During this “Urban Safari”, guests learn about the history of Chicago and by use of our special tour map, navigate nearly 1 and ¼ miles of this unique urban terrain. Along the way, guests will enjoy stops at some of Chicago's best historical destinations including; Chicago Cultural Center, Macy's Department Store, Daley Center, City Hall and the Thompson Center.
Adults: $25.00 Seniors: $20.00 Children 12 and under: $20.00
Duration and Distance
Tour begins at 1:00 pm sharp on Fridays at the Hyatt Regency Hotel – 151 East Upper Wacker – inside main lobby next to concierge desk.
At the Cultural Center, guests will view the world’s largest Tiffany Dome while listening to stories about the Tiffany family of New York. Only one block away guests will view the world’s largest Tiffany Ceiling in Macy’s Department Store. The Daley Center is replete with stories of Chicago’s past and present not to mention the spot leading to the demise of the infamous “Blues Mobile” featured in the “Blues Brothers” movie. City Hall’s lobby is not only breathtaking but hurried and full of bustle as politicians make their way to and from the Mayor’s office or Chicago City Council Chambers located on the second floor. And lastly, the tour concludes in Helmut Jahn’s crown jewel – State of Illinois Building – 100 West Randolph.
History stories featured on the tour include some of the following; Marquette & Joliet, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable,Fort Dearborn Massacre, 1848 – “Annus Mirabilis”, Illinois & Michigan Canal, raising Chicago, Chicago Watertower, Chicago shipping and Sanitation Canal, Union Stockyards, Great Chicago Fire, skyscrapers and architecture, 1893 World’s Fair, S.S. Eastland Disaster, Burnham Plan and so much more.
All tours include a intermission restroom stop and treat along the way!
Please call us to make a reservation if you are using a pre-paid voucher or gift card.