1893 World's Fair Walking Tour with Bars and Food

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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.

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Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Shared use of iPads with historic photos / Game prizes & gifts / Snacks
1893 World's Fair Walking Tour with Bars and Food

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Shared use of iPads with historic photos / Game prizes & gifts / Snacks

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Schedule

Starting time: 13:00 - 17:45 (Show more)
  • 12:45

    Check-in at the Congress Plaza Hotel Main Lobby

  • 13:00

    Guided Walking Tour (3 hrs)

    Retrace history as you stroll around the footsteps of the old Chicago World's Fair. Soak in the architecture of the remaining buildings of that period, the Auditorium building and Chicago Athletic Hotel as well as colorful mosaics in a hotel. You will also enjoy German food and beer along the tour!

  • 16:00

    Check-out at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • 16:15

    Check-in at the Congress Plaza Hotel Main Lobby

  • 16:30

    Guided Walking Tour (3 hrs)

    Retrace history as you stroll around the footsteps of the old Chicago World's Fair. Soak in the architecture of the remaining buildings of that period, the Auditorium building and Chicago Athletic Hotel as well as colorful mosaics in a hotel. You will also enjoy German food and beer along the tour!

  • 19:30

    Check-out at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • 17:30

    Check-in at the Congress Plaza Hotel Main Lobby

  • 17:45

    Guided Walking Tour (3 hrs)

    Retrace history as you stroll around the footsteps of the old Chicago World's Fair. Soak in the architecture of the remaining buildings of that period, the Auditorium building and Chicago Athletic Hotel as well as colorful mosaics in a hotel. You will also enjoy German food and beer along the tour!

  • 20:45

    Check-out at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 12:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 19:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 19:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 20:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Congress Plaza Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 17:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 20:45:00

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

  • Guide

  • Shared use of iPads with historic photos

  • Game prizes & gifts

  • Snacks

Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Snacks for vegetarians may be available, but unfortunately gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan snacks are not available.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • People 16 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Cash

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Camera

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • You will need to provide cash at the start of the tour to cover all server gratuities and chosen beverage option. Prices are approximately $11.00 for beer or wine, and $3.00 for water.

  • At the tour meeting spot, you will be welcomed with a drink at the bar before check-in. To streamline the tour, the activity provider will take your order and cash for your second drink at check-in. At the third drink stop, you may independently purchase a beer, wine, or cocktail of your choice.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Drinks are available for purchase.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Tour reservations can be changed up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

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