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Offered in: English

Overview

Get the perfect introduction to the wealth of sights in the Windy City during this 4-hour Chicago day tour. Discover the many landmarks spanning both the city's North Side and South Side, enjoying a scenic ride along Lake Michigan on Chicago's Outer Drive along the way. You'll also have the chance to admire the city's Washington and Grant Parks, explore inside the Lincoln Park Conservatory, see Adler Planetarium and visit the iconic Wrigley Building. This Chicago in a half day tour also includes transport between all sites and tour narration.
  • 4-hour coach tour of Chicago
  • Discover highlights of the South Side and North Side – a perfect overview of the Windy City!
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Outer Drive
  • See Lincoln Park, the Adler Planetarium, Wrigley Field and more
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tours
Get the perfect introduction to the top landmarks in the Windy City on this 4-hour excursion to some of the city's best sights. Whether you're only visiting Chicago for a short time, or looking to get a better sense of the many landmarks of this world-class city area, this half-day tour is a great option.
Start your Chicago excursion by meeting at the Palmer House Hilton hotel. Then continue by coach on a scenic ride through the amazing architecture and iconic landmarks that make this city on the lake one of the world's top tourist destinations.
Drive through the city's celebrated Grant Park, which lines the shores of Lake Michigan. Then stop by Adler Planetarium, where you'll view the eye-catching sky dome, and pass by the Art Institute, a museum with galleries boasting a range of world-class impressionist art. See Orchestra Hall, home base for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and then drive down to the South Side, where you'll get a chance to see the one-time home of President Obama.
Head back to the city's North Side, passing Richard J Daley plaza and the mysterious Picasso sculpture that sits in its main plaza. Then traverse the Chicago River, noting the Wrigley Building. Then see one of Chicago's tallest buildings as you pass the John Hancock Center before heading up to Lincoln Park to admire its vast acres of parkland and many lagoons. You'll also have the chance to check out the home of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field
See the Itinerary section below for a full list of sights seen on this exciting Chicago tour.

Itinerary

North Side sights:

  • Loop and State Street
  • Richard J Daley Plaza with its Picasso sculpture
  • Wacker Drive
  • Chicago River
  • Wrigley Building
  • Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue
  • Water Tower Place
  • John Hancock Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Wrigley Field
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • Newberry Reference Library

South Side sights:

  • Grant Park
  • Soldier Field
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Joseph Petrillo outdoor band shell
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Orchestra Hall
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • South Commons
  • Jackson Park
  • University of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Lake Point Towers
  • Navy Pier

Reviews

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L
, Aug 2018

I could not understand the commentary. The volume was ok, but the words were not distinct. All the passengers were complaining. The bus was not comfortable. The seats were hard and the window coverings were plastic - either open or closed. Hot when closed or extremely windy when open.

s
, Jul 2018

This tour was amazing , and I recommend it for the very first day that you're vising Chicago. It will give you an idea of what you would like to spend time seeing and what could be saved for another time .

m
, Apr 2018

First half of the tour going to museums and university of Chicago was excellent. Second half of the tour going through neighborhoods was boring.

D
, Mar 2018

Great trip seeing all the Chicago sites.

L
, Mar 2018

I was really excited to learn about the city in this four hour long tour, two hours touring the North side, two hours touring the South side. Unfortunately it wasn't the greatest. The driver was also the tour guide. The main issue was the loud noise coming from the engine of the shuttle, which made it VERY difficult to understand the driver the whole 4 hours! Also, the noise of the streets and cars was distracting from what he was saying. I think I probably understood about 30 of what he said, and the information I caught was very interesting. I just wished I could understood him clearly. During the first North side tour, he made a stop at the Lincoln Park Conservancy, which was nice to take pictures. During the second part of the South side tour, he stopped by the aquarium where there was a beautiful view of the city.
The tour had the potential to be a very successful and informative for those who really want to know about the city but unfortunately it was not worth the 48 I spent.

b
, Jan 2018

Not what we expected, it was an informative and really enjoyable tour, gave us a great insight to Chicago rich history and lots of stories to tell friends back home.

S
, Dec 2017

This was a boring tour. I am a avid traveler and this was not worth the amount paid. The north side is better then the south side of the tour. In the North it would be nice if you could get out at Wrigleyville to see the stadium and get souvenirs. The best part of the south side is to take a picture

D
, Nov 2017

Not worth the money or time. The driver was clearly knowledgeable but most of the time you could not understand him. Microphone not good???? It is not fun to circle the same sights more than once, The bus jerked and never came to a smooth stop.. It was from 10-2 with no built in stops around noon to grab a bite to eat. I left with a headache, hungry and exhausted from a tour I thought would be fun,

J
, Nov 2017

didn't love this, do the bike tour instead

B
, Nov 2017

They went out of their way to make it fun.


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