We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
    United StatesIllinois (IL)ChicagoThings to do in ChicagoTours and Tickets

Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour - with unbiased reviews

Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$25.00
Date
2 travellers
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Low Price GuaranteeNo Booking Fees
Overview
On this fun and fascinating walking tour, learn about how Chicago grew from swampland bordering Lake Michigan into the thriving metropolis that it is today. Over the course of two and a half hours, your guide will tell you gripping tales of Chicago history, supplemented by dozens of archival photos. As you wander, you can also count on seeing many of the Windy City’s most famous landmarks, from its just-completed Riverwalk to its soaring skyscrapers.  Tour includes short boat ride and trivia challenge!
What to Expect
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Michigan Avenue Bridge, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901

Stop At: Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4066

Stop At: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213

Stop At: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806

Stop At: Chicago Water Taxi, 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104

Stop At: Chicago's Finest Tours, 1030 N State St 2h, Chicago, IL 60611-5594

Stop At: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Show More
Important Information
Duration
2h 30m
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Water Taxi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
38Reviews
3Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 32
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
gmc wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I went to visit a friend in Chicago and she set us up to do the history walking tour. I had never done a walking tour anywhere before so I didn't know what to expect. This tour was FABULOUS!!! It was informative, fun and really made the city stand out for me! Chicago is a
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
John wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Our group took the tour on a chilly, breezy, rainy October Saturday and our guide was Rick. He was knowledgable, entertaining, considerate and easy to understand. I was a little concerned about being able to hear the guide before we started, but this was not an issue. He
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Susan B wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
The tour was very informative and encompassed important events in Chicago history. Cindy was friendly and sweet and made the tour fun. She is very knowledgeable and makes sure everyone has a good time.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Sheila H wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions11 helpful votes
Just got back from this afternoon's tour with Rick. He was fun and informative, and the tour itself was a great intro to the Windy City. The riverfront is becoming a must-see area with it's new development. It was a nice length, and included a few stops on a watertaxi for a
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Tracey A wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions
On a miserable (outside!) day in Chicago, our guide Rick made us forget about the fog and showers with his interesting stories about Chicago's history while we walked. The guy knows his stuff, and we enjoyed learning enough of it to tempt us into doing more research - a good
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Key Details
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge, Tribune Tower, and 6 more
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071