in-person and Virtual tours

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Best tour of Chicago

Are you looking for a unique experience that will bring a group together? We are a boutique tour company that tells Chicago stories through in-person tours, virtual tours, and custom content for corporate and social events.

 

Come see why we have garnered a reputation for designing some of the most memorable exploratory experiences you can find in Chicago!

Are you looking to connect through a unique experience? Join us on in-person tours or virtual tours for corporate and social events.

Come see why we have garnered a reputation for designing some of the most memorable exploratory experiences you can find in Chicago!

With our virtual tours, guests see stunning visuals and hear stories across time of  women’s history, the 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago food and drink, the Chicago River and more. As featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Stories

Live tour guides recount the big ideas and personalities across Chicago history.

Visuals

Guests virtually travel through time and space via historic illustrations, 360-degree photos, and other beautiful visuals.

Team Building

Creative challenges, competitive games and reflection exercises help your team collaborate and connect.

custom tours and content

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Our passionate storytellers work with corporations, non-profits, and marketing agencies to design and produce hyperlocal stories via visual, written and experiential media. 

Our corporate Clients

"I wasn't sure what to expect with a virtual event, but WOW! Chicago Detours blew us away."
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Kristin B
"This was a really good team bonding experience--a fun way to 'get to know each other' in a non-traditional way.
Nicole

Our Story

Chicago Detours is a team of educators, historians, journalists, and creators. We are passionate about connecting people to places and each other through the power of storytelling. 

Originally a tour company, we built a reputation for being not just tour guides but also Chicago experts. We also produce hyperlocal digital content like virtual tours and documentary video. 

Chicago Detours is a team of educators, historians, journalists, and creators. We are passionate about the power of storytelling. 

Originally a tour company, we also produce hyperlocal digital content like virtual tours and documentary videos. 

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