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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

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Pedal past the lakefront neighborhoods of Chicago's North Side on this bike tour of the Windy City. Follow a local guide along quiet streets, city parks and scenic beaches, starting at Lake Shore Drive and continuing along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Catch a glimpse of the Playboy Mansion, Oprah’s penthouse and the Victorian houses of Old Town. Select from several departure times in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo 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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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

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Chicago dogs, deep-dish pizza, cupcakes and craft beer are all sampled on this half-day bike tour through the Windy City. Cover about 13 miles (21 km), following an informative guide at a moderate pace through Chicago neighborhoods. On the day tour, ride through Wrigleyville, Old Town, Lincoln Park, and Gold Coast. On the night tour, visit Gold Coast, Chicago’s Riverwalk, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain and Chicago’s Lakefront trail. Stop along the way at a popular downtown bakery, pizza shop, hot dog stand and two breweries for a taste of local flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.99
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • 3 hours
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USD84.53
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.99
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Enjoy a memorable, one-of-a-kind night out on Lake Michigan aboard this combination dinner, dancing, and sightseeing cruise. Make your own way to Navy Pier, and set off as the evening begins. You can admire views of Chicago’s picture-perfect skyline as the sun starts to set. While on board, take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, drinks to purchase, a DJ-helmed soundtrack, and even a fireworks display (weather permitting).
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  • 3 hours
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USD158.98
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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
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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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USD35.00
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River in style during this 3-hour dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey. Watch the beautiful city and its architecture pass by through the ship’s panoramic windows. Then sit down to delicious 3-course meal accompanied by DJ entertainment to set the mood for your journey. A full-service bar complete with microbrews, creative cocktails, and a wine list is also available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
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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 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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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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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

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Pedal past the lakefront neighborhoods of Chicago's North Side on this bike tour of the Windy City. Follow a local guide along quiet streets, city parks and scenic beaches, starting at Lake Shore Drive and continuing along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Catch a glimpse of the Playboy Mansion, Oprah’s penthouse and the Victorian houses of Old Town. Select from several departure times in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD54.99
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Make your evening in Chicago one to remember with this luxury sunset cruise featuring dinner, sightseeing and dancing along the shores of Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago's West Side Foodie Ride Bike Tour

Chicago's West Side Foodie Ride Bike Tour

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Taste food from around the world on this half-day cycling and tasting tour of Chicago. Follow your biking guide through the Chicago streets, stopping for views of Chicago’s famous architecture as well as bites like Polish pierogis, locally made chocolates, and Mexican tacos.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

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Explore Chicago's Chinese food scene on this walking tour in the Chinatown district. With a guide, learn about the cuisine of different regions of China and how Chinese culture has influenced Chicago and other areas. Enjoy included tastings from restaurants and other food venues in Chinatown—a great way to start a night out in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.99
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River North Food Walking Tour
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River North Food Walking Tour

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Get to know the River North district of Chicago through its food on a culinary walking tour that takes you to five local food venues. You'll enjoy tastings of Mexican fare, Chicago deep dish pizza, and other items while learning about the neighborhood's history and food culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour
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Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour

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Explore Chicago’s most iconic sites on a bike tour that explores Museum Campus, parks, and monuments. Follow your guide along the waterfront as you soak up the city skyline and enjoy the breeze along the easy-going route. Circle the Buckingham Fountain while you learn the history of the city’s public art, parks and museums, and capture unforgettable images of the Windy City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions
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Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

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See Chicago light up with a 4-hour bicycle tour of the Windy City’s most iconic sights and neighborhoods. Follow your guide along a leisurely route, watch the Buckingham Fountain light show and take in daytime or evening views of Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. Sample culinary classics of Chicago, like deep-dish pizza, a true Chicago hot dog, and a tasty dessert for good measure. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a locally crafted beer pairing at three of the food stops. As you pedal through downtown streets, capture unforgettable images of Chicago’s magnificent skyline then finish your tour in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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USD209.00
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Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

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Stroll through Chicago's winter streets, lit up for the holidays, on this gourmet walking tour. Learn about Chicago's celebrated holiday traditions like the European-inspired Christkindlmarket, the beautiful decor and windows on State Street, and ice skating at Millennium Park. Sample generous tastes of classic Chicago foods and holiday treats as you walk. Seasonal craft beer tastings help you stay warm and toasty; please note this tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
"This was the perfect tour! Our tour guide “Dash” was awesome. So knowledgeable of the city’s history and he set the right pace for our family. We got to see the inside of historic buildings, many of the city’s landmarks and sampling some of the city’s famous foods. Highly recommend!"..."
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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
"This excursion was the highlight of our trip to Chicago. Loved it! They are making me type more before sending this so I added this sentence Bhaaa."..."
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option
"Denise provided a wonderful entertaining and educational experience. The pizza, Italian beef sandwich and surprise dessert were delicious. Thanks for the terrific tour."..."
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
"Awesome food. Friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide! Visited great restaurants and lovely sights all over that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise!"..."
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
"Delightful dinner, still saw fireworks despite the rain. Great music and atmosphere. We would definitely do again and recommend it to couples and families."..."
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Great time with my wife and friends. Wonderful views of Chicago. If your not expecting the Ritz you will enjoy it."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Excellent tour! We loved our guide, Kay. She was fun, entertaining, and informative! I learned a lot more than I expected about the architecture of Chicago. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"The narration provided enhanced the view of each building. The weather was also great. Would recommend this trip to a visitor to Chicago"..."
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
"Heidi was a great tour guide, and there was some great sight seeing and history along with the regular tour."..."
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Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise
"Great food, and staff was more than friendly and professional. Since the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you will be treated very well."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"Kenneth was amazing. Highly recommend his chores. Extremely knowledgeable, articulate, entertaining, personable, and more. I would do this exact trip again and again."..."
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour
"We had a great time. Tour guide guide was knowledgeable and fun. Would highly recommend this tour. I’d go again tomorrow."..."
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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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Chicago Private Tours
"The bean and Wrigley field. Buying cub jerseys personalized. The skyscraper view at navy pier. Chicago university."..."
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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
"The trip was a short and sweet trip across neighborhoods of Chicago and finally the lake. It was properly guided, and the guide Nick was very helpful and cool. Helped me finding the location of the place and came to pick me up from the spot where I was lost. The entire trip was very light and chilled."..."
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"Had a fun filled dinner cruise great food and music. Nice size dance floor. Great upper and lower deck experience."..."
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Chicago's West Side Foodie Ride Bike Tour
"Amazing tour guide. Lovely bike ride. Great good. Lou was a really good tour guide and knows a lot about Chicago."..."
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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
"We had such an amazing time on this tour! Everything was great...the tour guide, tasting beers at all three breweries, and riding in the unique barrel bus. Would definitely recommend this tour!"..."
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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
"If you’re expecting a tour with a small taste here and there, this tour is not for you. Each stop was a healthy portion of delicious food. The guide was personable, engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Chinatown and the places we stopped at. We lived this tour and the food was amazing!"..."
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Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour
"All the sightseeing Enjoying the view of the lake. Paul was amazing. He made it very fun. Great way to see Chicago"..."
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Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions
"What a fun experience!!! We did this tour as a couple and added the beer package. Bryan, our tour guid, was super fun, knowledgeable, and a just a cool dude! Biking was a casual pace and a nice break from walking the city. The food stops were excellent and we plan to visit these food stops during our next visit. Highly recommended!!!"..."
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Best of Chicago Tour
"Ruben was amazing. He accommodated us so well. I had an accident before getting a cab and he went out of his way to get me ice. Ruben was so nice, friendly, and informative. Thank you. My only recommendation is to allow for 1.5 hours for the sears tower."..."
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Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour
"Very good tour. Come hungry as we had just eaten breakfast and opened the tour with deep dish pizza and then followed that by Italian beef."..."

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