• Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this 2-hour sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus with a small group of twelve people or less. This ensures an intimate touring experience as you enjoy downtown and some North side neighborhoods. You will have a chance to get out and visit several locations such as the 1888 skyscraper called The Rookery, with its Frank Lloyd Wright designed lobby and the unparalleled skyline views from Museum Campus. Listen as your guide talks about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Opt to upgrade your tour with a popular 75-minute open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture. Pick-ups from most downtown Chicago hotels are included.


  • Chicago sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach
  • Stop for three picturesque photo opportunities and travel through 'the Loop,' Chicago's downtown area
  • See the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) and Millennium Park
  • Tour is given in English, but handouts are available in Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese
  • Upgrade to include a boat tour on the Chicago River!
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 passengers ensures a more personalized experience
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from most downtown Chicago Hotels

What You Can Expect

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise


After pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels, board your climate-controlled minibus with a small group of twelve people or less. Embark on a sightseeing tour which has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award several years running. 

Listen to historical and informational commentary from your guide as you admire the world's first skyscrapers in downtown Chicago, known as ‘the Loop’. Take in panoramic views of Lake Michigan and other sights through the oversized windows on the minibus.

Drive through several Chicago neighborhoods like Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to get a feel for daily life in the city. Make photo stops at Museum Campus, which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline, and other locations like the Willis Tower and Millennium Park. Please see the Itinerary section for a full list of attractions visited.

Optional Upgrade: For more sightseeing by water upgrade your tour to include a boat ride down the Chicago River. This 75-minute open-top boat tour provides an in-depth look at the architecture of Chicago. Additionally, learn about the role the river has played in the city’s history.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Prompt, convenient, knowledgeable! Guide was very personable. Saw a lot of city we would not have seen or known about if we had been driving around ourselves. Would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our tour trough Chicago was great !!! Small group, very funny and informative tour guide, we really enjoy it. We will come back for sure. It was a combination of driving and little walking. We stopped at most of the highlights wit a possibility to take pictures. We loved it
Vaclav and Patricia


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great way to see the highlights and learn a little history about the city. Great tour guide as well!

Nancy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Relaxing and enjoyable!

joann s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful, relaxing. entertaining and enlightening!!! Who could ask for anything more!

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide was knowledgeable and great. They worked with me on changing my dates. My only issue I had is when you get the tickets for the River Cruise make sure you go to the ticket office to change out the tickets. I thought they were the tickets, as well as everyone else did, and missed the cruise we were scheduled for. The person taking the tickets for River Cruise was rude and explained that it clearly states on the tickets what to do. It only says to upgrade ticket...upgrade to me means to make better not exchange for the real tickets. It worked out though and we took the later cruise but some had to miss it even though they paid due to the mix up. We had a good time though

Roy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Outstanding tour!!! the tour guide was great, funny, and very informative. We saw alot of the main Chicago sights and were told about them, I highly recomend this tour!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour of Chicago overview. Very informative and the river cruise was just as excellent. Tour guides did a wonderful job.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A fun trip in a small shuttle with a few photo op stops. Nicely timed to pack as much as possible into the time. Excellent commentary from the driver. The river cruise add on is a good counterpoint to the tour which is centered away from the river.

maxine c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Worth doing, guides informative

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