The River Walk spans from Lake Shore Drive to Franklin Street and contains wonderful lush green spaces, cafes, retail establishments and numerous places to sit and relax in the shade or sun. Today, the River Walk is comprised of the Confluence, Arcade Civic and Market districts. Learn how the new $100 million Federal Loan is reshaping the River Walk by adding six exciting new themes including the Marina, Cove, River Theater, Swimming Hole, Jetty and Boardwalk!
In addition, enjoy spectacular views of the city’s iconic skyline while listening to intriguing stories behind these great buildings including; Wrigley, Tribune, Aqua, Aon Center, London Guarantee & Accident, Mather Tower, Trump Tower, Jewelers, Carbide & Carbon, John Hancock and Intercontinental Hotel. Learn interesting stories about Chicago’s past, present and future and revel in the stories of many of our cities most colorful characters!
Plus - guests finish the tour with a short boat ride along the Chicago River and observe some of Chicago's iconic buildings!
River Walk Sightseeing Tour Plus Highlights
The city of Chicago owes its existence to the River and the river Walk owes its existence to the city! Come and learn the vital role the river played in the emergence of Chicago as the true great Metropolis of the Midwest. Unlike the architectural boat cruises, our tour guides thoughtfully reveal the stories behind the buildings themselves not its architectural style and they focus on the colorful characters that once occupied them. As we often say, “Every building in Chicago has its own story”! Check out the rest of our Chicago history 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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