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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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Departure Point

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

River North, Chicago, IL, USA

A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station.

  • 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
  • As of Friday, October 15th, 2021: All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72h, in order to join this tour. As this tour involves indoor dining, this measure was implemented for the health and safety of our guests, our staff, and the restaurant's staff.
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA
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.
  • 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?
A: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?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour.

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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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, Jan 2022
The guide was very helpful and very nice but the tour wasn’t worth the price, sandwiches were split in halves to share with the rest of the tourists, and you have to buy your own drinks because they weren’t included. It was good but overpriced.
Awesome tour
, Dec 2021
I really enjoyed the whole tour It was very interesting & I learned alot about Chicago and met some pretty cool people as well & the food was awesome different than I thought
Perfect day with Richard
, Dec 2021
That was perfect. Richard gave us greats information about Chicago. And the food was very good, even if Chicago pizza is not pizza for me 😂
, Dec 2021
Kevin is the best ever!!!!! Loved this so much. He really knows g How to entertain. He knows so much! If you get a chance to go on this your I recommend for sure.
, Dec 2021
The tour was set off course from the beginning, waiting on a late couple. While I understand the the effort by our guide to accommodate these quest, the result was delay and interrupted flow of the tour. This caused a lot waiting, random walking around or standing on the street. We really didn't understand the methodology of the tour. The bottom line, for what it cost to take this tour, I do not feel the price was reflective of the service rendered. Disappointing really!
Definitely recommend!
, Dec 2021
What an experience! Tony was our tour guide & he was fantastic! Food was awesome & he was super knowledgeable
Great way to spend a day!
, Nov 2021
Our group of 5 enjoyed a great day with Kevin. His enthusiasm for Chicago is infectious. He was super personal and kept the tour moving at a great pace. It was well worth it to see so many interesting places and learn so much about the beautiful city of Chicago in just a few hours. Highly recommend. Thanks Kevin!!
Loved it! Highly recommend
, Nov 2021
This was such a great tour. Kevin was so fun and informative and the hours flew by. I highly recommend. The food was delicious and I really enjoyed the walking tour portion as well.
Rich in entertainment!
, Nov 2021
Thank you, Rich for a great tour!! It was fun and informative. I'm glad I was not part of a big tour group or else I probably wouldn't have gotten to see all the awesome sights that you took us to. I'll definitely be back Chicago!
Good iconic Chicago food, long walk.
, Nov 2021
We did a lot of standing at first. Some interesting stories about architecture. Food was good. We road the subway 2 stops and walked everywhere else, so need comfortable shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. The guide was just OK; drank a beer and burped loudly, walked very fast, was rude to one of the guests unnecessarily.

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