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CHICAGO TOURS

Chicago Minibus Tour

Our comfortable, climate controlled, award-winning Chicago Tour takes you on an entertaining, narrated journey through the downtown area and to several distinct neighborhoods. You’ll learn about the windy city’s colorful past, cosmopolitan present and exciting future. Our Chicago bus tour takes you all around downtown as well as up to the north side of the city.  Among the many famous sights you will see are:

  • The Loop and it’s world renowned architecture
  • Millennium Park
  • Museum Campus
  • The Buckingham Fountain
  • The Rookery (Frank Lloyd Wright design)
  • The Chicago River
  • The Wrigley Building
  • The fancy Gold Coast and Rush St.
  • The Original Playboy Mansion
  • Lincoln Park
  • And much more
  • Four photo stops! 

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Happy family at our popular Museum Campus Skyline View stop!

Chicago Minibus Tour

 

Adults: $39.95
Children: $29.95 (ages 4-12)
(children 3 and under ride free when not occupying a separate seat)

 

10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Tuesday-Sunday

Occasionally 3:15 tours are added.  Click “Book Now” to see

2 hour tour, with 4 photo stops.

(Stops and route subject to change)

Complimentary pickups available from most downtown hotels.

Face masks must be worn at all times when inside the tour vehicle.

 

For Reservations call: 773-525-6152

Or for Online Reservations: click the ‘Book Now’ button below

The world famous Buckingham Fountain. One of the exclusive stops on all of our tours!
Cloudgate, aka "The Bean", in Millennium Park

PARKING

If you are not staying downtown, we can pick you up from the front of:

The Doubletree Hotel Magnificent Mile- 300 E. Ohio St.

Parking is available in several structures surrounding the hotel.

Go to www.spothero.com for reduced parking prices.

There is nobody to check in with. Please be waiting on the Ohio St. side of the hotel.
Pickup time at the Doubletree is 9:30 for the 10:00 tour and 12:30 for the 1:00

Add a Chicago River
Architecture Cruise

Two popular Chicago tours. One incredible price!

Our most popular tour begins with a two hour Chicago Mini Bus tour.  You can scroll back and read all about it.

At the conclusion of your Chicago bus tour, we’ll take you to the Magnificent Mile. There, you will board a Shoreline Sightseeing Chicago River Architecture Tour Boat!

You’ll enjoy a 75-minute cruise along the scenic Chicago River, while learning a thing or twenty about architecture, Chicago history and even how to reverse the direction of a river! Not to bury the lead, but there is a bar on the boat, for those in need of a refreshing or relaxing libation.

This tour ends at Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive. Most downtown hotels are within a mile of this location. 

Vehicles are sanitized before and after every tour.  Masks are required.

TripAdvisor's #1 booked tour in the country!

Chicago Minibus Tour plus the popular

Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour 

 

10:00 am and 1:00 pm 

Tuesday – Sunday

Occasionally 3:15 tours are added. Click “Book Now” to see.

Adults: $79.95
Children: $49.95 (ages 4-12)

Children 3 and under ride free when not occupying a separate seat

 Bus + boat tours last approximately 4 hours.

 The mini bus and boat tours do not have to be taken consecutively.

 

Complimentary pickups available from most downtown hotels.

 

Face masks must be worn at all times, when inside the tour vehicle.

 

For Reservations call: 773-525-6152

Or click the ‘Book Now” button below

PARKING

If you are not staying downtown, we can pick you up from the front of:

The Doubletree Hotel Magnificent Mile- 300 E. Ohio St.

Parking is available in several structures surrounding the hotel. 

Go to www.spothero.com for reduced parking prices.

Pickup time at the Doubletree is 9:30 for the 9:45 tour and 12:30 for the 12:45.

There is nobody to check in with. Just be waiting on the Ohio St. side of the hotel.

The Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour drops you off 3 short blocks from the Doubletree 

Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery lobby. Another of our unique tour stops

Private
Chicago Tours

Why Take A Private Tour Of Chicago?

SAFETY and CONVENIENCE 

  • We sanitize our vehicles before and after every tour.  Masks are required for everyone in the vehicle.

  • Just you and your family and friends is clearly the safest way to tour at this time!

  • Our Chicago bus tour picks you up and drops you off at your hotel or anywhere else in  downtown Chicago. At the end of the tour, we can drop you off pretty much anywhere, too. Want to finish at Millennium Park? Fine. The Willis Tower? Sure. Wrigley Field? No problem.
  • A couple of the other tours may pick you up, but even then, you have to ride around to several more hotels, while they pick up the others on your tour. With us, your private vehicle picks you up and away you go!
  • When you are touring with others, you’re usually expected to be quiet and respectful of them. On a private tour, you can let loose, tell inside jokes, laugh and just be silly.
  • Bottom line, you can HAVE MORE FUN!
  • As for the tour itinerary, you can either leave that up to us, or we can focus on the things that YOU want to see. Private tours are, of course, fully customizable.
  • Private tours are available at 10:00 am and 1:00 PM, seven days a week.  Other times are a possibility, too.
  • For this tour, you must call us at (773) 525-6152 to book.                              Online booking is not available at this time.

  • Face masks must be worn at all times when inside the tour vehicle.

Private Chicago Sightseeing Tour Prices

Number of People2 Hours3 Hours4 Hours
1-11 people$379$499$599
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Private tour prices do not include 9% City and 3% County Amusement taxes.

For Private Tour Reservations or Information call: 773-525-6152

FAQs

How long are the tours?
Our Chicago mini bus tour is two hours. The combination with the bus and Chicago River Architecture boat tour about 3.5-4 hours.

Where do we start the tour?
Our tour picks up at most of the downtown Chicago hotels. If you are not staying at one of them, give us a call and we’ll tell you where to go (in the nicest possible sense).

Will there definitely be seats for us?
Yes. Several of our competitors over-sell their tours, so that sometimes there are seats, sometimes not. Once you reserve with us, your seats will be yours for the entire tour. Also, our seats are nice and plush. Not plastic seats or wooden benches.

Can we take lots of photos?
Absolutely. While you can take pics throughout the tour, we have 3 (sometimes 4) photo stops. They are located in the best places to get the most amazing pictures of Chicago.

Can we easily ask questions of our guide?
Our mini buses hold just 14 guests. That way, you’ll be close to the guide and able to ask questions (and get correct answers)

Are Your Tour Guides Experienced?
Our guides are all very experienced and knowledgeable about Chicago. They have all lived here for at least 15 years. You can ask them anything.

Will we see anything designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?
Only a couple of walking tours and ours take you inside one of the first skyscrapers ever built, The Rookery. The awe inspiring lobby was designed by Mr. Wright. You may recognize it from the movie The Untouchables.

How does the architecture boat tour part work?
At the end of your mini bus tour, we will take you to the Shoreline Sightseeing dock on Michigan Ave. The boat tours leave about every 30 min., and you can use your tickets at any time, even a different day. Let’s say that it is raining or too hot (or both), you can wait until a better time to ride the boat.

 

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For Chicago sightseeing tour reservations call: 773-525-6152. You can also email us by filling out the form below.

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