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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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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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Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour
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Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour

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Sample some of the Windy City’s tastiest donuts on this Underground Donut Tour, celebrating the magic of Chicago’s tastiest sugar-filled concoctions. Donut-lovers are sure to enjoy this visit to some of Chicago’s tastiest donut purveyors, offering a chance to savor all of your favorite varieties, on the city's only donut-themed excursion. All tastings are included, and vegan, gluten-, and nut-free options are also available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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 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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USD46.87
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers Loop

Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers Loop

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Admire the incredible façades and intricate interiors of the Windy City's 1920s art deco and art moderne buildings during this architecture walking tour of Chicago. Uncover the history of Chicago art deco architectural along with the city's influential role in the development of this iconic artistic style, as you get an up close and personal look at its wealth of gorgeous period buildings. This art deco Chicago walking tour also includes a certified guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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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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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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Original Walking Food Experience in Chicago: 3 Food Stops with 3 Food Samples

Original Walking Food Experience in Chicago: 3 Food Stops with 3 Food Samples

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Get to know the food offerings in River North on this small-group walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the culinary history of Chicago and the culture of the River North neighborhood. With a small group of just 12 fellow food-lovers, you'll enjoy personalized attention and the chance to chat about your favorite tastings. Samples include the classic Italian beef, a Chicago-style hot dog, and the famous deep dish pizza.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop

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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • 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 Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

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Travel through architectural history on this walking tour that covers Chicago's most famous buildings in chronological order. With a guide in the lead, there's no need to fuss over maps or worry about directions. Simply stroll along and listen to the in-depth guided commentary on Chicago's architectural history; you'll learn about each building and its importance in the architectural canon.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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River North Food Walking Tour

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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Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals

Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals

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Get off the beaten path to experience some of Chicago's best street art on this immersive tour. With a guide in the lead, you can leave the navigation to them and simply take in the scenery. Listen to in-depth commentary focused on the street-art community, the artists, and the history and meaning behind the art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest American and Impressionist painting collections in the world, but it can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Remove the guesswork and maximize your time inside the museum on a private tour that covers major highlights by Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Hopper, and others. Plus, there's no waiting to get inside, as the tour includes a skip-the-line ticket.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
"Everything. The guide was great!! I would definitely do this again. Chicago has a crazy history....I went home and did mote research."..."
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
"The food was delicious, especially Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza. Tour guide very enthusiastic and helpful."..."
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Underground Donut Tour: Chicago's First Donut Tour
"Great doughuts and tour guides. Really good experience overall that exceeded our expectations. More than just a doughnut tour."..."
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
"Great tour! My husband and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny! -Tall Dave from New York :). Tips: Wear comfortable shoes"..."
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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 Architecture River Cruise
"Excellent docent, Antonio - very informative fun! Beautiful scenery and architecture. This city is amazing!"..."
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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
"The guide was engaging and very knowledgeable. The boat was great and had a lot of options for drinks and snacks. It was a great experience."..."
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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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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
"Joe was great and very well informed of the city. We got a lot more bang for the buck than we expected! Great experience."..."
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
"Anna rose is an entertainer, she was born to do this job. It was a great experience. Thanks for keeping the mob history alive in Chicago!"..."
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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 Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers Loop
"Jonelle was an amazing guide! She gave a great educational tour of the pivotal Chicago Art Deco skyscrapers and I’m so glad we went. Highly recommended!"..."
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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
"The tour was awesome starting with our amazing tour guide York. Food was great, pace was perfect and our tour guide was knowledgeable and he was so genuine. Our group was great too and 10 people is just right size of a group. This was better than I expected."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"One of the most memorable parts of our tour was Jack the gentleman who narrated the entire 90 minute tour. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and he was excellent at pointing out all of the things to see while we were motoring on the Chicago River as well as Lake Michigan."..."
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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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Original Walking Food Experience in Chicago: 3 Food Stops with 3 Food Samples
"Learning history of the food. Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable of food and Chicago history. Explained the neighborhood we were walking through. Good tour"..."
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop
"Loved the tour and our guide Hilary! Highly recommend to others. My parents who were visiting really enjoyed as did I (a Chicago local)."..."
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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 Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time
"Excellent tour guide! Informative. Went through Chicago's architectural history in chronological order."..."
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Offbeat Street Art Tour of Chicago: Urban Graffiti, Art, and Murals
"The staff was amazing and the small tutorial in the beginning was super helpful, loved the vibe here. amazing. would definitely come again."..."
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Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
"Our private tour was excellent. Our tour guide Samantha made the experience very interesting and informative. I highly recommend you ask for her"..."
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