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

Chicago Film Tour

Movie buff or not, you’ll see the best of Chicago on this movie tour of the city! Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach through 30 miles (48 km) of Chicago to see the exact locations where dozens of the greatest movies and most popular blockbusters of the past 100 years were filmed! Not only will you see the locations where the movies were shot, but you will also get a tour of favorite Chicago neighborhoods like Gold Coast, Wrigleyville, Old Town, Lincoln Park and more!


  • 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

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Over the past 100 years, more than 75 movies have been filmed in Chicago. On this two-hour tour by luxury, air-conditioned coach, you’ll explore Chicago while your guide points out the film locations of movie favorites like My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Untouchables and Transformers 3!

Cover 30 miles (43 km) of Chicago roads and pass through some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods such as Gold Coast, Wrigleyville and Uptown. Your guide will share history and highlights about the neighborhoods as you go.

While you move from spot to spot, watch clips of the movies that will be played on the TV screens on the coach. Every seat on the coach has a great view!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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

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!



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.

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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...

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! :-)

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Tour was fun and well worth the $30 price. Bus arrived a little before the start time, so we could wait on the bus instead of in the cold. Tour guide was wonderful. Very energetic and knowledgeable, and he dealt with minor traffic back ups and small road closures with humor and ease. Didn't realize how many movies were made in Chicago and it was very cool to see the film on the monitor and then drive right by the real site! Also, the guide covered a bit of film and city history, discussed current films out now and coming soon, as well as showing us sites where films were made in Chicago, so it was very thorough and interesting. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This tour was brilliant. The guide was full of film knowledge and the video clips shown really bought it to life. There are so many films that have used the Chicago area that you don't realise. Brilliant! One for all film buffs

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