How Tours Work On GAFFL

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Browse through user generated tours in Chicago. You can also start your own tour in minutes.

Get Connected

If you like a tour in Chicago, hit connect to start planning a trip immediately with your travel buddy.

Trip Together

Meet up with your travel buddy at a pre-decided public location and start your trip together.
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Explore Chicago with Dianne
Sep 1, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021 (Flexible)
Hey there. I've been inspired to get back to Chicago after seeing a recent episode of 'Somebody F...
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Join Akib for this road trip to Chicago
Feb 13, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018
Will be in Chicago for a few days! If you are around on the same timeline, would love to meet up ...
Join Ahana for this road trip to Chicago
Mar 4, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018
Hoping to group a few music enthusiasts to see a concert!
Explore Chicago with Anshu
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Hello, looking for a buddy to hang out with or meet up with in Chicago. I’m headed to northcoast ...
Join Thu for this road trip to Chicago
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018
Anyone keen hanging around and explore Chicago on the weekend of Labor Day? I’m from Cincinnati a...
Join Pavel for this road trip to Chicago
Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018
Hey! We are 2 J1 students from Russia and it's our first time in the USCurrently we are on Martha...
Join Hanni for this road trip to Chicago
Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018
Hi! I'm headed to my hometown to help out the folks. I'll be driving with my two sweet dogs and I...
Explore Chicago with Anand
Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019
Explore Cityparty to celebrate birthday 

FAQ About Tours in Chicago

How are Chicago tours on GAFFL different than normal tour companies?

GAFFL tours are DIY (Do It Yourself) tours. Traditionally, tour companies will plan everything for you and group you up with people. On GAFFL, tours are user generated. Any traveler with a potential itinerary can start a tour. If you like a tour, simply connect, then plan a trip together using the real-time chat, meet up, and travel together.

Can you give me an example how is it different?

Absolutely! Think about hiking the Grand Canyon. A traditional tour company will charge you thousands of dollars to put you in a group to hike the Grand Canyon together. On GAFFL, you can just search for the Grand Canyon National Park, find a trip you like, connect, plan, split costs, and hike together. You do not pay anything extra for tours and also save money if you decide to split costs with your tour mates.

Are Chicago tours on GAFFL free?

GAFFL does not plan any tour for you. We just help you connect with the right travelers. After getting connected, you are planning everything with your tour mates. That’s why we do not charge anything for tours.

How much money can GAFFL save me on my next tour in Chicago?

GAFFL can potentially save you 70-90% tour costs in Chicago. Traditional tour companies may charge thousands of dollars for a two week tour in Chicago. After getting connected on GAFFL, when you and your tour mate split costs for rental car and lodging, you are not paying for anything extra and on top of that by sharing costs, the overall cost per person goes down significantly.

Are GAFFL tours in Chicago safe?

Users on GAFFL go through a multi-step verification process that includes phone, social, and ID verification. Also, you have the right to connect or not connect with anyone you want to. You are in control of who you go on a tour with on GAFFL.

Are Chicago tours on GAFFL run by tour operators?

No, tours on GAFFL are not operated by tour operators. Our tours are 100% user generated.

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What GAFFL Users Are Saying

Marie Arroseres
from France

"It’s really nice to have a platform like GAFFL with lots of travelers wanting to do the same as you, a real beautiful cultural exchange. You can meet people so easily and in a trustful way. We were four girls, from French, German and American backgrounds, without knowing each other from before. We spent an amazing week together, 2000km driving, camping on the way. We saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins and pelicans"

Saeed Alam
from Canada

“I have found GAFFL to be an amazing tool for finding similar minded travel partners to embark on an adventure. Through GAFFL, I had organized a trip to Mexico City last month and Quazi joined the trip from Victoria, BC. We spent 14 days of straight exploring, hiking, eating and drinking. Quite an amazing experience - all thanks to GAFFL!”

Scarlett Mansfield
from United Kingdom

"I accidentally scrolled across GAFFL and I'm so pleased I did. I met Amaia and immediately decided to road-trip together. We're spending 10 days together and it's great because we have so much in common. Couldn't have done it without GAFFL helping us find one another! It has honestly made NZ so much cheaper to explore as I get to split the costs with someone too​"