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  • Marnie P
    Holland, MI13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Mike. It was very informative and a fun way to learn about organized crime in Chicago.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Thirsty M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour! Highly recommend. Be warned, it's a lot of Pizza. First time I ever had the Pizza sweats. Definitely take the bus tour.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Afshan U
    Leominster, MA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rick was Very informative and fun. Great tour. He is knowledgeable and makes the tour fun. He had stops where we could beautiful pictures.
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Be Kind T
    Greenville, SC84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great tour with different features and narration than the hop on hop off tour during the day. It is difficult to find the starting place, so arrive early and ask around. There's a sign that says Big Bus, but it doesn't indicate it's where the sunset bus starts. The worst experience was that MANY tree limbs smacked people on the upper deck as we drove by. There was really no way to avoid them without literally lying on the seat. If I had not had on glasses, I probably would have had serious eye damage. Not sure if it's the City's responsibility or the bus company's, but someone must trim those limbs!
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • casey
    Wilmington, DE7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour went off without a hitch.Jake picked us up on time and was an excellent and informative guide.The architectural boat tour is a must and a sampling of the other parks and sites was well planned.
    Written November 6, 2023
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  • Sandie P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, super informative
    We were a group of 8 from Australia - we went on Friday night 17th May.
    Could not believe how much the young tour guide know - she truly knows what she is talking about & was able to answer all questions asked.
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • Karen R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mike and his team were absolutely wonderful to work with. They created a custom tour for all our east coast family and friends that were in Chicago for our son’s wedding.
    Todd our tour guide was funny, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable of all things Chicago. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • BeverlyDCSuburbs
    DC Suburbs13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour and wonderful, nice tour guide! I highly recommend.

    When I travel I often take a tour of the area that I am visiting. I have taken many tours across the country, including several of Chicago. I had never visited Chicago’s South Side so, when I came across this tour, I booked it. I am so glad I did! I learned and saw so much that I was totally blown away. But what made it such a great tour was the gentleman who drove me around, Mr. Steve Johnson. He was so friendly and accommodating that I felt that I had made a friend. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone who wants to see more of Chicago than just the Magnificent Mile and the beautiful downtown architecture. There is so much more to Chicago than that! Thank you again, Mr. Johnson!
    Written April 27, 2023
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  • Tamara G
    McDonough, GA21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked this tour to gain positive insight into Chicago from the African-American perspective. Mr. Steve Johnson was very engaging, entertaining, and personable. He is knowledgeable about the history of Chicago and the contributions African Americans made in Chicago. A LOT OF PEOPLE will enjoy this tour. The cons” The tour stated to end the tour at a soul food restaurant, we did not experience that when we asked; The guide did not know what we were referring to. Secondly, it was longer than anticipated. Overall, a good tour and good experience!
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Colleen B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just went this pass Saturday, it was good and interesting however in the post it says there would be bathroom break and can get something to eat during this 3 hour tour-nothing was bought up either about bathroom breaks or eating.
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • Laura S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver, Todor, was very professional and informative. We had a great day and very much enjoyed our tour. We highly recommend the tour!
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Mark R
    Muncie, IN2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was amazing the tour guide knew some much about the subject. We'll be coming back for more.Well worth the trip.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • Joel D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time and got to hear about the all the gangsters in Chicago's history. Johnny Rocco (in true gangster character) was an awesome! He pointed out several points of interest in addition to the gangster tour sites. Plus, he was absolutely hilarious. It was awesome seeing parts of the city we otherwise may not have gotten a chance to visit. I highly recommend taking the tour.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Maria Angélica R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best service, clean car, guide knew so much, definately seize the day. Highly recomend it. Enjoyed it
    Written September 22, 2022
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