The “Free” Tour
We were walking around on our first night in Chicago trying to figure out something to do. We kept seeing these red double decker buses driving around. They had a tour guide sitting in the front of the bus talking about the city landmarks.
One of them pulled to the side of the road and we walked to the door to see how we could tag a long. We asked him how to get tickets and he said “no tickets here,” so we hopped on the bus and proceeded to the top, thinking that he meant it was a free ride. No need for tickets.
Turns out that the tours usually stop around 5 o clock and we got on board right after. We must have missed the ticket takers.
Either way, we ended up getting the full tour for free. . . .
When you act like a tourist people will treat you one of two ways.
They will either:
- Act extremely nice and inform you of something that you should already know or
- Not give you the time of day and act like you’re an idiot
Either way, it works as an excuse for everything.
And to be fair, I did tip the tour guide when we left. So it made me feel “less” guilty. . .
Here are a few pics from the tour.