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Overview
Discover the architectural gems and historical buildings of Chicago’s River Walk during a 1.5-hour walking tour with a guide. See downtown landmarks including the Tribune Building, Lyric Opera House, InterContinental Hotel, and Magnificent Mile as you walk at an easy pace along the Chicago River’s pedestrian walkway. Learn about Chicago’s history and culture from your guide, and get great photo ops throughout the tour. Return to your starting point via water taxi for another perspective to the Windy City.
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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to Wrigley Building Plaza to meet your guide for your 1.5-hour walking tour of the Chicago River Walk. 

    Start your tour with an introduction to Chicago's history, then take in iconic sites including the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, InterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, Pioneer Court, and the Chicago River. 

    Stroll across the Michigan Avenue Bridge (now Du Sable Bridge) to the River Walk. Hear fun facts and interesting stories about Chicago history, such as the Chicago River and its harbor, the Battle of Fort Dearborn in 1812, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the SS Eastland disaster, and the filming of Batman and Transformers movies in the city.

    You'll also see architectural gems along the route and learn about their backstory. Stop to check out buildings such as the Aqua and Aon buildings, Mather Tower, Jewelers Building (35 East Wacker), Marina City, Wolf Point, the Art Deco-style Lyric Opera House, and many more.

    Your guide keeps things lively with trivia challenges and prizes. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace with stops for rest breaks and a refreshment along the way. Return to the Wrigley Building on a short ride by water taxi (ticket included) at the end of the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL, USA
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Chicago Water Taxi
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (recommended
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    There are two sides of river walks. One is on the North side of Chicago river which starts at LaSalle Blvd and walk East along the river until you turn South and stop at the Monroe Street. Another one is on the South side of River, which you can start at the Michgan St..walk
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    Cool tour! Lots of detail on who and why Chicago is the way it is. Our guide Rick worked perfectly! Great story teller! I couldn’t even take him seriously! 😂
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    We did the River Walk tour on 10/25 and very much enjoyed it. Our guide was funny, engaged and keen to share her city with us. It was great to see the new River Walk and get some details on the buildings and some tidbits of Chicago history. We would recommend this tour!
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    Tour was GREAT!! We learned so much about Chicago! Cindy was a blast! She was a wealth of knowledge and made it so much fun! Highly recommend this tour. Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
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    Great tour and Richard Zieman was amazing. Highly recommend. He was full of fact and details and made it a really great day.
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    About the operator
    By: Chicago's Finest Tours
    1,172 reviews
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    EmilyH5885
    Midvale, Utah
    10
    Fantastic Tour
    I highly recommend this tour! Rick was an amazing tour guide; he was incredibly knowledgable, entertaining, and
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    Bobd_50trip
    11
    Fantastic guide - Richard Zieman
    We did a tour in October 2019 with Richard Zieman. HE WAS FANTASTIC, he was funny, he was extremely
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    11kungc
    Chicago
    122
    A Lelaxed Walk along the Sceneic Suroundings
    There are two sides of river walks. One is on the North side of Chicago river which starts at LaSalle Blvd and
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    Emily B
    10
    Tour Guide Rick 😊
    Cool tour! Lots of detail on who and why Chicago is the way it is. Our guide Rick worked perfectly! Great story
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    john_c_bowie
    10
    Fun tour, even in the rain!
    Our group took the tour on a chilly, breezy, rainy October Saturday and our guide was Rick. He was knowledgable,
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    Getaway257573
    10
    Fun & Interesting Afternoon
    We did the River Walk tour on 10/25 and very much enjoyed it. Our guide was funny, engaged and keen to share her
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    Dave M
    65
    I learned a lot
    Richard on the History and architecture tour's taught me a lot about Chicago's history and the history of
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    bweave85
    10
    Absolutely loved it!
    Our tour guide, Cindy, made this tour an absolute joy! My wife and I had an absolute blast on our tour. Cindy was
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    Chicagogogo
    10
    FANTASTIC!
    Tour was GREAT!! We learned so much about Chicago! Cindy was a blast! She was a wealth of knowledge and made it
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    Susan B
    10
    Definitely recommend!
    The tour was very informative and encompassed important events in Chicago history. Cindy was friendly and sweet
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    Emily123and456
    10
    Fantastic 3.5-hour private car tour!
    Dan was an amazing guide....gave us the "101" version of everything we saw, with our option to delve into more
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    Sheila H
    Los Angeles, California
    211
    nice tour for all ages
    Just got back from this afternoon's tour with Rick. He was fun and informative, and the tour itself was a great
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    Tracey A
    30
    This tour is a winner!
    On a miserable (outside!) day in Chicago, our guide Rick made us forget about the fog and showers with his
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    Lindaaa321
    10
    What a HIT!
    Dan was an excellent tour guide who easily captivated the group. Knowledgable and funny-- the tour flew by because
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    ajanmoha
    10
    Cindy the Superstar!
    Our tour was amazing, all thanks to Cindy! She was funny, incredibly informative, and so kind!!! We loved the
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