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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

From US$28,00
  • Guided walking tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Learn more with shared iPads showing maps, photos, and video clips 
  • Navigate Chicago like a local—underground via The Pedway (map included)
Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
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Get an inside look at Chicago’s storied architectural history on this guided walking tour through some of the Loop’s iconic interiors. See the Tiffany & Co.-designed mosaic ceiling of Marshall Field and Company Building, the stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the underground Chicago Pedway system, and more architectural highlights. The tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers a half mile (0.8 kilometers) with frequent stops.

What to Expect

Begin your tour by meeting your guide inside the Marquette Building.

On this guided tour you step inside the Marshall Field and Company Building to appreciate the Tiffany & Co.–designed ceiling inside the atrium. Visit the colossal 50-foot-tall (15-meter) outdoor Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, and explore the subterranean world of the Chicago Pedway system, an extensive network of climate-controlled, underground concourses that connect buildings throughout downtown.

As you stroll the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via iPads showcasing archival images of Chicago with maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips.

Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a Chicago Landmark building, completed in 1897 and originally the city’s first central public library.

Reviews (147)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Do it

My guide's name was Elizabeth. She brought Chicago to life in such a colourful and magnificent way. She squeezed interesting facts from every wall, brick, street and building we walked by. She made me love Chicago even more and I love her for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fernando A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago architecture entertaining

Easy tour but rich of information about Chicago architecture you don't see and appreciate unless someone point them out to you. Great experience and well designed. You will be entertained and will learn interesting facts about Chicago. Our tour guide Elizabeth was top notch.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luigi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A unique experience!

Definitely a unique way to experience Chicago, its history, and the evolution of the City and its architecture. Interactive games, photos, and videos supplemented the thorough fact-filled tour. Alex, our tour guide, was excellent - very knowledgeable and engaging. this is an indoor/outdoor walking tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caitlin S
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming on a tour with us, Caitlin, and posting this review of your experience! We're happy this mostly-indoor walking tour was a good experience for you on a chilly day. We can't wait to see you the next time you visit our great...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Excellent Customer Service

I booked this tour from the UK because of the good reviews but unfortunately despite starting it we had to pull out because my husband was unwell. Every effort was made to try and accommodate us to rebook before we left Chicago but unfortunately we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank travelfriend10
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Interesting and entertaining

A fact- and fun-filled tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Saw places I would never have visited otherwise. I enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna P
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thanks very much for coming on the tour and sharing this review, Donna! We love hearing that our tour was both fun and that you learned something along the way. We hope you'll come see us again for another tour sometime!

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Andy C
22 November 2018|
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Response from wushutraveler | Reviewed this property |
It was around 90 minutes to 2 hours.
23 September 2018|
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Response from daviddT1735JS | Reviewed this property |
We met the guide in the Marquette Building lobby.
23 September 2018|
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Response from BucksUK_traveller | Reviewed this property |
We met Inside the Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, but I don't know whether this is the same for all tours.