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  4. Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago: Architectural Highlights 3.5-Hour Bus Tour

Product ID: 156036
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Join Chicago's most in-depth, comprehensive architectural tour by bus. The tour covers 30 miles, taking riders on an adventure through downtown and several neighborhoods, past parks, Museum Campus, two universities and the lake, among other highlights.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago's architecture with the Chicago Architecture Center – the city’s leading authority on architecture
  • Trace the city's development from its founding through the present day
  • View architectural highlights in the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, along the lakefront and other areas
  • Admire the interiors of several significant buildings, including several buildings on the IIT campus
  • Take beautiful photos from some of the best viewpoints in the city
Full description
Chicago Architectural Highlights is an exciting exploration of the city's architecture. This bus tour starts downtown where you'll learn about the development of the skyscraper, then ventures through neighborhoods that feature a great variety of building styles. 

The tour includes stops to explore the Rookery in the Loop and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Depending on the weather, a photo-op stop may also be made on the beautiful Museum Campus. 

Throughout your tour, a highly-trained volunteer docent will give context for the buildings, commenting on Chicago's history, neighborhoods, parks and sculptures. You won't find a more comprehensive tour of the city.

  • Includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center Exhibits (new)
  • 3.5-Hour bus tour with a certified Chicago Architecture Center guide
  • Interior Tour of the Rookery
  • Interior Tour of the Illinois Institute of Technology
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off
  • Storage for luggage and strollers
  • Coat check
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

111 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour buses can accommodate wheelchairs. To ensure an accommodation, once a booking has been made, a request should be made at least 48 hours prior to the tour's scheduled departure time (details on the GetYourGuide ticket voucher)
• This tour is unable to provide secure storage for luggage or strollers
• Unfortunately there are no refunds due to the weather, and tours depart rain or shine
• Pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Product ID: 156036