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Posted by Admin On November - 22 - 2011

Winter Tour schedule announced

 

Chicago, IL — Chicago Detours announces the release of their wintertime schedule of creative, interactive walking tours, which give visitors and area residents a new indoor option for enjoying downtown during the holidays. The indoor cultural walking tour called “Inside the Loop: Explore the Unexpected” cleverly weaves through architectural interiors of various buildings and the underground passages of the Pedway so that guests can comfortably engage with the cityscape without getting cold.

Tour topics delve into overlooked stories and fresh concepts, like the psychology behind the modernist architecture of Chase Tower or the historical curiosities of shopping in Marshall Field’s department store. For all walking tours with Chicago Detours, guests share iPads with archival images like maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips. The one-year-old tour company has 5 stars on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.
 
“Inside the Loop: Explore the Unexpected” shares stories and places that locals don’t even know about. The commentary and stories presented by Chicago Detours guides – all of whom have a background as educators and are trained in lively presentation skills – enliven the past and delve into what truly makes Chicago culture unlike elsewhere.
 
From November 1 through March 31st, tours will be offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am, and Sundays at 1:30pm. Extra times are added and posted on the website when tours sell out. Last year the tour was called “The Loop: Explore Without Freezing.”
 
Holiday Schedule:

Thanksgiving Week

Wednesday, Nov.  23 – 10:00am
Friday, Nov.  25 – 10:00am (sold-out), 3:00pm
Saturday, Nov.  26 – 10:00am
Sunday, Nov. 27 – 1:30pm

Christmas to New Year’s

Monday, Dec. 26 – 10:00am, 1:30pm
Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 10:00am
Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 10:00am
Thursday, Dec. 29 – 1:30pm
Friday, Dec. 30 – 10:00am
Saturday, Dec. 31 – No tours
Sunday, Jan. 1 – 3:00pm (this tour does not enter the Cultural Center)
 
Groups meet just inside the southeast entrance of Chase Tower, 10 S. Dearborn St. The tour walks 1/2 mile through the Loop before arriving at the Chicago Cultural Center two hours later. The price of $26 per person includes tour guide commentary, shared use of iPads, and extras. Discounts for seniors and students are available. Reservations are required, and can be made on their website, www.chicagodetours.com.
 
About Chicago Detours

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Chicago Detours founder Amanda Scotese honed her skills as a tour professional during the several years she has worked as a tour guide and guidebook researcher with the travel company of Rick Steves, one of the nation’s most well-known travel authors and television personalities. Scotese studied architecture, urbanism, and art history through her interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
 
Chicago Detours offers guided, interactive tours of history, culture and architecture that bring people to explore places and stories that even locals don’t know.
 
For additional information:
Amanda Scotese
312.350.1131
info@chicagodetours.com
www.chicagodetours.com

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