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Itinerary
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You'll start at
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USAMeet at the Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
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  • 1
    Chicago Architecture Center
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by The Loop
You'll end at
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USAMeet at the Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narration by a professional and certified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission to the Galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Entry/Admission - Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Storage for luggage or strollers
  • Coat check
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker.
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts
  • Not recommended for young children
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
9Reviews
3Q&A
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Mike14 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our tour guide was Jan Elson. Both Jan and our driver delivered a memorable experience and to be clear, while tourists will be totally engaged, this is a splendid experience for a citizen. I should know, I live in the Loop! My 23-year-old daughter joined me and I am
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour
Responded 2 Feb 2020
We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for taking the time to review us!
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Benjamin H wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour is only offered 4 times a month, and the top volunteer docents compete to host this amazing tour. Our guide was Dan, who has been doing these tours as a passionate volunteer for 34 years. He was exceptional, and the tour was absolutely perfect. There is no better
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for taking the time to review us!
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Deanna L wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions
This tour was rich in information and history. Our guide was an excellent historian and educator. Learning about the city buildings, the Rookery and the Roby house were fascinating. Definitely worth the $$.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Emily K, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour
Responded 26 Jun 2019
We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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SiuMui wrote a review Apr 2018
Zurich, Switzerland350 contributions117 helpful votes
We had a wonderful guide, sorry didn't remember her name but the one who is going to get her red jacket after 12 years of voluntary service at the CAF. We made 3 stops: Downtown, stop at the Rookery with wonderful interior. Frank Lloyed Wright's Robie House and at the Ilinois
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media Coordinator at Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour
Responded 29 Apr 2018
We are so glad that you enjoyed the bus tour! Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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GramC8410 wrote a review Apr 2018
Springfield, Massachusetts30 contributions10 helpful votes
Our bus tour was led by a volunteer docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. She was articulate and very knowledgeable about Chicago, its history and architecture. The tour combines visiting several buildings including the Robie House, riding on a coach bus and a
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Manager at Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour
Responded 9 Apr 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience overall, even if some of your fellow tour-takers were a bit too noisy. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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By: Chicago Architecture Center
TravellingH0pefully
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Wonderful walking tour with a delightful guide
I took part in a walking tour on Saturday 22nd February. Our guide, Margaret, was the perfect tour leader. Her re
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SchatzeX
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Beautiful, Informative and Quick
This is an awesome museum/center that won't take you hours to get through. It's laid out wonderfully. Tickets are o
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43states31countries
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Good overview of city
Admission to the Architecture Center exhibits is included with all tours. There is a video with a giant model of th
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Go813987
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Pedway tour: fun, practical, and informative
This two hour tour of part of the Chicago Pedway system held surprises even for two native Chicagoans. Besides dis
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andrearQ674LH
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Best Architectural Tours!
We took the Essential Chicago tour with CAC on a chilly Friday afternoon and it was the best one yet. Eileen, our g
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Sue1265
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Fantastic and informative activity
I highly recommend the CAC for visitors and even local Chicagoans. The exhibits are really well done. The 3D model
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349donw
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Fascinating
Loved the tour! Learned a lot about the different buildings from the late 1800's through early 1900's. Very inter
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chiefcorrespondent
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Must see Chicago. A must do tour.
An enjoyable walking tour, with a fun and knowledgable guide. From old to new, a chance to learn more about the bui
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DeeLayla
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Must for modern architecture lovers and enthusiasts
As a significant segment of the modern architecture has its roots in Chicago (back in late 19th century), for anyon
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Bill B
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Pedway underground tour thru the pedestrial tunnels of downtown Chicago
I have lived in the Chicago area most of my life, away only during my time in the US Army during the VietNam war, a
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Connector436239
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Golden Age
Such a great tour. We loved it and your expert commentary, thanks Amy! So many beautiful buildings, treasures indee
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marksS7358BC
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Always Excellent
We took the Iconic Chicago Architecture tour this weekend. Our guide was excellent! Lots of good information. Wh
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soxsoxsox27
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Fantastic Chicago Art Deco Tour!
Our guide, Barry Sears, was very knowledgeable. In 90 minutes walking along LaSalle and adjacent blocks, the aesthe
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brentling
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Worth visiting
If only to see the model of Chicago, but the shop and the exhibits are well worth looking at as well. And don't for
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Tom V
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Interesting and Informative
I'm not an architect but I am interested in learning more about the places I visit and I discovered that the tours
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