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Chicago Greeter

Update: Chicago Greeter will begin walking tours for visitors and locals starting March 1, 2021. Make your reservations today.

Chicago Greeter tours

The free Chicago Greeter tours are led by expert locals who will guide you through authentic Chicago — its fascinating histories, diverse cultural traditions, iconic landmarks, and off-the-beaten-path gems.

A recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, these two to four hour tours of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods are conducted in over a dozen languages. Your guide can even customize your tour to focus on your interest areas, including architecture, foodie culture, LGBTQ+, family fun, and more. 

Chicago Greeter and Choose Chicago are committed to providing a safe experience for its volunteers and visitors. Our tours will be operating with the following safety precautions:

  • Guests and tour guides must wear masks at all times during the tour.
  • All participants must maintain 6 ft. social distance.
  • Tour groups must be four guests or less.
  • Tours will avoid heavily populated areas.
  • Use of public transportation is optional.

Check out these self-guided neighborhood walking tours curated by locals:

InstaGreeter walking tours

InstaGreeter walking tours are currently unavailable. Check back for updates.

Looking for more flexibility? Let InstaGreeter’s tours take you on a free hour-long guided walk of downtown Chicago, without the need to register in advance. Check back for the 2020 schedule and tour locations.

Have questions about InstaGreeter visits? View our InstaGreeter FAQs.

“Without our awesome Chicago Greeter we would not have known or explored as much as we did. It literally was a personalized tour…where we got the ins and outs of the city.”

-Anna G

Volunteer as a Chicago Greeter

Love Chicago? Want to show visitors from all around the world your favorite spots in your favorite neighborhoods? Volunteer as a Chicago Greeter. No additional experience is necessary; all you need is a passion for Chicago and knowledge of all it has to offer. You can even customize your visits to your specific interests.

Have questions about becoming a Chicago Greeter? View our Volunteer FAQs.

Chicago Greeter is presented to you in partnership with Bank of America.

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