The Loop, River North and Chicago’s Theater District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Departs: Chicago, Chicago

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Are you looking for a way to see Chicago without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.

• Take in Chicago’s concrete giants and hear fascinating stories about quirky artworks, local tragedy, and the city’s journey to revitalisation
• Hear from producer Phil Biedron, an actor and tour guide whose passion for storytelling lead him to create this VoiceMap tour
• Do it all in two hours or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

The VoiceMap app for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Smarphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

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