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Alleys of Chicago – North Loop Tour

Chicago, IL (0)
from/per tour $45.00
  • Photography Tour
  • Access for disabled
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guide

© Adam Dooley Photography
© Adam Dooley Photography
© Adam Dooley Photography
© Adam Dooley Photography


The ALLEYS OF CHICAGO North Loop Photo Tours are Tour Through  A Lens‘ Special Edition Tours, my only public urban group tours!

NOTE: Be sure to check the scheduled days below BEFORE booking. You will need to choose the correct day when selecting date. Meeting Locations will be emailed to you separately after Booking Confirmation.

Uncover and capture the hidden gems of Chicago’s alleys on this 2.5-hour walking photography tour. Not every city has alleys and, many that do, would not or should not be walked through. Chicago’s alleys are an entirely different world and a part of the city many take for granted. Photographically, you’ll find the alleys are an underrated jewel box of detail photos and upshots! Whether in the downtown or out in the neighborhoods, you’ll discover some are fancier than others, some hold pieces of the city’s history, interesting fire escapes, graffiti, unexpected doors, signs, rust and grit…and yes, urban odors. Some city alleys have even hosted art events and block parties!

**We’ll be popping into a true Italian gelato shop (except Sundays) and unique coffee shop so bring some cash for treats, if you’d like!

NOTICE: There are a few spots along the route that will be loud with the train. If you’re sensitive to loud noises, please bring earplugs or whatever you need to be comfortable during those brief stops.


2018 Tour Schedule (More dates to come)


Friday, March 30, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Wednesday, April 4, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, April 7, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Sunday, April 22, 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Wednesday, May 9, 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Sunday, May 20, 8:00AM – 10:30AM


LOCATION: Downtown Chicago Loop (Meeting Location will be either included in your confirmation email or emailed shortly after)

Tour Duration: 2.5 hours
Price Per Person: $45

Minimum Age*: 12 years old
Maximum Number Per Tour**: 10


* Minors (under 18): Parent or Guardian must sign Waiver & Consent Form on child’s behalf

** If you wish to book more than 10 people for this group tour, please contact Teresa.