Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago, US
Chicago, US
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Discover the magic of Chicago with the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours. From the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park to the picturesque Riverwalk, this tour allows you to explore the city's beauty at your own pace. With the easy-to-use Tour Guide App by Action, you'll uncover fascinating stories and history as you wander through the Windy City. Enjoy the flexibility of starting anytime, pausing for breaks, and diving deeper into the tales that intrigue you. Immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of Chicago with this self-guided tour that now offers extended validity for an entire year. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the best of Chicago on foot.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Engaging storytelling with unique tales and thrilling history
  • Comprehensive route to see it all, miss nothing
  • Hands-free audio stories based on location
  • Go at your own pace, start anytime
  • Offline maps for seamless navigation without wifi
  • Easy-to-use app: download action’s tour guide app onto your phone
  • Engaging storytelling: uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: see it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Embark on a journey through the vibrant streets of Chicago with the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours. This unique experience allows you to explore the iconic Millennium Park, admire the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, and wander along the picturesque Riverwalk at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating architecture of the Windy City with this self-guided tour.

What to expect?

During the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours, you can anticipate an immersive experience filled with breathtaking sights, intriguing stories, and the freedom to explore Chicago's landmarks at your leisure. With the easy-to-use Tour Guide App by Action, you can enjoy engaging storytelling, offline maps, and a comprehensive route that covers all the must-see stops. Get ready to uncover the hidden gems of Chicago and create unforgettable memories along the way.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for travelers of all ages who are looking to discover the beauty and charm of Chicago at their own pace. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family looking for a fun and educational experience, the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours offer something for everyone. Explore the city, learn its history, and enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary based on your interests.

Why book this?

The Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours offer a unique and flexible way to explore the city's top attractions without being tied to a strict schedule. With the Tour Guide App, you can enjoy informative audio commentary, offline maps, and the convenience of going at your own pace. Whether you're a history buff, a photography enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable experience in Chicago, this self-guided tour is the perfect choice for independent travelers seeking adventure.

Good to know

After booking the tour, be sure to check your email for instructions on setting up the Tour Guide App by Action. Remember that this tour does not include entrance tickets to attractions along the route, so make sure to check the opening hours before your visit. With the new extended validity, you can enjoy the tour for an entire year and use it multiple times on different trips. Get ready to explore Chicago like never before with the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours.


Travelers who have experienced the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours rave about the convenience, flexibility, and informative content provided by the Tour Guide App. Many have praised the engaging storytelling, comprehensive route, and the freedom to explore at their own pace. Whether you're a first-time visitor to Chicago or a seasoned traveler, this self-guided tour offers a unique way to discover the city's hidden treasures and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Windy City with the Self-Guided Chicago Walking Tours.

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

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Your Itinerary

Chicago Lawn

The Chicago River runs right through the heart of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers. The architecture and river scenery is absolutely stunning. Note: This 3+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Chicago Bundle in 2-3 hours.

Wrigley Building

The Wrigley Building is an iconic terra cotta building boasting a huge clock tower and tons of character. It's named for William Wrigley, Jr., who made his fortune off of chewing gum! Beyond it is the lavish Hotel Intercontinental, which hides an incredible observatory within.

Admission Not Included

DuSable Bridge

The Michigan Avenue Bridge, also known as the DuSable Bridge, is architecturally beautiful, but that's not the only reason it's a stop on this tour. The bridge also sports some flags with a fascinating history, which you'll hear all about. Read more about Ultimate Chicago Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour Bundle - https://www.viator.com/tours/Chicago/Singapores-Little-India-Self-Guided-Historic-GPS-Tour/d673-259665P6?mcid=56757

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

It's impossible to miss this enormous glass tower. At 1,399 feet tall and totaling 98 stories, it's one of the tallest skyscrapers in the entire country. The tower employs the same building technique as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the tallest building in the world.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Consisting of a sunken, rectangular pool and fountain, this memorial honors the Illinois residents who died in the Vietnam War. It's a somber yet strangely beautiful tribute to those who gave all.

Marina Towers Condominum Association

These twin towers may look a bit like giant corn cobs, but they're nevertheless an iconic part of the Second City's skyline. The towers function as a “city in a city,” boasting an in-house theatre, gym, pool, ice-rink, bowling alley, 360 degree roof deck, and of course a marina.

Dearborn Street Bridge

The Dearborn Street Bridge, built in 1962, is one of Chicago's newer bridges. It was constructed to replace a badly-planned bridge that residents hated with a passion. You'll hear why and what they did about it as you admire this landmark.

Reid Murdoch Building

Constructed in 1914, the building today is home to the Encyclopedia Britannica headquarters. It may appear short and unimpressive beside its much newer peers, but it's also a fascinating glimpse into Chicago's past.

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

This museum doesn't just feature exhibits on the city's river and its significance to the city. It also offers birds-eye views of the river from the top floor!

William P. Fahey Bridge

As Chicago's newest river-spanning bridge, the Columbus Drive Bridge offers not a glimpse into the past but a look at how the city's construction technology and philosophy changed over the decades.

NBC Tower

This famous tower was modelled after 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, and serves as another picture-perfect example of the art deco style. It was also the former recording spot of the Jerry Springer Show and the Steve Harvey Show.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, also known as Pritzker Pavilion or Pritzker Music Pavilion, is a bandshell in Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located on the south side of Randolph Street and east of the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District.

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden is a 2.5-acre garden located at the southern end of Millennium Park in the Loop area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Designed by GGN, Piet Oudolf, and Robert Israel, it opened on July 16, 2004. The garden is a combination of perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs and trees.

Chicago Skyline

As you stand in the middle of Lurie Garden, you are surrounded and astounded by the skyscrapers all around you. First, look at the building with a diamond-shaped roof. It’s shorter than the other skyscrapers around but extremely distinctive. This “diamond building” is the Crain Communication Building, and it’s been delighting architecture enthusiasts since its completion in 1984. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia surpassed it in 1998. It used to be the headquarters of the world-renowned Sears Roebuck Company. The Prudential Tower: This was the first major skyscraper constructed in post World War II Chicago. Completed in 1955, the tower gave Chicago residents and visitors a chance to see the city from an observation deck known as “The Top of the Rock”.

Nichols Bridgeway

The Nichols Bridgeway is a pedestrian bridge located in Chicago, Illinois. The bridge begins at the Great Lawn of Millennium Park, crosses over Monroe Street and connects to the third floor of the West Pavilion of the Modern Wing, the Art Institute of Chicago's newest wing.

The Boeing Store

The space in front of you always features something different. The contemporary art sculptures displayed here are often large-scale and highly symbolic. Spend a little time here to try to understand the artist’s vision.

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain is an interactive work of public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park, which is located in the Loop community area. Designed by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa and executed by Krueck and Sexton Architects, it opened in July 2004

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink

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