The Tours

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This walk proves indeed that Chicago is "a museum without walls". Chicago's Loop is a veritable outdoor sculpture and mosaic gallery. There are over 100 internationally acclaimed works in the downtown area alone.

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You can expect to see masterpieces of brick, steel and glass by the likes of Louis Sullivan, John Root, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helmut Jahn and Mies vander Rohe to name just a few. Read more...

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Taylor Street's "Little Italy", once home to almost all of Chicago's Calabrese and Sicilian immigrants, is now Chicago's "cucina Italiana" (Italian Kitchen).

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Germans new to America were the first to call the Old Town area their home. Later, it was the Irish. Evidences of the histories of both these immigrant cultures still exist there.

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It is difficult for visitors to Chicago's elegant "Gold Coast" neighborhood to accept that the entire area was at one time undeveloped marshland written off by Chicago's city council as unmarketable.

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This walk is amongst the favorite of our guides who find visitors awestruck by the lush colors and incredibly precise workmanship. Louis Tiffany's legacy in Chicago is an amazement that goes undiscovered by too many.

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Located at the north end of Grant Park, Millennium Park is Chicago's "hottest" new destination. At a final cost of $425 million, it surpasses any other public project of its kind ever before undertaken in Chicago.

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Pilsen is home to over three hundred resident artists whose works are displayed at some of the area's many art galleries and at the nearby National Museum of Mexican Art, the largest of its kind in America.

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Pilsen is a culinary immersion experience of the most savory kind. The authentic flavors of Mexico await at every door step while the rhythms of ranchero music pulsate out of storefronts announcing Pilsen's appeal to the senses.

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The  majority of Chicago’s Chinatown residents are immigrants from Taiwan and mainland China who staunchly maintain their Eastern traditions.

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You will believe you have traveled around the world when you pass through the Chinatown gates on Wentworth Avenue into a scene filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of far away China.

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As a result of lack of space in the established Chinatown area, a “New Chinatown” on the north side of Chicago was developed in the 1960’s.

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If Chicago’s Loop downtown area is the city’s heartbeat, the river then is its lifeline and nurturing artery. The Chicago River is everything to Chicago.

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The "village" of Wrigleyville has established its own identity within the surrounding boundaries of the historic Lakeview neighborhood. Wrigleyville has its own booming economy, its own unique cuisine (the legendary Chicago Hot Dog).

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Your guide will take you just a few miles north on the Red Line subway or the Michigan Avenue bus to what was at one time the city's municipal cemetery and burial ground for its Civil War dead.

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Each grave marker in Graceland Cemetery turns a page in the narrative that is the saga of Chicago. Since 1860, its monuments have whispered to visitors to listen to the legends of Chicago's elite.

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