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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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Chicago, United States
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
  • Learn about Chicago's history and architecture
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings included
  • Get tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip
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Professional Local Guide
Popcorn Tasting
Chocolate Tasting
Water Taxi or Subway Ticket
Chicago-style hot dog
Deep dish pizza
Italian Beef

Departure Point

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

River North, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Be prepared to walk alot so comfortable shoes are a must but it's worth it." See review
  • "A lot of walking but it’s the best way to experience all that Chicago has to offer." See review
  • "Walked for hours, wear good shoes, food tour was a welcome relief" See review


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Fantastic Guide, Fantastic Food!
, Jul 2021
Laura was fantastic! The tour was fantastic! The food was fantastic! It was a great time and helped make this trip a memerable one.
Helped us get to know Chicago
, Jul 2021
We had a great time in Chicago. Great tour guides who helped us learn about the history and culture of the city. Many thanks to Render and Lara!
Great tour
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Davis was awesome! He was knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. You could definitely see he had great pride and passion for Chicago. We were traveling with our children and he made sure to add in fun for the kids like sliding down the Picasso with them. I would definitely take another tour with this company and especially David.
Excellent Chicago experience
, Jul 2021
Laura was an excellent tour guide! She was super knowledgeable and gave us lots of ideas on things to do in Chicago. We would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get the Chicago experience!!
Best Tour in the City
, Jul 2021
Absolutely amazing tour, David was the best tour guide ever with so many stories and tidbits of information about Chicago and the food, OMG the beef sandwich, I've never had anything like it! Well worth it! I would do it again in a minute! David so glad you helped to get tours started in Chicago! Thanks for sharing your love of Chicago with everyone!!
Enjoyable Tour
, Jul 2021
This tour was well organized and informative about the history and architecture of Chicago. Wallach told us the story of the SS Eastland, and Death Alley. He showed us the Tiffany ceiling in the Mercantile Building. Kelly did a fine job introducing us to Chicago hotdogs, Chicago deep dish pizza, Chicago beef sandwiches, and finished with a large slice of chocolate cake. This was an enjoyable tour.
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, Jul 2021
Dave was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Always checked if all OK. Food was excellent and other guests friendly. We had Spain, California, state of Washington , Oregon and us from West Chester PA. Money well spent. Thanks Dave Joe and Berni
Just do it!
, Jul 2021
David was great at making sure everyone had a great time and felt welcome! He mixed facts, personal stories and humor the whole time! We also sampled excellent authentic Chicago food! The 5 hours flew by! David should be the official PR person for Chicago! I learned so much and have a new appreciation for the Windy City, that did things thought impossible to make it what it is today!
Fun tour, great host
, Jul 2021
Loved Laura - great energy and very personable. Nice way to see some of the city and learn some local history.
Architecture and fast food
, Jun 2021
First part was super, all about history and architecture. Second part was the food tour, which fast really only fast food. But the guide was nice and really knew many stories to tell.

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