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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

Discover Chicago from both land and water on this scenic half-day tour. Take a narrated coach tour through the city’s South Side and see highlights including Grant Park, the Loop, the Shedd Aquarium and exclusive shopping areas and neighborhoods. Then, experience Chicago from the water! Cruise along the Chicago River in a beautiful streamliner yacht and admire views of the stunning city skyline.


  • 4-hour tour of Chicago by land and water
  • Take a narrated coach tour of the South Side
  • See Grant Park, the Lake Point Towers, Navy Pier and more
  • Enjoy a shoreline yacht cruise on the Chicago River
  • Choice of two morning departure times
  • Pickup from selected downtown Chicago hotels

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What You Can Expect

Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

Navy Pier

Explore the Windy City by land and water on this half-day tour of Chicago. On the first half of your tour, explore the city by bus to discover the history and culture of Chicago. Travel through Grant Park, known as the ‘front lawn of the city’ and the site of Soldier Field. Admire the sky dome at the Adler Planetarium and pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring one of the largest collections of impressionistic art in the world.

See Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and Shedd Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums. You'll also see the Field Museum of Natural History, the 80-story Amoco Building, and pass by President Obama's former neighborhood and house!

After your bus tour, board a state-of-the-art yacht to get a unique view of the city from the water as you ruise along the Chicago River!


South Side sights:

  • Grant Park
  • Soldier Field
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Joseph Petrillo outdoor band shell
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Orchestra Hall
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • South Commons
  • Jackson Park
  • University of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Lake Point Towers
  • Navy Pier

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nice Tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a great overall tour to see the city from land and water. We had a beautiful day to see it all that made it even better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good bus tour. Excellent river cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I have previously submitted a detailed summary of our trip, but the essence of the comments: excellent trip.
Both the bus tour and the boat trip had narrators that really knew their information and were excellent representatives for their company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Would certainly recommend the bus tour and river cruise, took my friend who lives in Chicago and she thought excellent, very good value as a four hour trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guides were outstanding. This was our first time in the Chicago area, we walked away from the tours with a much better understanding of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The bus tour guide was great. The boat tour was very enjoyable with lower lever views spectacular. The weather was perfect for such a tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent review of city history and architecture! Actually, we went on a second river cruise as we found it so interesting and loved the photo opportunities! Boarding so convenient to river hotels and eateries.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wir hatten bei der Abholung kleine Schwierigkeiten mit dem Verkehr kamen aber noch rechtzeitig zum klimatisierten großen Bus Die Busfahrerin chauffierte uns gut durch die sehenswerten Orte in Chicago und der Reiseleiter lies uns vieles von der Stadt wissen..
Es dauerte ca, 2 Std. Danach wurden wir zur Anlegestelle des Bootes gefahren,. Hier wurden wir von einer tollen Mannschaft empfangen, dazu gab es Limonade ohne Ende. Es hat Spaß gemacht unter den Wolkenkratzern zu fahren. Auch hier teilte uns unser Reiseleiter vieles mit. Wie ausgeschrieben muß man den Weg zum Hotel selbst organisieren.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was fantastic our driver was amazing, with all the traffic and construction she did a fantastic job. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable it was amazing all the things he knew about the city. The river tour was also very informative and again the tour guide was fantastic

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