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- See the city aboard the Chicago ‘L’, with an all-day train pass included!
- Hear the history of the L and how it has helped shaped the city
- Enjoy an included local treat along the way!
- Visit landmarks like the hub of Chicago Public Library & historic Quincy Station
- Learn how to navigate Chicago’s rapid transit system like a true local!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, All-Day CTA pass, and a small local treat
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide.
The ‘L’ in Chicago is one of the most widely-recognized landmarks in the American Midwest. Join us for a ride and discover the ins-and-outs of this groundbreaking and beloved elevated train system as well as the subterranean subway lines beneath the central part of the city and the Chicago River! From historic stations to beautiful skyline views across the city, you’ll be sure to discover a few surprises along the way.
You’ll meet your tour guide at the historic Chicago Theater, where you’ll be introduced to the scale of Chicago’s system (the CTA) and the intricacies of the L. With your pass and map in hand, we’ll start our ride with a background on the L’s historic beginnings, its environmentally friendly impact, and cameos in blockbuster films.
Our first tour stop will be a historic station, beautifully preserved and restored to reflect the style and decor of the early 1900s. Here, you’ll see more than just intricate light fixtures and period tilework. This station also features decades-old advertisements, signs, and maps of the original system, from when the train lines were privately owned.
Among the neighborhoods we’ll visit, the Chicago Loop is a lively downtown area where locals shop and dine day and night. Your tour guide will point out the best places to grab a bite of a Chicago staple – deep dish pizza or a loaded hot dog – following your tour. While we’re enjoying the city’s architecture or stretching our legs in the park space along the Chicago River, your tour guide will treat you to a small snack before hopping back on the L.
Among other tour stops we’ll have time to experience the classic Chicago architecture of the impressive Chicago Public Library!
As your tour comes to an end, your guide will be happy to give you some final tips and recommendations for other Chicago tourist attractions, happy hour bars, shopping, or a great place to grab dinner later that evening.