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“BEST tour I’ve ever taken”

“BEST tour I’ve ever taken” – 5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 -NEW – I’ve taken a ton of tours over the years both personal and group tours and I can say this one was the best. Dan was super knowledgeable, excited about the subject, personable, interesting, and even gave us several small…

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“Best Tour Ever”

This was the greatest, most fascinating, most informative and the most fun I have had on a tour. Our tour guide had such a flourish and excitment for the history of Chicago that our 3 hour tour seemed too short. I could have listened to for many more hours. This is one experience no one…

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“Off the Charts Fantastic”

I have done the Pedway Tour before, however this time we did the specific seasonal Holiday Lights Tour for the holidays, beyond words of greatness! FAR exceeded expectations. The tour guides made this a day to remember. The walking portion, the bus tour, the hotel sites and history, the fun trivia games along the way,…

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Chicago’s best Holiday Lights Tour – 2014

Chicago’s Finest Tours is proud to present our fourth annual History & Holiday Lights Tour. Our Number One Tour of the year promises to be even better this year!This unique holiday experience combines a fun and dynamic history walking tour with a highly entertaining bus tour showcasing Chicago’s festival of lights. This one-of-a-kind tour runs…

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2014 Winter Season Announced!

Chicago’s Finest Tours is pleased to announce our Fourth Winter Season in Chicago’s heated Pedway. Winter season begins November 1 and features 6 tours from either our “Signature” Tour Package or “Premium” Tour Package. This winter’s Signature Tour Package includes the Chicago History, Pedway Explorers and Pedway & Loop Tour.The Signature Tour Package features a…

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Demise of Goldblatt’s

This is the last blog entry in a 3 part series featuring Goldblatt’s – a great Chicago institution and one of Chicago’s famous “Seven Sisters” Department Stores. A.M. Rothschild & Co. – Goldblatt Bros. Department Store Building, was one of the largest department store concerns along State Street. Holabird & Roche, one of Chicago’s busiest…

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Goldblatt’s – Marketing Innovators

Continued from an interview with Gary Goldblatt and the book Life is a Game Play to Win by Louis Goldblatt we learned that Louis Goldblatt was one of the first retailers to practice creative marketing. As part of their marketing strategy they printed and distributed circulars of their products. For the grand opening day sale…

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Goldblatt’s – one of the “Seven Sisters” Stores of Chicago

The first series of many blogs to follow deals with an old and respected Chicago institution – Goldblatt Bros. Department stores. Much of the information regarding Goldblatt’s comes from an interview with Gary Goldblatt, son of the youngest brother and partner, Louis Goldblatt, who wrote about the history of the company in his book,Life is…

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New Summer Tours – 2014 are here!

Chicago’s Finest Tours is proud to present two new 2014 Summer Tours! Chicago Tragedies Tour – This walking tour takes guests to the site of some of Chicago’s greatest tragedies including; Fort Dearborn Massacre, Great Chicago Fire, Iroquois theater Fire and the S.S. Eastland Disaster. Learn the stories about how these events unfolded and the…

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“World’s Fair Tour” is here!

Chicago’s Finest Tours is proud to present our World’s Fair Tour. This unique bus tour celebrates Chicago’s two World’s Fairs; 1893 Columbian Exposition (“Devil in the White City”) and the 1933 Century of Progress! This original tour experience features a bus tour to both fairgrounds. Along the bus route, guests will listen…

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