4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Follow the path of the Chicago blues music genre and the famous Blues Brothers on a luxury coach tour through the city. Hear interesting facts about how the Blues Brothers became a cultural phenomenon as you visit famous locations around the city that played an instrumental role in the rise of Chicago blues music.

Highlights

  • Chicago blues music and Blues Brothers city tour
  • See the sites made famous by the Chicago blues music scene
  • Learn about the history of the Chicago blues from your expert guide
  • Watch scenes from The Blues Brothers aboard the coach and see the real locations where the movie was filmed
  • See various Chicago neighborhoods including the Loop, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Bronzeville and River North
  • Visit Maxwell Street, Chess Records, the House of Blues and Daley Plaza with the Picasso sculpture

What You Can Expect

Chicago Blues City Tour

Chicago Skyline

Spend some time exploring the musical side of Chicago on this Chicago blues city tour. As you cruise the city via luxury coach, learn from your expert guide how the famed movie and duo, the Chicago Blues Brothers, helped catapult this music genre into mainstream culture. The coach is outfitted with televisions, allowing you to watch clips from the The Blues Brothers as you pass by the real locations where the movie was filmed. In addition, watch clips from Saturday Night Live, where the band made its debut.

See several Chicago neighborhoods including of the Loop, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Bronzeville and River North. Within these neighborhoods, pass by famous sites linked to the history of the Chicago blues scene including Daley Plaza with its Picasso sculpture, Maxwell Street, Chess Records and the House of Blues.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was highly entertaining and informative. A must for any fan of the film.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

WE totally enjoyed the Blues Brother Tour. The host was entertaining and full of knowledge not only on the movie trivia but also on the history of the City of Chicago. The driver did a great job in navigating the narrow streets of the South Side. I thought that this tour was fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour! Lots of fun. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Absolutely loved the tour. Thought the host was excellent as he knew so much and was very entertaining. Would definitely recommend this to any other Aussie friends who visit Chicago - it was one if the highlights of our stay!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it, well worth going along if you're a blues brothers fan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

30 + year old movie still has plenty of interest. If you are a minor blues fan or a big fan this is a must for you to see. Thx I had a great experience. Mikie of Thunder Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was the best experience I had in Chicago, Throughly enjoyed it, would highly recommend it to other visitors.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

The driver was very good for all that city maneuvering. The guide was interesting. I would like to have seen more places/scenes. There were a lot of "But that is not here anymore" quotes and the end of the tour was a lot of Chicago history which I don't need. I also didn't understand why we stopped by a garbage mound that was a park. I think the tour is a great idea. Maybe outline the movie and explain where scenes were; like Lake Wasapatamie, the lakefront, where the brothers visited that house, where Elwood was pulled over, Wrigley field, The Nazi bridge, Bob's Country Bunker and explain that is too far to drive north, or west, or something like that.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

This tour was a lot of fun. I've been a Blues Brothers fan for 30+ years so this was first on my list of things to do when I found out I was traveling to chicago for work. I would give it 5 stars but our bus actually broke down about 2/3 of the way through the tour so we missed the last few sites. The owner of the company quickly had a new shuttle sent to get us all back to our cars and offered to refund 100% of the cost. What we say was easily worth what we had paid so we didn't bother with trying to get a refund. Definitely recommend this tour!!!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2014

We were not able to get off the bus once to properly see the locations the tour pointed out to us. Would have been great to have been able to take decent photos

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