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Tour Through A Lens

Tour Through A Lens

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1941 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60622

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  • Women Owned

Tour Through A Lens is a custom, urban photography tour experience based in Chicago, Illinois. This woman-owned and operated small business has been a photography enthusiast’s go-to choice in Chicago for the past 10 years building a 5-star reputation on search and travel sites. Teresa creates and provides tours to private individuals, corporate and organization group tours and an occasional themed specialty tour. For 2022, private tour clients intending to pack their drone for their Chicago visit may book a drone-centric tour to capture the wonderful perspectives of the city. Other options are trains, street art/graffiti, neighborhoods, iconic city views or landmarks, local or hidden gems, alleys and so much more!

** Tours will operate per Chicago and Illinois guidelines in effect at the time of the tour. It is asked that you respect the guidelines to allow this solopreneur to continue operating and providing excellent experiences to her clients.

PRIVATE, CUSTOM TOURS: If you’re a discerning hobbyist or professional photographer seeking an intense urban PHOTO TOUR with a local guide, book a custom 3-, 5- or 9-hour tour built with your goals, interests and photography equipment in mind. This tour is your very own personal photography experience. Along the way, you’ll hear “Chicagoisms”, fun facts, some quirky stories and experience visual examples of the city’s rich architectural history.
*** People who love to explore and capture their world travels in photos benefit most by having basic knowledge of their camera settings so, together, we can focus on exploring the city.

2) CORPORATE GROUP TOURS: If you’re a corporate manager, meeting planner or tour director seeking an activity to get your group of attendees or employees outdoors, something unique and different from the usual options, contact Teresa for a customized corporate group tour. Your attendees will have learn how to interact with the city and tips for their camera or smartphone camera to use anywhere they travel. Custom tours allow TTAL to plan your route to start or end at your needed anchor location whether an office, hotel or restaurant.

You have limited time to see Chicago and want to explore and capture the city in all its awesomeness. Let Teresa be your local and visual guide to Chicago to fuel your creativity and make the most of your visit.

Health and Safety

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

Reservations Required

Mobile Payments Required

Mobile Payments Accepted

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

No Contact Services

Step On Guides

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length3 hours

Group Capacity30

Minimum Group Number2

Maximum Group Number30

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate2




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Reservation Cancellation PolicySee website

Reservations Accepted

ADA Compliant

Airport(s) ServedORD & MDW

Open Seasonally

Minimum Age12

Hours of OperationTours operate year round, seven days a week nnOffice Hours (in local Chicago time):nOpen 10am - 7pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridaynOpen 10am - 5pm on SaturdaynClosed Sunday and Tuesday


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