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Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods - North and South Side

4.5 (42)
Chicago, US
4.5 (42)
Chicago, US
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Experience the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Chicago like never before with this small-group tour. Unlike other tours that only cover a couple of neighborhoods, this tour takes you through the North and South Side, as well as multiple other neighborhoods, allowing you to explore more than 10 different areas and attractions. From the bustling streets of Downtown to the charming communities of the Southwest and Northwest, you'll get a true taste of the city's 77 neighborhoods. As you journey through the city, you'll be provided with a phone charging port and headphones to hear your knowledgeable guide's fascinating commentary. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour promises to showcase the best of Chicago's diverse and vibrant culture. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-5 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Explore 77 unique Chicago neighborhoods
  • Visit iconic attractions and landmarks
  • Learn about the city's rich history and culture
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for personalized experience
  • Convenient pickup from downtown hotels
  • Phone charging port.
  • Headphones to hear guide.

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Introduction

Discover the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Chicago with the Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods - North and South Side. This immersive tour takes you through not just one or two, but over 10 neighborhoods, allowing you to truly experience the essence of the city. Unlike other tours that only scratch the surface, this tour goes above and beyond to showcase the unique charm and character of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods and city parks.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect to be captivated by the rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural diversity that define each neighborhood. From the bustling streets of the North Side to the vibrant communities of the South Side, you'll witness the contrasting yet harmonious tapestry of Chicago's urban landscape. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of each neighborhood as you explore their hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and local attractions. Whether you're a history buff, architecture enthusiast, or simply looking to soak up the vibrant energy of the city, this tour offers something for everyone.

Who is This For?

This tour is perfect for curious travelers who want to delve deeper into the heart and soul of Chicago. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple, or a group of friends, this small-group tour offers an intimate and personalized experience. It caters to those who crave authentic cultural encounters and seek to explore beyond the typical tourist hotspots. With a diverse range of neighborhoods covered, this tour is inclusive and aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Chicago's rich tapestry, ensuring that no audience is excluded from the experience.

Why Book This?

What sets this tour apart is its commitment to showcasing the lesser-known neighborhoods of Chicago. While other tours might only focus on one or two areas, this tour takes you on a journey through the South Side, North Side, Southwest, Northwest, and even a portion of Downtown. You'll have the opportunity to discover the hidden gems that make each neighborhood unique, gaining a deeper understanding of the city's history, culture, and people. Additionally, the small-group setting allows for a more intimate experience, ensuring that you receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable and passionate guide.

Good to Know

During the tour, you'll have access to a phone charging port and headphones to hear your guide clearly. This ensures that you won't miss any fascinating facts or anecdotes about the neighborhoods you visit. The tour concludes at the front entrance of the iconic Chicago Theater, making it convenient for those staying in downtown hotels as they can be picked up directly from their accommodations. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour provides valuable insights and insider knowledge that will enhance your overall Chicago experience.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods - North and South Side have praised its comprehensive coverage, allowing them to see a wide range of neighborhoods and attractions in a single tour. They appreciated the knowledgeable guides who provided in-depth insights into the history and culture of each neighborhood. Many reviewers also mentioned that the small-group setting created a more intimate and engaging experience. Overall, customers were highly satisfied with the tour and felt that it exceeded their expectations, making it a must-do for anyone looking to truly explore the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Hyde Park

(Pass by)

Travelers will see the neighborhood and home of 44th President of the United States and plaque where Michelle Obama was 1st kissed! Travelers will tour the college campus of The University of Chicago that attracts students from around the world where many remain post graduation in the historical Hyde Park. In addition to the medical professionals from The University of Chicago Medicine and the local residents, the neighborhood is a true melting pot. With real estate in the area ranging from multi million dollar homes to $600 monthly apartments, Hype Park is a tour favorite!

Lincoln Park

(Pass by)

Travelers will see the historical Du Paul University and its breathtaking beautiful neighborhood! The beauty of Lincoln Park rivals any neighborhood in America with its traditional to modern, frame to brick homes, shops, restaurants and so much more!

Gold Coast

(Pass by)

Travelers will be amazed by Chicago’s beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood and parks.

Wrigley Field

(Pass by)

From the tour van, tourist will see the city’ neighborhoods and parks including Wrigley Field (Go Cubs!)

Bronzeville

(Pass by)

Travelers will learn Bronzeville’s history of African Americans leaving the south and getting off at the last stop in Chicago. While some stopped in St. Louis and other cities, many stayed in until the last stop and knew to get off when the conductor yelled “I don’t care where you go but you have to gotta get outta here”! Travelers will learn of the naming of Bronzeville in relation to African American skin as will as see Pilgrim Baptist Church that many refer to it as the birth of gospel music! With Bronzeville being revitalized, travelers will see the new next to the old. Travelers will see a slice of black life.

Reviews

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4.5 (42)

lowthorpe

Steve is the perfect tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, plus he’s respectful and polite. I could relax and soak in Chicago in comfort knowing I was in great hands. Plus. I love his long sunroof allowing an enhanced view of everything.

Jillian_C

Steve took us through neighborhoods from downtown through the extensive South side and up into the North side, always with great running commentary on the history, people, and places in each neighborhood. Thus was exactly what we hoped for. It was even better than expected -because Steve lives and works in Chicago he was able to share personal experiences that made the tour even better. We had a wonderful time!

Michael_H

Overall, the small group tour of the north and south of Chicago with Steven was quite enjoyable. Despite a few hiccups, it provided a good overview of the city. Steven's knowledge was evident, and he shared interesting tidbits about the areas we visited. However, there were some issues, such as Steven being an hour late to pick us up due to confusion about our booking. Additionally, his driving was a bit erratic, which was concerning at times. I wish we could have made more stops along the way to explore different locations, but the tour still lasted over four hours, giving us a comprehensive glimpse of the city. It's a great option for those looking to get a taste of Chicago and plan future visits at a more leisurely pace.

Fatladythatlunches

We had been in Chicago for a couple of months and had done all the usual sights. We had a few days remaining and felt there was a big area south we hadn't explored at all. Enter Steve ..... what he doesn't know about the Southside is just not worth knowing. I had no idea just how many famous people were born or spent time in South Chicago. It was such an informative excursion; he drove us all the way down to the Indiana border with a really interesting commentary, identifying all the different neighbourhoods and how they came about. There were lots of stops to take pictures and a nice break in a local coffee shop. I urge you to take this trip which really gave us a much better understanding of the whole of Chicago. Oh.... and those famous people's homes you can see, past and present.... Muddy Waters, Johnny Mathis, the Marx Brothers, Pops Staples, Kanye West, Muhammad Ali, President Obama! Fantastic. Thank you, Steve. We will always remember the three reasons folk from the South travelled to Chicago... JOBS, JOBS AND JOBS!!

Tina_L

Steve is Awesome. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Chicago! Steve has a great sense of humor and makes the tour fun. He took us to popular places as well as places we would have never been able to visit if we hadn’t gone on this tour! There are so many neighborhoods in Chicago and Steve knows them all. I highly recommend taking this tour. He will also pick you up from the airport and take you back for less than an Uber.

Jerry_L

Steve was great. Told us a lot of history about the neighborhoods. Picked us up on time and explained everything and how it all got started . Would use him again if we could

Robert_B

Friendly and very informative about Chicago neighborhoods, culture and history. Steve Johnson welcomes questions and pictures.

V5496OMlindad

Boooo, they discriminate against solo travelers. If you don’t have two people going they won’t sign you up for the tour. Very bad and unfair policy.

jeannefb74

Steve’s tour of Chicago neighborhoods was amazing and comprehensive. I have lived in the Chicago area for 30 years and we visited places that were totally new to me. My friend and I highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in Chicago’s culture and the differences and unique aspects of the individual neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

Larry_D

We lhave lived in the midwest all our life but never took the opportunity to explore Chicago. This tour took us into neighborhoods that we would have never seen otherwise.
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