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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

  • Guided Chicago city tour includes areas that many other tours skip
  • Travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention
  • Air-conditioned minibus can travel where larger coaches can't navigate
Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
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10am Sightseeing Tour
2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour departing at 10am
10am Sightseeing + Boat Tour
2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour plus 1-hour Chicago River architecture tour departing at 10:00am
1pm Sightseeing Tour
2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour departing at 1pm
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Check many Chicago's landmarks off your must-see list with this small-group sightseeing tour aboard a minibus. Cover more ground than on foot, and hit lots of highlights over the tour. You’ll see the Museum Campus, Rookery, and Lincoln Park, accompanied by in-depth commentary from your guide. Upgrade to include a 75-minute Chicago architecture tour by boat, one of the most popular tours in the city.

What to Expect

Begin your Chicago sightseeing adventure with convenient pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels, where you'll board a climate-controlled minibus with your group of 12 or fewer. The small group ensures personalized attention from your guide.

Journey through downtown, known as the Loop, and listen as your guide details its historical and architectural heritage. Head to some north-side neighborhoods that other tours miss, such as Lincoln Park and Gold Coast, to see how locals live. Check out the Museum Campus and Millennium Park, and get epic photo ops of the Chicago skyline.

Upgrade to include the popular architecture boat cruise on the Chicago River, which often books up. The onboard commentary sheds light on the city's architecture and the river’s place in history.

If not taking the boat tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel. Otherwise, you’ll be transported to the boat departure point and are responsible for your return transport.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Had an amazing time!

I purchased this outing for our family group of 7 and even the teenagers had a wonderful time and learned about Chicago architecture. I would recommend both tours. Just be aware the boat trip (because you're looking at the tall buildings) is not covered, so...More

Thank Diane R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Intro to Chicago

Rick our driver and guide was funny and knowledgeable. Spoke clearly. The optional architectural river cruise was worth it. Blake the tour guide was extremely informative. Highly recommended.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it

It was a beautiful ride on the river, they were very organized and the tour guide was excellent very knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend it!

2  Thank aristoninsurance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommend to do this when you go to Chicago for the first time (or if never done it before)!

Took the family on the minibus tour with the optional architecture river cruise. This was a great experience for all and a GREAT way to get to know the city. The tour was great with only our family of four (11 and 15 year old...More

3  Thank Derek S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
City Tour and River Cruise

Rick was a great tour guide really knew his stuff, good sense of humor too....say alot more than we thought we would. Great Ben was our guide on the River cruise was also very knowledgeable, we did learn things about Chicago that we didn't before....More

2  Thank Debbie M
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10 July 2018|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
The bus tour does advertise that if you are downtown they will pick you up at your hotel. I believe you would be good for a pick-up there.... just give them a call.
6 July 2018|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we stayed at the Homewood Suites on E Grand, we were picked up there at 9:00am, tour is 2 hours. The river cruise ia about 70 minutes.
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