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4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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

Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise

See the landmarks of Chicago’s South Side on a 2-hour coach tour through this historic, diverse and culturally-rich neighborhood. Take in views of Jackson Park and the University of Chicago, pause at the foot of the stunning Lake Point Towers then watch the bustling crowd at Navy Pier. Get a glimpse of American history as you explore President Obama’s former neighborhood and see the President and First Lady’s home; with an optional upgrade, you can finish your trip with a scenic cruise along the Chicago River.     

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of Chicago’s South Side
  • Discover Chicago’s rich culture, beauty and history
  • Pass by the city’s top highlights, including Grant Park, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and more
  • See President Obama's old neighborhood and house
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Upgrade your tour to include an exciting Chicago River cruise!

What You Can Expect

Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise

Navy Pier

Discover the best of Chicago on this tour of the city’s South Shore! Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach through the beautiful Jackson Park where the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held. Pass through the University of Chicago, with its elegant English-style architecture, and drive by the Museum of Science and Industry, a tribute to man's ingenuity and inventiveness.

Witness one of the world's highest apartment buildings, Lake Point Towers -- an architecturally stunning building of glass and curves. See Navy Pier, Chicago's inland port, and stop for a photo opportunity at the Adler Planetarium to admire its sky dome. Then, pass by President Obama’s former neighborhood and house!

Upgrade your Chicago tour to include a cruise on the Chicago River! Soak in picturesque lakefront views, admire the city's bridges and see the famous Chicago Locks. Spot other points of interest along Lake Michigan’s shore, including Navy Pier and the Coast Guard Station, and admire the beautiful city skyline.

Customer Reviews

Robin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

It was wonderful! Your tour through the blue-green waters of its canals (yes, like Venice but wide) with skyscrapers soaring up all around us was nothing short of magnificent.

curlysue_316

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

It was fun and educational but the river cruise was too long. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I did learn a lot. But the river cruise was too long but it might have felt longer because our 11 mo old baby was very fussy.
On the bus tour we got a glance at Obama's house, A house that came out in Ferris Bueller, some great views of the city by either the aquarium or the planetarium.

Mary Margaret N

4 star rating: Recommended August 2011

I guess our driver was an Obama fan, for he mainly talked about him and where his hangouts were

Joyce R USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

There were four of us, and we all totally enjoyed the trip. The driver was very informative and really knew what he was talking about. We're looking forward to another tour.

Dwight F

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

Guide was very knowledgeable, spoke a little too fast at times but well worth it.

Anonymous

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2010

It was hard to understand the bus driver. I would have liked to stop and get off the bus a little more.
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