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Chicago City Mini Bus Tour with Optional Architecture Cruise

Product ID: 151109
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This award winning 2-hour guided tour takes you all around downtown Chicago, as well as into some fun neighborhoods. For a more complete experience, add on a 75-minute architectural cruise of Chicago – the best way to see Chicago from both land and water!
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Duration: 2.5 - 4 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Meet at The Doubletree Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio Street (at the Ohio Street Entrance) OR receive complimentary pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels (contact SeeItAll Chicago to confirm hotel pick-up). Please be at the Doubletree at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour time.

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  • Drive along the Chicago River, viewing some of Chicago's most iconic buildings
  • Create memories at 3 amazing photo stops including one of the Chicago skyline
  • Listen to expert commentary from your local guide in English
  • Enjoy personalized service, with the tour group limited to just 12 passengers
  • Upgrade to include the optional world-famous 75-minute Architectural Cruise
  • Stop at the spectacular Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
  • Leave downtown to drive through the fancy Gold Coast and 1,600 acre Lincoln Park.
  • Here stories about Chicago's interesting history including gangsters like Al Capone
Full description
After your hotel pick-up from most downtown Chicago hotels, board your climate-controlled minibus with a small group of twelve people or less. Enjoy the sightseeing tour which has won Chicago's "Concierge Preferred" award several years running.  Your tour begins in the heart of downtown Chicago, at The Loop.  Here you'll see incredible architecture, including the world's first skyscrapers.  You'll even go inside one that features a beautiful lobby designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The stop also includes views of The Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis (Sears) Tower.

After The Loop, you'll tour through Grant Park, which is known as the city's front yard. The centerpiece of the park is the Buckingham Fountain (operational May to October).  Museum Campus is up next, with three museums, Soldier Field and the most spectacular skyline views in the city.  After a ten minute photo stop, you'll travel around Millennium Park, featuring The Bean, before heading up north along Wacker Drive, which parallels the Chicago River. You'll arrive in the fancy Gold Coast nightlife area and residential neighbourhood - one particularly interesting sight here is the original Playboy Mansion. Then you'll take a trip through part of Lincoln Park, and end the tour by zipping along Lake Shore Drive, past beaches and old mansions as we get you back to or near your hotel or parking place.

For those wanting the ultimate Chicago experience, add on the option of the world-famous architecture cruise of Chicago. After your 2-hour minibus tour and a short break, climb aboard a state-of-the-art cruise vessel for a 75-minute cruise of all three branches of the Chicago River. Marvel at the architecture that has made the city so legendary. Gain insights into the buildings and engineering of a city that gave birth to the skyscraper and is the spiritual home of modern American architecture. An expert guide will lead you down the Chicago River to uncover hidden gems, as well the city’s most renowned landmarks, such as the John Hancock building and more.

  • Expert driver / guide
  • Two-hour minibus tour of Chicago
  • 3 photo stops
  • Hotel pick-up at many Downtown Chicago hotels.
  • 75-Minute Architecture Cruise (if Cruise Option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The combination tour is available from mid April to October; the mini bus tour alone is available all year
• Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
• Hotel pick-ups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
• If the cruise option is chosen, please dress accordingly as this is an outdoor activity

From US$ 39.95 per person

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Product ID: 151109