Chicago Walking Tours


Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the best pay-what-you-like guided Chicago walking tours for your visit.  These interesting and informative sightseeing city tours will take you through many of the Windy City’s most famous neighborhoods.  They’re one of the best things to do in Chicago.  We offer walking, food, architecture and bike tours. On these tours the guide will help you find the best places to visit and the stories behind them. Whether on a day trip, weekend visit, or here for longer, come experience one of our free Chicago walking tours.

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Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago Walking Tours

Our premiere Chicago walking tours are great day or night and serve as introductions to the city, Chicago history and cover the many of the main tourist attractions. We’re highly rated on TripAdvisor!

  • The Birth of the Skyscraper: Architecture Tour  is a great way to discover and appreciate the incredible landscape of buildings in Chicago and it ends in Grant Park near famed Buckingham Fountain.
  • The Riverwalk and Chicago History Tour follows the path of the Chicago River and focuses on the history of Chicago, the Chicago Flag and the beautiful buildings that line the river.
  • Our Gold Coast Tour  meanders through the history of high society where you will be introduced to the glamorous residential neighborhood built around Lakeshore Drive.
  • On The Magnificent Mile Tour you will discover fun Chicago facts like the history of deep dish pizza while exploring our most popular downtown area.
  • Our Chicago Ghost Tour is for folks who love haunting history and creepy tales of the dark side of the White City.
  • Explore Lincoln Park on our Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour to appreciate a unique neighborhood scattered with hidden history including tales of Chicago Gangsters.
  • The West Loop: Gateway Tour explores a vibrant neighborhood, touching on architecture, history, and ends at one of the only buildings that survived the Chicago Fire.
  • If you are visiting during the cooler months, take our seasonal Pedway tour to explore the city through mostly indoor paths and lobbies.

There is no charge to take our free Chicago walking tours, meaning you may pay what you feel the tour was worth after the tour is completed. This ensures that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour. Chicago can be expensive and we feel that every visitor should be able to experience the city in an affordable manner – even free! A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.

Chicago Food Tours

If you are looking for a food tour that leaves your stomach full but your wallet empty, then Free Tours by Foot food tours may not be for you. If you are looking for filling, affordable and fun way to take a bite of the Windy City, then consider on of our Chicago food tours. From Chinatown to Mexican in Pilsen, our food tours bring you to a local side of the city.

Chicago Self Guided Tours

Chicago Walking ToursWith so much to Chicago history to learn, there are a lot where we cannot offer guided tours – but still think you should see them! We have a number of self guided tours so you can take in the sites, sounds and tastes of Chicago on your own time. The Windy City also has a Chinatown and Little Italy, both of which include a mid-western take on the cuisines. Check our our Self Guided Food Tours to taste your way through the city.

If any of our walking tours don’t fit into your schedule, we’ve compiled some of the highlights for a self guided walking tour of Navy Pier to one of Wicker Park.


Private Tours of ChicagoChicago Walking Tours

We also offer our guiding services for private groups where we can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in the city. Whatever your tour guiding needs are; we can hook you up. Email us and we will get back to you with a timely quote for private Chicago Walking tours.

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