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Loop Interior Architecture Tour

history walk

Loop Interior Architecture Tour

5 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Loop Interior Architecture Tour

history walk

Loop Interior Architecture Tour

5 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

For this architecture walking tour, you’ll step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway system for an in-depth, personal approach to a Chicago architecture walking tour downtown. The Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour takes you on a creative route that weaves through buildings and secret short-cuts. 95% of the tour takes place inside, making it great for any kind of weather. Tour guests share iPads with archival images of maps, historic photos and documentary video clips while the tour guide shares stories of Chicago history. Our fun and passionate tour guides are highly trained professionals with degrees in architecture, design, art history and history. They know how to connect with a group, spark imaginations, and communicate new concepts in relating to architecture. Looking at the outside of buildings, such as with architectural boat tours, can be a great first step in engaging with Chicago architecture. For the next level of connection with Chicago architecture, go inside of the buildings. You will appreciate Chicago architecture from new perspectives.

Your host

Learn more about Elizabeth And Marie

Elizabeth And Marie

Elizabeth and Marie are tour guides for Chicago Detours, a tour company for curious people. Chicago Detours has been sharing stories and places locals don't even know through guided tours of interior architecture, historic bars, and Chicago neighborhoods since 2010. Elizabeth is a very Midwestern girl – born and raised in Chicago. History and languages are her passion. She's a graduate of UIC and went on to complete graduate coursework in France. Elizabeth has been a tour guide with Chicago Detours for over 7 years. Marie has an M.A. in US History and moved to Chicago to pursue a PhD in Urban History at UIC. She has been sharing her love for the city's history and architecture as a Chicago Detours tour guide since 2017.

What's included

Equipment
*Engaging tour guide commentary *Shared use of iPads with video & photos *Professionally printed Chicago Pedway Map *Special…

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Where you'll be

Interior Architecture Walking and Pedway Tour Highlights *Church in a Skyscraper with Stained Glass Windows *The “Chicago Picasso” Sculpture *Chicago Underground Pedway System *The Contemporary Block 37 Development *Marshall Field’s Department Store *Sparkling Tiffany Mosaics *Chicago Cultural Center

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

While this tour remains mostly indoors, dress appropriately for brief outdoor portions, eg: bring an umbrella, coat, etc. if needed.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Elizabeth And Marie
Loop Interior Architecture Tour
5 reviews
From $50/person
5 reviews
From $50/person