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Chicago: Tiffany Art Glass Works Walking Tour

1. Chicago: Tiffany Art Glass Works Walking Tour

Visit some of Chicago’s most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations. Discover stories about the man behind the glass from your expert guide. Take a walk around the art glass installations designed and crafted by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. Marvel at the decorative glass or mosaics that adorn public and private buildings across the Windy City. Discover one of the largest collections of Tiffany art glass in the United States. Learn all about Tiffany while experiencing some remarkable examples of his work. Compare Tiffany's large artworks with other contemporary installations.

Chicago: Inside the Loop Architecture Tour

2. Chicago: Inside the Loop Architecture Tour

Get to know Chicago on this guided walking tour around The Loop. See Chicago come to life as a local guide shows you the iconic history, art, and architecture of the city. See the Palmer House’s golden peacock doors, the Tiffany Dome, and more. Start by meeting your guide at a coffee shop near the Monadnock Building. The Monadnock Building is famous amongst engineering circles for its impressive characteristics. Move on to other notable places like the Chicago Federal Reserve. Enter the Chicago Board of Trade Building and Rookery Building for up-close views of their ornate surfaces. Visit Inland Steel Building and the Palmer House, a hotel famous for its intricate golden peacock doors. Along the tour, get to see one of Frank Lloyd Wright's first masterpieces. Finish off your tour at the iconic Chicago Cultural Center. Stand under the Tiffany Dome, the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world. End your experience seeing color and light dance across the room.

Chicago: Downtown Architectural Interiors Tour

3. Chicago: Downtown Architectural Interiors Tour

Jump right into beautiful architectural interiors of the Roaring '20s, taking in the class and elegance of a classic Art Deco masterpiece. Go back 50 years to the 1880s and explore the structure and style of one of the most famous and oldest buildings in downtown Chicago. Next, you'll marvel at a vaulted ceiling from the Postmodern era, surrounded by Moorish details. Finally, you'll end looking up at the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass mosaic, and very close to the world-famous Millennium Park with one of the most famous landmarks of Chicago, "The Bean."

Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

4. Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

Start with pickup from your hotel and meet your local tour guide, an expert on the architecture of Chicago. Travel through the city in luxury private transportation to discover its rich architectural history. See famous buildings such as the Sears Tower, The John Hancock Building, and the Wrigley Building Discover Gothic gems along the Magnificent Mile, historic brownstones, and the Frank Lloyd Wright homes of Oak Park. Enjoy a unique added value opportunity to view not only the outside but the amazing hidden interior of many of the buildings on the tour. At your discretion, make numerous stops along the tour to go to the top of the sky decks of famous skyscrapers. Walk along the Chicago River and enter the inside of buildings designed by many famous architects. This tour has several different options. Enjoy the sites of the downtown Chicago area with its many skyscrapers, amazing interiors and great photo opportunities. You may also choose the Oak Park Frank Lloyd Wright Homes and Studio option in lieu of the downtown tour where you will have the opportunity to view the interior of his very first home and studio along with over two dozen of his original structures lining Forest Street in Oak Park anchored by Unity Temple, considered to be the world's first building of the modern architectural style. Each of the above separate options are 3 hours long. If you are to choose both options for a full 6-hour touring experience, enjoy a lunch stop at one of Chicago's many famous hot dog stands or deep-dish pizza joints.

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Kylie gave an exceptional tour of many of Chicago’s landmark buildings providing excellent architectural and historical analysis in an interesting and easy to understand fashion. She shared interesting information about Chicago’s origins and redevelopment after the Chicago Fire. Throughout the tour she gave us moments to observe, appreciate, and take photos of the various styles of architecture.

Very informative, everything worked out wonderfully from pick up to the end. Very nice and very good guide, also nice and courteous driver, comfortable car. The tour itself has a strong focus on Lloyd Wright, but that's fitting in a city where he started, has been active, and where many of his homes stand. Overall excellent tour with insights we would never have had otherwise.

PAUL WAS EXTRAORDINARY. WE HAD A VERY INTERESTING AND UNIQUE TIME. WE WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU!

Great tour. Interesting and relevant information. Length of tour was perfect. Tour guide was top notch.

The tour was entertaining and gave me new insights into the fascinating history of Chicago.