You may think of Chicago as the home of deep-dish pizza and Al Capone. But did you also know that America’s first skyscraper was built in Chicago (in 1885) and that the city was the birthplace of the car radio and remote control?

Chicago is also known for the Nation’s first open-heart surgery, the first televised Presidential debate, and the world’s only backward-flowing river. 

Originally named Chigagou, an Algonquian word meaning “onion field”, the Windy City offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the past. Take a historical tour if you want to find out what makes Chicago the city it is today. It may surprise you that it is actually not the windiest city! 



The Chicago Trolley Tours are a convenient way to see the city. It is much easier to look around and take in the scenery when you do not have to be worried about traffic and you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all there is to see. This tour includes stops at Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, the Sears Tower, and more. A variety of other bus tours are available in Chicago, such as the Chicago Crime and Mob Tour. It takes you to all the famous places that Al Capone and Chicago’s notorious gangsters frequented, like the Biography Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Du kan også tage Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off-turen for at udforske Chicagos arkitektoniske vidundere og vigtigste vartegn. Så er der Gray Lines Chicago Grand City Tour, som kører gennem byens storslåede parker.

Chicago River med båd på vej under en bro


Bådture på Chicago-floden

Chicago is a city of water. So, whether it’s Lake Michigan or the Chicago River, expect to find yourself surrounded by this precious resource. Being on a boat is an unforgettable way to experience Chicago’s incredible skyline-from the water.  

Chicagos skyline er kendt for sine arkitektoniske og tekniske landemærker. Bådture, der drives af Chicago Architecture Foundation og Chicago History Museum, giver mulighed for at se disse ikoner på tæt hold uden at skulle forholde sig til den tunge trafik eller de mange turister.

Når vi nu taler om arkitektur, så tag med på Best of Chicago: First Elevator Access at Willis Skydeck, Architecture Cruise & Inside the Loop Tour. Den starter på Willis Skydeck på 103. etage, hvor du kan se op til 80 km forbi Navy Pier, over Michigan-søen til Michigan City og South Bend, Indiana, mod vest til Joliet og Plainfield, mod nord forbi Waukegan i Lake County, mod øst over Naperville og forstæder som Schaumburg. Turen fortsætter til yderligere 15 steder for at diskutere deres unikke arkitektur, herunder værker af Frank Lloyd Wright.



Put on your walking shoes and stroll through history as you learn about Chicago’s storied architecture, neighborhoods, and culture. These intimate tours will provide you with a deeper knowledge about the city and maybe some new friends too! 

Chicago: Night Crimes Tour starter ved Chicagos politimuseum og fortsætter til nogle af Chicagos mest berømte forbrydelser, herunder den store Chicago-brand og kvarterer som Chatham og Old Town.

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour tager dig med til historiske gangsterhængersteder og hjemsøgte steder som Congress Hotel, Palmer House og Death Alley.

Arkitektur i Chicago: A Walk Through Time Tour guider dig gennem byens genfødsel efter den store brand i Chicago i 1871.

Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour tager dig med til de bedste lokale vandhuller i hjertet af Chicagos centrum, hvor du kan få en drink og lære om byens historie.

Chicago Crime and Gangster-turen er en gratis tur (kun om lørdagen) gennem Chicagos berygtede mafiahistorie. (Kan du se et tema her?)

Giordano's Pizza skilt Chicago


Food tours are trendy among travelers interested in tasting new dishes from around the world. Foodies will not be disappointed with the extensive cultural food scene and delicious cuisine.There is one thing all of Chicago neighborhoods have in common and that is amazing food! Although Chicago is famous for its pizza and hot dogs, it has much more to offer. Did you know that the twinkie was created in this beloved city? There is so much variety, you will be guaranteed to leave with a full heart and stomach. A Chicago food tour takes you to several hot spots where you can try local, unique cuisine from the city’s most influential kitchens.

Start med den ultimative Chicago Food Tour, en oplevelse, der kombinerer Chicago-klassikere og internationale retter, der repræsenterer områdets levende indvandrerarv.

Eller hvis du vil fordybe dig i Chicagos rige pizzakultur, skal du tage West Loop Pizza Walk, hvor du kan lære om de ti forskellige pizzastilarter i Chicago.

Typisk er madture vandreture. Hvis du rejser med en person med begrænset mobilitet, skal du tale med arrangøren af turen i forvejen for at finde ud af, hvilke tilpasninger de kan gøre. Nogle madture kan tage højde for fødevareallergier, men andre kan ikke, så spørg om det, hvis det er et problem.

Her er andre lækre ture:


Selvledende ture

Du har masser af muligheder, hvis du gerne vil planlægge din egen tidsplan uden en struktureret rejsegruppe. Og Chicago har mange fascinerende steder, som du kan udforske på egen hånd, lige fra historiske huse til underjordiske godstunneller.

Or maybe you’ll want to travel far back into prehistory at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, where you’ll get a first-hand look at dinosaur bones, ancient Egyptians, and some of the museum’s 40 million artifacts. The city of Chicago is sure to impress you with their impressive architecture, passion for sports, delicious international foods, hipster bookshops, cocktail bars, lush green spaces, and amazing art galleries. Whatever type of historical tour you decide upon, there is something for everyone in the Windy City. 

Original post date: November 10, 2022