Venue Details

9 Star Starred
Chicago Riverwalk - 111 East Wacker
Inside Lower Lobby, across from Houlihan's Restaurant 111 East Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601
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D Ruler
There are no bathroom breaks so be prepared. And there are many steps so if those are hard for you, this tour is not for you
Chicago History Tour info Jul 03 2014 star this tip starred
D Ruler
The weather was cool and we had a light rain. I wore capris and a sleeveless top but ended up putting on a jacket and used my umbrella.
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51 reviews
169 stars
attended Jul 30 2011

I truly enjoyed this tour and Dan, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC! Dan is well read and passionate about the history of Chicago. We learned many interesting facts from Chicago being an "Alpha" city to how connected to the world Chicago truly is. We...continued

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7 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 27 2012

This tour was sorely disappointing. Although the tour guide seemed to know his information (for the most part), there was way too much history about Chicago and not enough relevant information about present day. In 2 hours we covered the river...continued

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57 reviews
49 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

Our tour guide was well informed, thorough and enthusiastic about the history and lore of Chicago. His presentation came complete with archival photos and data to support his lessons. Mr O'Connell was lively and clearly loved his city. I found...continued

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Website

http://chicagosfinesttours.com/summer-tours/chicago-history-tour/

Description

Highlights include:

  • Spectacular views of Chicago’s iconic skyline
  • Entertaining stories featuring the Fort Dearborn Massacre, Great Chicago Fire, 1893 World’s Fair, Burnham Plan, Union Stockyards and so many more
  • After a 10 minute boat ride along the Chicago River, tour ends near Wrigley Building – 400 North Michigan – diagonally across the river from where tour began
  • Plenty of places to sit and relax in the sun or shade
  • Learn about Chicago’s most fascinating characters including the architects, millionaires, vice figures and politicians
  • Trivia contest

The tour is two hours and 30 minutes long.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour

Chicago's Finest offers entertaining and informative tours of Chicago. All tour guides are gifted storytellers, and they tell Chicago's history through the use of fun and engaging stories. Each guest shares a tour visual packet and is able to relive Chicago's past with dozens of carefully chosen photos that support the tour's interesting narrative.