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CAF welcomes groups large and small and is prepared to cater to your special needs. 

As a group travel professional, CAF offers one stop service and can help you arrange tours, find speakers, schedule motor coaches and arrange meals.  With more than 85 tours we have a tour that will create a memorable experience for your group.   Simply contact us at least three weeks prior to your tour date and we will help you create an itinerary that meets the interests and energy level of your group.

BOAT TOURS

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Voted the #1 river cruise in Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is the perfect group experience. Expert volunteer tour guides—called docents—provide an overview of historic and modern architectural styles and share the exciting stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. Our 90-minute river cruises can accommodate groups from 10 – 200. Catering is available and the dock is accessible via motor coach.

 

BUS/TROLLEY/TRAIN TOURS

Frank Lloyd Wright neighborhoods, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and skyscrapers galore, bus and trolley tours allow your groups to see more architecture and more of Chicago in less time. Bus and trolley tours are a great option for seniors, adults and school groups. Most tours can be customized to fit into a group’s itinerary or special interest. All bus tours are aboard luxury motor coaches or a classic Chicago-style trolley and led by expert docents. Step-on bus docents for groups traveling with their own bus can be arranged.

WALKING TOURS

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Only a Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour gets you up close to some of the most famous buildings in the world. Walking tours take a more in-depth look at buildings, sites and neighborhoods that make Chicago unique.  Tours often include interior visits of Chicago’s greatest buildings. CAF recommends one docent for every 12 tourees to create an intimate experience allowing guests to ask questions and interact with the docents. 

 

LECTURES

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CAF offers seven different powerpoint based  presentations that can be offered anywhere at anytime.  These lectures are great for groups who want a cultural experience but can't take the time to leave their office or conference.  All lectures are based on a tour and are illustrated by a photo slide show.

 

HOW TO BOOK

Contact Deb Rodak
Group Sales Manager

Phone 
312.322.1131
Email 
drodak(at)architecture(dot)org

 
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OUR BOAT PARTNER

CAF is proud to partner with Chicago First Lady Cruises, proprietors of Chicago’s finest fleet of yachts. Their vessels hold from 120 to 200 passengers and are all equipped with full-service bars, climate-controlled lower cabins, and upscale marble and granite restrooms. A cruise on one of their boats is sure to please. Visit cruisechicago.com to learn more about private rentals.

 

U.S. News & World Report Travel rated Chicago Architecture Foundation #1 on the list of "Best Things to do in Chicago."  Read the review!

 

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