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Chicago: Downtown Architectural Interiors Tour

1. Chicago: Downtown Architectural Interiors Tour

Jump right into beautiful architectural interiors of the Roaring '20s, taking in the class and elegance of a classic Art Deco masterpiece. Go back 50 years to the 1880s and explore the structure and style of one of the most famous and oldest buildings in downtown Chicago. Next, you'll marvel at a vaulted ceiling from the Postmodern era, surrounded by Moorish details. Finally, you'll end looking up at the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass mosaic, and very close to the world-famous Millennium Park with one of the most famous landmarks of Chicago, "The Bean."

Best of Chicago: Skydeck, River Cruise & City Walking Tour

2. Best of Chicago: Skydeck, River Cruise & City Walking Tour

At Willis Tower, take the first elevator of the day up 103 floors to the Skydeck, the 3rd tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. On a clear day views extend to 4 States!! Back on ground level, it’s time to traverse Chicago’s Loop, alongside your local guide and see the city’s Art Deco architecture will be laid out before – or rather, above – you! Pass the magnificent Board of Trade Building and take in the statue of Ceres, Ancient Greek goddess of the harvest, looming over the skyline three stories high. The Loop may be a business district but it’s much more than that—including the birthplace of the world’s first skyscraper. At the Monadnock Building where your expert local guide will be waiting to take you on a journey through the city’s most storied structures Next, walk through the awe-inspiring lobby designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the Rookery. Many elements here only an expert can point out, including the secret glass mosaics adorning the lobbies. You’ll listen to the history of the cast of characters that brought Chicago to world-wide fame, admire one of the world’s most historically significant doors and get a view of the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world. Millennium Park is the next stop where the iconic Cloud Gate can be found. After getting a picture in front of ‘The Bean’, it’s time to walk up Michigan Avenue for more architectural stories and history. The last stop of the day is Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk for a 90-minute architecture cruise, passing down the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Enjoy the snacks and refreshments available to purchase on board, and take in the day’s discoveries from the water.

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4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

We are entitled to a beautiful walking tour through the streets of Chicago with Raquel, a fantastic guide. Our experience was really very interesting and really well guided with a very dynamic and human person. Since the boat trip included in the visit had been canceled (and refunded) we were treated to a really interesting and more relaxed tour. We weren't in a hurry and were able to take advantage of this beautiful activity which was done more in "slow motion". Thank you Raquel for a great tour that I would recommend to everyone when you arrive in Chicago.

This was an amazing tour! The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We got to see a lot of places we wouldn’t even think of going into and they were all gorgeous! Definitely a tour to take if you’re just exploring Chicago or looking for a wedding venue. Great way to start a trip to Chicago as we learned about a lot of places we went to later on in our stay.

Good guide Saturday is a good day for the tour there are no people and you can better appreciate the Architecture of Downtown Chicago and walk very calmly, unlike on weekdays through the large corporate offices, government agencies, Federal State Courts, etc. that are working

Absolute must for history and architecture lovers. We have walked past several of these buildings in the past and had no idea what stunning architectural design and history was inside.

Great content. Wonderful guide. Kylie is knowledgeable and personable