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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise provided by See it All Chicago Tours

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
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About
Check many Chicago landmarks off your must-see list on this small-group sightseeing tour aboard a minibus. Cover more ground than on foot, and hit lots of highlights over the tour. See Museum Campus, the Rookery, and Lincoln Park, accompanied by in-depth commentary from your guide. Upgrade to include a Chicago architecture tour by boat, one of the most popular tours in the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a popular Chicago River architecture boat cruise
What to expect
  • Begin your Chicago sightseeing adventure with convenient pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels, where you 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 are returned to your hotel. Otherwise, you are transported to the boat departure point and are responsible for your return transport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a popular Chicago River architecture boat cruise
What to expect
  • Begin your Chicago sightseeing adventure with convenient pickup from most downtown Chicago hotels, where you 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 are returned to your hotel. Otherwise, you are transported to the boat departure point and are responsible for your return transport.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5538MINI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Three photo stops
  • Transport by 12-passenger, air-conditioned minibus
  • Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour (if option selected)
  • Complimentary pickup at most DOWNTOWN CHICAGO hotels
  • Masks must be worn at all times in tour vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shoreline Sightseeing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour picks up from most downtown Chicago hotels. We can return you to your hotel if you just take the Mini Bus tour. For those choosing the Mini Bus and Boat Tour, your tour ends at the boat dock at Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive. You are responsible for finding your way back to your hotel after the river cruise.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You MUST contact the local supplier to reconfirm your reservation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Masks must be worn while inside tour vehicle
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Three photo stops
  • Transport by 12-passenger, air-conditioned minibus
  • Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour (if option selected)
  • Complimentary pickup at most DOWNTOWN CHICAGO hotels
  • Masks must be worn at all times in tour vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shoreline Sightseeing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour picks up from most downtown Chicago hotels. We can return you to your hotel if you just take the Mini Bus tour. For those choosing the Mini Bus and Boat Tour, your tour ends at the boat dock at Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive. You are responsible for finding your way back to your hotel after the river cruise.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You MUST contact the local supplier to reconfirm your reservation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Masks must be worn while inside tour vehicle
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    The Magnificent Mile
    Navy Pier
    Millennium Park
  • 1
    Chicago River
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Buckingham Fountain
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lincoln Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Gold Coast
    Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
  • 4
    The Rookery Building
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chicago Skyline
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Art Institute of Chicago
  • 6
    Shoreline Sightseeing
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Demi M
Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
Highly Recommend
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide was patient, informative, and entertaining. Everyone during our bus tour enjoyed seeing the sites together and it was very well timed and organized. The river cruise tour was worth it, great views even during the rain.
Written October 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

april4002017
Auburn, CA5 contributions
Super excursion
Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent overview of a beautiful city, Rick on the minibus and spirit on the boat were both knowledgeable and welcoming. They wanted the visitors to appreciate their city and did a great job. Well worth the cost! Highly recommend!
Written October 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See_it_All_Rick
Thank you so much for the kind words, April. I really glad that you enjoyed both the mini bus and boat tours!
Written October 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

June B
5 contributions
Relaxing and very enjoyable
Oct 2021 • Couples
Becky our tour guide was fun and informative.
A very fun activity. What a fun way to see Chicago's
Riverfront artictecture.
Written October 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel V
1 contribution
Great tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
This tour is great for people with mobility issues. The guide for the tour was really knowledgeable. I’m a local and I still learned some things during the tour.
Written September 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shouna T
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina8 contributions
Book the Tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
Definitely worth it and a must do while visiting! Rick was funny and very knowledgeable about this amazing city!
Written September 12, 2021
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See_it_All_Rick
Thank you very much for your kind words, Shouna.
Written September 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dcbotossr
Eagleville, PA3 contributions
OUTSTANDING MINI-BUS & ARCHITECTURE CRUISE
Aug 2021
The Chicago Mini-Bus tour that my wife Janet and I(Dave Botos) took on August 24th with Rick as our Guide was EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE AND OUTSTANDING. Rick is an EXCEPTIONAL, INFORMATIVE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE and ADDED MUCH HUMOR was what made the tour enlightening and informative. We were very informed with all the information Rick had provided about the many sights of Chicago. A "KUDOS (WELL DONE) or as being a former sailor ''BZ''(Bravo Zulu - SAME MEANING - WELL DONE). WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR, The Chicago Mini-Bus Tour AND ARCHITECTURE CRUISE as the docent on our particular cruise, Elliot Cruz was EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND and MADE THE ARCHITECTURE CRUISE WELL WORTH TAKING. A Thank Very Big and Gracious Thank You for your Mini-Bus Tour and the ARCHITECTURE CRUISE.
Written August 30, 2021
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See_it_All_Rick
Thank you David. It was fun having the two of you aboard that day!
Written September 1, 2021
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Rob A
44 contributions
The perfect combo for visitors to Chicago!
Aug 2021
We loved our almost private tour (seven of us with another lovely couple) with Rick! He was totally amazing, informative and had a great sense of humor. Stopped at all the hot-spots with time to get out and take pictures. Learned a ton of history too.
We added the Architecture River Cruise, which was the first time for five of us. Becky was terrific and with her architectural background was a great font of information. The boat was clean and the drinks tasty and quite reasonable.
We would recommend this combo to anyone visiting Chicago!
Written August 27, 2021
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Claire G
1 contribution
Great tour
Rick was so much fun and informative! It was a great way to see the city. The mini bus made it a personal experience. Thanks Rick for your deep dish pizza and hot dog suggestions. They were spot on!
Written August 12, 2021
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Marv P
1 contribution
Chicago Minibus Tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience on the mini bus tour with Rick as our guide! Rachel was our guude on the Architectual River Cruise and so very knowledgeable! We live in Chicago it was so nice to be a tourist for the day!
Written August 7, 2021
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See_it_All_Rick
Thanks for joining us Marvis. It was nice to have you two aboard.
Written August 11, 2021
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Bernie A
1 contribution
Chicago by storm
Jul 2021 • Couples
Rick our bus driver gave a lot of great information and was a courteous driver. Jake on the boat was also great and gave a lot of information.

We were only in Chicago for a day and a half so this was a great way to see a lot on a short time.

We highly recommend.
Written August 1, 2021
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See_it_All_Rick
Thanks Bernie. We are proud to partner with Shoreline Sightseeing for the Architecture River Cruise part of our combo tour.
Written August 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Angelikayeghiazaryan
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Amazing!!!
Great first experience in Chicago! Highly recommend for any family or couple. In the span of two hours you see ever
0930tiffanym
0930tiffanym
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Small Group
Perfect tour for our 1st full day in Chicago. Loved that the mini-bus only held 12 people! (We got especially lucky
Go305374
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Tour
I booked the tour at the last minute. I was searching for a quick and easy way to see Chicago. Only downside was
Prashant J
Prashant J
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Awesome experience
The minibus takes the tourists around the city and complete description provided by the guide. One can club the riv
nyupstate
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Great Fun Inro to Chicago
Great, incisive & informed ntro to Chicago. Ricki teally knows her stuff - and is quite the funny girl.Much better
Al-Gini
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One of ther Best Tours
This was the best tour on our trip of 5 cities. He gave us a great description of the city and also some historical
sharonew358
sharonew358
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Simply Awesome!
Our Tour Guide (Richard) was very funny and knowledgeable. He did a fantastic job putting us in the right locations
dianesV7572EZ
dianesV7572EZ
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Great private tour of Chicago
We were VERY limited on when we could schedule a tour of downtown Chicago. Rick accommodated us by giving us a priv
HarmonKillabrew
HarmonKillabrew
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Good city overview
Great way for you to get a quick look at the city and figure out what to see on your own after the tour.
annetteg638
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Fun and informative!
We've visited Chicago many times. Have done the hop on hop off bus ride and architecture boat tour as well. We real
Jerry D
Jerry D
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These people are amazing to work with :)
We ran into a snag before our tour and Rick was very accommodating. Next time we are in Chi-town we will be sure to
genet701
genet701
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Great city tour
Great tour!!! The guide was very knowledgeable about the city and architecture. Many fun facts about the city made
barstoolblues4
barstoolblues4
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Informative tour with amazing guide.
Our guide Rick was knowledgeable and entertaining. I hosted visitors from out of town who had already been on archi
FBSHULTS
FBSHULTS
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Well worth it!
Our guide Sam was great! We didn’t have a lot of time in Chicago & wanted to see as much as possible. Very informat
PrincessBelle91
PrincessBelle91
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Great tour of Chicago
Very thorough tour of Chicago. A lot of fun. Picked us up at our hotel, which was convenient. Great guide and the s
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