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Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

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    What to Expect
    Get to know the history of Chicago on this educational and entertaining walking tour.

    Beginning on North Michigan Avenue in the Wrigley Building Plaza, enjoy a beverage at Peet’s Coffee and Tea while listening to the history of the Windy City. Learn how this once-swampland became one of the world’s leading cities—in just under 200 years.

    Find out more about Marquette and Joliet and Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable—plus the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair, the Union Stockyards and much more.

    See some of Chicago’s architectural monuments along the Chicago River. Walk across the famous Michigan Avenue Bridge to the pedestrian waterfront Chicago Riverwalk, with newly expanded options for dining and entertainment. Also, see the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Mather Tower, Wolf Point, Lyric Opera of Chicago and much more.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wrigley Building Plaza
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Wrigley Building Plaza
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Chicago Water Taxi
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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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    I went to visit a friend in Chicago and she set us up to do the history walking tour. I had never done a walking tour anywhere before so I didn't know what to expect. This tour was FABULOUS!!! It was informative, fun and really made the city stand out for me! Chicago is a
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    Our group took the tour on a chilly, breezy, rainy October Saturday and our guide was Rick. He was knowledgable, entertaining, considerate and easy to understand. I was a little concerned about being able to hear the guide before we started, but this was not an issue. He
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    The tour was very informative and encompassed important events in Chicago history. Cindy was friendly and sweet and made the tour fun. She is very knowledgeable and makes sure everyone has a good time.
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    Just got back from this afternoon's tour with Rick. He was fun and informative, and the tour itself was a great intro to the Windy City. The riverfront is becoming a must-see area with it's new development. It was a nice length, and included a few stops on a watertaxi for a
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    On a miserable (outside!) day in Chicago, our guide Rick made us forget about the fog and showers with his interesting stories about Chicago's history while we walked. The guy knows his stuff, and we enjoyed learning enough of it to tempt us into doing more research - a good
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