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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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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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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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Private Haunted History of Chicago Ghost Tour

Discover spooky stories in the Windy City on a private haunted history tour. Visit places with names such as the Murder Castle and Death Alley, and hear about Al Capone and the Old Congress Hotel. See all three locations on one tour that reveals fascinating details about historical events, and rumors of murder and mayhem in Chicago.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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US$35.00
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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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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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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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The Rolls-Royce Experience in Chicago

Spend an hour in the lap of luxury as you tour Chicago in a chauffeured Rolls Royce Ghost. Explore Different areas starting in the lower west side neighborhood of Pilsen. Then move on to Little Italy, before reaching the tall buildings along Lakeshore Drive. Leave the driving and navigating to the experts and relax in style as your guide points out significant sights and gives you some Chicago history.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Private Street & Public Art Tour of Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood

Bring Your Camera!Enjoy a private 2-hour art mural tour with your very own local guide. You'll see 8-10 lively public art pieces while exploring art, culture and Chicago history in the heart of the city! As you walk, your local guide will describe the themes and messages that inspired the public art pieces throughout this vibrant community.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through TIme

Get a comprehensive look at Chicago's architectural history on this unique tour that covers buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Ferrari Experience in Chicago

Pull up in style! This thrill ride shows you the biggest and brightest sights along Chi-Town’s Lake Shore Drive. But here, the sights are secondary to the ride. You’re cruising in a Ferrari Spider 488! In Chicago, we go big. And nothing’s bigger and better than the rush you’ll experience from being chauffeured in this luxury supercar! The Ferrari Spider 488 is monster! Its turbocharged V8 engine boasts 670 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. As you cruise Chicago’s most scenic stretch in this $350K supercar, you’ll even get to track its performance.One unique feature of the 488 is a passenger-side screen that tells you exactly what gear you’re on, what speed you’re going and a slew of other indicators.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Land and River Architecture Tour of Chicago's Scenic North Side

This tour will take you past all the sights of Chicago’s Scenic North Side. Heading north out of the Loop past Millennium Park and up the Magnificent Mile where you will see the Fort Dearborn historical site, Chicago River, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station. Your journey continues along Lake Michigan on North Lake Shore Drive to Wrigley Field. The return trip will take you past Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo and down State Street viewing Chicago’s El Train and Chicago Theater. You will also enjoy a 90-minute Architecture River Cruise
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Piano Lessons with Susan Merdinger

Take piano lessons instructed by internationally acclaimed Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger, who performed full solo recitals in Carnegie Hall, at her private residence in Highland Park Chicago.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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The Entrepreneurs of Chicago

Learn about the entrepreneurs who built Chicago on this walking tour. We'll see the locations around the Loop where these titans of industry made their mark, turning what was once a small military outpost into one of the most innovative cities of the century. Focusing on the entrepreneurs during the time between Chicago becoming a city (1833) to the World's Fair (1893), you'll hear some names you recognize, and possibly some you don't. During this 90 minute tour, you'll get to know several of Chicago's greatest entrepreneurs:What were their backgrounds? What were their struggles? What strategies did they use to beat the competition? How did they build their empires? And what advice would they give?Get ready to walk ~2.5 miles of Chicago's downtown streets where you will see exactly where these 19th-century industrialists built their fortunes.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Evening Chicago Gangster Pub Tour

Follow in the footsteps of some of the most famous bootleggers in Chicago history on this haunted gangster pub tour. Our stories on this tour explore some of the most famous prohibition era gangster hangouts and establishments.  Tours begin at the haunted Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in downtown Chicago and are 21+ only. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 1.5 mile walking journey exploring the creepy past of one of Chicago’s most famous bootleggers, offering glimpses into the past and revealing the stories of long-dead phantoms and specters who still call Chicago home. You'll visit several different bars, and have time to enjoy a delicious libation (at own expense) as the guide tells them about all the spooky happenings and great history of this town!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Offbeat Street Art Tour - Urban Graffiti, Art, and Mural Tour

The Offbeat Street Art Tour is the first tour in Chicago that truly celebrates Chicago's street art scene. No other tour takes guests out into the streets to showcase and highlight the vibrant street art scene which many people overlook on a daily basis. We hope you join us to experience something truly unique in Chicago.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Scenic Chicago North Side Tour and Chicago Style Pizza

Starting at the Palmer House Hilton this tour will take you past all the sights of Chicago’s Scenic North Side. Heading north out of the Loop you will see the Chicago River, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station. Your journey continues along Lake Michigan on North Lake Shore Drive to Wrigley Field. The return trip will take you past Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo and down State Street viewing Chicago’s El Train and Chicago Theater This ticket includes Chicago Style Pizza from the Exchequer Restaurant
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Chicago South Side Tour and 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck

Discover the historical sights of South Chicago on a 2-hour group walking tour. Select the morning or afternoon start time, depending on your preference. Follow your guide to Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Obama's House, and other sites that define the historical South Side. Pause for photos and ask questions at any time. You also get a free ticket 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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Brasov city and Saxon fortifications, Private Tour

Explore some of Transylvania's best preserved fortifications and learn about how Saxons influenced local living style back in 13th century.  Lay back in your comfortable Premium-class vehicle and discover one of Carpathian's most beautiful passes, as you head towards Transylvania's richest medieval city in the 14th century. Don't get rushed by the group! Simply enjoy the tour at your own pace!
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Macy's State Street Historical Store Tour

Enjoy a guided, 1-hour, small-group tour of Macy's State Street, a Macy's flagship destination and true American original in Chicago. In and around the National Historic Landmark, see the first-ever restaurant in a department store — the Walnut Room— plus the Tiffany Ceiling, the Great Granite Pillars, the Great Clocks and more. After the tour, receive a 10 percent Visitor Savings Pass to shop and dine through this historic 9-floor building filled with the best in fashion, cuisine and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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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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