Fire and Water

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Tour Number

Activity Level

33892


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

How the fire, a river and a lake shaped Chicago


Walk with me in my neighborhood as we see how the Fire of 1871 and our lake and river have shaped the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Chicago. We will walk the City's newest attraction - Millennium Park.

Continuing into the business district we will see examples of the historical buildings which arose from the ashes of the fire in the "loop"/business district. A short walk will lead to the River with its iconic structures including Marina Towers, Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building plaza. The river walk provides different views and options for enjoyment - and can lead to the spectacular Lake front path.

This tour provides vistas and many opportunities to discuss other opportunities for your time in Chicago!

Itinerary

Walking through parks, into buildings, along River and Lakefront can be done year round.
We will walk through:

- Millennium Park
- Business district
- River and the iconic structures (Towers, Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building plaza)
- The Lake front path

Inclement weather will find us using the underground PedWay.

Refreshments and breaks are readily available as needed.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Weather may impact distance walked. Time of day may necessitate additional time for a meal.

Transportation

Walking tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: A copy of Nancy's Notes - 3 pages of ideas for your time in Chicago.
Additional costs for food, drink and non-walking transportation are not included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US - Beverages and snacks should not exceed $20. Meals in Chicago can range from reasonable $12 to very high end.

All possibilities can be found in a great food town.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Transportation, food & beverages, souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Nancy was a terrific guide. Very professional, open and friendly. She has a great store of knowledge about all things Chicago and she happily answered all the questions we peppered her with. Nancy was a great help with the queries I had even before arriving in the States, and from the beginning we were engaged so we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Jennifer Tester

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    225 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 2 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    33892


    Categories

    City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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