I booked this tour a month ago without much expectation. This tour was surprisingly beyond my expectation. I was lucky to be the only guest in the tour. The tour guide (I can't remember his name, ... More>>
I booked this tour a month ago without much expectation. This tour was surprisingly beyond my expectation. I was lucky to be the only guest in the tour. The tour guide (I can't remember his name, but surely begins with "W") was very nice and generous. Because of being the only guest, the tour was extremely flexible. He appeared at the meeting point on time. In the morning, he drove me to â€˜Hemingwayâ€™ Museum to take photos of this residence and nearby. I decided not to enter the museum since I'm not a fan of this kind of museum. Then, he took me to Cantigny Garden, where McCormick Estate tour started. My tour guide was knowledgeable and explained everything to me. Not just that, He was also a personal photographer for me! Although it was not the high season, the garden, in my opinion, is still beautiful. McCormick is a very dedicated person and did a lot to Chicago and also USA. After that, we returned to downtown Chicago. He recommended me to have traditional 'Polish' hot dog from a locally famous food stall as lunch. As I refused to join the 'Mafia' or prohibition tour, he brought me to University of Chicago (UC) instead. He introduced almost everything I, as a tourist, should know. He took me to the Oriental Museum, which is about Mesopotamia and other civilization, situating in UC. He went along with me and explained what I should know. After that, he drove me around and explained what and where I should capture. Then, he gave me 40 minutes to explore where he have already pointed by foot. Because of being the only guest so that I don't need to wait for others, the tour ended around 4 pm. as he dropped me at the hotel I stay in downtown Chicago.