Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Hillary

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs!

Some things to note:

Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella.

Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider,…

Meet your Host, Hillary

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 350 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Chicago" tour. My company’s tours are the opposite of the big-brand, scripted tours. We specialize in truly unique, personalized experiences of Chicago.

THANK YOU for supporting small business! I work with a few trusted tour guides who are experts in all things Chicago, so if you don't meet me, you'll be meeting Adam, Kylie, David, or Colleen!
I (Hillary) am the owner & head tour guide at Chicago's #1-rated walking tour business on TripAdvisor, Inside Chicago Walking Tours. After several years in Chicago's river tour industry, I started my own walking tour business in 2014 in order to be able to show people the street-level and interior views of Chicago's world-famous architecture. My company is ranked #1 tour out of more than 350 tours in Chicago on TripAdvisor, and has been featured in numerous online publications as a "best of Ch…
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Where you'll be

We'll be staying in downtown Chicago ("the Loop") -- central to everything else you'd like to explore in the city before and after the tour -- and we will be covering a distance of 1.25 miles at a leisurely pace.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 707 reviews.

Wins
October 2021
Our guide Hillary was an absolute expert on the interior architecture wonders of Chicago. The tour was informative, relaxed and well done. The 'inside info' on so many topics kept the interest alive throughout the tour. This is a must do that does a deep dive into many of the architecture secrets of both past and present buildings in Chicago
Carrie
October 2021
My family took this tour, including my 17 year old daughter and my 6 year old grandson. I grandson took photos as Hillary introduced us to the wonder of Chicago's interior spaces. Absolutely breathtaking spaces. I will never go to Chicago again without stopping to see places that Hillary opened my eyes to.
Mina
October 2021
if you are interested in architecture and a bit of history you can't miss this tour, Kylie is very funny and knowledgeable, and such a great speaker, she showed us several amazing buildings and interiors and we learnt a lot about the different architecture styles and the history of Chicago.
Jennifer
October 2021
We had a great time seeing and learning about many buildings and interiors. Many places we wouldn't have thought to go inside! Highly recommend!
Lisa
October 2021
Great easy walking tour with fun guide. Great to do when you first arrive. This tour inspires more individual exploration of this architecturally rich city.
Katherine
September 2021
Kylie was terrific! She pointed out details and history I never would have known otherwise; the tour spots and accompanying binder (images) are very well planned. The tour does leave on time, but through the hosts’ excellent communication I was easily able to catch up to the group despite being 5 minutes late. I had a great time and would strongly recommend!!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.