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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 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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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

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Discover the ‘dark side’ of the Windy City thanks to this 2.5-hour, bus-based, nighttime crime history tour of Chicago. Explore the lives of notorious mobsters like Al Capone, Frank Nitti, Bugs Moran, and more as you explore infamous crime scenes like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, learn about ‘The Enforcer’s Safe,’ and stop by local watering holes.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Pizza Tour
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Chicago Pizza Tour

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Enjoy Chicago’s only bus guided neighborhood pizza tour.  Eat like a local as you travel off the beaten path into Chicago neighborhoods to savor the best pizza.  Your local guide will teach you the science behind ingredient selection and baking as you sample slices from historic pizzerias.  In just a few hours, you’ll leave stuffed, and with an understanding of why pizza is such an important part of Chicago’s culture.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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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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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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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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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

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When it's time to refuel in the Windy City, stop into Hard Rock Cafe Chicago for a tasty, filling, and enjoyable meal of classic American fare. Choose from a 2- or 3-course menu that's themed on musical styles all served with dessert and a drink. When ordering from this popular prix-fixe menu, entrees include salmon, steak, chicken, or a half-rack of hickory smoked ribs, and once you've enjoyed each succulent bite, stick around to explore the collection of music-themed memorabilia.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour

Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour

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Discover some of the Windy City’s spookiest ghost stories—and step back in time to the era of gangsters, bootleggers, jazz performers, and more—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, and set off after dark. You’ll visit supposedly haunted former burial grounds, pubs, theaters, and more—and will hear about macabre legends and unexplained happenings as you go.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Chicago Private Tours

Chicago Private Tours

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Have only a short stay planned in Chicago? Make the most of your time in the Windy City, and see more of the city in less time, when you book a private driving tour of Chicago. Pick between several convenient tour times, and meet your guide and driver directly at your hotel. Over the course of your excursion, you’ll make stops at highlight attractions like the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Millennium Park, and Museum Campus. You’ll also learn about Chicago’s history and can spy other remarkable sights as you go.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD449.00
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour

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Calling all fans of the paranormal, this 2.5 to 3-hour ghost bus tour of Chicago takes you into the city’s darkest recesses to reveal its dark past. Travel with ease between locations of reputed haunting and listen to spine-chilling tales delivered by a historian guide. The City Cemetery, the Levee Vice district, and Prairie Avenue all feature on the itinerary, in addition to the site of the notorious St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
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Chicago City Minibus Tour

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Get to know the Windy City the easy and comfortable way on a small-group minibus tour. Instead of long walks and navigating public transit, see major landmarks like Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park from an uncrowded minibus with large picture windows. Your driver and guide knows where to find all the best views, and there are plenty of photo stops along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Untouchable Tours Chicago's Original Gangster Tour

Untouchable Tours Chicago's Original Gangster Tour

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Book in advance to take this popular tour that details the mob history of Chicago during the Prohibition Era (1920s-1930s). Learn about the exploits of gangsters like Capone, Dillinger, Moran, and others as you travel by minibus to sites like the Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, and St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Your guide adopts gangster attire and characteristics that add dramatic flair to the historical commentary.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

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Learn about Chicago’s brewpub scene and taste different types of craft beer on this guided brewery tour. Visit unique breweries for craft beer samples plus an additional brewing production facility for an in-depth tour. Discover the science behind the brewing process, complete with step-by-step procedures, and enjoy plenty of beer samples throughout the tour. Round-trip transportation in a Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

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See Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night during this 75-minute Big Bus tour. The entire loop takes passengers from Navy Pier, down the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, through the Museum Campus and around the architectural gems on the Loop skyline. Live and audio commentary available in English.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Best of Chicago Tour

Best of Chicago Tour

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Have only a short stay planned in the Windy City? See the best of Chicago in just half a day on this small-group tour. Following hotel pickup, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to two observation points: Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower and the 360 Chicago Observation Deck in the John Hancock Center offer spectacular city panoramas. Next, head to Millennium Park, go on an architecture river cruise, discover Buckingham Fountain, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Private Chicago Highlights Driving Tour

Private Chicago Highlights Driving Tour

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Get an insider’s look at the Windy City’s most iconic monuments during this 3-hour private tour. Travel through Chicago aboard a private vehicle as you discover some of the city’s top neighborhoods, including the Loop, River North, the Magnificent Mile (along Michigan Avenue), Streeterville, the Gold Coast and much more. Your private driver-guide and vehicle, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport are all included.
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  • 3 hours
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour

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Learn about the history and legends surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and notorious criminal H.H.Holmes on a half-day tour inspired by the popular book ‘The Devil in the White City.’ Explore important locations such as the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance Park, and the ‘Murder Castle’ of H.H. Holmes as you learn more about the World's Columbian Exposition and Victorian Chicago.
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  • 3 hours
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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 City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
"The tour guide (Rick) was the best. He was friendly, knowledgeable, funny and did a great job keeping us in the know."..."
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
"Had a great time. Our tour guide was a lot of fun. She kept the dialog going so there was no dead space."..."
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour
"We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. We liked that we got to get on and off the bus to see different things. A really good experience!"..."
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Chicago Pizza Tour
"Too much pizza. Just the right amount of James, the tour guide. He was sensational. He made the time fly by."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Man it was mad awesome, the views were definitely nice. Even though it was really hot me and my friend enjoyed ourselves"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"Just riding through the City learning all about the buildings, when they were built, the architects was very informative."..."
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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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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
"What a great experience for our family! We hit Chicago traffic and missed our scheduled boat ride, but they allowed us to catch the next one! Thanks!!"..."
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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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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
"Batman,our server was the best! Made our night enjoyable! The Hurricane drinks were out of this world!"..."
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Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour
"Love the tour, she was super nice and explained everything perfectly’ Deff will recommend to friends."..."
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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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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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Chicago Private Tours
"The bean and Wrigley field. Buying cub jerseys personalized. The skyscraper view at navy pier. Chicago university."..."
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour
"This tour is a must, if you love to Chicago history with a spook twist! The equipment was a plus, it added some excitement to each stop. I would definitely recommend this tour."..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
"Funny stories, great photo opportunities, nice movie stories ( Dark knight and Married with children), much information about Chicago history and architecture. with the best guide ever!"..."
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Untouchable Tours Chicago's Original Gangster Tour
"We were picked up by biggie blue eyes..a charmer who knew his shady sites. He offered humor, entertainment and the great history the town offers. You see a good part of downtown and learn about sites that held some great history..biggie blue eyes was awesome..loved every minute! Great addition to this city that has alot already!"..."
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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
"Met new people and tried new beer! It was a great time! The bus was super cool and got livelier as the tour progressed!"..."
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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour
"Amazing time & awesome tour guide great tour of the city it was Memorial Day weekend so the vibe was just perfect"..."
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Best of Chicago Tour
"We got to see all the best of Chicago in four hours only. Danny was very knowledgeable , friendly and professional ."..."
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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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Private Chicago Highlights Driving Tour
"I booked this tour for my team from India and they absolutely loved visiting the sites and walking in the snow some of the visitors had never seen snow before and were excited to have that experience. Thanks Viator! Jan|Downers Grove, IL"..."
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour
"Tony was an amazing wealth of knowledge! Really brought the story to life. Seeing the area where HH Holmes committed crimes was fascinating."..."
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