Chicago’s Finest Tours

Chicago’s Finest Tours offers a multitude of various themed walking and bus tours including their most popular History and Chicago Essentials tours that tells what makes Chicago unique how it became one of the world’s leading “alpha cities!” Our tour guides love narrating this and so many of our other stories. Each tour is designed to focus on different chapters of this saga. We specialize in private tours featuring school groups, scout troops, homeschool groups, and more. All tours are customized to meet specific group needs including tour content, venues, length, start time, tour routes, and refreshment options.

"Educating our guests is job one but we do so in a fun and entertaining manner," as the great Marshall McLuhan was fond of saying. "Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either."

contact info

Hrs: Office - Weekdays 9AM-6PM CST.

School

Our tours include a full array of themed tours or combination tours with multiple subjects, including history, architecture and popular culture. Our tour hosts are gifted storytellers and inject enthusiasm, energy and humor in their personalized presentations to guests of all ages.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
architecture, Chicago history, history, sightseeing, tours

contact info
Name: Dan O’Connell
Email: doconnell@chicagowalktour.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online. Cost: Fee

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chicago’s Finest Tours

Chicago’s Finest Tours offers a multitude of various themed walking and bus tours including their most popular History and Chicago Essentials tours that tells what makes Chicago unique how it became one of the world’s leading “alpha cities!” Our tour guides love narrating this and so many of our other stories. Each tour is designed to focus on different chapters of this saga. We specialize in private tours featuring school groups, scout troops, homeschool groups, and more. All tours are customized to meet specific group needs including tour content, venues, length, start time, tour routes, and refreshment options.

"Educating our guests is job one but we do so in a fun and entertaining manner," as the great Marshall McLuhan was fond of saying. "Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either."

contact info

Hrs: Office - Weekdays 9AM-6PM CST.

Scouts

Scout groups will find our tours lively, entertaining, and informative. Themed and combination tours cover subjects such as the history, architecture, and popular culture of Chicago.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
architecture, Chicago history, history, sightseeing, tours

contact info
Name: Dan O’Connell
Email: doconnell@chicagowalktour.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online. Cost: Fee

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chicago’s Finest Tours

Chicago’s Finest Tours offers a multitude of various themed walking and bus tours including their most popular History and Chicago Essentials tours that tells what makes Chicago unique how it became one of the world’s leading “alpha cities!” Our tour guides love narrating this and so many of our other stories. Each tour is designed to focus on different chapters of this saga. We specialize in private tours featuring school groups, scout troops, homeschool groups, and more. All tours are customized to meet specific group needs including tour content, venues, length, start time, tour routes, and refreshment options.

"Educating our guests is job one but we do so in a fun and entertaining manner," as the great Marshall McLuhan was fond of saying. "Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either."

contact info

Hrs: Office - Weekdays 9AM-6PM CST.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups will find our tours lively, entertaining, and informative. Themed and combination tours cover subjects such as the history, architecture, and popular culture of Chicago. Our tour hosts are gifted storytellers and inject enthusiasm, energy and humor in their personalized presentations to guests of all ages.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
architecture, Chicago history, history, sightseeing, tours

contact info
Name: Dan O’Connell
Email: doconnell@chicagowalktour.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online. Cost: Fee

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

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