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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

From US$26.00
Highlights
  • 2-hour tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Shared iPads with maps, photos, and video clips 
  • See public art by Picasso and Marc Chagall 
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
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3pm Departure
Tour departs at 3pm; Thursday and Friday
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Tour departs at 1pm; Saturday only
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Tour departs at 10:30am; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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Overview

Peek inside Chicago’s storied architectural history on a 2-hour walking tour through some of the Loop’s iconic interiors. See the Tiffany & Co-designed mosaic ceiling of the Marshall Field and Company Building, the stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the underground Chicago Pedway system and more. Led by an expert guide, the tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers a half mile with frequent stops.

What to Expect

 Meet your guide at the southeast entrance of the Chase Tower. As the tour begins, admire the 'Four Seasons' mosaic by Marc Chagall at the Tower Plaza, then step inside the Marshall Field and Company Building to appreciate the Tiffany & Co–designed ceiling inside the atrium. Visit the colossal 50-foot-tall (15-meter) outdoor Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaz, then explore the subterranean world of the Chicago Pedway system, an extensive network of climate-controlled, underground concourses that connect buildings throughout downtown.

As you stroll along the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via shared iPads showcasing archival images of Chicago with maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips. Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a Chicago Landmark building, completed in 1897 and originally the city’s first central public library. 

Say goodbye to your guide and head on to your next Windy City destination.

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Reviewed yesterday
Chicago Detours Rocks!

We have always tried to do the typical hop on and off tour bus in each city we visit, but this tour caught my eye as something a little bit different so we booked it. How surprised and happy we were that we did! Instead...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
For the love of history!

This tour was great. Our son is about to become an interior architecture student, so we decided to add this to the trip. We really didn't know what this tour would entail, but our expectations were met and well beyond!! Our guide was fun and...More

Thank torin74
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us! The Loop Interior Architecture Tour with Pedway can really shed some light on the design elements of our interior spaces, as well as how that illuminates Chicago history. People who "love to learn" are our kind of people for sure. Come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
So worth it!

We had Elizabeth as guide and she was amazing! Answered our questions and so kind. I’d do it again! It was right at 2 hours so it was perfect midday activity! I learned a lot!More

Thank Esther M
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for joining us, Esther! While we'd love to have you take this tour again, don't forget the many tour options we have available, from architecture-focused adventures like the Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers, to neighborhood food tours like Factories to...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Looking Up for History

We met Marie at the Chase Building on Dearborn and from there we began looking up and around to see all the wonders most people fail to see. Marie was very well versed on all aspects and gave us great insights into what, when and...More

1  Thank Macomo
Reviewed 2 June 2018
A great way to get a close up view of some of the special features of the city

Our tour guide, Marie, was very informative. One could tell that she loved Chicago and its unique architecture and that she enjoyed sharing this city with others. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the city up close. I especially liked...More

3  Thank Mary D
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It’s a lot of walking. It was easily a mile and a half and we had to take a couple detours for the protests that were happening!
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