Want a leisurely stroll along the Chicago River and lakefront? This is a great way of exploring Chicago and learning about the city's history. See the largest number of movable bridges in the world, where the first Europeans landed in 1673, the site of the homestead of the first permanent non-native in 1768 and the site of Fort Dearborn built in 1803. You'll get an idea of what Chicago looked like in the 19th century, how we embraced the river in the 20th century and where we are headed in the 21st century.
(Please confirm preferred date and time with guide before booking. )
This is a 2-hour walking tour. We will go at a pace comfortable for you. We can cover as much as a couple of miles or as little as a couple of blocks. In any case there is much to see and do in the great city of Chicago.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet in the Randolph Street lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center (the former Chicago Public Library) at Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue. I can also arrange to meet you at your downtown hotel.
End location: We will return to the starting point. I will provide directions back to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a leisurely 2-hour walking tour. Our walking pace wlll determine the distance covered.
This is a leisurely walking tour. You can choose to cover as little as a few city blocks or a couple of miles. Our walking pace wlll determine the distance covered.
You will receive a welcome packet at your downtown hotel. I provide bottled water for each guest. I will take digital photographs of you at each location and download them to you. Each guest will receive a post card of a Chicago landmark to keep as a souvenir or to mail to someone back home.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 USD - There are no extra costs during this tour other than souvenirs, food and beverage or other personal items.
If you wish to use public transportation, you will need to purchase a CTA transit pass. There are no extra costs other than your souvenirs, food and beverages and other personal items.
I do not own a car, but can accompany you in your car or on public transportation.
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