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Chicago Riverwalk Tours and Tickets

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Connecting Lake Michigan to downtown, the Chicago Riverwalk is an open-air pedestrian-friendly walkway that runs along the Chicago River. Composed of six main sections, the Riverwalk is a main hub for entertainment. Head to the Marina Plaza section for restaurants, outdoor seating, and boat access. Take a stroll through a series of piers and floating wetland gardens at the Riverbank, or head to the Water Plaza where the kids can splash in water fountains.

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E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Must-See Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Must-See Chicago

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Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute introductory tour to Chicago featuring some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis (Sears) Tower, the Chicago Theatre and more! Get a brief overview of more than a dozen buildings—as well as Chicago landmarks like Millennium Park, the Loop and the Chicago River—on this whirlwind tour. There are lots of photo opportunities along the way, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Architecture & Highlights with Local Treat - Small Group Walking Tour

Chicago Architecture & Highlights with Local Treat - Small Group Walking Tour

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Welcome to Chicago! Here in the Windy City, we've got outstanding architecture, inspiring public art, a fabulous downtown district, and so much more. Come along with a local guide to check out some of the Must See spots in downtown Chicago. You certainly can’t miss the soaring architecture that Chicago is famous for (you’ll be surrounded by it!) - and you’ll learn about the history of some of Chicago’s most well-known buildings. In addition to enjoying views of the Chicago River (if the weather is good, you’ll be able to walk along it), plus a delicious local treat! And, of course, your guide will show off some local-favorite hidden gems along the way too! You’ll really get a feel for what makes Chicago one-of-a-kind on this tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture

Best of Chicago: Discover Art, Food, and Architecture

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The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour

Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour

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Explore Chicago’s most iconic sites on a bike tour that explores Museum Campus, parks, and monuments. Follow your guide along the waterfront as you soak up the city skyline and enjoy the breeze along the easy-going route. Circle the Buckingham Fountain while you learn the history of the city’s public art, parks and museums, and capture unforgettable images of the Windy City.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • 3 hours
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2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago

2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago

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Glide through the city of Chicago by moonlight on this haunted Segway tour. Follow your costumed local guide as they show you the sites of some of the most gruesome murders and disasters in Chicago's colorful history. See Chicago's iconic landmarks lit up during the spookiest time of year and hear about the mysterious, haunted history of this storied city.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

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See Chicago light up with a 4-hour bicycle tour of the Windy City’s most iconic sights and neighborhoods. Follow your guide along a leisurely route, watch the Buckingham Fountain light show and take in daytime or evening views of Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. Sample culinary classics of Chicago, like deep-dish pizza, a true Chicago hot dog, and a tasty dessert for good measure. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a locally crafted beer pairing at three of the food stops. As you pedal through downtown streets, capture unforgettable images of Chicago’s magnificent skyline then finish your tour in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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Chicago Foodie Lovers Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Chicago Foodie Lovers Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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It isn’t a trip to Chicago without tasting deep-dish pizza—and this private tour for food lovers will introduce you to true Chicago-style pizza, plus other Windy City specialties. Meet your guide downtown, and be sure to come hungry: You’ll eat hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, pizza, donuts, and more. Along the way, see highlights like the Wrigley Building and Magnificent Mile, and learn more about the city’s history and culture.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Chicago

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Chicago

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Chicago and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Chicago, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
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$299.00
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Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in Chicago

Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in Chicago

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Document your travels with professional, candid, photos from your trip to Chicago. Choose from a one or two-hour session in a variety of locations, Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or special occasion, capture the moments with a professional travel photographer by your side. Put the selfie stick away and work with your knowledgeable local photographer to find the perfect locations for your photos. You will be ale to access your digital gallery within five working days of the tour.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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️ Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

️ Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

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Ideal for photography enthusiasts, this private, half-day walking tour covers Chicago’s most photogenic neighborhoods and landmarks. See iconic skyscrapers like the Wrigley Building and the historic Water Tower along the Magnificent Mile. Visit Millennium Park and get a chance to photograph the bean-shaped Cloud Gate sculpture. Complimentary bottled water is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Welcome to Chicago’s scenic Riverwalk. Spanning from Lake Michigan west to Franklin Street. Called the city second Lakefront', the Riverwalk contains restaurants during the summer months, seating areas to relax, boat rentals, and theater-style seating for various performances. Other attractions along the Riverwalk include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, and the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and if you are lucky enough, see a bridge lift from inside the bridge house. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. Start at the first stop and follow the instructions! Stick to our route for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Walking Tour of Chicago Riverwalk
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Walking Tour of Chicago Riverwalk

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Chicago's Riverwalk is a bevy of impressive buildings, gardens, eateries, and beyond. Spend two hours wandering with an expert local at your side. Explore the art, architecture, and all the little hidden spaces with the absolute best experience in one of the most essential areas of Chicago. Make your way from the Magnificant Mile to the four distinct districts of the Riverwalk while tales of Chicago delight your ears and sights tickle your eyes.
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  • 2 hours
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Vice, Crime and Gangsters in Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Vice, Crime and Gangsters in Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Are you looking for a way to see the wicked city without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Find the city’s dark side with stories of opium trade, the city’s first vice, and a shanty town filled with criminals and prostitutes • Hear from producer Richard Junger, an urban historian who authored a book about the development of Chicago’s press • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes
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Chicago Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Chicago Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Discover Chicago in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure around the Chicago Loop — to the historic buildings, famous streets and plethora of real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of the Windy City. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or are just looking for a stress-free way to sightsee, this private, full-day driving tour makes discovering Chicago’s top sights simple. Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel, and set off: see landmarks like Wrigley Field, Grant Park, Millennium Park (and “the Bean”) all in one day. Don’t forget to bring your phone or camera to capture memorable snaps en route.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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