in-person and Virtual tours
for Curious People

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Big news for our tour company this spring! For the second year in a row, we’ve been voted “Best Tour of Chicago” runner-up! And we are now open for custom small group tours, in downtown or our neighborhoods!

We offer interactive virtual events for corporate, conference or educational groups. 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. 

How virtual works


Live event hosts recount the big ideas and personalities across Chicago history.


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.

Our tour Clients

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

Our Story

Before becoming a virtual events company, Chicago Detours led walking, bus, and boat tours. Founded in 2010, Chicago Detours customizes fun and meaningful virtual experiences that connect people to places and each other through the power of storytelling. 

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ready to book a virtual event?