1893 World's Fair Walking Tour with Bars and Food

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What To Expect

With this beyond amazing tour, enjoy the perfect combination of food and drink with incredible architecture, fascinating historical stories of turn-of-the-century Chicago, as well as visual scavenger hunts and clue-based games.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Chicago
Departs From:
Chicago
Meeting Point:
Inside the main lobby of Congress Plaza Hotel
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Wednesday at 5:45 PM
Product Code:
14757
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Description

With this unique walking tour, you will understand how and why the 1893 World's Fair still captures our imaginations more than any other event in Chicago history.

We dug through archives, studied photographs, and designed games to devise a the most fun and insightful excursion. See the few remaining buildings from the time of the World's Fair. People think that you have to go south of downtown to understand the history of the World's Fair, but it's impact on the architecture and landscape of downtown Chicago is still visible today.

Along your tour, get to taste a pleasant amount of delicious food and beer, in connection with stories of the 1893 World's Fair!

Highlights

  • Colorful mosaics in a hotel built for the 1893 World's Fair

  • The sweeping grand lobby of the Auditorium Building

  • Ride one of the last elevators downtown with a human operator

  • Delicious German food at the Berghoff Restaurant

  • Downtown Chicago's last remaining pre-Chicago fire building

  • The opulent Chicago Athletic Hotel, once an exclusive men's club

Includes

  • Professional tour guide commentary

  • Shared iPads with historic photos

  • Beer or wine tasting of three samples at second stop

  • Food tastings

  • Game prizes and gifts

Excludes

  • Drinks at first and last stop*

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *You will have to pay CASH at start of tour to cover all server gratuities and chosen beverage option: 11 USD for beer or wine, 3 USD for water.

  • This tour takes approximately 3 hours. Walking distance is approximately 0.9 mile (1.4 kilometers) and is ideal for all seasons.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

  • This tour runs year-round even during rainy days.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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