Open Your Eyes: The Secrets of the Loop

Chicago, IL , United States

About Your Host

Hillary -- a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association -- is an energetic, entertaining, and knowledgeable architecture tour guide who is not only passionate about architecture, but also passionate about Chicago and what it has to offer visitors. Some of the things that make her an excellent tour guide include: A background in Comparative Literature and languages, and years of experience teaching levels K-12 and university-level writing and language courses. She is highly skilled at communicating information in an interesting and graspable way. Nine years of experience in professional editing and translation through her freelance business, The Finer Point. She is articulate, and naturally conveys information in a very engaging way. She was even asked to have her tour translated into a number of languages for a major boat tour company in Chicago! Eight years of experience as a tour guide in Chicago (both on architecture boat tours and food-tasting tours). She is completely comfortable leading a group of people, maintaining the interest and pace of the group without losing sight of the individuals. More than a decade of improv comedy training and performance experience, having performed with a team at the famous iO (formerly "ImprovOlympic"). She is quick-thinking, adaptable, funny, and great company for exploring Chicago!

What we'll do

One of the benefits of researching and creating architecture walking tours is all of the fascinating discoveries one makes along the way – the hidden details and untold stories that add wonderful bits of color and texture to the overall narrative of a city. Strolling around the streets of a major city like Chicago, as long as you have an engaging, knowledgeable guide who knows about the little things, your experience of the city will be so much richer than if you were simply shown the “big” things. The details people walk by every day will amaze you, and you’ll feel like you’ve truly seen a hidden side of Chicago by the end of your walking tour. Inside Chicago Walking Tours knows the immense value of experiencing a city in this way, and has made an entire tour route from the “little things” – a truly unique collection of stories and details that will delight even the most Chicago-savvy tour participants. ON THIS TOUR, EXPERIENCE THINGS LIKE: --A peaceful sunken garden oasis in the heart of the city; --The Harry Potter-esque "oldest" building in the Loop; --An overview of downtown Chicago -- in miniature; --The thematic game that Art Deco buildings play with their details; --Much, much more! **Within 24 hours of requesting this experience, you will receive a unique code for each ticket purchased and will need to officially register with an external ticketing office. All details will be provided in the confirmation email after registration.**



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