Additional L Stop Tour Information
For details on all L Stop Tours, explore the Tours section of our website.
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- What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the event start time will receive a full refund. Tours canceled with less than 24 hours notice from the event start time are not eligible for a refund. In the case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, customers will receive a full refund. No-shows will be charged full price. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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- How do train delays affect the tour?
We make every effort to keep our tours running smoothly and on time, however, circumstances beyond our control occasionally impact the tour’s schedule.
Before Leaving Loop
Tours are designed to accommodate minor train delays (usually within 30 minutes or less). In the rare instance that a major delay occurs (usually 30 minutes or more) before guests board the train, the tour may be canceled. Guests will be able to reschedule their tour or receive a full refund.
While on Tour
In the rare instance that a major delay occurs during the tour, guides may utilize alternative public transit routes to complete the tour (i.e, buses, trains)
- What should I wear on the tour?
We run tours rain or shine. As a portion of each tour involves walking outside, guests should dress appropriately — comfortable shoes, rain gear, coat/jacket, etc.
- What do I need to know about riding the L before my tour?
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has a number of suggestions and procedures to ensure safe and efficient rides on their transportation system. We encourage guests to review these links prior to embarking on one of our tours.
- Are there restrooms on the tour?
L stations do not have restrooms. However, we’ve designed our tours with frequent stops, all of which have restrooms that may be used by our guests.
- Will there be anything to eat or drink on the tour?
All our tours include stops in which light snacks and/or beverages are provided for guests. These food and beverage items, as well as service gratuities, are included in the cost of the tour. Guests do not need to pay for these items. Specific details about each can be found here.
- How much food and how much drink?
All our tours are different — some feature more food and drink than others. As a result, the prices of our tours vary, as well. Specific details about each can be found here.
- Do you accommodate vegetarians, special diets or food allergies?
At this time, we can’t accommodate any special food requests.
- What kind of shape do I need to be in to go on a tour?
The approximate walking distance for each tour varies – please see individual tour pages for more information regarding exact walking distance.
- Are children allowed on tours?
Yes, children age 12 and up are welcome to join. Youth age 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 and over.
*Because we primarily visit establishments that serve alcohol on the Brown Line Tour, guests must be 21 to attend. ID is required.
- What happens if trains are crowded and the entire group can’t board?
Because most of our tours take place during midday (non-rush hour), crowded trains are not generally a problem. In the event trains are crowded, we’ll never split our group — we either wait for the next train that has room or, after a careful analysis of the situation, take an alternate route to our destination.
- Does the ticket price for each tour include a gratuity for the tour guide?
The ticket cost does not include a gratuity for the tour guide. If you wish to tip the tour guide at the end of the tour, they will accept cash or Venmo (mobile payment service) only. Please note that gratuities for staff involved with our private tours (large groups) are included in the cost of the event.
- What does a the ticket price include?
Tickets prices for all tours include food, drink, transportation, and entrance fees.
- What is the maximum number of guests that can be booked on a tour?
To optimize our customers’ experience, tours are limited to 10 people. Please contact us directly about accommodating larger groups.
- What is the minimum number of guests required for a tour?
A tour must have at least 2 ticketed customers to run.
- Can I bring a pet on the tour?
We’re unable to accommodate pets on our tours. Many of our vendors don’t allow pets unless they’re service animals. Please contact us directly for more details.
- What if I’m late?
Because our tours visit a number of stops with scheduled arrival times, it’s important that all guests be on time for departure. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early to sign in and get situated.
- Do you offer private tours?
- Do your tours accommodate guests who speak other languages than English?
At this time, no. All tours are available in English only.
- Will my tour end near its starting point?
All tours begin and end in the Loop, generally within a block or two of the starting point.
Visit TransitChicago.com for questions related specifically to the CTA.