Chicago City Tour with Optional River Cruise

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included


See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour of the city! On a temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing, your guide will lead you through several Chicago neighborhoods, making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum Campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline) and more.

As you admire the world's first skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, also known as ‘the Loop,’ and take in stunning views of Lake Michigan, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary and answer any questions you have. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row. French-, Spanish- and Italian-language handouts will be provided upon request.

Upgrade:For more sightseeing, this time 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, as well as the opportunity to learn about the role the river has played in the city’s history.

Chicago sights seen include:
  • Lincoln Park
  • The Loop
  • Chicago River
  • Zoo gardens
  • Museum Campus
  • The Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • The Rookery
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • High Hefner's Original Playboy Mansion
  • The Water Tower
  • Navy Pier
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Grant Park
  • Route 66


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 


  • Local guide
  • Three photo stops
  • Transport by 12-passenger, air-conditioned minibus
  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to most downtown Chicago hotels
  • Boat tour (if option selected)
  • French, Spanish and Italian handouts upon request
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You MUST contact the local supplier to reconfirm your reservation

Meeting Point

Most downtown Chicago hotels
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Return Details:
  • If boat tour option is not selected, tour returns to original departure point
  • If boat tour option is selected, you will be transported to the departure point for the boat tour.  The boat returns to Michigan and Wacker.  You will be responsible for transport to your hotel following the boat tour. Downtown hotels are located 1 mile or less from this location.


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