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Alleys of Chicago – Loop North Photo Tour

60601 (2)
from/per tour $48.00
  • Photography Tour
  • Access for disabled
  • Children allowed
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guide



The ALLEYS OF CHICAGO Photo Tours are back in 2020 by popular demand!

NOTE: Be sure to check the scheduled days below BEFORE booking. You will need to choose the correct day when selecting date. No bookings outside these dates and times will be honored.

The Chicago Loop is the centralized district of the city with fantastic history and ever-changing identity. The north half of the Loop is closest to the Chicago River and home to Chicago’s theater district, government buildings and historic architecture. Explore and capture the hidden gems of its 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.

This North Loop Photo Tour will offer you a mix of photo opportunities: Historic architecture (inside and out), fire escapes, graffiti, signs, rust and grit…and yes, urban odors. Bring your favorite walking lens for a variety of focal opportunities.

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.


DURATION: 2.5 hours

LOCATION: Downtown Chicago, North Loop (Exact start location will be emailed within 24 hours of your booking)

Adult (age 18 +): $48 per person
Youth (age 12-17): $35 per person

Maximum Number Per Tour***: 10

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



  1. Minimum age is 12 years old. Minors (under 18): Parent or Guardian must sign Waiver & Consent Form on child’s behalf
  2. Each tour requires a minimum of two (2) people to operate tour. Tour will be canceled if the minimum is not met 24 hours prior to tour start time. Single bookings will be notified by email and offered the choice of a spot on a future listed date or a refund.
  3. All fees are included in the price.
  4. This is a public group photo tour with a preset route, dates and times.
  5. The tour runs at different pre-determined times throughout the year based on the time of light that’s better for this route. For any dates other than listed below, booking a One Focus Tour or the Half-Day Tour will provide an opportunity to explore one or both Alley Tour options as a private, custom tour for 1-2 people.
  6. For the benefit of all attendees, this is NOT an instructional photography workshop. If you desire assistance with basic photography and camera settings, please speak with me about booking a private, custom tour.

The “Build Your Tour” page link in your confirmation email is not needed for Alley Tours.






Please be safe, be smart and support your travel and tourism industry providers. I look forward to seeing you at a future date!



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avatar - Mar, 16, 2019 -


I stumbled across this tour last December. Purschased 2 tickets for the March 16 tour for myself and my husband. He’s the amateur photographer and I know nothing. We had a great time and learned new things about the city and new ways to look at what you want to shoot. Teresa was great navigating through the St. Patrick’s day parade and changing on the fly when a stop was closed. Will definitely do another tour and use my hubbys old camera. So inspired to get out and learn! Even better my hubby is inspired to get back to photography......priceless. Thanks Teresa!

avatar - Apr, 22, 2018 -

Sara L / Chicago, IL

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Teresa is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Chicago and areas we toured, as well as a fantastic photographer. She taught me so much about photography along the way. I am a local and saw many parts of the Loop in a whole new light. This is a must do for locals and tourists!

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