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The World Within: Inside the Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

Chicago, IL , United States
2h
English

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

Come See the Most Beautiful Buildings in the City You may have experienced the buzz of activity throughout Chicago’s Loop: business people and politicians rushing from meeting to meeting, tourists scurrying from sight to sight on their “To See” lists, suburbanites zipping from store to store on their shopping sprees. But you’ve probably never glimpsed the enchanting world that lies just behind the doors of many of the buildings that people pass by every day! Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours guide you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago, and into some of the most stunning interior spaces you’ll ever see — spaces you’d surely pass by without a second glance if you weren’t shown them by a seasoned, in-the-know tour guide. Inside Chicago Walking Tours has scoured the Loop and carefully selected a number of buildings worth visiting for their interior architectural details, buildings that offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy over two centuries’ worth of hidden architectural wonders lying just behind the noisy façade of the Loop. On these walking tours, you’ll be amazed at the beauty lying just beyond the façade that everyone else sees. With Inside Chicago Walking Tours, you’ll get to know Chicago like you’ve never known it before! Chicago’s Loop, full of offices, courtrooms, retail spaces, and all kinds of business, is truly an overlooked treasure in terms of its gorgeous interior spaces. There is so much beauty there, behind that noisy exterior: it’s a beauty that is visible and there for the taking, if we’d only open our eyes to see it! Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours show you this “second side” of the Second City! Rates Person (11-64): $30 Child (6-10): $25 Senior (65+): $25 Children 5 and Under are free! Duration 2 Hours 1.5 miles on foot Highlights of the Tour Rooms full of gleaming marble and colorful stained glass mosaics Art deco lobbies like you'd imagine in the roaring 1920s Early Frank Lloyd Wright designs, inspired by masters Amazing 80-foot ceilings covered in real gold To read the full description, click here Tour Details Runs rain or shine! We will be in touch in case of severe weather. Meeting Location: Plaza in front of 425 S. Financial Place (near metal horse sculpture)

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