Old Polonia and Wicker Park History and Food Tour

Detail Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Detail Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Free snacks included
Detail Fully narrated tour
Detail Get inside tips from a local
Detail Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Learn about both neighborhoods' fascinating history
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1:15 PM
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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.
Walgreens Pharmacy
1601 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • 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)

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time
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