Chicago's Indoor Architecture: 2-Hour Walking Tour
Explore Chicago's unique architecture from the comfort of building interiors and the city’s underground Pedway system on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Share an iPad with additional images and videos to enhance your experience.
See architectural interiors and underground passages unknown to locals
Explore forgotten stories of famous Chicago landmarks
Learn about the psychology of architectural design, the history of shopping, the Chicago Picasso sculpture, and modernist architecture
Stay comfortable indoors - we avoid the extreme heat and cold of Chicago
Share iPads with drawings, maps, photos and video clips
You’ll have a shared iPad that’s loaded with images, maps and video clips, adding depth to the architectural details and the culture and history of the individual attractions while guides share engaging stories and fresh concepts.
Some of the highlights of what you’ll see on tour include examples of Chicago’s Modernist architecture, the former site of the famous Marshall Field’s department store, a church in a skyscraper and the “Chicago Picasso” sculpture. The infamous Block 37 and the spectacular Tiffany mosaics at the Cultural Center are also included.
Your guide will tell you about the psychology of architectural design, the history of department store shopping, and the development of Chicago’s elevated train system – as well as adding some colorful accounts of local personalities along the way.
• Informative commentary by knowledgeable guides
• Shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos
• Valuable gift packet
What's Not Included:
• Tips and gratuities
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“Great tour to connect with Chicago in a cool way!”
Reviewed by Nancy from Chicago, United States on August 13th, 2013 This was a great tour run by a captivating guide. Despite a packed tour, I felt like she was very personable and even learned our names! The shared iPads help to really connect with the info via photos and videos and things. Lots of stories to learn despite a lifetime in Chicago. I would definitely recommend this tour. I'd even take it again next time I have some friends in town.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer on July 1st, 2013 Went along on this tour with friends and was blown away as a Chicago native to discover so much on my own doorstep! The multimedia aspect was great and I will definitely be looking out for it in other tours the next time I'm on holiday.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer on June 21st, 2013 I thought this was going to be more of a history tour but it's definitely more centered on the architecture with a little history thrown in where necessary. Regardless I had a good time, largely because we had an excellent guide in Elizabeth. My husband was happy because he's a bit of an architecture buff, and the iPad set-up with videos and photos was a huge plus-point. Definitely recommend it to architecture enthusiasts but you don't have to be to enjoy it.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer on March 29th, 2013 Great tour with Amanda who was a fun and informative guide.
“Informativ und kurzweilig”
Reviewed by Stefan from Köln, Germany on October 9th, 2013 Wir waren 5 Tage in Chicago und haben auf der 2-Stunden-Route viele Dinge über die Stadt erfahren, die man nicht im Reiseführer lesen kann. Angenehm war die Führung in einer kleinen Gruppe von 6 Personen (wir waren am Montag unterwegs, am WE sind die Gruppen meist größer). Unterwegs wurden immer wieder kurze Clips oder Bilder über das IPad gezeigt; das sorgte für Abwechslung. Beim nächsten Besuch würde ich bestimmt wieder eine der anderen noch angebotenen Touren buchen. Wir hatten eine Person mit in der Gruppe, die schon diverse Touren mitgelaufen ist (häufig buchen "Einheimische" diese Touren) und uns wärmstens auch andere Routen empfohlen hat.
“Klasse Tour, muss man gemacht haben !!”
Reviewed by Hesham from voerde, Germany on April 22nd, 2013 Amanda, unser Tourguide war hervorragend informiert und hat mit viel Liebe Ihr Chicago gezeigt
Reviewed by Alan from München, Germany on March 27th, 2013 Die Erklärungen, teilweise auch mit Fotos und Videos auf iPads, haben uns die Wunder der Stadt Chicago viel näher gebracht.
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