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Springfield Group / Private Tour Guide Services

Springfield Walks offers 2 different type of tour guide services for Springfield, IL

Group Local Guide Service and Private Premium Tour Guide Service

Group Local Guide Service

A Springfield Walks guide will step on board your coach and escort your group to the historical sites, keep your group on time, and deliver entertaining and educational historical commentary that will enhance the group’s visit well beyond the constraints of site interpreters.

Springfield Walks has been providing local tour guides for Springfield and the Lincoln sites since 2005, and we’ve escorted over 60,000 school kids on class trips to Springfield to learn all about Abraham Lincoln.

Student travel companies, school districts, tour operators, managers, and travel agents all use Springfield Walks tour services and guides because we are the very best at what we do!

Springfield and Abraham Lincoln is our hometown and our wheelhouse!

Historical Site Reservations

Please note: Groups of 15 people or less do not need historical site reservations for entry.

Groups over 15 are required to have historic site reservations for entry.

2 Ways To Get Historic Site Reservations:

Groups wanting to make their own historic site reservations can visit (www.visit.springfield.com) and in the menu bar click on tours to begin your reservation process. Groups choosing this method can simply email Springfield Walks your approved Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau itinerary. Your guide will follow that itinerary. Without that SCVB itinerary confirmation the guide cannot get the group in to the sites.

Or, Springfield Walks can make historic site reservations for your group only if Springfield Walks is building the group trip to Springfield for your group.

Historic Site Reservation Tips

There are only a limited number of time slots for group tours at the historical sites each day, especially in peak season.

  • In order to get the historic site reservations, you want, it is advised that you submit your requests no less than 4-6 months ahead of your Springfield visit to the Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
  • Without an approved itinerary from the SCVB there is no site entry allowed for groups over 15 persons.
  • If you find that building your own group Springfield visit is too stressing, please let Springfield Walks custom build your trip and take all the worry and stress off of your mind.

Local Guide Advantages

Let’s be honest here, Springfield is not so large that tour groups can’t get around to the sites on their own. Then why hire a guide?

  • Get a more in-depth tour, a more complete story of Lincoln, and an overall better historical interpretation that enhances your visit well beyond the constraints of site interpreters.
  • Most site interpreters and rangers are hired seasonally and have a limited knowledge of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Springfield Walks guides are familiar with site policies, procedures, and all of the nuances of visiting the historic sites.
  • Guides have a working knowledge of all there is to do and see while in town, and the best places to eat and shop!

Local Tour Guide Service Rates

$150 minimum 4-hour half day or $250 per 8-hour full day
  • Any cancellations under 7 days from tour date a $25 convenience fee will be invoiced to your company.
  • Please consider tipping your tour guide for a job well done.
  • Email or attach documents below.
Groups on Limited Time

2-hour tour of Lincoln home neighborhood and the Lincoln Tomb, no site entry – $75.00.

  • On this tour your guide will walk the group through the Lincoln neighborhood and right up to Lincoln’s house interpreting the history. At the Lincoln Tomb, again the group will walk right up to the tomb and the original receiving vault while getting the historical interpretation. This tour is popular with groups on limited time because groups still get to visit 2 major Lincoln sites and get a quality historical interpretation that makes up for not being able to get inside. If it becomes possible to enter either of the sites your guide will assist the site staff with that process. 

Premium Private Tour Guide Service

This premium guide service is for clients looking for a private guide service with transportation and a personal driver for a full day of site seeing in Springfield. 

Includes:

  • Airport/train station pickup with transfer to hotel (limited luggage space for 5 passengers)
  • If driving into town, meet and greet at hotel upon arrival
  • Full day of touring the Springfield sites of your choice, 9-5
  • Transport service available to you after 5pm until 9pm
  • Deluxe minivan transportation
  • Personal private driver and tour guide
  • Complimentary tickets for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Springfield Group/Private Tour Guide Services 1

Price: $350 set price full day service for 2 persons. 2nd day service available, email to discuss pricing.

$10 for each additional passengers up to 3 more

Privacy and Security

This service has escorted people of all backgrounds including individuals, families, politicians, ambassadors, generals, admirals, rock stars, movie stars, company executives, and administrators for example. The privacy and security of our clients is taken seriously, and any privacy and security protocols set forth will be respected.

NOTE: Managers can email any advance documents. Email Us

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