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Free Tours by Foot

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5-star and free Riverwalk tour

Lucky to have Michael Denini as my guide. He is funny, accuate in historical facts, and tell... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
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Walking Tours

We were in Chicago for 6 days with a group of friends. We went on 5 walking tours and all were... read more

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Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like tours of Chicago, focusing on walking tour, self-guided bike tours and ghosts tours. Name your own price, including free. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
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1400 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-1548
Gold Coast
+1 312-612-0826
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky to have Michael Denini as my guide. He is funny, accuate in historical facts, and tell stories in a way that captivates your attention.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Chicago for 6 days with a group of friends. We went on 5 walking tours and all were excellent! Both Bruce and Sean were knowledgeable as well as fun and interesting. You will not be sorry going on any of these tours!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this excellent walking tour. It started to rain during and Bruce kept going like a the terrific docent and guide that he is. We saw many highlights of the city and it tied in well with other tours we took.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting guided tour with a lot of relevant information and for people from outside the USA spoken in a clear and understandable language thanks a lot

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went earlier today on the Lincoln Park and gangster tour with Bruce who was absolutely fantastic! Bruce stopped every few steps to explain and share something cool about the area. Being residents of Chicago for a few years, we learned a ton about things...More

1  Thank Aviv S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Chicago River tour with Mike on Labor Day morning. It was a great tour and Mike was a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn a little about the river and the buildings around it. Also very much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike was an extremely friendly and informative tour guide. He easily adapted to our group's needs and tailored the tour for us, as well. We learned a massive amount of information in the short time that we toured (we asked for only an hour-long tour)....More

Thank sfyousuf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mike was our tour guide on Sunday Sep. 2, 2018. He was very knowledgeable and included lots of fun facts and anecdotes mixed with relevant facts and figures. He clearly enjoys his work and was an enthusiastic Chicago lover! He never rushed and always left...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Michael as our tour guide for the Magnificent Mile tour. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He was fun and organized. Overall the tour was awesome! Especially the pay what you like part!

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative, glad we went with this option versus the overpriced bus tours. A lot of well told stories, both gangster stories and other cultural facts. We covered a lot more than I expected. I'd recommend reading up on some of the famous Chicago gangsters...More

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Ariel K
10 May 2018|
Response from Betsaida T | Reviewed this property |
whats your question?
20 January 2018|
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Response from Neva T | Reviewed this property |
I agree, give what you think is appropriate. I was in a small group and it looked as if everyone gave something. I really enjoyed the guide and gave $20.
29 August 2017|
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Response from Raynmaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We did the morning inside the loop tour with Andy and the afternoon Lincoln Park tour. Be careful; some tours overlap. Expect 90 minutes to 2 hours for each tour.