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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Chicago Film Tour

Take a film-lover's exploration of the Windy City during this 2-hour Chicago movie tour. Whether you're a movie die-hard or just looking for a unique way to explore Chicago, this tour offers a 30 mile (48km) trip by air-conditioned coach past the locations where movies such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Dark Knight and Transformers 3 were filmed. In addition to seeing the filming locations, you'll also have a chance to visit iconic Chicago neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast and Old Town among others. This Chicago film tour also includes a guide.

Highlights

  • Tour of 75+ movie locations in Chicago
  • Travel aboard a luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Cover 30 miles of Chicago, through neighborhoods like the Gold Coast, Uptown and Chinatown
  • See the scenes of movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Transformers 3 and The Dark Knight

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Film Tour

Essanay Studios from Charlie Chaplin Comedies

Discover more than 100 years of cinema history during this Chicago film tour, a city where more than 75 different Hollywood productions were shot. Over the course of this 2-hour journey you'll get to explore film sites for such iconic movies as My Best Friend's Wedding, Transformers 3, and The Untouchables while also getting a chance see the most beautiful neighborhoods of this picturesque city along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Meet your guide and transportation at either 10:30am or 12:30pm (depending on the option selected) on Clark Street between Ohio and Ontario. Continue out for your tour, covering around 30 miles of Chicago streets and more than 75 different filming locations. As you move from location to location, check out the on board TV screens, which will showcase clips from each film to help provide additional context. 

During your excursion you'll also traverse popular Chicago neighborhoods including Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast and Uptown. Listen to highlights about each area's history from your guide as you pass through. Finish your tour after approximately 2 hours back at your original starting point.

Customer Reviews

tom m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was great and the movies during the tour were excellent . Need to sell this to sales groups sales teams etc etc etc .

Charlotte A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

THE MOVIE CLIP BEING PLAYED WHILE THE BUS PULLED UP TO THE MOVIE LOCATION WAS SHEAR GENIUS MENTALITY - WHOEVER THOUGHT OF THAT IDEA WAS ONE SMART COOKIE!!

I LOVED THE TOUR

CHARLOTTE

Terra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I took my guy for his birthday and he enjoyed it, we had a wonderful time.

Graham B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this! The guide a Chicago film critic had an obvious enthusiasm and love of his subject. Watching the film clips whilst viewing the same locations through the bus window was a really great way to see the city and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Sherrie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had a great time. Tour guide was very knowledgable and that added to a great experience.

Suzann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Fabulous! A fun and interesting tour with a good overview of Chicago and the many sites that movies have been filmed. Highly recommend this tour!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I didn’t realize how often Chicago is used as the backdrop for movies. Very fun to see the movie clips while looking at the actual places where the scenes took place.

JennyC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a really fun tour! I was excited to see where scenes from my favorite movie was filmed (Untouchables), but also many., many others! We got to see a lot of actual footage and then the real location.. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on all things movie related! Highly recommend...

Kerstin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Patrick McDonald is a very good narrator of all the stories behind the making and the scenes for the Chicago films - fun tour... on-the-spot decision taken to also join the first-of-the-season Blues Brothers Movie Tour with him in the same afternoon: also brilliant! :-)

Maureen I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Well worth the time and money. We had a great guide, who was very informative and funny, and I would definitely recommend this tour to both visitors and natives.

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