Chicago City Minibus Tour With Optional Architecture River Cruise

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile, 300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour picks up from most downtown Chicago hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Dont miss Chicagos famous sights and fabulous views O|hare international airportn this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour O|hare international airportf the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide O|hare international airportn a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like the Willis (Sears) Tower, The Rookery in downtown Chicago (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum campus (for the BEST skyline view), The Magnificent mile, Lincoln park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore Driveand more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its beautiful attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum O|hare international airportf 12 people ensures a more personal experience. The city tour ends at Millennium park, home O|hare international airportf the famous Cloud gate sculpture, commonly referred to as "The Bean."
You also have the O|hare international airportption to upgrade to include a 75-minute Architecture Cruisedown the Chicago river! This popular O|hare international airportpen-top boat tour O|hare international airportffers the perfect vantage point to admire the citys renowned buildings.


Small-group tour by minibus

Comprehensive tour O|hare international airportf the city

Family friendly

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour of the city! Riding comfortably ina temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing, your guide will lead you through downtown and several Chicago neighborhoods, making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline),at The Rookery (one of the first skyscrapers. The lobby was designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright)The loop, along the Chicago river and at the Buckingham fountain (seasonal).

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. A drive through The Gold Coast (home of the original Playboy Mansion) and Lincoln park round out the sights. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row.

Upgrade:For more sightseeing, this Time by water, upgrade your tour to include a Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour! This 75-minute, open-top boat cruiseprovides 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 citys history.

Chicago sights seen include:


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

Hotel pickup and drop-off to most downtown Chicago hotels

Architecture boat tour (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Shoreline Sightseeing



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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    It was a great tour, guide was very knowledgeable and super funny, we had enough time to take pictures.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The 2 hours tour by minibus was great, particularly as it was too cold to be outdoors too long. Just the right balance of history.

  • 06-Nov-2019

    Tour was a great way to see Chicago neighborhoods and important architectural sites on a drizzly day. Guide was very knowledgeable and covered lots in a two hour tour. This tour is especially recommend for first time visitors as an introduction to the city.

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Thanks for picking our family from the hotel. Driver was knowledgable and friendly, good customer service

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Great job!! Informative, knowledgeable, humorous and entertaining !! We truly enjoyed the tour, a good number of on and off stops to get out and get a different view and felt great to stretch our legs.
    Our guide was fun and had a great rapport with all participants. He even remembered specific names of the participants.. and referred to them in his dialogue and monologue.
    The River cruise was also great with the tour guide, Sam, being knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very personable and helpful in suggesting tourist attractions and restaurants to visit and enjoy.
    We loved both tours!! We would definitely recommend both tours !!

  • 18-Oct-2019

    Both guides on the minibus and the river cruise were very knowledgeable, pleasant, and I enjoyed my day in Chicago very much.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Would recommend this tour of Chicago, covered the main sites and a small group, which was nice. Tour guide was informative.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We were picked up in front of our hotel exact time that I was told they would be there. Rick was very informative and really gave a lot of fun information, outside of what I had read about Chicago. Very comfortable and nice quick stops which was just right. After the minibus tour we were taken to the River Cruise which was a little crowded, but done well and also informative. The only thing negative about everything was that the bartender on the boat acted like since we were not have drinks only coffee we were putting her out. It was noon and a little chilly. The whole day was really nice and I would recommend it highly.

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Nice overview of key city sights, history, and Architecture. Rick was an excellent guide.. very knowledgeable and a good sense of humor.

  • 13-Sep-2019

    Very enjoyable short tour of Chicago’s main sights. Excellent guide Paul was very knowledgeable about the area’s history and entertaining with many local interesting stories to tell. Well recommended.

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