1451727 river walk 071811 v2
4.5 / 5 Rated by 74 members
Review from Debra Izzo Trout

Great tour..the guide really knew his history and was entertaining. He did a nice job breaking up the walk and giving us history. Meeting site was easy to find and once again Goldstar was the way to go! We would probably not done the tour...continued

reviewed Jul 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Miller-Krivickas

Loved this tour!! Dan, our guide was fun and very informative. I learned things about Chicage that I had NEVER heard before. Book with him, he is knowledgeable and a great source of info if you have any questions!

reviewed Aug 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from djaggard

We enjoyed Rick's enthusiasm for his topic and his expertise in putting the tour together. He added many facts we were unaware of and kept our interest throughout the tour in spite of the intense heat this past Friday.

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bella Ventresca

A fun, educational tour. As stated in the 1st 5 minutes, this is not a sightseeing tour, it isn't an architecture tour, it isn't a ghost tour or a beer tour or a food tour. It's purely a historic tour. I found it to be very interesting, and Rick...continued

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from deb

Absolutely wonderful tour. As a first time visitor to Chicago, hearing the history of and interesting factoids about Chicago delivered in a contextual and user friendly manner was great.

Although I heard some of the information on subsequent...continued

reviewed Sep 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from lindylou

Chicago is so beautiful. Mike was very knowledgeable but could not be heard because of the surrounding boat noises and excursions.

reviewed May 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from grandpa john

Excellently researched historical information privided on Chicago. Even though I am a lifelong Chicagoan, I learned a lot.

reviewed Jul 31 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sue

For some reason, I was expecting an architectural walking tour, but this was more about the history of Chicago. We lucked out and had a BEAUTIFUL mornning for this tour which just added to our enjoyment. Our guide did a great job of telling...continued

reviewed Oct 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Arlene Bowland

I love walking the city and have done multiple tours with the Architecture Foundation. This tour was fantastic. The docent was not only extremely knowledgable about the city, but he was animated and through in trivia questions that made the tour...continued

reviewed Aug 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was a terrific walk through Chicago's history by a man who knows his stuff! Dan O'Connell was very knowledgeable in his facts. It rained most of the tour but we still had an informative and great time. The book he passed out to illustrate...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Very informative about Chicago history. Especially liked that each person got a booklet of photos to follow the history.

reviewed Aug 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Judy

Docent was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made the whole experience very enjoyable

reviewed Sep 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from shwarma

Fabulous guide (Rick). Learned a lot in a short time and it was all presented in an engaging manner. We were issued picture booklets to use and look at along the route which helped to explain what the guide was saying. Highly recommended for both...continued

reviewed Jun 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from CLaudette

great information and good speaker. I thought there would be more walking, but that's okay. good for people who don't want to walk a lot.

reviewed Jun 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from D Ruler

I always love learning more about Chicago and our guide shared a lot with us. I am not good with dates and he was rattling them off so easily. We had some light rain and it got cool (on July 2nd!) so that took away a little of the enjoyment for...continued

reviewed Jul 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from rusina

It was the most interesting tour I ever have in my life, because of a great knowledge and enthusiasm of a guide. Thank you.

reviewed Nov 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

My flight was late, therefore didn't get to attend. I contacted Goldstar via email, did respond immediately with an I'm sorry you missed but didn't ever get back to me regarding trying to reschedule or just to let me know there was no other times...continued

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Our Docent was friendly and very knowledgeable. She engaged our group by asking questions and offering fun quiz questions. She found shaded places to stop whenever possible. I would definitely recommend this "walk" and look forward to taking...continued

reviewed Aug 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Great guide! Very knowledgeable and personable!

reviewed Jul 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rkhpa

I had a great time and learned quite a bit of Chicago/regional US history.
The was knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. The 3 hrs went by quickly. The water taxi ride back to the start was a nice way to end the tour. It started raining...continued

reviewed Aug 03 2014 report as inappropriate