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Gray Line Tours Chicago

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Address: 27 E Monroe St Ste 515, Chicago, IL 60603-5647
Phone Number: (312) 251-3107
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We took the tours of both North and South Chicago on the Gray Line tour. Our bus driver was knowledgeable and pointed out sights that we zoomed by. It was hard to see much while... read more

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Roswell NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the tours of both North and South Chicago on the Gray Line tour. Our bus driver was knowledgeable and pointed out sights that we zoomed by. It was hard to see much while we were rolling past. We did learn a lot about Chicago history and got a good idea of the lay of the city. It was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We purchased the City Pass in advance to streamline our Chicago experience. We purchased the pass that had five events on the pass and most of it went pretty seem less until we went to get on the Gray Line tours. Unlike the other attractions you have to go the Palmer House ( Which is spectacular) to book your tours,... More 

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Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour was long but lots of information provided. The driver, tour guide Anton was very nice and informative. The South side tour had more to see than the North side. We found the South side more interesting.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Tour(s) conducted via bus.(not as pictured above). Morning tour and afternoon tour cover different sections of the city. We took both for the full experience and enjoyed it. Knowledgeable driver/tour guide able to describe the sights well.

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Had a wonderful tour with Manny as our guide and Pat as our driver. Very informative tour, with great driving. Manny had humor, knowledge and was diverse in his stories. Not only architecture, but art, history and sports were included in his presentation. I had the Go pass and followed the directions, very easy to get my ticket and was... More 

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Stow, OH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This tour is an option from the Chicago GO Card. We took the 2-hour Historic Chicago South Bus Tour. First off, we picked up our tickets at a table in the Gift Shop on the first floor of the Palmer House Hilton. It felt like some type of shady back room deal. When they were ready to load we had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We purchased a Go pass which included a hop on and hop off pass. We went to the designated spot and we were told the location did not have a scanning machine. We were then directed 8 blocks away that they assured us would have a scanning machine. It did not. We were told to go into th gray line... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The Gray Line Tour does offer a good overview of Chicago. The combined North/South Loop tour will take about 4 hours and will cost around $50.00. I had hoped for a bit of historical information to be included in the tour, but heard mostly sports trivia from the tour guide. The bus driver was very good! Of all the Gray... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I felt strongly disappointed by the Historic Chicago South Shore Tour. To start off with, the bus is old, smelly and stuffy. Secondly, the tour was around 30 min delayed because a passenger got stuck in traffic. I understand we are supposed to cooperate with our fellows, but holding around 30 passengers because one is late sounds weird to me.... More 

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Howard Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We did the four hour tour on a dreary rainy day on April. Gray line picked us up at the hotel, was early, so were we. The pleasant trolley driver brought us to meet our tour bus, and we were all set. Many tours switch vehicles numerous times and are chaotic. Not Gray Line. They were organized, professional, yet approachable... More 

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.