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Chicago Private Tours

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Address: 5201 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Phone Number: 312-265-4645
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Description: Interactive, Educational, and FUN! Chicago Private Tours invites you to...
Interactive, Educational, and FUN! Chicago Private Tours invites you to discover Chicago, with the help of one of our expert guides. Our tours cater to each group’s interests, including themes such as architecture, history, culture, sports, and shopping. Each outing is customized to fit your interests and includes an expert guide, luxury vehicle, and driver. Chicago Private Tours is for clients that are looking for more than the one-size-fits-all tour. See what you want to see, when you want to see it, and how you want to see it! “Customize your Chicago Experience!”Pick-up/Drop-offChicago Private Tours always accommodates its clients and will pick up anywhere in and around the city, including airports and train stations. This is ideal for individuals who do not have a lot of time, but want to see as many of the sites as possible on their busy schedule!TransportationAll of Chicago Private Tours’ vehicles are top of the line in luxury. Our fleet of vehicles can accommodate every group size, from 1 person to large groups- always in comfort and style.LanguageAll of our guides conduct tours in English, but if you desire the tour to be given in another language, we will gladly arrange a Guide who speaks the desired language at no additional cost.(Ex. Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, and many more!)
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Energetic and fun view of the City!

Led by Tour Guide Matt with assistance from Mike, Chicago Private Tours was a great way to wrap up a business conference in Chicago. We took a four hr tour of the city that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Led by Tour Guide Matt with assistance from Mike, Chicago Private Tours was a great way to wrap up a business conference in Chicago. We took a four hr tour of the city that included stops at Lincoln Park Conservatory, Wrigley Field, "the bean," and Lake Michigan. Along the way, Matt provided engaging information about the history of Chicago and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We traveled as a family (including our 11 and 13-year-old sons) to Chicago for Spring Break and started with this tour. It was perfect. The tour gave us a great overview of Chicago history, its architecture and a flavor of the city. We went to areas (Lincoln Park Conservatory) that we would not have otherwise visited as we did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour from Matt and mike today! From the beauty of the bus they took us out in to the funny and very smart Matt sharing so much of the city's rich history and keeping us on our toes. Thank you for the hot dog stop and taking us to the bean to show us your quarter... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We hosted a friend from Montreal and I didn't want to spend the entire time playing tour guide. Matthew and TJ with Chicago Private Tours were excellent! Loved the clean, well accommodated private bus. They took us to many well known places and even a few I haven't sent. Matthew did a great job giving us the facts about each... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome tour this was! From the moment that we were picked up from our hotel (early, to boot) to the moment we were dropped off again four hours later, this was such a fun and informative attraction! Even my teenage son and daughter stated how much fun they had as soon as they got out of the car!... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was in the city with my friends, mid January - not the nicest time to be walking around the city. We were able to hire Chicago Private Tours, who allowed us to customize our tour. It was lovely. We had the best time, TJ our driver was great, and our guide Matthew, was awesome! I will use them again.... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just arrived back from our 4 day weekend away in Chicago. Our guide Matthew was absolutely amazing. Knowledgeable, funny and interesting that he will keep you engaged for your the whole time. We were with him for 4 hours and not once did we lose interest or felt bored. His knowledge is so extensive and you will be truly impressed... More 

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Centralia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

From the second TJ and Matt picked us up from Union Station they treated us like royalty. We spent a very informative 3 1/2 hours with them. We are huge Chicago Fire/PD fans so we went to Firehouse 51. Matt got us inside and got the grand tour. Overall excellent tour, and would do it again in a second! Thanks... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The highlight of our long weekend trip to Chicago was the history and architecture tour we took with Chicago Private Tours. We are a family with 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old kids, and Matt had no problem keeping them engaged and entertained for the full three hours (and that's saying something with my kids.) Jim was our driver, and we felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great tour worth the money. Our first time visit to Chicago as a family of 5 with 3 teenage children we we met by our driver on time, new spotless clean van. Guide very knowledgable and tailored to suit our interests. Gives you a great history and overall view of the city.

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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.