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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD44.99
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Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk

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Chicago is well known for its architecture and many visitors admire the buildings on a cruise along the Chicago River. Take your river cruise to the next level aboard a floating tiki bar that allows you to take in all the sights with a drink in hand. Your captain also enhances the atmosphere with island tunes as you enjoy your leisurely sail.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods with Lunch and Dinner

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods with Lunch and Dinner

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Explore Chicago like a local—and visit the city’s distinctive, characterful neighborhoods, in addition to its major landmarks—on this full-day tour. Set off from downtown with just a small group for company, and leave the driving to your guide—you’ll explore dozens of Windy City neighborhoods, from Hyde Park and Bronzeville to Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Learn all about Chicago culture and history as you go.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD175.00
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USD175.00

Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour

Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Chicago Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
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USD6.00
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Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

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Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, takes you on a fascinating self-guided audio tour of hidden historical spots in Chicago's gilded Gold Coast. Peep behind the gates of the original Playboy Mansion, walk along a wooden block-paved alley, sip a Faster Pussycat in Chicago's oldest piano bar and more as you enjoy a delightful walk through time in this exclusive Chicago neighborhood. The starting point is the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 50 minutes
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USD5.34
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Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

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The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City saves you up to 40 percent off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 25 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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USD65.00
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USD65.00

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD104.00
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.00
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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Enjoy a quintessential Chicago experience when you go on an architecture-themed river tour. Pick from multiple convenient start times, and board your vessel—the Lady Liberty—directly from the Chicago Riverwalk. Your trained docent guides will give you a rich introduction to the Windy City’s history, key landmarks, and architectural highlights—and you can spy landmarks like the Marina City towers and Navy Pier from the water’s edge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD56.00
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus and explore downtown and Northside neighborhoods. You have a chance to get out and visit several locations and hear about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD43.95
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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African American Heritage Tour of Chicago with Soul Food Meal included

African American Heritage Tour of Chicago with Soul Food Meal included

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Immerse yourself in Chicago’s rich and dynamic African American heritage during this private half-day tour. Highlights include interior visits to two African American museums, a stop at the birthplace of gospel music in Bronzeville, and a look at the Obama home in Hyde Park and Kanye West’s lakefront childhood home. A tasty Soul Food buffet is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD175.00
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Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Welcome to Chicago’s scenic Riverwalk. Spanning from Lake Michigan west to Franklin Street. Called the city second Lakefront', the Riverwalk contains restaurants during the summer months, seating areas to relax, boat rentals, and theater-style seating for various performances. Other attractions along the Riverwalk include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, and the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and if you are lucky enough, see a bridge lift from inside the bridge house. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. Start at the first stop and follow the instructions! Stick to our route for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD8.00
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Pilsen Walking Tour of Local Publicly Displayed Art

Pilsen Walking Tour of Local Publicly Displayed Art

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We find quality art from around the city by local artists that have significance towards local artists. Unique opportunity to appreciate homegrown art from local Chicagoans and to receive artistic inspiration.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD15.00
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Chicago Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

Chicago Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy moving at your own pace through Chicago's Millennium Park with an app as your guide. You and your private party can stop or start the app whenever you like; pausing to explore further on your own. Take in the sights of the public art—including the famous "Cloud Gate," otherwise known to locals as "The Bean"—and hear the stories behind their creation. The GPS-enabled guide will stop and start the professional commentary automatically as you explore the area. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you reach there, walk to the Millennium Park Welcome Center. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD8.00
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Loop

Discovering Vintage Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Loop

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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Vice, Crime and Gangsters in Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Vice, Crime and Gangsters in Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Are you looking for a way to see the wicked city without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Find the city’s dark side with stories of opium trade, the city’s first vice, and a shanty town filled with criminals and prostitutes • Hear from producer Richard Junger, an urban historian who authored a book about the development of Chicago’s press • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes
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USD6.99
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Chicago Graceland Cemetery In-App Audio Tour

Chicago Graceland Cemetery In-App Audio Tour

Welcome to Chicago! This tour will take you to the Graceland Cemetery, a treasury of Chicago history, art, architecture, and a resting place of many famous Chicagoans: industrialists, businessmen, and artists. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Graceland Cemetery. Find one of the oldest headstones at Graceland. Visit Daniel Burnham's resting place on a lovely wooded island in the lake at Graceland. Learn who first said "give the lady what she wants" and "the customer is always right". Listen to the legend about a disappearing statue of a young girl. The mobile app helps you explore the Graceland Cemetery with a private audio tour (included). The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. Come and spend some time here while respectfully wandering among graves and listening to the stories about people who contributed to Chicago's architectural grandeur.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD15.24
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Bundle of All 50 US Self-Guided Tours

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Bundle of All 50 US Self-Guided Tours

Take a grand tour of America the Beautiful with this ultimate bundle of 50 tours across the USA! Relive the intensity of the Battle of Gettysburg. Witness nature’s raw power and beauty at Yellowstone National Park. Unwind by the ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway. Explore the hottest streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And much, much more! This bundle contains self-guided driving and walking tours of everything from historic battlefields to national parks to buzzing cities and beyond. If you want to explore all the beauty, wonder, and history this nation has to offer, this bundle’s for you. Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things a password and an app. Download the app, enter the password, and you’ll receive all 50 tours. Whenever you’re ready to use one, just download it, head to the starting location, and get started! The bundle is valid for 1 year from your date of purchase. This isn't an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.99
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The Loop, River North and Chicago’s Theater District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Loop, River North and Chicago’s Theater District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Are you looking for a way to see Chicago without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Take in Chicago’s concrete giants and hear fascinating stories about quirky artworks, local tragedy, and the city’s journey to revitalisation • Hear from producer Phil Biedron, an actor and tour guide whose passion for storytelling lead him to create this VoiceMap tour • Do it all in two hours or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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USD11.99
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Definitely recommend doing this bus tour. A great way to see a lot in a day. Was so easy to hop off and check out what we wanted to see. Then just get back on and ride to the next spot. No hassle trying to find parking. Drivers were awesome!"..."
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Chicago River Tiki Bar Cruise from Chicago Riverwalk
"Hanging with framily was fun on Tiki Boat Great music and drinks Love the Chicago landscape and scenery"..."
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods with Lunch and Dinner
"I enjoyed my tour with Steve immensely.. He gave us a fun and informative tour of a number of interesting Chicago neighborhoods. Our restaurant stops were equally interesting, as well as tasty. Unlike a number of tours that normally involve a large number of other people, Steve’s tour was intimate,, unique and highly memorable."..."
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Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Very glad we took this tour! This was my second tour with Ranjith and we arrived at Croc Bank just as it opened and enjoyed seeing all the reptiles. We had the option of hiring a guide to the temples for 1700 rupees and it was well worth it to learn about the many deities and their reincarnations as well as the discovery of some of them after 2004 tsunami and restoration process. We were fortunate to visit one temple on the eve of a big celebration and see the preparations as well as receive a blessing. We overlooked the beach for lunch and the fresh seafood was perfect. We spent about 20 minutes shopping, no pressure, Would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk
"I generally don't like group tours, so having this option is wonderful. It felt like having your own private tour guide. In this time of Covid-19, this gae us a nice way to get out of the house. The Zebra Lounge wasn't open, but just around the corner there was a street closed off to allow for outdoor dining/social distancing. The museum of surgery was open, and we spent time there as well as Restoration Hardware."..."
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Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions
"Had the perfect weather to do the outdoor things during the day and later at night did the indoor things ! We saved so much money doing the City Pass !!"..."
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
"Palmer House and Congress Hotel and Death Alley Our Tour guide Lizzie was 🤩 Thank you for the great time"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"A great tour. Very impressive. Great guide too! I highly recommend it to others and will definitely go again!"..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Different types of structures and the attention given to details by the staff!! Great boats good organization."..."
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
"Our guide (Kevin) was friendly and knowledgeable and also took into consideration all of our preferences. This was a great introduction to Chicago. Moneybwell spent"..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"It’s very informative about Chicago skyscrapers it was very relaxing great staff very nice boat ride"..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"Loved learning about the water lock. Favorite is St. Regis. Guide gave us lots of information. Plenty of space on the boat."..."
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
"My son and I had a wonderful time. Very informative . Loved learning about the buildings. Everyone was very friendly."..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
"It was great introductions to Chicago’s Loop. Many photo stops. AC van is nice since it was a hot day."..."
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise
"The Tour guide was awesome.. she new all hee stuff..and we could hear her clearly threw out the tour."..."
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African American Heritage Tour of Chicago with Soul Food Meal included
"We enjoyed the entire tour. Steve has a vast knowledge of Chicago as well as African American history. He is pleasant and engaging tour guide. I highly recommend this tour."..."
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