Chicago South Side Tour With Optional River Cruise

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
  • 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.


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Experience the beauty of Chicago on a tour full of history and excitement. See all of the city’s highlights, such as Grant park, the Adler planetarium and the Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Visit The art institute of chicago, featuring a world-renowned collection of impressionist art. See one of the world's largest aquariums, pass by President's Obama's old neighborhood and more. Upgrade your Chicago tour to include a river cruise!

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Discover the best of Chicago on this tour of the citys South Shore! Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach through the beautiful Jackson Park where the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held. Pass through the University of chicago, with its elegant English-style architecture, and drive by the Museum of science and industry, a tribute to man's ingenuity and inventiveness.

Witness one of the world's highest apartment buildings, Lake Point Towers -- an architecturally stunning building of glass and curves. See Navy pier, Chicago's inland port, and stop for a photo opportunity at the Adler planetarium to admire its sky dome. Then, pass by President Obamas former neighborhood and house!

Upgrade your Chicago tour to include a cruise on the Chicago River! Soak in picturesque lakefront views, admire the city's bridges and see the famous Chicago Locks. Spot other points of interest along Lake Michigans shore, including Navy pier and the Coast Guard Station, and admire the beautiful city skyline.


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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Great tour of Chicago South Side! Our tour guide/driver (Joshua) was very knowledgeable about Chicago history. He was upbeat and entertaining. We got to see many places while riding on the bus and the driver slowed down so we could take pictures. You don’t get off the bus much on this tour, but at one of the tour stops our driver/guide let us get off the bus to buy a “famous” Chicago hot dog. Yummy! We did not go on the River Cruise but we really enjoyed the 2-hour Chicago South Side Tour. Tip: The tour does not start at 17 E Monroe Street (Palmer House Hilton Hotel). Gray Line changed the tour start location and you must now board the bus at the Gray Line Office. You can get directions to Gray Line from the Palmer House Concierge.

  • 26-Sep-2017

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable but his pattern of speech was hard to understand. He spoke in an uneven cadence, and also too fast.

  • 13-Oct-2014

    It was fun and educational but the river cruise was too long. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I did learn a lot. But the river cruise was too long but it might have felt longer because our 11 mo old baby was very fussy.
    On the bus tour we got a glance at Obama's house, A house that came out in Ferris Bueller, some great views of the city by either the aquarium or the planetarium.

  • 24-Sep-2012

    It was wonderful! Your tour through the blue-green waters of its canals (yes, like Venice but wide) with skyscrapers soaring up all around us was nothing short of magnificent.

  • 03-Aug-2011

    I guess our driver was an Obama fan, for he mainly talked about him and where his hangouts were

  • 14-Sep-2009

    It was hard to understand the bus driver. I would have liked to stop and get off the bus a little more.

  • 20-Nov-2007

    Guide was very knowledgeable, spoke a little too fast at times but well worth it.

  • 03-Jun-2007

    There were four of us, and we all totally enjoyed the trip. The driver was very informative and really knew what he was talking about. We're looking forward to another tour.