Face masks required for guides in public areas. Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Visitors must wear masks. Hand sanitizer available upon request. Virtual Tours are also now available.
We provide tours in the historical Paseo Boricua district & newly recognized Puerto Rico Town.
Our Walking Tours connect visitors to Chicago’s newest Landmarks, The Paseo Boricua Gateway Flags. Take a deeper look into the Puerto Rican Community’s history through some of the over seven-dozen murals, modern colonial architecture, and a visit to La Casita de Don Pedro. We invite you to book your tour today for a thought provoking, educational and culturally enriching experience.
Types of Tours: School/Community Tours, Private Tours, Health Services, Bike Tours, Virtual Tours and Pop Up Tours. Add lunch reservations to your tour at one of our local restaurants and enjoy delicious Puerto Rican cuisine.
Flat rate for Schools, university and community organizations is $150.00 per group (including chaperones) with a maximum of 35 participants. Request a tour here.
Private tours are available for individuals, groups, and corporations starting at $50 per person. If you are interested in reserving a private tour for your group, please fill out our request form.
Tour Paseo Boricua Virtually! Set up a zoom or google meets and tour Paseo Boricua. Great for student groups of all levels. Narrated by our expert Tour Guide, with photos and videos and in depth analysis of the public art. Request a tour here.
We offer Pop Up Walking tours for individuals. Please view our Facebook page for Pop Up times and place info. These tours will not exceed more than 15 people.
RESERVATIONS & AVAILABILITY
Walking Tours are offered from year-round (except for the month February) seven days a week.
There is a maximum of 35 participants per school, college/university and educational organization group. Tour routes and topics can be customized to your group needs. Any and all specifications can be made on the request form under the Tour Focus field.
Paseo Boricua Tour Company was created by a lifelong resident, historian, poet, arts/community activist, entrepreneur and tour guide with first-hand knowledge of Humboldt Park, the Puerto Rican community in Chicago and Puerto Rican history. We designed these tours to provide you with a fresh and inspiring experience into one of the most unique cultural & commercial districts in Chicago.
Your tour will be led by Eduardo Arocho, who has over 26 years of experience leading tours of Chicago's Puerto Rican community. Born and raised in Humboldt Park where he currently resides, Arocho has a M.S. in Human Services Administration from Spertus College in Chicago and a B.A. in History and Spanish Literature from Northeastern Illinois University. In 2020, after 10 years as Executive Director of the Division Street Business Development Association, Arocho created the Paseo Boricua Tour Company to continue to share the story and experience of Paseo Boricua.
Arocho’s experience began in 1994, as a volunteer Docent at the then Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Museum of Puerto Rican History and Culture, located on the corner of Le Moyne and California Ave. In 1997, Arocho was asked by The Chicago Cultural Center to be the Tour Guide for their Wicker Park/ Humboldt Park Neighborhood Bus Tours. By 2000, Arocho had begun to do walking tours of Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park on a regular basis. These tours became a program of the Division Street Business Development Association, bringing students and visitors from all over the country. Arocho has also led tours of The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture and has joined with the Polish Museum of Chicago and The Dank Haus Cultural Center for special tours of Humboldt Park, sponsored by the Chicago Cultural Alliance.