Large Private Groups (9+ guests)

Perfect for families, corporate outings, weddings, and birthday parties.


We specialize in private group walking, bus and boat tours of architecture, history and culture that make for memorable bonding experiences. These private groups tours will bring your guests to explore interior architecture, historic bars, food history, Chicago neighborhoods, or jazz and blues. You’ll explore stories and places locals don’t even know.

Guides are fun and highly-trained professionals with expertise in Chicago’s history and architecture. They will show your group a new and insightful perspective of Chicago during your tour. Presentations are filled with professionalism, liveliness, and enthusiasm.

Educational concepts and broader themes in the story of the city drive the design of our group walking tours and bus tours. Below are a sampling of the 17 different tours we offer to groups. Contact us for our Private Tour Catalog by calling 312.350.1131.

Private Group Walking Tours

Private Group Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daleys and Dead Guys

On a private holiday tour, your family or corporate group will see some classic Chicago holiday traditions and hear off-the-beaten path stories that you expect from Chicago Detours. We’ll venture into a few cozy locales and talk history over a couple drinks.

Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour for Private Groups

This architecture walking tour takes private groups into magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway system. The tour provides an in-depth look at architecture and a personal, cultural understanding of downtown Chicago.

Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour Pub Crawl

Drink, eat and learn about Chicago entertainment history as you experience fascinating architecture on this historic Chicago pub crawl tour with an educational twist. Venture off the tourist thoroughfare of the Mag Mile to visit overlooked spots of Chicago entertainment history.

Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers

This is a creative tour that considers building design from multiple angles, including pop culture. We designed this walking tour for curious people.

1893 Chicago World’s Fair Tour with Bars

The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair captures imaginations more than any other event in the city’s history. On the Chicago World's Fair Tour your group will consider how and why this is so intriguing.

Factories to Calories Fulton Market Food Tour

Discover the dramatic transformations of one of Chicago's boom neighborhoods on the Fulton Market Tour. Over the course of this 2-hour excursion, you'll get a glimpse of Fulton Market's meatpacking past and enjoy a taste of its gourmand present.

Old Polonia and Wicker Park Food Tour

Explore the past and present of the people, architecture, and foods of Noble Square and Wicker Parks, two vibrant and rapidly changing communities.

Modernism and IIT Architecture Walking Tour

On this architectural walking tour, your private group will experience the visual beauty of Modernist simplicity while learning about the social motivations behind the Modernism movement.

University of Chicago Campus Architecture Walking Tour

Discover how beautiful landscape design and world-class architecture create an inspiring academic environment for one of the top universities in the world on the University of Chicago Campus Walking Tour.

Private Group Bus Tours

Private Boat Tours

Kinds of Private Groups We Work With

These private group tours make for fun corporate events in Chicago, corporate team building activities, family reunions, and birthday parties. We work closely with local event planners and corporate groups to create unforgettable team-building events. Our tours are also popular with family groups, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or just groups of friends looking for a fun and memorable experience.

For groups of eight or less guests, we can accommodate your group with our Small Group Tours.

Call us now at 312.350.1131 to book your private group tour!

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