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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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No Tour Company knows Chicago better!

This is my fourth tour conducted by Chicago Private Tours (CPT). I take the train up from Springfield to Chicago at least once a year bringing along a family member(s) or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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English first
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is my fourth tour conducted by Chicago Private Tours (CPT). I take the train up from Springfield to Chicago at least once a year bringing along a family member(s) or friend(s) who know little about the great city of Chicago. Thus, I arrange well in advance for a 4-5 hour private tour provided by CPT. I always request Matt... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The tour vehicle (a large van) was very comfortable, especially in the summer heat. The vehicle driver was very professional and obviously knew his way around the city. The tour route and stops were exactly what we wanted to see, and we well timed. We liked that we could pick and choose the stops, in relation to what we were... More 

CPTAdvisor, Owner at Chicago Private Tours, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for your review. It is our number one goal to make sure every client has a positive, fun and entertaining experience. I am very concerned over your comments that the guide was unprofessional and not as entertaining as you would have expected. We take this very seriously and would appreciate if you contact our office... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I was visiting Chicago with the tightest agenda possible- I arrived in Chicago Tuesday night, then meetings all day till 4 in Kankakee, back to Chicago by 5.30 and flying to Boston the next morning . Luckily before arriving I had contacted Chicago Private Tours. Andrea master-minded what could have been a dull evening in my hotel room into 4... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

My two sisters and I had limited time in Chicago and we wanted to see the sights and include some stops at Tiffany's and Pandora while doing it. From the first contact via phone through to the end of the trip, the service was incredible! Friendly, efficient and professional all the way. Our driver Jim was excellent and Michael our... More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

Springfield, Virginia
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

Raleigh, NC
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Groveland, California
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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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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.