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Architecture Tours
45 minutes
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Architecture Tours
5 hours
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$108.08
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Beer & Brewery Tours
4 hours
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Architecture Tours
2 hours
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Historical Tours
2–3 hours
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Unique Experiences
2 hours
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  • Luc T
    1 contribution
    Great guide. A tour that makes you see so much more in the chicago skyline!
    It exceeded expectations.
    Review of: Chicago Architecture River Cruise
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • Michael J
    San Diego, CA1 contribution
    The tour was wonderful and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. Best of all Lou Malniati’s is right next to the stairs. Win/win!
    Review of: 90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Deborah A
    Scottsdale, AZ2 contributions
    Views were great but our Guide is what made the tour. She was so knowledgeable and interesting and had a very pleasant voice and demeanor
    Review of: Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Jeniffer L
    2 contributions
    t was an excellent boat trip. Filled with a lot of valuable information about the city and its architecture in an entertaining way. We loved it!!
    Review of: 45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • Daniel H
    2 contributions
    Kris was super - he had a great energy that made it really fun. Only in Chicago for 24 hours and super glad we choose to use 2 hours to do this tour.
    Review of: Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • TravelBoss11
    United States9 contributions
    Very good tour. Nice boat, nice weather and very good explanation. Staff has been very carefull about us

    Recomended
    Review of: Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • Ashli G
    Charlotte, NC2 contributions
    Beautiful night on the river and on Lake Michigan. Very informative about the city building and history. Even my 13 year old really enjoyed it!
    Review of: Chicago Sunset Cruise
    Written September 15, 2023
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  • Fallon S
    Dickinson, TX3 contributions
    Went on the 9/18/23 evening food tour with Mikey. It was a great time. Mikey was very energetic and kept us moving. We had time for drinks at each place and as we walked along to each stop, he would provide a little history of the area. Great time. Works for sure do again. Thanks
    Review of: Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Raquel M
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Hillary was the best! She keeps us entertained all the while educating us as well! Great for any occasion! We were celebrating a birthday and had a blast! Great for tourists and Chicagoans alike!
    Review of: Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Teri S
    1 contribution
    This is a good option to give you an overview of the city. If you stay on the bus, the route takes about 2 hours and it hits the high points of places of interest. We are riding it again today and plan to get on and off the bus at places we want to visit. We enjoyed the open air upper level and there is a lower enclosed area if you prefer. The only negative is the audio system that requires provided headphones. We had to change seats several times because the audio on the left side of our bus has a short in it and it kept turning off and on. Plus, the provided headphones are cheap and don’t fit in the ear very well. They need to upgrade their audio system to a wireless app or something similar so one can use their own headphones.
    Review of: Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • RedRedWine65
    Naples, FL29 contributions
    Segway Mike, our guide did a great job on our tour. The sights and history presented in an informative, yet very fun way. Would highly recommend.
    Review of: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Chicago
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • Aaron D
    1 contribution
    Great knowledge and easy to listen to, very interesting learning about Chicago and how the city was created. We loved learning how the crime is interconnected with how the city has thrived through the years.
    Review of: Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • Jasmine O
    Plymouth, MA1 contribution
    I had such an amazing time on this tour! Dave was my guide and he was soooo awesome - friendly, fun, genuine and extremely knowledgeable. I can’t believe how much experience and history he was able to pack into one day! This truly was the perfect way for me to fit in a ton of Chicago history, food and fun into my trip after having traveled there primarily for business. I got to try 3 different entrees and 2 treats that Chicago is known for, see the inside and outside up close of some beautiful architecture while being taught about the history of the buildings, got to take a ride on the purple line, visited Millennium Park… gosh, I could go on. He even brought an umbrella as slight showers were expected during the tour. I have so many beautiful pictures too! I can not speak highly enough of this tour - you just get so much out of it. Wear comfortable shoes because you will for sure get your steps in!!
    Review of: Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Grant H
    1 contribution
    Such an interesting tour. The staff was kind and knowledgeable .They provided ponchos for the rain. Highly recommend!
    Review of: Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • Christy R
    10 contributions
    Enjoyed this, book ahead of time if you can. Cost.over $100 for two adults but we had to pay about $15 more per ticket for expedited tickets so that we could make our next adventure. The expedited tickets were still about an hour and a half from when we bought them but we didn’t have to wait in the long elevator line nor in the line to go out on the sky deck. You only get 90 seconds on the sky deck so be prepared, the sign says you can wait in line to go again if you want. Also, there are restaurants in the building while you wait. I’m glad we did this but we were there on a clear day and you really can’t see the four states that they claim you can see.
    Review of: Skydeck Chicago Admission Ticket
    Written September 10, 2023
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