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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

Chicago dogs, deep-dish pizza, cupcakes and craft beer are all sampled on this half-day bike tour through the Windy City. Cover about 13 miles (21 km), following an informative guide at a moderate pace through the Chicago neighborhoods of Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park. Stop along the way at a popular downtown bakery, pizza shop, hot dog stand and two breweries for a taste of local flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77,99
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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The Chicago Tour

This tour is an overview of some of Chicago's most fascinating neighborhoods, history, architecture, and foods. We will take you beyond the downtown loop to explore some of the great neighborhoods that make up this amazing and diverse city. Did you know that Chicago is home to 77 distinct neighborhoods? Each one has their own personality and vibe that make it worth exploring. The Chicago Tour will help you see the city without worrying about the logistics or the effort of planning and will explore the Loop, Chinatown, and Pilsen. Be prepared to walk a lot as we will explore by foot and use the city public transportation to connect us to each neighborhood. Together we will see the city by going off the beaten path for a more authentic experience. Each tour will include all food and drinks (listed in itinerary below) and an unlimited public transit day pass. So, after the tour wraps up, you have the ability to go back and explore more of the city!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$99,00
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

Pedal past the lakefront neighborhoods of Chicago's North Side on this bike tour of the Windy City. Follow a local guide along quiet streets, city parks and scenic beaches, starting at Lake Shore Drive and continuing along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Catch a glimpse of the Playboy Mansion, Oprah’s penthouse and the Victorian houses of Old Town. Select from several departure times in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46,30
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Land and River Architecture Tour of Chicago's Scenic North Side

Discover Chicago’s iconic architectural gems from every angle on a 3.5-hour tour of the North Side. Divided between land and water, the comprehensive tour enables you to cover a huge area of the city without getting worn out. Travel comfortably by coach or trolley to Fort Dearborn, Wrigley Building, and more. Afterwards, see the Windy City's famous skyscrapers, bridges, and historical sites on a 90-minute cruise down Chicago River.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73,95
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Pizza City USA Pizza Coach Tour

Take a deep dive into the deep dish and beyond with this pizza tour of Chicago. On a comfortable tour bus, run around town tasting four different pizza styles and learning about their differences. Meet some chefs and owners and learn about how the pizzas are made and Chicago's pizza history. You won't leave hungry.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Day Trips

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Niagara Falls, NYC, Philadelphia, D.C., Pittsburgh & Cleveland Tour From Chicago

Join a 6-day guided tour of the top attractions of New York, Philadelphia, D.C., Pittsburgh and Cleveland from Detroit, Toledo and Chicago. Also see the world famous beauty, the Niagara Falls!☆ Explore the magnificent Niagara Falls and take the "Maid of the Mist" cruise boat☆ Visit top attractions at D.C - Capitol Hill, White House, Lincoln Memorial and more.☆ Experience the most popular city New York - A City that Never Sleeps☆ Exclusively visit the Mysterious State Park - Watkins Glen State Park.☆ Board on North America's tallest building - One World Trade Center.☆ Take Philadelphia open-top double-decker bus to learn about the birthplace of more than 30 East American historical cradles.☆ Visit the inside of US Capitol
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  • 6 days
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US$510,00
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  • 6 days

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour

Pedal through Chicago’s scary heritage with a 3-hour Halloween bike tour that includes hauntings, tragedies and overflowing cemeteries. Experience the creepiest parts of the city as you follow your professional actor guides through the Halloween streets, and watch them bring Chicago’s ghosts to life. Learn about the infamous ‘Resurrection Mary,’ figure out why the Levee District is so famously haunted, and hear the story of H.H. Holmes, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64,00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Train and Walking Tour: Green Line South

Explore Chicago's neighborhoods, culture and history via the elevated train system, with some walking, stories and small bites along the way. This unique Chicago tour begins with an exploration and a bite at one of the city’s newly revitalized spaces: The beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Before boarding the train, we’ll visit a few historic and cultural stops in the Loop then make our way to the Cermak-McCormick Place Station.Upon arrival in the Prairie District, we’ll walk to a number of historic sites such as the former Chess Records, the oldest house in the city, the historic Second Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House. To top it off, we’ll finish with some small bites and a drink at Fatpour Tap Works. Following the tour, your guide will be available to assist with directions and your return trip to the Loop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Chicago Architecture Center Bus Tour to Farnsworth House

We'll travel by deluxe motor coach to Farnsworth House, located in a rural area 62 miles southwest of the city. The program includes a guided tour of the exterior and interior of the house and presentations on the life and work of Mies van der Rohe.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55,00
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Private Chicago Guide

This tour will allow you to have a private guide show you around the city for 4 hours. You can add on more time for an additional cost. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, 77 to be exact. Each one has their own vibe and distinct personality. 606 Tours will arrange an itinerary to suit your interests. We can explore neighborhoods, try local foods and drinks, walk (or bike) the waterfront, visit farmers markets and city parks, brewery hop, etc. Some sample itineraries include:Option #1Downtown, Chinatown, Prairie District, Water Taxi on Chicago River, Beer Tasting on RiverwalkOption #2Downtown, Chinatown, Pilsen, West LoopOption #3 Beach Day! Take the train up to the Northshore. You can can explore the beautiful grounds of the Bahia Temple and then head to the beach. Option #4Noble Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan SquareOption #5 Brewery TastingSo many more options!!!!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$275,00
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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