A private tour with Chicago Urban Adventures is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private city tour of Chicago can be from 2 hours to 10 hours, depending on the destination. Pick-up and drop-off locations are the group’s choice. While many visitors to Chicago have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around downtown Chicago, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour.
No two groups are alike, and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Below are some sample itineraries to use as inspiration for your perfect neighborhood food tour of Chicago:
Highlights Tour: A tour designed to hit some of Chicago’s must-eat Items could certainly include a taste-test of the world-famous Chicago-style hot dog or Italian beef, plus an opportunity to try other favorites of Chicago locals like locally-made chocolate or popcorn. These 2 or 3-hour-long tours are usually focused on The Loop area of downtown Chicago, with limited time to explore other neighborhoods.
Half-Day Tour: A half-day tour allows a great opportunity for you to take full advantage of Chicago’s fantastic food scene. You'll taste all the must-eat dishes, as well as having time to try an iconic deep-dish pizza, get behind the scenes at a local coffee roastery, and try some tasty desserts at a chocolate factory. This tour will give you a chance to truly craft your perfect Chicago tasting menu, from beginning to end.
Full-Day Tour: A full-day tour gives you the chance to explore Chicago’s foodie scene to its fullest. Explore the city's legendary bakeries in neighborhoods around the city and discover Chicago’s immigrant roots with incredible food from around the world, including Italian, Polish, German, and many more. Let your guide take you to his/her favorite candy shop in town, meet owners and hear the stories of restaurants that have been local favorites for generations, or try some of Chicago’s amazing craft beer from a local brewery. In between food stops, we'll show you the iconic historic and architectural sights of the city, you'll experience a wonderful variety of neighborhoods, and you'll get your fill of the city's history, art, and culture.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget. In addition to your local English-speaking guide, we can include prices to cover transportation, admission to various sights, and food and drink tastings.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon. Typical exclusions are additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
Closure of sites: In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.