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Before making a tour reservation, please note the following:
- For all of our Chicago walking tours, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
- Some L stations are NOT handicapped accessible and require the use of stairs.
- Dress for the weather; our Chicago tours take place rain or shine.
- Transit fees are included in all tour prices.
- Food/beverages are included on select tours and are available for purchase on all tours.
- Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated on tours where food/beverages are included in the tour price.
- Restrooms are available throughout all Chicago walking tours.
- ID is required to be served alcohol.
- Masks and proof of vaccination required to enter most indoor spaces.
- Tour schedules are designed to accommodate minor train delays (usually 30 minutes or less).
To learn more about precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit our Health & Safety page.
For more information, check out these links from the Chicago Transit Authority
- CTA Coronavirus Info
- CTA Safety and CTA Security
- CTA Code of Conduct
- Accessibility Information
- How Delays are Managed
For additional information, review the Frequently Asked Questions section.
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Alisa T. Weinstein
I simply CANNOT say enough wonderful things about L Stop Tours -- our experience was utterly perfect and I happily recommend them to anyone visiting or even living in the Chicago area -- I guarantee you'll discover new gems in a city you think you already know well!
The L Stop Tours are a fantastic way to see Chicago in a different way. Tom was extremely knowledgeable, personable and above all - FUN! Would be thrilled to do another of their tours on my next visit.
We learned so much about Chicago architecture from our tour with Tom. . . .a true professional and a great value.
G J H
Tom was great. He would have continued even longer had we not tired of rain.
The tour itself was the perfect blend of indoors, outdoors and a ride on the L-train. From gawking at the incredible facades to exploring the insides of buildings we wouldn’t have normally thought to enter, the tour was engaging and entertaining. To top it all off, we learned how Frango’s got their name, as well as the difference between a food court and a food hall. But more than anything, it was Tom’s humor, love and knowledge of the city’s history that made this the best tour we’ve taken. A big thanks to Tom for showing us S. Fifth Avenue and making this our best trip to the Second City (take this tour and you’ll learn the origin of Chicago’s nickname too).
We had a great tour of the Loop: Home of the Modern Skyscrapers. The tour took is in and out of a bunch of buildings. We had my parents along who are in their early 70's and my father is not used to that much walking but was still able to complete the tour no problem because of stops at the different building and elevators in most of the buildings. We would recommend this to anyone interested in history or architecture. The guide Tom was great and next time we are in Chicago would definitely look into another tour the company offers.
We’re new to Chicago and took the Loop Modern Skyscraper tour. Our guide, Tom, lead us on a hands on experience that gave us an appreciation for the rich architectural history of the city and the origin of the L. And we learned a few of the city’s secrets along the way.
Very knowledgeable host. It gives you a great incite into the history and beauty of buildings you normally just walk by.
We do tours every time we travel. this was more than we expected.
Green Line tour... What a treat to spend time in a neighborhood with an illustrious past. Our walking guide Tom shared a wealth of information about the history of the landmarks and antidotes of the area we visited. Starting the tour with conversation and coffee in the Chicago Athletic Association dining room was great way to break the ice. The docents at the 2nd Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House were fabulous! LOVED the original Tiffany windows at the church. The pace throughout the tour was perfect. Thank you Tom I look forward to scheduling other L-Stop Tours later this summer.