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Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures

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Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the art glass crafted and designed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company during this 2-hour walking tour in Chicago. Following an expert guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, visit 4 late 19th-century landmarks that contain glass works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries. This sophisticated, informative tour is a must-do for history and architecture fans. The tour includes general admission to the Art Institute of Chicago for the tour plus 1 other day. 
  • Tiffany on Wednesdays
  • Explore the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and decorating Company
  • Learn the history behind this dramatic art form
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Narration by a professional and certified Guide
Walking tour of Chicago's Tiffany art glass landmarks
Admission to the galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center
Food and drinks
Coat check
Storage for luggage or strollers
77 E Randolph St , 77 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Meet at the Chicago Cultural Center north lobby, 77 E. Randolph St

2:00 PM
Marquette Building , 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Marquette Building

Meet your expert guide and tour group at the Chicago Architecture Foundation on Michigan Street, across from the Art Institute. Please see Itinerary section below for detailed directions. 

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour focused on the art glass crafted and designed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries. See mosaics, vaults, domes and light fixtures. Visit the stately buildings in which they are housed, see recent restoration efforts, and learn about history behind this dramatic art form.
Visit the following late 19th-century landmarks:
• Macy's on State Street (historic Marshall Field's store)
• The Chicago Cultural Center
• The Marquette Building
• The Art Institute of ChicagoThe tour includes general admission to the Art Institute of Chicago for the day of the tour plus 1 other day, as well as a visitor's discount coupon for Macy's on State Street.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chicago Cultural Center
Meet inside the North Lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center at 77 E Randolph Street.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Marquette Building
View the exterior of the building
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Macy's on State Street
View the exterior of the building
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chicago Architecture Center
This building is not directly part of the tour, however, the tour ticket includes admission to the galleries at the Chicago Architecture Center.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker.
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts.
  • Not recommended for young children.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Meet inside the north lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E Randolph Street.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Architecture Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures?
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 Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures.

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Elegant Marquette Building
KarenW_S
, Mar 2022
The Marquette Bldg. Struck me as an simple, elegant landmark of post- fire Chicago. Also, loved that it was one person’s tribute to Fr. Marquette.
star-5
The tour was amazing and I was blown...
Rosa E. G
, Aug 2017
The tour was amazing and I was blown away by some of the beautiful places covered on our tour. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and very patient with the elderly couple that was in our group. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves Tiffany designs.
star-5
Great walking tour viewing Tiffany...
Jill A
, May 2017
Great walking tour viewing Tiffany glass pieces in the city of Chicago. Guide was quite informative!
star-5
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our...
Amy M
, Feb 2017
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide was fantastic. Part of the tour involves walking to several buildings in the area of the Art Institute, but even on a cold day that was not bad at all. Well worth it! We went back to several of the tour stops on our own the next day to spend more time. We highly recommend this tour.
star-5
This interesting tour showed us some...
Ellen R
, Dec 2016
This interesting tour showed us some beautiful glass and provided a nice historical context for the buildings and art we saw. On a rainy cold day, we did not have to spend an excessive amount of time outside and still got to see a lot. It even had a 'behind-the-scenes feel when we saw the beautiful ceiling pieces in the Art Institute. Even though I have been in the building many times, I had never been in these rooms. Thanks to Pricilla for the 'extras' she squeezed into the tour!
star-4
Joan was a great tour guide! She was...
Kevin R
, Aug 2016
Joan was a great tour guide! She was informative and knowledgeable! The tour content and weather was great!
star-5
Spectacular hidden gems in Chicago! I...
sakkoul
, May 2016
Spectacular hidden gems in Chicago! I highly recommend this special tour.
star-5
One of the highlights of our trip to...
Adele M
, Apr 2016
One of the highlights of our trip to Chicago. We were able to go inside buildings we would never know about and see amazing mosaics. Our tour guide was fantastic, it was obvious he really had a passion and knowledge of this topic. I highly recommend this tour!
star-4
A nice historical and beautiful tour of...
Christine S
, Jun 2015
A nice historical and beautiful tour of Tiffany and architecture. Takes around 2 hours with relaxing stops. Tour guide said that there was no tipping.
star-5
Loved the Tiffany Art Glass tour and...
Deloris G
, Aug 2014
Loved the Tiffany Art Glass tour and the lady leading was very gracious!
star-5
I'm so happy I found this tour company...
Elena P
, Jun 2014
I'm so happy I found this tour company! It's such a great way to discover not only touristic but much more deep levels of the city in a group of dedicated city lovers and if it's not a basic tour like this Tiffany one you could know even more from Chicagoans you meet in your group. Thank you! I did 3 tours with you and they were amazing!
star-4
Tour guide great and enthusiastic...
Jane L
, Jun 2014
Tour guide great and enthusiastic. Lovely tour, however would not have received voucher to art institute without asking for it.
star-5
Guide was very well informed and added...
Lori L
, Apr 2014
Guide was very well informed and added some other buildings and points of interest. A great value. definitely worth it.
star-4
Enjoyed the tour very much. The guide...
Nancy J
, Oct 2013
Enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was well informed and so I learned a lot Since the tour begins at the Art Institute I suggest including the Tiffany pieces on the second floor next to the rotunda. The time of the tour is short for the amount of walking required. We had to keep up a very fast pace through busy streets. We did loose one member. I think for anyone with any kind of difficulty in walking they could not keep up. At times the tour leader was almost out of sight. A suggestion for all tour leaders. When going from place to place be sure that all of the group has assembles before beginning your comments.
star-3
Tour was great but dosen walked too...
lyndakorncotton
, Oct 2013
Tour was great but dosen walked too fast and did'nt make sure she had all of us at last stop we were missing a person and she had to go back to last stop and see if she could find her and did' nt. with that said would do more tours
star-5
Knowledgeable guide, energetic walk...
Diana F
, Sep 2013
Knowledgeable guide, energetic walk w/excellent assortment of architectural glass and mosaic. Hihghly recommended.
star-5
The guide was excellent with a wealth...
Bonnie M
, Sep 2013
The guide was excellent with a wealth of information and delightful personality.
star-5
I loved every minute and would go...
Glenn B
, Jul 2013
I loved every minute and would go again. Not too much walking for us oldsters.
star-4
Good tour, our tour guide was really...
Suzanne S
, May 2013
Good tour, our tour guide was really knowledgeable, well spoken and kept the tour moving while answering all questions and not making us feel rushed. We saw mostly glass ceilings - beautiful and one stop was glass mosaics - beautiful too. I am glad we did the tour and I would recommend it to anyone interested in architectural ornamentation.
star-5
A wonderful walkingtour with a very...
Karin F
, Nov 2012
A wonderful walkingtour with a very competent guide - rather private ( 2 clients !!!) . So we learned a lot about Tiffany and his work and had access to many buildings and some places you never normally wouls see .

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