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    Interiors of the Loop Tour

    You've never seen Chicago like this before. Inside Chicago Walking Tours has scoured this buzzing business district and carefully selected a handful of must-see hidden treasures, just for you! On this walking tour, you'll be amazed at the magnificence beyond the facade. All those buildings you pass by when you're rushing through downtown Chicago -- have you ever thought about what's behind those doors? An entire world exists that people rarely think about, let alone have a chance to see. Inside Chicago Walking Tours has scoured the city's buzzing business district and carefully selected a handful of must-see treasure that are usually hidden behind closed doors! On this walking tour, you'll be amazed at the magnificence beyond the facades. Your knowledgeable, trusty tour guide will lead you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago for a beautiful adventure through the most stunning interior spaces you'll ever see! Sites include rooms full of colorful stained glass mosaics, art deco lobbies straight out of the roaring 20s, 80-foot ceilings covered in real gold, and much more! So what're you waiting for? Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours show you this "second side" of the Second City!
    Interiors of the Loop Tour

    425 S. Financial Place, Chicago

    • Experience an enchanting world that lies behind the doors of many buildings that most people unknowingly pass by every day
    • Allow your friendly, knowledgeable guide to show you the best of Chicago's interiors during this 1-and-a-half-hour tour
    • See art deco lobbies that look straight out of the roaring 20's, chandeliers imported from France, and more!
    • Take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago to go on a beautiful adventure
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    Brewery Tours

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    The resurgence of craft beer is now! Your Prohibition-Era expert will guide you on an all-inclusive adventure to taste samples at three breweries and tour one brewing production facility. Enjoy the distinctive qualities of Chicago craft brewing, while reveling in the artistic triumphs of this charming and historic city. This full-bodied voyage will indeed leave your palette pleased! Did you know Chicago's first mayor owned a Brewery? -- As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn the history of Chicago's beer industry and how it traces its origins back to the 1800's. Your guide will provide educational and entertaining insights about Chicago politics in connection with breweries and the effect that Prohibition had on the city. There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-Era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Brewery Tour. Each brewery has its own unique qualities. Stop by large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to walk into a brewery before Prohibition. You'll receive samples of craft beer at each of the three breweries and tour one of the production facilities. At the production facility, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process. Enjoy approximately 45-55 ounces of different flavors of craft beer throughout the tour. So, Carpe Diem -- loosely translated, it means 'grab a beer' in Latin!
    Brewery Tours

    River North, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour and tastings at three craft breweries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of the city's craft brews
    • Learn about history and the brewing process from a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 45-55 ounces of delicious craft beer with your friends
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    Basics of Craft Beer Making

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    A home brewer can legally make up to 100 gallons of beer or wine a year, or if two adults are living in the house, 200 gallons per year. This class will show you just how simple it is to make wine or beer. You will learn about the thousands of ingredients, different accessories, as well as multiple techniques used in making beer and wine. So time to put your mind to the test as you master homebrew basics and design your own craft beer. Taste the hops. Taste the beer. Drink up this phenomenal experience!
    Basics of Craft Beer Making

    335 W Northwest Highway, Palatine

    • Create your own craft beer
    • Learn the fundamentals of homebrewing and mix ingredients like hops and special grains to create your unique brew
    • Discover the process of brewing, fermentation, and what to look for in a delicious beer
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    The Secrets of the Loop Tour

    Many tourists make the mistake of only focusing on the big stuff: Willis Tower, Grant Park, Wrigley Field. These places are amazing of course, but there's so much more to Chicago. With their Open Your Eyes tour, Inside Chicago Walking Tours looks to focus in on the small details that people often fail to notice. On this 2 hour walking tour that covers a mile and a half, you'll discover the hidden gems of Chicago. Your tour guide will help bring these "little things" to life. . You'll visit a building with astounding acoustics, a serene garden oasis, the stone "ghosts" of Chicago's financial history, and much more! The details that people unknowingly walk by will amaze you!
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    The Secrets of the Loop Tour

    111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Discover a second side to the Second City by focusing on the fascinating details that people walk by everyday
    • Embark on a tour filled with exciting "little things,"unique stories, and more
    • Visit a peaceful garden oasis in the heart of the city, the only church that features images of Chicago in stained glass, and much more
    • Allow your knowledgeable tour guide to bring Chicago's history and architecture to life for you
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    Brewery Tour

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    Want to see how a small local brewery operates? Want to learn about the beer brewing process? Want to sample the latest hand crafted beers from Lake Effect? If the answers to any of those questions were "Yes", then take part in one of these FREE tours! Receive an up close and personal tour with Lake Effect Brewing Company's brew master, and get a number of beer tastes (sold separately at a satellite bar located steps away), including upcoming releases, and from time to time, rare vintage beers. Lake Effect Brewing will show you the process of their famous craft brews as you dissect the process of brewing, and how hops are transformed into the delicious nectar you sip, gulp, and possibly even chug during happy hour. You'll also get an inside look at the working brewery, bottling area, barrel room, and urban farm. With this newfound knowledge, you might even be able to start a craft brew of your own!
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    Brewery Tour

    4727 W Montrose Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the intricate brewing process used by Lake Effect Brewing Company
    • Witness the transformation, firsthand, from hops to brew on this tour
    • Taste test a collection of Lake Effect Brewing Company beers
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    The Mag Mile & Riverfront Tour

    You might know the West Loop like the back of your hand, but you'll never fully know the Windy City until you explore the Chicago River -- the City's heart, the reason for its very existence. On this tour, you'll take a whirlwind trip through history as you learn about the river. It's been traveled by missionaries, explorers, immigrants, and soldiers; polluted, clean up, dyed, dredged, and even reversed. You'll hear about all of this and more. You'll also witness the stunning architecture and famed views provided by the riverfront and the stretch known as the Magnificent Mile, such as the Trump Tower. And this is all just a sneak preview of what's in store! Come discover why the Second City is second to none!
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    The Mag Mile & Riverfront Tour

    50 W Washington St, Chicago

    • Discover the fascinating history of the Chicago River, the silent beating heart of the city
    • Learn how to visually pick apart buildings' exteriors to learn more about them
    • Allow your tour guide to lead you through Beaux-Arts corridors, Neo-Moorish stylings from the roaring 20s, and more
    • Witness the world-famous views provided by the riverfront and the "Magnificent Mile"
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    River North & Cathedral District Tour

    On this walking tour, you'll explore River North, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Chicago, by learning about its fascinating architecture. As you watch other tourists rushing from place to place in River North, you'll stroll along, gaining a deeper appreciation for the city with ever leisurely step. Your trusty tour guide will reveal to you hidden stories about the area's transformation, especially its rebirth after the Great Fire of 1871. You'll also witness the stunning contrast between the fortress-like mansions of the 1800s and today's soaring skyscrapers! And this is all just a sneak preview of what's in store!
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    River North & Cathedral District Tour

    806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Take a journey through time and learn the story of River North, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Chicago
    • Learn about the destruction of the city by the Great Fire of 1871
    • Gain a deeper appreciation for the history and evolution of this area
    • Allow your knowledgeable tour guide to bring Chicago's history to life for you
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    Chicago Evening Segway Tour

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    Chicago's skyline comes alive at night, and a Segway tour is the perfect way to see it. You will get an orientation session that will teach you all the Segway safety techniques. Once you are ready to take the streets, your guide will help you explore fun areas of Chicago as the sun is setting. You will focus on parks to get the full Segway experience, but you will still get a chance to see the Adler Planetarium, the oldest one in the Western Hemisphere; Soldier Field, the current home of the Chicago Bears; Grant Park, the "front yard" of Chicago and much more.
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    Chicago Evening Segway Tour

    910 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Explore Chicago on a fun evening Segway tour
    • Visit spellbinding museums and attractions like The Field Museum and Millenium Park
    • Hear new facts and stories about the history of the city from your expert guides
    • Take a tour perfect for newbies and locals who love Chicago
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    The West Loop & Wolf Point Tour

    If you want to get to know Chicago's world-famous architecture without venturing too far from downtown, look no further than this walking tour! Inside Chicago brings the historic West Loop to life through a range of fascinating stories about real people, including the early tavern owners who built the city's first bridge -- it was to help drunk patrons cross the Chicago River. You'll hear tales of other famous characters from the neighborhood, such as Mother Cabrini (first American saint) and August Spies (revolutionary and inspiration for Labor Day). You'll travel through grand train stations and immigrant churches, past labor monuments and post-Fire architecture, to the location where Chicago was "born" as a city! You'll also look forward: Your guide will paint a gleaming picture of the beautiful architecture that will shape Chicago's future. So what're you waiting for? There's a good reason why the Second City is second to none!
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    The West Loop & Wolf Point Tour

    610-30 W Adams St, Chicago

    • Get to know the culturally rich West Loop and the fascinating stories of the people who lived there, such as German labor activists and Irish immigrants
    • Learn about Chicago's most famous characters, like August Spies, the anarchist whose labor activism led to the internationally celebrated International Workers' Day
    • Discover what's still to come in terms of Chicago's architecture
    • Explore the "melting pot"that continues to evolve today with your knowledgeable tour guide
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    Argyle/Andersonville Ethnic Food Tour

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    If America is a melting pot, then Chicago is the rich, long-simmered stew it produced. Since the city's founding, wave after wave of immigrants have come to settle down, introducing a wide variety of foods to the Chicago culinary-scape. Enjoy an incredible ethnic walking tour that takes you to 7 different stops for fun tastings! You will visit a Vietnamese banh mi shop, Middle Eastern grocery and bakery, Prohibition era bar, Swedish bakery, olive oil and vinegar shop, Italian deli and Mexican panaderia. Learn about the ethnic origins of all the foods you taste. During the tour of the two neighborhoods, you'll also learn more about the history of Chicago, the culture, and its diverse immigrants!
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    Argyle/Andersonville Ethnic Food Tour

    4617 N Dover St , Chicago

    • Enjoy an ethnic food tour of Chicago with a fun, informative guide
    • Learn about the history of Chicago and its diverse community as you tour
    • Try food at 7 different restaurants, including a Vietnamese banh mi shop, a Middle Eastern grocery, and a Mexican panaderia
    • Discover new restaurants and foods to add to your favorites list
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