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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Macy's Center City History Tour in Philadelphia

Take a 45-minute tour of Macy's Center City in Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark formerly known as the Wanamaker building. Your guide shares the history of the stunning architecture and decor while pointing out features such as the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ and the Grand Court Eagle. You'll also receiver a discount coupon to use in the store after your tour.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00 USD
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WINTER 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. We update this tour in the winter months to utilize Chicago's underground tunnel system to access famous sites like the Chicago Cultural center to gaze at the world's largest Tiffany Dome Ceiling. Visit the historical Marshall Field's building as well as the Thompson Center, City Hall and more. We end at with a tour of the world's tallest church. It is not to be missed.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 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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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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Haunted Chicago Segway Tour

Glide through the city of Chicago by moonlight on this haunted Segway tour. Follow your costumed local guide for 2 hours 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.85 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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Haunted Chicago Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Enjoy a memorable Chicago experience with this haunted pub tour. Your costumed guide, dresses as a Flapper or 1920s Gangster, will lead you on a mile-long, 2.5-hour journey while telling spooky stories of forgotten cemeteries, lingering spirits, and more. Stop at three different bars for drinks (at own expense) as you learn the secret tales behind Chicago’s haunted past.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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Chicago Crime and Pizza Walk

Explore the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods in Chicago during a 2-hour walking that focuses on the city's famous deep-dish pizza and most notorious criminals.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.50 USD
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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

Embark on a walking tour of Chicago's more-recent architecture heritage with a 2-hour stroll highlighting the city's modern, postmodern, and international structures. Especially known for its architectural originality, Chi-town boasts everything from the elegant metal and glass tower of One South Dearborn to the Harold Washington Library, with its Beaux-Arts inspired exterior. Your guide will highlight these and other unique buildings, relaying background on their individual histories and construction en route.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00 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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$40.00 USD
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Chicago Segway Art and Architectural Tour

Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this 2-hour guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.40 USD
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Scenic Chicago North Side Tour and 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck

Discover the sights of North Chicago on a 2-hour group walking tour. Offered in the morning and afternoon, select a start time that fits with your schedule. Follow your guide to Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, and more. Feel free to pause for photos and ask questions whenever you like. You also get free admission to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, which you can use at anytime until 10:30pm.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.95 USD
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Historical Masterpieces of the Loop

Learn the stories behind the skyscrapers on a 2-hour walking tour of Chicago’s architectural history and highlights. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the Loop district,  take in the city’s most important buildings and get a new perspective on the Second City skyline. Enjoy the bustling streets of this diverse, vibrant neighborhood as you compare buildings across time and contrast works by the same architect. You’ll never look at Chicago’s iconic building the same way again.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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Evening Chicago Ghost Tour by Bus

Calling all fans of the paranormal, this 1.5-hour ghost bus tour of Chicago takes you into the city’s darkest recesses to reveal its dark past. Travel with ease between locations of reputed haunting and listen to spine-chilling tales delivered by a historian guide. The City Cemetery, the Levee Vice district, and Prairie Avenue all feature on the itinerary, in addition to the site of the notorious St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$37.00 USD
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