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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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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Superb Tour Guide . . . the BEST!

Narrator was informative and entertaining, it was simply great! The sites visited were interesting and the narrator had an insightful story about each location. It helped the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Narrator was informative and entertaining, it was simply great! The sites visited were interesting and the narrator had an insightful story about each location. It helped the audience to gain an appreciation of Chicago! Dr. L. P. Gant

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our party of five included two 79 year olds on their first real trip to Chicago. We booked a four hour highlights tour from 10AM - 2PM on a Sunday. Pickup in the impressive black mini-bus was right on time. Todd and our driver provided an informative and fun trip around Chicago. We stopped and did short walks at the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I wasn't quite sure how to find transportation from downtown to Oak Park to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio. I called Chicago Private Tours and they made it happen! We were conveniently picked up at our hotel, taken out to Oak Park where we toured the house and adjacent neighborhood. Then since I had asked to see... More 

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide (Todd) who was absolutely excellent. He knew so much history and details of all the sights. And, our driver was Brandon was equally superb! We had special needs as Dick is an avid photographer and the two Chicago Private Tour fellows did EVERYTHING to give him all the best photos possible. We wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very good tour, informative guide, gave us a very good idea of what we wanted to see when we had more time.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Booked a 3 hour tour, there were three seniors, two of which could not walk a long distance. The tour was tailored to accommodate this issue. It was a wonderful, informative experience. Matt, our tour guide was courteous, funny and very knowledgeable, obviously, he loves Chicago. Our driver, was very safety conscious, and was right there to pick us up.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a short amount of time to spend in Chicago. I knew that a tour was the way to go and I am glad I chose Chicago Private! We were in town on June 10 and wanted to be picked up after our architecture tour on the river. Matthew was there shortly after the boat returned and TJ, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The tour was fab, we were picked up from our hotel at our requested time & they were right on time! Our guide was sooo informative, our driver was very good & the mini van was very comfy, clean and spacious. We had a short time in Chicago and this tour was a fantastic way to see all the sights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a family reunion in Chicago and booked Chicago Private Tours for a 13-person tour. We were picked up by TJ, a true gentleman, in a luxurious Mercedes van with very comfortable seats and spent the next four hours being both educated and highly entertained by Matt. Matt's obvious love for Chicago is only surpassed by his deep knowledge... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The tour guide, Natalie, was fantastic. She was very in-tune to what we wanted to do. She even stopped and let us enjoy a glass of wine. This was the perfect way to see all of the major sites during a very short trip.

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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.