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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Best Free Tours in Chicago

With so much to see, it can be a challenge to know where to start in Chicago. Rich with history and amazing architecture, the “Windy City” wins over almost everyone that visits. The best way to see this place in all its splendor is by taking Free Walking Tours in Chicago. And, the good news is there are plenty of experiences to choose from! The Essential Chicago City Tour is designed to take you for a walk around the Loop community area and show you all the top attractions. There are also Free Architecture Tours, where an expert local guide will explain why Chicago is one of the world capitals of modern construction and urbanism. You can also book a Free Crime and Gangster Tour to explore several areas notorious during the Prohibition era and after for its amazing blues scene. With so much choice, you're bound to find the perfect tour for you!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Chicago

With Free Tours in Chicago, you will encounter all key sights and discover a sea of skyscrapers. The city is best-known for the Sears Tower, the country's second-largest skyscraper. Other significant buildings include the NBC Tower, Civic Opera Building, and Frank Gehry’s Pritzker Pavilion. Of course, you can’t miss Millennium Park, home to the iconic statue Cloud Gate. In a Free Pedway Tour, you will also discover Chicago's mysterious network of underground tunnels connecting different buildings. A great way to escape the freezing Chicago winters! Finally, there are several Chicago Free Walking Tours where you can discover how the Chicago Mafia became so powerful and visit mob hangouts. Also included are notorious sites such as the infamous Florist Shop, the florist of choice for mob funerals. Tours normally conclude at Chicago's Federal Plaza, where Al Capone was tried and convicted.

Things to Do in Chicago

There’s a trove of things to do in Chicago! One of the things the Windy City is known for is Navy Pier; this impressive landmark opened as a recreational and shipping pier in the early 1900s. Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier offers the perfect place to spend an afternoon. If you love shopping, dining, and history, then you need to take a walk along The Magnificent Mile. In just one mile you can find amazing food, high-end shops, museums, and events. Then visit the Museum of Science and Industry, opened in 1933, it has long been a Chicago institution and a must-see attraction. Known as 360 Chicago, the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center offers amazing views of the city and Lake Michigan from over 1000 ft above the city streets. And for the brave, you can try the newest attraction: Tilt, which offers visitors the opportunity to be literally tilted over the edge of the building.

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