Old Polonia and Wicker Park History and Food Tour
A historical fun history and food tour, The Old Polona and Wicker Park History and Food Tour. On this tour, you will walk the local streets of the city, feeling as if you stepped back in former time in history. This tour provides complimentary snacks, a narrated tour, and pick up from a central location.
This tour is a substantial historical walking tour. You will enjoy two historic neighborhoods, Noble Square and Wicker Park. Your guide will meet you in front of Holy Trinity Polish Church. Your guide will give you all the history of the people, the magnificent architecture, and beautiful dining culture that has made these neighborhoods noted for it's historical and cultural backgrounds.
Your next stop will be Noble Square, commonly known as "Polish Broadway." Your stop at the Holy Trinty Polish Church brings you the decorative paintings, the stunning gold leaf details, and the magnificent arches of this historic church. Along the neighborhood, check out the old newspaper stands, the former 1930s hamburger joints with their taquerias, and continue with a great scrumptious snack on Ashland Avenue's "taco row',"
Next, your walk continued with to exciting Wicker Park. Wicker Park at one time was the focus of gangsters. From gangland, it has now become a hipster, trendy heaven! You will look in wonderment at the magnificent old mansions, and smell the great smells of a gourmet doughnut shop. Your walking tour ends at Walgreens Pharmacy with a unique secret. Inside the store is a massive bank vault hidden within the store.
Learn about Chicago's lively history by visiting two of its most fascinating neighborhoods — Noble Square and Wicker Park — on this friendly, 2.5-hour food and walking tour. Meet your guide in front of the historic Holy Trinity Polish Church just before 11am and set out on a stroll. You'll learn all about the people, architecture, and dining culture that have made both neighborhoods destination-worthy.
First, visit the area of Noble Square that was previously known as "Polish Broadway." Venture inside the Holy Trinity Polish Church, filled with paintings, gold leaf details, and sweeping arches. Then, set out around the neighborhood, where you'll notice the juxtaposition between old and new everywhere you go, from taquerias inside former 1930s hamburger joints to old newspaper stands. Indulge in a delicious snack on Ashland Avenue's "taco row" before sampling home-style Polish fare.
Next, hop on the L up to vibrant Wicker Park, which, in recent years, has gone from gangland to hipster paradise. Admire the mansions lining the 19th-century "Beer Baron Row," visit a popular gourmet doughnut shop, and end your tour at a Walgreens Pharmacy with an unusual secret: namely, a gigantic bank vault hidden within.
Pickup & Return:
Holy Trinity Polish Church.
1601 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647.
- Local guide
- Special gifts
- Tastings at four top-rated neighborhood eateries
Does not include:
- CTA train fare (please bring your own Ventra card for one train ride)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time