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Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures

Location Chicago
Departure Wednesday
From €28.73 per person
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  • Walking tour of Chicago's Tiffany art glass landmarks
  • Narration by a professional and certified Guide
  • General admission to the Art Institute and visitor's discount from Macy's on State Street
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks

This tour explores the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks:

  • The Art Institute
  • The Marquette Building
  • The Chicago Cultural Center
  • Macy's on State Street (historic Marshall Field's store)

Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form.

This tour includes general admission to the Art Institute for the tour and one other day, plus a visitor's discount coupon courtesy of Macy's on State Street.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ArchiCenter is operated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is located at 224 South Michigan Avenue in the Santa Fe Building across from the Art Institute on the northwest corner of Jackson Boulevard at Michigan Avenue. Open 361 days a year from 9:30am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm Sundays
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAF. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAF tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts
  • Not recommended for young children

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Amy M , February 2017

We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide was fantastic. Part of the tour involves walking to several buildings in the area of the Art Institute, but even on a cold day that was not bad at all. Well worth it! We went back to several of the tour stops on our own the next day to spend more time. We highly recommend this tour.

Reviewed by Ellen R , December 2016

This interesting tour showed us some beautiful glass and provided a nice historical context for the buildings and art we saw. On a rainy cold day, we did not have to spend an excessive amount of time outside and still got to see a lot. It even had a 'behind-the-scenes feel when we saw the beautiful ceiling pieces in the Art Institute. Even though I have been in the building many times, I had never been in these rooms. Thanks to Pricilla for the 'extras' she squeezed into the tour!

Reviewed by sakkoul , May 2016

Spectacular hidden gems in Chicago! I highly recommend this special tour.

Reviewed by Adele M , April 2016

One of the highlights of our trip to Chicago. We were able to go inside buildings we would never know about and see amazing mosaics. Our tour guide was fantastic, it was obvious he really had a passion and knowledge of this topic. I highly recommend this tour!

Reviewed by Deloris G , August 2014

Loved the Tiffany Art Glass tour and the lady leading was very gracious!

Reviewed by Elena P , June 2014

I'm so happy I found this tour company! It's such a great way to discover not only touristic but much more deep levels of the city in a group of dedicated city lovers and if it's not a basic tour like this Tiffany one you could know even more from Chicagoans you meet in your group. Thank you! I did 3 tours with you and they were amazing!

Reviewed by Lori L , April 2014

Guide was very well informed and added some other buildings and points of interest. A great value. definitely worth it.

Reviewed by Diana F , September 2013

Knowledgeable guide, energetic walk w/excellent assortment of architectural glass and mosaic. Hihghly recommended.

Reviewed by Bonnie M , September 2013

The guide was excellent with a wealth of information and delightful personality.

Reviewed by Glenn B , July 2013

I loved every minute and would go again. Not too much walking for us oldsters.