About Chicago Detours
Our guided tours of architecture, history and culture bring people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. We are a group of educators, historians, artists and story-tellers. Founder Amanda Scotese launched Chicago Detours in July 2010 after close to a decade of travel in Italy as a Tour Guide and Guidebook Researcher with Rick Steves’ Europe. She decided to bring her travel expertise back home with tour experiences that are fun, educational, and truly make us feel connected with our grand city. Our professional Chicago tour guides are highly trained and educated, and we know how to spark discussions and create a lively group dynamic on our public and private group tours of Chicago. Walking and bus tour for public or private groups include the Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour; 1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food; Jazz, Blues & Beyond by Bus; and Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Tour.