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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

  • Guided Chicago city tour includes areas that many other tours skip
  • Travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention
  • Air-conditioned minibus can travel where larger coaches can't navigate
Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
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10am Sightseeing + Boat TourMost Popular
2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour plus 1-hour Chicago River architecture tour departing at 10:00am
From $77.50
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2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour departing at 1pm
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1:00pm Sightseeing + Boat Tour
2-hour Chicago sightseeing tour plus 1-hour Chicago River Architecture tour departing at 1:00pm
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Check many Chicago's landmarks off your must-see list with this small-group sightseeing tour aboard a minibus. Cover more ground than on foot, and hit lots of highlights over the tour. You’ll see the Museum Campus, Rookery, and Lincoln Park, accompanied by in-depth commentary from your guide. Upgrade to include a 75-minute Chicago architecture tour by boat, one of the most popular tours in the city.

What to Expect

Begin your Chicago sightseeing adventure with convenient pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels, where you'll board a climate-controlled minibus with your group of 12 or fewer. The small group ensures personalized attention from your guide.

Journey through downtown, known as the Loop, and listen as your guide details its historical and architectural heritage. Head to some north-side neighborhoods that other tours miss, such as Lincoln Park and Gold Coast, to see how locals live. Check out the Museum Campus and Millennium Park, and get epic photo ops of the Chicago skyline.

Upgrade to include the popular architecture boat cruise on the Chicago River, which often books up. The onboard commentary sheds light on the city's architecture and the river’s place in history.

If not taking the boat tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel. Otherwise, you’ll be transported to the boat departure point and are responsible for your return transport.

Reviews (185)
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Great family outing

Our Chicago relatives organized for us to go on the bus tour and it was the perfect Sunday afternoon for 9 family members of varying ages. I loved the personal info from the driver, the history, the opportunity to get out of the bus on...More

1  Thank Erin T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great job

The tour was a great way to kick off a first time trip to Chicago. The tour guide was not only informative, he added the right dose of humor to keep things light and fun. I highly recommend.

Thank P565TCpault
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bus tour of Chicago

We did jut the bus tour as we had previously done the Architecture River Cruise. The tour bus driver was very knowable in the history of Chicago and add a lot of insight to the areas. I recommend this tour.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Chicago Explorer Tour

Great way to explore city highlightsThanks and architecture in Chicago this year. Nice to be in small group and guide did a good job

Thank Iris L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Nice overview of the city

Nice smaller bus. Not crowded. Guide gave thorough explanations of the sights and stopped for pictures. A good mix of scenery and the downtown area and waterfront. Worth doing, especially on first day of visit.

Thank frugalarnie
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November 7, 2018|
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Response from loaded4bear | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall the boat being temp controlled. However, the lower deck was enclosed.
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
Can't say exactly, but if the hotel is "downtown", they will pick you up. If you are concerned, you can call them directly for their response.
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