Chicago, Illinois

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Time2 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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. The city tour ends at Millennium Park, home of the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, commonly referred to as "the bean."  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
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.

Itinerary


Chicago sights seen include:
  • The Loop, home of the theater district and the world's very first skyscrapers
  • Willis Tower, tallest office building in North America
  • Chicago Board of Trade, statue of Ceres, Goddess of Grain*
  • The Rookery, 1886 skyscraper. You'll go inside to see the Frank Lloyd Wright designed lobby*
  • Wacker Drive, parallels the Chicago river for great views of: The Wrigley Building (the beautiful building that chewing gum built); Marina City (think beginning of the Bob Newhart Show); and Tribune Tower (incredible home of the Chicago Tribune, WGN, and pieces of landmark from around the globe*) 
  • Art Institute of Chicago, a must see for every Chicago visitor
  • Chicago Cultural Center, The People's Palace, home to free concerts, art galleries, and more
  • Millennium Park, home of 'the bean' (cloud-gate), the Crown Fountain, and the Frank Gehry designed Pritzker Music Pavilion 
  • Grant Park, Chicago's front yard, a 200 acre park full of festivals, gardens, and lots of downtown green space
  • Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, famous for being in the opening credits of the TV show, Married with Children*
  • Museum Campus, home of the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium*
  • Route 66, the eastern end of the cross country highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles
  • The Magnificent Mile, one of the world's premier shopping destinations
  • Rush Street/Gold Coast, great restaurants, historic residential area, former haunt of gangsters like Al Capone as well as the Rat Pack
  • Original Playboy Mansion, home of Hugh Hefner and friends from 1959-1974
  • Lincoln Park, 1,600 acre park and northside neighborhood. The St. Valentines Day massacre went down here in 1929
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, as well as the gardens and conservatory
  • Lake Shore Drive, about as scenic as an urban roadway can be, offering beaches, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, and more
  • * = tour stop 

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C
, Aug 2018

We got to see the typical tourist spots of Chicago with the river cruise being the most enjoyable and informative part of our trip.

J
, Jul 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.

v
, 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

c
, Mar 2018

It was not very exciting

C
, Feb 2018

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

N
, Dec 2017

Relaxing and enjoyable!

S
, Nov 2017

This was a good tour. We were able to get great pictures of the skyline, and seeing the architecture was fun.

j
, Oct 2017

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

R
, Oct 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

R
, Oct 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!


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