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This Chicago grand tour covers four hours of sightseeing with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Get oriented to the Windy City on a coach tour that takes you along a scenic route on Lake Shore Drive, and past North Side and South Side highlights including Museum Campus, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, Grant Park and Wrigley Field. Finish on the 94th floor of the Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, for panoramic views of the Magnificent Mile from the open-air observation deck.
  • Experience Chicago’s highlights on a half-day guided tour
  • Take a narrated coach tour with your expert guide
  • Explore Chicago’s North Side and South Side
  • See the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium and more
  • Enjoy admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) for amazing city views

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After meeting the group at the Palmer House Hilton hotel, get comfortable aboard your coach for a grand tour of the Windy City, culminating in a visit to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). 

Listen to onboard commentary as you motor through the South Side via Grant Park, where your guide points out the open-air stadium of Soldier Field and the sky dome of Adler Planetarium. Pass by Shedd Aquarium, view the Field Museum of Natural History, travel through the residential area of South Commons and get a glimpse of President Obama's old neighborhood.

Heading to Chicago’s North Side, view the Picasso sculpture in the open-air courtyard of the Richard J Daley Center. Driving across the Chicago River, you’ll see Wrigley Field and the Wrigley Building, a skyscraper on the Magnificent Mile near the massive shopping complex at Water Tower Place. 

On arrival at the Hancock Center, disembark your coach to ascend one of the tallest buildings in the US. You hop on a 39-second elevator ride to the 94th floor at 360 Chicago, an open-air observation deck formerly called the John Hancock Observatory. From 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the Magnificent Mile, you can see the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin on a clear day!

After you soak up the postcard views, your 4-hour tour ends with hotel drop-off back to the original departure point.

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, Oct 2018

I like the tours of the North and South side of Chicago. I just wished we stopped a bit more so we can take pictures of places like Wrigley Field. It's kind of hard sometimes to hear the driver because of the noise outside, but he did a good job in describing in detail all of the places we looked at.

J
, Oct 2018

The Chicago Grand Tour fully met our wishes and expectations. Most worthwhile! Tour Bus Driver was outstanding. The tour cost was appropriate.

s
, Jun 2018

Mitchell was absolutely wonderful. He knew all the history and details of every little corner. He was so informative, kind and made us all feel very welcome. I definitely recommend taking a tour with Mitchell, you will not regret it.

m
, Jan 2018

Ride was fine except the bus driver/speaker sounded like a recorder. He sounded like a boring recorder. After five minutes it gets annoying.

K
, Jan 2018

The trip was great. The view was amazing.

M
, Dec 2017

We had a very efficient tour guide who could crack jokes, Anton is his name. He could make your day special. We went to all amazing city views and Anton, our guide, let us get off to take pictures of Barrack Obama's house and let us have a taste of the famous hot dog stand without ketchup.

J
, Nov 2017

My wife and I took the complete tour 4 hours It was comprehensive and complete of all the spots that any tourist would want to see. Tour guide was very knowledge and a native of Chicago. He allowed us to stop at the Obama mansion to take pictures. I exchanged my online tickets at the gift store at the basement of Palmer House where the tour began and ended.

Your tour provides tickets to the John Hancock Observatory but the tour does not take you there. They told us that they stopped that part of the tour. You have to make arrangements yourself to visit.

We went on our own on a different day with the tickets provided. In my opinion, Viator should drop advertising the tickets with part of the tour. When we got there we had to wait 30 minutes in line. A fast pass was not provided by Viator. Even though the view was spectacular, it has become a Disney tourist trap with mandatory picture taking, gift shop exit,fast pass, and an extra fee for their new daredevil fandango called the Tilt. They need to clean up their act and revert back to their original concept of being a picture taking observatory. Since John Hancock sold the building, it has become nothing but a money making tourist trap!!! DROP THE TICKETS AS PART OF THE CHICAGO GRAND TOUR.

J
, Nov 2017

The tour was great. Be careful with the meeting point. You actually need to go inside the Hotel to the Gift shop and register. We waited outside so missed the departure. Luckily we found the attendant who lead us a couple of blocks to meet up with the coach. Service was great and was a great introduction to the city. Personally had a bit of trouble with the Chicago accent but it just added to the atmosphere.

R
, Nov 2017

Anton was great, could not understand a word that Leon said for two hours.

N
, Oct 2017

but for the fact we covered north and south side of Chicago did not enjoy very much
but for the conservatory, a stop on the northern leg of the journey
the guide was nice enough but scripted and if interrupted seemed to me to get perturbed

also we were told to enter a pick up hotel that was listed in the drop down , so that we'd be picked up at the hotel at 10am
but , glad I called, to find out they did not pick up at hotel, we had to hurry to palmer house hotel to get the bus
if I had not called we'd have been still waiting, missed tour, in front of our hotel, a pick up spot listed????!!!!


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