Our “River Walk & Loop History/Architectural Tour" is exactly as the name implies; the finest of everything that Chicago has to offer all combined into one tour. On this highly unique tour our guests will; hear captivating stories about the city’s rich history, view and learn about some of Chicago’s most iconic architecture and artwork while strolling the “Loop”, listen to heartrending stories of some of the city’s worse disasters and explore the Chicago River Walk – all for the price of one!
The tour lasts about 2 and ½ hours and includes a 1 an1/2 mile walk. The tour begins at 111 East Wacker – inside lower lobby at 1:00 PM every Tuesday & Thursday and ends at the famous "Rookery" Building - 209 South LaSalle.
River Walk & Loop Tour Highlights
Chicago is blessed with both an incredible history and inimitable architecture. It's history is the story of unimaginable Public Works Projects and one of the most determined citizenry. Its collective "I will" attitude and brazen ambition led to its ultimate reign of becoming one of this country's most admired cities and leading "Alpha" cities in the world! Come explore the wonders of the "Windy City" on this one-of-a-kind journey!
Welcome! My name is Dan O’Connell and I am the founder of Chicago’s Finest Tour. I began this business 3 summers ago for one reason – to tell "the" story. In short, to tell the amazing story of Chicago - how a mere swampland located at the intersection of a lazy prairie river and Lake Michigan became one of the world’s leading “Alpha Cities”! Like any great novel, the “Chicago Story” has many chapters and each one of our tours are thoughtfully designed to tell one or many chapters of this incredible saga! The tour guides of Chicago’s Finest Tours love to narrate this inimitable account of the “Windy City”. Our tour guides are enthusiastic, energetic and above all, entertaining. If you think a history tour and entertaining are contradictory, I encourage you to try one of our tours. Like the thousands of guests we have entertained thus far, you will too will find that a history tour can be both informative and entertaining. If you don’t believe me, please check out what hundreds of our guests have to say about their tour experience with us on tripadvisor.com. I hope you join us soon on one of our amazing journeys! Respectfully, Dan O’Connell
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