Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Experience hosted by Hillary

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs!

Some things to note:

Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella.

Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider,…

Meet your Host, Hillary

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 737 Reviews
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I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 370 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Chicago" tour. My company’s tours are the opposite of the big-brand, scripted tours. We specialize in truly unique, personalized experiences of Chicago.

THANK YOU for supporting small business! I work with a few trusted tour guides who are experts in all things Chicago, so if you don't meet me, you'll be meeting Adam, Kylie, David, or Colleen!
I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 370 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Ch…
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Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

We'll be staying in downtown Chicago ("the Loop") -- central to everything else you'd like to explore in the city before and after the tour -- and we will be covering a distance of 1.25 miles at a leisurely pace.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 737 reviews.

Alejandra
January 2022
10/10! Please do yourself the favor of booking this tour. Adam was great and very personable! Made the tour fun and I learned so much about the history of Chicago & the buildings!!!!! Thank you for a great time! :)
Heather
December 2021
Our host, Adam, was knowledgeable and personable. Great day to walk around Chicago and learn how its history related to the architecture. I really appreciated that the tour started on time.
Maylene
December 2021
This is a great experience if you want to see gems of Chicago hidden in plain sight! Kylie, the host, was incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. She gave a great variation of styles, as well as some context and history behind the rich history of Chicago.
Jasmine
December 2021
First and foremost our guide Kylie was amazing. She was entertaining, informational, and bubbly keeping our interest on the 2 hour tour. We stopped at multiple double landmark buildings finishing with a breath taking site. It was truly an experience and a must do tour!!
Sue
December 2021
Kylie was an amazing tour guide - knowledgeable and enthusiastic! The tour covered more buildings than I had thought it would. There was adequate time at each building to hear the history and to appreciate the beauty.
Leonel
December 2021
We had a great experience with Kylie showing us all of the architecture in downtown Chicago. She explained the history very well and you can tell she enjoys talking about it. Kylie also informed us about local plays around the area which was a bonus. Thank you!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.