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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this 60-minute tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like the Aon Center, the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.44 USD
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Chicago Crime and Mob Tour

Explore Chicago's gangster past on this 1.5-hour mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.95 USD
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on a 90-minute architectural tour through the heart of the city. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on deck as you cruise down the historic waterway, while listening to fun stories and facts throughout the tour. Spot gargoyles that keep watch high above the city, and buildings that range from Neoclassical to Art Deco. Take in over fifty sites from Lake Point Tower to the Navy Pier, and see the Second City from the water.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.28 USD
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$49.28 USD
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00 USD
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$27.00 USD
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Chicago Prohibition Tour

Visit four historic bars in operation since Prohibition in Chicago, and learn from a knowledgeable guide about the surreptitious world of the speakeasy. This adults-only tour takes you by coach to once-illicit establishments in Old Town, Wicker Park and the Chicago Loop where liquor, jazz and mobsters ruled. You’ll hear about Chicago gangsters like Al Capone and learn the historical context for the decade-long ban of alcohol. If you’d like, you can purchase recommended craft cocktails and signature drinks of the 1920s.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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$45.00 USD
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

A Chicago family tradition since 1935, this is the tour that started it all. This unique excursion tells the story of more than 200 years of fascinating social, cultural and political history, and explores more than a century of groundbreaking architecture. The journey begins with an up-close perspective of Chicago's internationally-known architecture as seen from the Chicago River. Then venture through the Chicago Lock on to the calm, cool waters of Lake Michigan for expansive views of Chicago's extraordinary 26-mile skyline. Take the selfie of a lifetime on this inspirational experience!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00 USD
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

Venture inside renowned Chicago landmarks, elegant lobbies, and underground corridors on this 2-hour walking tour. Your expert guide will share insights about interior architectural features of this design-rich city — from mosaic domes to the sprawling Chicago Pedway System — bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus. Stop to admire Chase Tower, the Marshall Field and Company Building, the Chicago Cultural Center, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$28.00 USD
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$28.00 USD
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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

Welcome to Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours! We’re proud to present you with an in-depth, expert architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Known for unique, daring, and historical architectural pursuits, it’s hard to cover all of the design and building treasures that make up the Windy City today. If you’re ready to learning more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations, throw on your captains hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00 USD
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$48.00 USD
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Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: North and South Shores

Whether you’re short on time or want to orient yourself to Chicago, a 3.5-hour land and river tour is the perfect option. The comprehensive itinerary takes you through both the North and South sides. Listen as your guide tells insider stories about the people who shaped the city. After the land tour, rest your feet and see the city from a unique vantage point during a 90-minute river cruise.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.95 USD
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$89.95 USD
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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission

Explore the Art Institute, Chicago’s world-class art museum and the second-largest in the United States, with this Fast Pass Admission ticket. Situated in Grant Park, the museum’s incredible range of impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary works is near the top of the list of Chicago’s must-see sights. Among the artists on display are works by Pollack, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Picasso plus, plus a striking new Modern Wing and cutting edge graphic and industrial design.With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Art Institute.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus Tour from Chicago

Take a deep dive in to Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style on this 4-hour architecture tour of Oak Park from Chicago. Listen to your guide's commentary during the trip, then take a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District and a tour of the architect's home and studio.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00 USD
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Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise

Take advantage of a rare chance to experience Chicago’s illuminated skyline beneath a fantastic fireworks display. This 90-minute cruise, offered on Wednesday and Saturday evenings all summer, takes you past more than 40 significant works of architecture like the Wrigley Building, Chicago Tribune Tower, John Hancock Center, and more. Your expert guide shares each building’s story, and the cruise concludes with a stunning view of the fireworks from Navy Pier.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.56 USD
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Chicago Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit Chicago’s ‘front yard,’ the beautiful lakefront and 57-acre Museum Campus. Glide along the fragrant floral paths and rose gardens of Grant Park to famous Buckingham Fountain. Then travel along the banks of Lake Michigan, past Monroe Harbor to the Museum Campus for a breathtaking view of the city’s iconic skyline. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.67 USD
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers

Admire the incredible façades and intricate interiors of the Windy City's 1920s art deco and art moderne buildings during this 2-hour architecture walking tour of Chicago. Uncover the history of Chicago art deco architectural along with the city's influential role in the development of this iconic artistic style, as you get an up close and personal look at its wealth of gorgeous period buildings. This art deco Chicago walking tour also includes a certified guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00 USD
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$26.00 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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$30.00 USD
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Field Museum of Natural History Discovery Pass

Buy your Field Museum Discovery Pass in advance to streamline your sightseeing experience in Chicago. With pass in hand, you'll save time waiting in line and get access to all general admission exhibits, as well as one ticketed special exhibition or a 3D movie. Your pass gives you the ability to explore on your own time, spending as long as you like in the Hall of Gems or checking out the titanosaur. Free tours are available throughout the day.
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00 USD
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$32.00 USD
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Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour Tickets

Go on a history-filled journey, from the inception of this majestic venue in 1921, all the way to its present-day incarnation as a premiere entertainment venue. The Marquee Tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium. Tour guests have the chance to stand on the famous Chicago Theatre stage, plus view artist signatures on the dressing room walls, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and so many more!**Please note, some areas of the theatre may be restricted based on performance schedules.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00 USD
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$18.00 USD
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Field Museum of Natural History All Access Pass

One of Chicago’s most popular and recognizable landmarks, the Field Museum of Natural History offers a wide array of treasures, from its Hall of Gems to Sue—one of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils ever found. Guarantee your admission to this in-demand museum, and prevent any stress, by booking your tickets before you travel. Upon arrival, you can explore the museum at your own pace, and even embark on a complimentary, docent-led tour.
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00 USD
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$38.00 USD
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Chicago Fireworks Cruise

No city embraces summer quite like Chicago. Join in the celebration with friends and family on this epic fireworks cruise. Get up-close and personal every Wednesday and Saturday night with an unobstructed 360-degree view of this exciting and thunderous spectacle.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00 USD
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Auditorium Theatre Historic Tour

Get an insider’s look at Chicago’s architectural heritage during this 60-minute tour of Auditorium Theatre, a National Historic Landmark. Learn about the history of this 126-year old performance venue as you gaze in awe at the 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, intricate wall mosaics, and painstakingly-restored stencil patterns. You’ll also learn about the numerous concerts, plays, operas, political conventions, and more that have graced its stage.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00 USD
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CHICAGO UNDERGROUND PEDWAY TOUR WITH FOOD, CHOCOLATE & WINE

Discover the sights and flavors of Chicago on a 1.5- to 2-hour tour via the underground Pedway. The subterranean tour is the perfect way to explore the city without exposing yourself to the elements. Follow your guide to Macy's, the Thompson Center, City Hall, and more. Along the way, whet your appetite with Garrett Mix popcorn, artisan sandwiches, and frozen kefir. The 4pm tour on Friday also includes a wine tasting.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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$50.00 USD
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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE TOUR

Chicago is the undisputed Architectural capital of the world. Take an educational journey through downtown Chicago with an expert tour guide. Visit some of Chicago's most significant contributions to the Architecture world as well as some little known gems.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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$25.00 USD
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Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour

Get an overview of Chicago's famous architectural history on this 3.5-hour bus tour. Learn about the city's history through your guide's history, from its founding to the present. Stops include the Loop, Mies van der Rohe's IIT campus, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the Museum Campus.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00 USD
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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