Chicago: Food, History and Architecture Tour

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Discover the architecture and food scene of Chicago on a guided day tour. Learn more about the city's history and vibrant food scene as you discover various bustling neighborhoods and historic areas.

Highlights

  • Feel like a local as you ride public transportation and try Chicago classics
  • Enjoy food samples such as Chicago-style hot dog, pizza and Italian beef
  • Get a taste for the city's most famous food in a historic neighborhood
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Chicago skyline
  • See the best of the city, all in just half a day.

Description

Start the tour under the dazzling marquee of the Chicago Theater. Explore the bustling city where the first stop is inside one of the best-preserved spaces built for shopping in Chicago. Then, head towards the Chicago Pedway. This unique feature of Chicago is used by locals and commuters daily to move about the city in a network of underground tunnels. Make your way above ground at City Hall, and admire its classic interior design and architecture. Next, visit a spot for a tasty sweet treat, and a local tradition, Chicago-style popcorn. Take a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk while taking in views of several soaring buildings, including Marina Towers, the Britannica Building, and the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower). From there, visit another delicious destination for locally made chocolates from a Chicago staple. Meander through the beautiful parks along Michigan Avenue, finishing at picturesque Millennium Park, home to the iconic Bean sculpture. Travel by ‘L” train or ride share with your guide from Millennium Park up to the River North neighborhood, the original Chicago foodie destination. Your food tour starts with a very well-known Chicago fare, the Chicago-style hot dog. Every Chicagoan has his or her own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try your guide’s favorite version. Next up is the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza. An entire meal unto itself, this staple of the Chicago food scene originated in River North in the 1940s when workers and families needed filling dishes at low prices. Your guide will take you to a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago natives to try the real deal for yourself. After you’ve filled up on pizza and hot dogs, continue your tasting journey with a classic Chicago sandwich, the Italian beef. Sample this sandwich in a real Chicago institution with no-frills decor. Our tour ends here, and your guide will be happy to direct you back to your accommodation or share tips for what else to see in the city.

Includes

Local English-speaking guide Guided tour 5 Food Stops with 5 food samples such as Chicago-style hot dog, deep-dish pizza, Chicago sandwich (Italian beef), popcorn-tasting, chocolate-tasting Transportation between tour halves

Important Information

  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • This is a child-friendly walk tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Please note: food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season and where we stop that day but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers between 4.8 to 6.4 km (3-4 miles) of walking.
  • We can accommodate vegetarian options but cannot accommodate other food allergies or dietary preferences. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine, or snow. Please dress accordingly.
  • Note that the Bean sculpture is under construction until Spring 2024 and views will be limited

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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