Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

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This comprehensive half-day tour of Chicago is the perfect introduction to the Windy City! Discover the highlights of Chicago’s North Side and South Side and enjoy a scenic drive along the Outer Drive. Pass by Chicago's beautiful Washington Park and Grant Park, and make a 20-minute stop at the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory. Stop for photo opportunity at the Adler Planetarium, see the impressive Wrigley Building and more. You'll come away with a fantastic overview of the best Chicago has to offer!


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Get an in-depth look at the beautiful Windy City on this 4-hour tour of Chicago! Take a scenic bus ride through the South Side and travel through the beautiful Grant Park. Visit the Adler Planetarium with its impressive sky dome and pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, which boasts a world-renowned collection of impressionist art. Pass the Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and drive by President Obama's old neighborhood!

On the North Side, travel by the striking Richard J Daley plaza with its magnificent Pablo Picasso sculpture created specifically for Chicago. Cross the Chicago River and see the famous Wrigley Building and Wrigley Field. Spot one of the tallest buildings in the world, the John Hancock Center, and continue through Lincoln Parks acres and acres of lush greenery and lagoons.

See the Itinerary section below for a full list of sights seen on this exciting Chicago tour.

Inclusions for Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks


North Side sights:

  • Loop and State Street
  • Richard J Daley Plaza with its Picasso sculpture
  • Wacker Drive
  • Chicago River
  • Wrigley Building
  • Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue
  • Water Tower Place
  • John Hancock Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Wrigley Field
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • Newberry Reference Library

South Side sights:

  • Grant Park
  • Soldier Field
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Joseph Petrillo outdoor band shell
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Orchestra Hall
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • South Commons
  • Jackson Park
  • University of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Lake Point Towers
  • Navy Pier

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Not what we expected, it was an informative and really enjoyable tour, gave us a great insight to Chicago rich history and lots of stories to tell friends back home.

  • This was a boring tour. I am a avid traveler and this was not worth the amount paid. The north side is better then the south side of the tour. In the North it would be nice if you could get out at Wrigleyville to see the stadium and get souvenirs. The best part of the south side is to take a picture

  • Not worth the money or time. The driver was clearly knowledgeable but most of the time you could not understand him. Microphone not good???? It is not fun to circle the same sights more than once, The bus jerked and never came to a smooth stop.. It was from 10-2 with no built in stops around noon to grab a bite to eat. I left with a headache, hungry and exhausted from a tour I thought would be fun,

  • didn't love this, do the bike tour instead

  • They went out of their way to make it fun.

  • Great tour and very informative

  • The best tour I've had in a long time. The best of everything in Chicago.

  • Very good introduction to Chicago. It made it easier for me to get around and navigate the city. Some tips on what to see.

  • The beginning of this experience was AWFUL. I was told to select a hotel for pickup. I was not notified that there had been a change and there would be only one pickup point. Good thing I called Gray Line, but the lady who answered the phone was extremely rude and practically shouted that, I don't care what you booked, Lady, you have to go to this hotel. So I went there and waited outside until 5 minutes before the tour was to leave. Finally asked the concierge if I was in the right place and was told that I had to go to an office INSIDE the hotel. DUH! Could the rude lady at Grayline not have told me that???? The bus was clean and comfortable and the guide was good, except for repeating every sentence multiple times. The first half of the tour, the Southside, was very good. The second half, the Northside was mediocre at best. I enjoyed seeing Wrigley Field, but not stopping for 45 minutes at the zoo which was a total waste of time. 45 minutes is enough time to walk to and from the bus and see two animal habitats and no animals. The zoo should be a separate tour. It would have been much nicer to tour Wrigley Field.
    Viator, correct your web page concerning pick up locations, and Grayline, get rid of rude employees who do not deliver the information needed to get to the tour.

  • Great tour of both the North and South sides of Chicago. Fantastic overview and lots of information of the city for a first-time visitor. Driver/guide did a good job.

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