About Us

Discover the best of Chicago with our walking tours in Spanish

Nexo Chicago is a Tour Company based in Chicago that offers walking tours in Spanish of the city of Chicago. We are comprised of highly resourceful and detail-oriented professionals with a wealth of local knowledge, connections and experience in the field of hospitality and tourism, especially qualified to provide visitors with a memorable experience through perfectly crafted tours.

Founded in 2018, Nexo Chicago Tours has shaped a niche in the Spanish-speaking tourism industry by offering a collection of walking tours delivered in Spanish that includes visits to some of the best sites that Chicago has to offer. Our tours are presented full of in-depth commentary, references, pictures, curiosities and magic, providing visitors with a unique experience by dedicated tour guides committed to deliver personalized service, attention to detail and the utmost level of professionalism.

Among our selection of walking tours, we offer free tours. Free tours are a worldwide movement that offers tours for everyone, from backpackers to business people. Our free tip-based tours do not have a fixed price, but allows flexibility to decide the value of the experience. We think that the contributions should be based on the quality of the tour and the budget of each person. Each traveler values if the visit has been worthwhile and decides the contribution according to their degree of satisfaction.

Paola Bortolin – Founder and Tour Guide

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Paola Bortolin is the founder of Nexo Chicago Tours. Having graduated in hospitality and tourism management from the Escuela Superior de Hotelería in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and subsequently enhancing her hospitality career by achieving a BS from Roosevelt University in Chicago, she developed an exciting career in the hospitality and tourism industry, working first in guest relations and concierge at the distinguished Alvear Palace Hotel, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and then the luxury brand of Marriott International Inc., the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.

Paola’s hospitality trajectory includes invaluable high profile guest service experience at some of the finest establishments in the world such as the Caesar Park Hotel, Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center, Aspen Towers Hotel and the Relais and Chateux French restaurant, La Bourgogne.

During her career, Paola successfully developed an extensive portfolio of privileged connections and contacts that affords the delivery of high-quality service. Paola’s experience and understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry and her entrepreneurial commitment and dedication to quality and excellence have been the impulse in establishing Nexo Chicago Tours, a company devoted to supporting and enhancing visitors’ lives through guided tours of the city of Chicago.

All Tours

Essential Chicago

This free 90-minute tour will take you to the most visited attractions in Chicago accompanied by a brief description

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FREE (Tip-Based)

Tour Art in the Loop

Discover urban art from sculptures, mosaics and murals to Tiffany jewels that dot the various corners of the city on this free walking tour.

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FREE (Tip-Based)

Tour of the Pedway

Discover the side of Chicago unknown to many locals, the vast pedestrian underground tunnel system, known as the Pedway.

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FREE (Tip-Based)

Tour of the Riverwalk

Discover the famous Riverwalk and enjoy the best views of the city with this entertaining 2-hour walk along the Chicago River.

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$20 USD

Birth of the Skyscraper

Discover some of the most significant skyscrapers from the period of architectural experimentation that followed the Great Fire of 1871.

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$15 USD