Chicago, Illinois

Loop Interior Architecture Tour

with Amanda

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2 reviews


Style: Educational

Step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway System for an in-depth look at architecture and a personal, cultural approach to experiencing downtown. Great for any time of year, groups stay indoors for most of the walking tour. Highlights include a historic department store, a skyscraper church, the infamous Block 37, and the sparkling mosaics of the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests engage with photos and video clips on shared iPads while a live tour guide shares expert commentary on this architectural and historical tour.

Walking distance: 0.5 mile

The Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour is offered Sun 1:30pm, Mon 11am, Thurs 10am, Fri 3pm, Sat 11am/1:30pm. Also available this Summer (May 13-Oct 15, 2017) on Tue 10:30am and Wed 3pm.

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I like wandering Chicago by foot, stopping to imagine what goes on inside unmarked buildings or where passersby are headed. I’m really excited about Chicago architecture, and studied it through the Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. My love for stories was enriched by my B.A. in Literature from the University of Michigan. My travel writing has appeared in Rick Steves’ Italy best-selling travel guides, Trazzler, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Having traveled the world, I know that Chicago is a world-class city, and I love to show it off. Full profile

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Matthew L.

Amanda crams a huge amount of information, trivia, surprises and humour into her tour. She really knows her stuff - she'll take you to places most Chicagoans don't know, and she'll be able to answer all your questions. There are some beautiful spots on the tour (the Holy Trinity church is a real treat) and a few unexpected surprises. The inclusion of iPads full of photos and video (nice to see Studs Terkel having his say) is a neat interactive touch. Note: the tour is operated by Chicago Detours, Amanda's company, so it's a bit different to most other Vayable offerings.

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