Explore stories and places locals don’t know with our professional guides on a private tour! For your safety and the safety of our staff, our current private tour options ensure social distancing during COVID-19. You can book:
- Private in-person boat tours with 4-40 guests.
- Private virtual tours, which are a great way to connect teams and family.
We no longer offer in-person walking tours, or private tours by car or bus.
Call us! We are happy to talk about your virtual tour options. 312.350.1131.
Why Chicago Detours for a Private Tour?
Experience an Authentic Chicago
We bring people to explore “stories and places locals don’t even know.” You’ll hear the secret and forgotten stories of famous sites, or we’ll point out overlooked architecture and their fascinating histories.
Discover New Ideas in Architecture
Your group will enjoy the visual pleasure of actively looking at architectural features of buildings on a private tour with us. All of our tours use buildings to tell a story of history.
Learn from the Best Chicago Tour Guides
Our tour guides are trained professionals with backgrounds in architecture, history and art history. They are hired for their enthusiasm, professionalism, and knowledge.
Chicago Private Tours – Walking and Car
Make Your Own Detour (1-5 guests)
Currently not available. This spontaneous custom tour designs an experience to suit your group’s unique interests. We can hone in more on architecture, or tell you about the everyday people who have made this city great. You choose your preferred mode of transport, from CTA to bicycle!
Chicago Highlights: Detour 101 Driving Tour
Currently not available. This 2-hour driving tour views Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions from a fun and engaging angle. You’ll see Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park, Museum Campus, the Water Tower, the lakefront, and downtown’s skyline. Also available as a virtual tour.
Loop Interior Architecture Tour
Currently not available. This walking tour of interiors and the underground Pedway System gives you a creative overview of Chicago history and architecture. Stops include Chicago’s Modernist architecture, the grand Marshall Field’s department store, a church in a skyscraper, and the “Chicago Picasso” sculpture.
Architecture of Money and Power
Currently not available. Discover opulent architecture and secret stories of the Financial District. This walking tours visits the Frank Lloyd Wright remodel of the Rookery Building, the Chicago Board of Trade, and others. We’ll see how the features of architecture create psychological dynamics that communicate power.
HOW TO BOOK
Tour dates book up fast, especially as we are an innovator in virtual tours and events.
We’ll need to know number of guests, tour date, and what tour(s) you are you interested in for your private group tour. If you aren’t sure, then we’ll help you figure out which private tour might be best for your group!