as a Christmas present for our family of 4. The experience was excellent. Walk Chicago tours is very personalized to your needs since you are the only guests on the tour whether is be a party of 2 or or more. They were very agreeable to work around a schedule and dietary requests that are unique to each group.
Our tour guide Judith Dunbar Hines was very knowledgable and engaging.
Highly recommeded!
Written 29 December 2023
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Inspiration457130
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
We did a tour of the Pilsen neighborhood and it could not have been more fun or delicious! Our guide Judith was amazing, it was just the right touch of history and learning coupled with some amazing eats! The restaurants and cafes we stopped it all knew her well. We were able to tour the kitchen and learn all about the history of each restaurant - right from the chefs themselves. Would highly reccomend this to anyone looking to get an up-close and personal look at one of best kept secrets in the city!
Written 5 November 2023
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Mike B
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
Jim was a fabulous walking guide for our private guided Graceland Cemetery Tour! Graceland Cemetery preserves the Who's Who of Chicago history. Jim shared so much of the history of the lives of forefathers such as George Pullman, Marshall Field, Bertha and Potter Palmer, and so many more! To see the stunning estate memorials in a park-like, tree-lined cemetery on a beautiful fall day is truly a great day in Chicago!
Written 25 September 2023
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David P
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Aug 2023 • Friends
Judith was a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide. We really enjoyed our tour of the Pilsen neighborhood, especially the murals and the Panaderia Nuevo Leon. Lunch at 5 Rabanitos was a real taste treat. We'd gladly book another tour with Judith when we return next year.
Written 21 August 2023
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Chris M
1 contribution
Jul 2023
My parents and I did a tour of architecture and public art in the Loop with Allen, and we really enjoyed it! I use a wheelchair to get around, and the tour was fully accessible. I live in the suburbs and have been downtown many times with family, but we never paid close attention to many of the things Allen talked about. We would highly recommend this tour!
Written 19 July 2023
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Amy C
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour with Judith Dunbar Hines in the Pilsen neighborhood. She told us about the history of the area and the people who have settled there. We stopped for samples of various types of food along the way. We also looked at many of the murals in the area and Judith explained their significance. She clearly has good relationships with the restauranteurs and vast knowledge of the food, the culture and the history. Look forward to scheduling another tour with her soon.
Written 27 June 2023
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Stacy Z
3 contributions
May 2023
We had the best time with Judith learning history and getting to eat all sorts of good food. She took us to all the best places to eat and filled us in on so much history (some that she was part of!!) along the way. High recommend!!
Written 5 May 2023
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Charlotte P
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had the good fortune to go on the Chinatown tour with Judith Dunbar Hines. We were the only people on the tour, and Judith personalized the tour for us. She contacted us in advance to learn what our interests were. We learned many interesting facts about the Chinatown community of Chicago, and sampled some delicious food. Judith knows the good places to eat! She also has a varied background in food and has had numerous culinary and teaching positions for the city of Chicago and elsewhere. She is very engaging and entertaining, and I highly recommend a tour with her while in Chicago.
Written 5 May 2023
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Luke M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
What a great tour! The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable and made it fun and interesting! Even though it was a group of teenagers, he still kept it engaging and everyone really enjoyed it. Ask for Terry Sullivan, he’s very knowledgeable and really cool.
Written 22 April 2022
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Thanks, Luke. You and your classmates were receptive and attentive. We won't forget you and your York HS classmates. Over the years, we have had scores of schools as our guests.and you and your friends rate amongst the most sincerely interested and cooperative . Our regards to everyone. Terry Sullivan
Written 24 April 2022
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WeBo S
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I found Walk Chicago Tours on line while looking for a tour for my students. Terry was absolutely wonderful to work with while planning my field trip. He helped me plan the tour, find bus parking and find a great place for my class to eat. Before even leaving our school, Terry had reached out to me to let me know about the traffic and weather forecast! He went above and beyond to make sure we were well prepared.
The day of the tour was magnificent. Both Terry and Jim did a great job working with my students, explaining the culture of Pilsen Village, showing them beautiful art, and even getting us in to see a beautiful church. They not only took us on a great tour but they also walked us to our restaurant and made sure we were taken care of before ending the tour.
If you are a teacher looking for a wonderful tour and tour guides that work well with students while being more than affordable, please reach out to Walk Chicago Tours.
Written 20 April 2022
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Jennifer you for your kindness, The West Boone HS tour group rates very high with us. They were an excellent audience. We have had scores of schools as our guests, and we can see that you have done well. Please do come back. We are looking forward to it. Terry Sullivan
Written 24 April 2022
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