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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Overview

Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels.
  • Food and walking tour of downtown Chicago
  • See important outdoor sites including Millennium Park and the Chicago River
  • Enjoy generous tastings at a number of eateries where you sample Chicago-style pizza and other treats
  • Walk at an easy pace with different routes appropriate for warmer and cooler temperatures
  • Learn about the history of Chicago from your expert guide
  • Upgrade to include a tasting of local beer
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Food tasting
Expert tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Giordano's, 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Eataly Chicago, 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Make your way to Giordano's Pizzeria to meet your tour guide and group. Set off to taste some of Chicago's most famous foods and see some of its iconic sights during this 1.5-mile (2.4-km) loop through downtown.

During chilly months, follow your guide through Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that keep you comfortably warm. During warmer times of the year, walk along the Loop's scenic promenades.

Visit Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Nearby, walk along the Chicago River, a system of waterways that links to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Along the way, taste quintessential Chicago foods like deep-dish pizza, sweets, and hot dogs. A tasting of locally brewed beer can be arranged for an extra charge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Giordano's
Taste Chicago's iconic deep dish pizza at one of our most beloved pizza restaurants.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Millennium Park
Meet your guide at 11:30 am at the world-famous Giordano's Pizzeria, where you will taste Chicago's unique and delectable stuffed pizza. From there, walk south to iconic Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Next, kick back with a refreshing local craft beer and discover what makes Chicago's brewing scene so special.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chicago Riverwalk
The Chicago River runs right through the heart of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers. The architecture and river scenery is absolutely stunning.
Stop At:  
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate, located within Millennium Park, is known affectionately as “The Bean” and debuted in 2006. Designed by famed Indian artist, Anish Kapoor, this giant, stainless steel masterpiece has become one of the most famous symbols of Chicago arts and culture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Crown Fountain
The Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and features two fifty-foot tall statues of glass brick that showcase the LED faces of over 1000 Chicagoans laughing, smiling, and spitting.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Magnificent Mile
Then, stroll down elegant Michigan Avenue and pass renowned local attractions before walking down the start of Route 66 to Max's Take Out, a quintessential Chicago hot dog stand that has stood the test of time. Inside, taste what makes Chicago's unique hot dog so special!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bongiorno's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria
Sink your teeth into a delicious Italian beef sandwich
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Designed by world-famous architect, Frank Gehry, The Pritzker Pavilion is a stunning and unique band shell located in Grant Park. The lattice tower of speaker systems ensures full volume for all spectators at countless summer concerts and movie screenings.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Chicago Pedway
During colder months, your guide will make use of the Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that connects sites throughout Chicago’s central business district, to keep you as cozy as possible. During warmer times of the year, walk along the large scenic promenades of the Loop. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for 1.5 miles during the 2.5-hour tour, suitable for most fitness levels, with plenty of stops for tastings and photos. All tastings and beverages are included. Please give advance notice of any dietary restrictions.
Stop At:  
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago's iconic theatre Marquee on State Street.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Wrigley Building
The Wrigley Building, the first major skyscraper north of the Chicago River.
Pass By:  
The Loop
The Loop is Chicago’s bustling business district, named for its location within the rectangular convergence of multiple “El” train tracks.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.

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  • "That means if you do find parking where the tour begins, you'll have to figure out how to walk back to the beginning on your own." See review
  • "If you are looking for great food and fun this tour is for you!" See review

Reviews

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Sisters Approved
Trae
, Nov 2020
The food was delicious. Our guide Gabe was a sweetheart and very knowledgeable. My sister and I were impressed and enjoyed the brisk walk.
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great!
Ellie
, Sep 2020
This tour was great Gabe was very knowledgeable about the food and history of the city of Chicago. Giordano's deep dish pizza was amazing.
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5 Stars to Gabe and the food
Andrew
, Sep 2020
Gabe was an awesome tour guide and had a vast knowledge of the history of Chicago, the food, and the beers. It was a pleasant tour as the walking was not too much and passed all the iconic photo opprotunities. We had four different food stops and the conversation never had a dull moment. A very engaging, personable experience that my wife and I loved
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Walking tour with Justin
Luckygirl94010
, Oct 2019
Justin was very informative and so friendly. He knew lots about Chicago and was so welcoming. We loved all of the choices he picked and the walk around downtown Chicago was great. Would highly recommend.
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Amazing food!
kmathis617
, Aug 2019
Had a great tour guide (Nick M.) who showed us great food places and was very knowledgeable. He helped me learn some new facts about Chicago!
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Very Good Tour With a Few Exceptions
tehklh
, Jul 2019
First, let me say there is more walking to this tour than I expected and more than is typical for food tours, so be prepared. Justin was our guide and he was excellent. I learned a lot about Chicago from him. I do not think that any of my negative comments should reflect on him, but rather on the structure of the tour. You should know that this tour does not end where it begins, but a bit of a walk away. That means if you do find parking where the tour begins, you'll have to figure out how to walk back to the beginning on your own. My chief complaint was not the food, as it was excellent. However, there was a lengthy wait for some of the food. I realize the restaurants were busy, but they had the order well ahead of time. Because of this, this tour ran over by a considerable amount and I had to miss the 4th place, the dessert because of another obligation. The Chicago-style hot dog and pizza restaurants really took a very long time to deliver the food. Seating was also not readily available at the establishments. So, if you take this tour, add an extra hour on to the suggested ending time. Be prepared to walk.. This tour just needs to be tightened up and it will be excellent. Justin, thank you for doing a great job!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking our Chicago Favorites Walking and Food Tour. I'm sorry that on the particular day the Pizza/Hot Dog vendors had an issue being prompt with their food service. As we understood things, the pizza place took a little longer than normal as there was someone on the tour celebrating a birthday and so the guide deemed it appropriate to order the person a dessert which added a little time to that stop. Your tour guide, Justin, notified our management team directly after the tour to get the issue with the hot dogs rectified and we are working with the vendors to get cleared up moving forward. Normally the seats are reserved and food ready, so we are working to ensure no future issues as you encountered. Your information is correct, the tour starts and ends in two different locations and they are 1/2 mile apart from each other. We recommend public transportation or taxi/uber if navigating downtown just because parking can get expensive. If you are parking, we recommend parking north of the starting point to cut that distance down a bit if you do not want to walk all the way back to the starting point. I do just want to clear up that this situation we had with our vendor that day on our tour was not the normal and we are working to correct. Normally our tours run on time, so I don't think it would be the norm to say our tours will run an hour over on the regular. While this particular situation was more extreme then others, this tour ran over by 30 minutes ending at 2:30pm instead of the normal 2pm. I'm sorry that you missed the end of the tour due to that extension. The advertised time of 2 1/2 hours is normally correct, but we always say we could add 15 minutes depending on various factors. I am sorry that your specific tour did encounter these issues and it did set your tour back. We are working with our vendors to make sure this doesn't happen to future guests.
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Hannah was great!
Christine C
, Jul 2019
Lots of food and great tour. Wish they could accommodate intolerance to dairy better, but it’s hard to do.
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Must do!!
johnfjacob249
, Jul 2019
Justin is outstanding. Incredible food. Wonderful tour guide. He is truly passionate about the history and culture of the City.
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Waste of money.
Adventure24979489887
, Jun 2019
Thought I was going on a food tour. Slice of pizza, hot dog and brownie wasn’t what I expected. I should have done more research ahead of time.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi there, I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour experience with us. About a week ago we, unfortunately, found out too late from one of our vendors that they were closed one of the days we offered this particular tour. And that unfortunately led to less food stops on that particular day. It sounds like you were a participant on that tour, based on the lack of food you received. While we thought we reached out to everyone, we must have missed you. Please reach out to us in a private message and we'll be happy to discount your tour for that day or offer you a gift certificate so you can experience our entire tour package. On the Chicago Favorites Food & Walking Tour, we offer samples of Chicago style pizza, a Chicago Hot Dog, Italian beef, a bag of Chicago mix popcorn, and chocolates/pastries from Eataly. Plus we offer an upgraded VIP beer package to boot. It's an amazing tour experience and normally people complain of too much food. So we'd like to make this right. Please reach out to us. Thanks, Bobby's Management
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Such a fun day!
_carharding5
, May 2019
What a super fun tour. Jackie did a great job showing us Chicago and all the wonderful food and areas associated with Chicago. Her stories and history of the area were outstanding! If you are looking for great food and fun this tour is for you!
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