FAQ

1. What does the tour include?
Historical Commercial Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown Gate, Nine Dragon Wall, Landmark On-Leong Merchants Association (Pui Tak Center today), Chinese Buddhist Temple, St. Therese Catholic Church Chinese Zodiac Square, Chinese Marble Lions, Four Greatest Inventions of ancient Chinese, Chinatown Mural, etc.

2. How can we get to the Chicago Chinatown?
You can easily take the red line train to Cermak-Chinatown or take the bus route 24 to Wentworth, or 62 to Archer. During summer time, you can even take a water taxi to Chinatown and make it more fun.

3. Are we going to shop during the tour?

We understand you are eager to explore Chinatown’s many wonderful stores. We will point out specialty stores to you. However, we will not step into any stores during the tour. You will have plenty of time to shop on your own after our one-hour tour.

4. What should I wear?
Casual outfit is recommended. Please wear comfortable shoes. The walking distance is about 5-6 short blocks for an hour. We will also need to take off our shoes when visiting a Buddhist Temple.

5. What can I expect in terms of accessibility?
All tour sites are handicap accessible. The walking tour does not include any stairs. However, sidewalks in Chinatown are narrow.

6. Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome to join the tour. However, we recommend to put small children in stroller for convenience purposes.

7. How can I pay for my reservation?

There are several ways that you can pay. For public tour guests, you can pay for your reservation in cash to the tour guide. You can also pay via Paypal. For school or private tour group, you can send us a corporate check or pay to the tour guide.

8. What languages are available for the tour?

Our tours are available in both English and Mandarin. Please inform us ahead of time if you would like to book a Mandarin tour, otherwise all tours are in English.

 9. Where do we meet?

Your tour guide will be waiting for you at Chinatown Square by the Zodiac Animal Statues (in front of 2126 S Archer Ave. Chicago IL 60616) where the guide is meeting you.

10. What are the cancellation rules for the tour?

We require 2 days in advance to receive a refund for a cancellation.

11. What time is this tour available?

Public tours are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 am. Private tours are scheduled at your convenience.

 

For any additional questions, please email us at chinatowntour@chicagocci.com, or call 312-842-1988.