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River Walk Brunch Tour

Chicago's Finest Tours

Weekly Event - Every Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

River Walk Brunch Tour

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River Walk Brunch Tour

An entertaining walking tour and delicious brunch all rolled into one!


Join us on our highly acclaimed weekend Brunch tour that features a little of everything; history, architecture, spectacular views, great storytelling and of course, a delicious brunch. For one price, guests receive a fascinating walking tour and scrumptious brunch at Houlihans! Guests begin by embarking on our highly rated walking tour and hear fascinating stories of the city’s jubilant and at times, tragic past. While listening to entertaining anecdotes about many of Chicago’s colorful characters, they view some of the city’s architectural gems. As we often say. “Every building in Chicago has its own story”!

After building up a hearty appetite for the first hour, guests stop at Houlihans for a fabulous brunch buffet. The brunch features everything a traditional brunch buffet has to offer including; fruit, eggs, omelets, toast, muffins, bacon, sausage, French toast and so much more including coffee and soft drinks. After brunch, guests return to the river walk for a second hour of entertaining storytelling and calorie burning!


 River Walk Brunch Tour Highlights

  • Tour Duration: 3 hours – minimal walking - 1 mile
  • Tours are conducted along scenic Chicago River
  • Tours begin on June 1 and are offered every Saturday and Sunday morning at 10:00 am
  • Minimum: 10 Guests
  • Spectacular views of Chicago’s iconic skyline.
  • Entertaining stories featuring the Great Chicago Fire, S.S. Eastland Disaster and Chicago’s early history
  • Tours begin at 221 North Columbus - inside main Lobby - Radisson Blu Hotel and end near Wrigley Building - 400 North Michigan
  • Plenty of places to sit and relax in the sun or shade.
  • Learn about Chicago’s most fascinating characters including the architects, millionaires, vice figures and politicians!
  • Trivia contest

History, buildings, stories, pop culture and brunch all rolled into one

Did you ever wonder why Chicago is called the “Second City”? Most people believe that for decades that it was called such because Chicago was in fact second in population to New York City. However, the real reason for this moniker is because we built our city basically from ground up after the Great Chicago fire of 1871, and thus, we are the second version of this great city! If you are interested in learning more about Chicago from its early rising to its current standing as one of the world’s great cities, please join us for an entertaining and informative walking excursion along the city’s River Walk! Did Mrs. O’Leary cow really start the Great Fire? You will find the answer to that question and so many more by joining us Chicago’s Finest River Walk Brunch tour!Check out the rest of our Chicago history tours.

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Lower lobby — across from Houlihan's Restaurant
111 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Weekly Event - Every Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Chicago's Finest Tours

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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