Chicago Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

4.6 / 5

65 reviews

Chicago Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

From $30 per person

With these tours, transform your way of travelling to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby or outside your Airbnb/accommodation as long as it is in the city-center.
Private group


  • Get to know Chicago through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people, not just places
  • Learn about the city's many tips and tricks and best-kept secrets
Full description
Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact your tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.
  • Local guide
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transportation around the city (It’s walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Know before you go

    • In case travelers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for the local guide
    • Travelers can request a specific time for the tour
    • This is a walking tour, and your tour guide recommends wearing comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 65 reviews

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    This was my first time in Chicago (USA), as I am from Melbourne (Australia) on holiday. My tour guide was always communicating with me in preparation for the day/tour. He was already waiting for me at our meeting point. I had numerous well informed options (by my tour guide) of where to visit and I felt in total control of where I wanted to go and when. Overall, it was a well coordinated, fun filled, and educating experience for me. My guide did a fantastic job.

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    January 15, 2020

    Our guide, Daniel, is an American who has lived in Chicago for 20 years and he knew the city perfectly (and spoke French very well!). We had a wonderful morning with him, he was very attentive and available. We were able to discover the city early in the morning and enjoy a global view of Chicago! We highly recommend!

    August 16, 2019

    Awesome walk through the windy city

    Booking was perfect and right after my booking I received an e-mail with Daniels contact data. I could also share my ideas and he was very flexible in where to meet and what to see. We had a great walk from Wicker Park up to Wrigley Field and great conversation. Would highly recommend to book a tour, you will be happy :-)

    June 3, 2019

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