Architectural and Historic Bar Walking Tours
Architectural walking tours are a great way to explore Chicago. Our fun, educational tours will give you new perspectives of Chicago architecture and history. Led by expert tour guides, our walking and bus tours include an interactive dynamic, presentation of historic photos and videos, and special gifts.
Tour reservations are required.
Current Tours | Winter 2013
Historic Chicago Bar TourThu & Fri 5:30pm & Sat 5:00pm
On this pub crawl with an educational twist, you’ll explore Chicago’s entertainment history and learn about prohibition,
jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs. Guests interact with historic
photos and videos on shared iPads and visit historic buildings for three
drink stops. On this walking tour of Chicago, we get to see magnificent lobbies
and really engage with some beautiful historic architecture. It’s a great
wintertime thing to do in Chicago!
Appetizers and other extras included - drinks on you.
Book early as this walking tour of historic Chicago bars often sells out.
Guests pay cash at start of tour to cover all server gratuities and chosen beverage option (2.5 servings total): $18 for wine, $16 for beer, $5 for soda, $3 for water.
Loop Interior Architecture TourMon 11am, Wed 10am, Thu 10am, Fri 3pm, Sat 10am & 1:30pm, Sun 1:30pm
Popular with Chicago locals and visitors wanting an in-depth look at architecture, this walking tour explores architectural interiors and the underground Pedway system. You’ll visit a department store, a skyscraper church, the infamous Block 37, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests engage with photos and video clips on shared iPads while a live tour guide shares expert commentary. Part architectural tour, part history tour, and part Pedway tour, you’ll stay warm making this a great winter activity in Chicago.
Exclusive Tour of Chicago Temple w/Prosecco Toast
On this annual tour, which always sells out quickly, we will dig into the dynamic presence of the Chicago Temple Building, the Neo-Gothic skyscraper on Daley Plaza. In addition to housing the United Methodist Church, as well as the pastor’s three-story penthouse, this skyscraper has a theater, historic offices, a lower-level sanctuary, and a chapel in the sky. We’ll take a close look at a sculpture with a dramatic story behind it, and also at the colorful stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Tour includes sky chapel visit, exclusive access to the Pastor’s private balcony, guide commentary, shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos, wine, light appetizers, and special gifts. CHECK BACK FOR SUMMER 2014
Begin inside lobby of 77 W. Washington St. Some walking and stairs. 2 hrs & 15 mins