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Chicago Grand City Tour & 360 Chicago Observation Deck

Product ID: 8927
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This comprehensive tour of Chicago also takes in a visit to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. From the 94th floor, accessible only by the world's fastest elevator (39 seconds), you will be able to view four states- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsi
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Duration: 5.5 hours
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  • Look from the top of the John Hancock Building - on a clear day - you can view four states - Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan
  • Travel through the north and south financial districts
  • Drive across the University of Chicago Campus
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
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This is a tour for those looking to experience the vitality and excitement of Chicago, America’s third largest city. You will journey through Chicago’s main business section, one of the financial centers of the world and tour the famous "Loop" and State Street - the street responsible for Chicago’s fame.
At Richard J. Daley Plaza you will stop to admire the Pablo Picasso sculpture, created specifically for Chicago before taking a ride on Wacker Drive, the double-decked thoroughfare that winds its way under the city.
The famous white Wrigley Building announces the beginning of the Magnificent Mile, and Michigan Avenue, home to Chicago’s most exclusive stores, including the Water Tower, an elegant seven-level shopping complex. Next door is the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's iconic landmarks it has the world’s fastest elevators just 39 seconds to take visitors to the 94th floor 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

From here, on a clear day, you can view four states - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
On a journey through Lincoln Park you can admire thousands of acres of greenery, lagoons and flowers. You will also see Wrigley Field - the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team (visits not on game days) - the Botanical Gardens, Chicago Historical Society, Newberry Reference Library, and an Indian Totem Pole.

One of the highlights of the tour is the Art Institute of Chicago, renowned for having the largest collection of impressionistic art. Nearby is the Field Museum of Natural History, famous for the size and scope of its collections.

The tour will continue through the beautiful Jackson Park, where the Colombian Exposition of 1893 was held to celebrate the founding of America. Following this you’ll pass through the University of Chicago, with its elegant English style architecture.

Finally, you’ll see the world’s highest apartment building, Lake Point Towers, an architecturally stunning building of glass and curves.
  • 4-hour tour
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck entrance
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Gray Line Chicago office, located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street (closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue). Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the west side of Michigan Avenue, just north of Monroe Street, and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. There is an elevator just north of the stairs on Michigan Avenue that will take you right to the office on Parking Level 1.

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The stop at the Museum Campus subject to change.
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Product ID: 8927