Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from selected downtown Chicago hotels. Or, you can make your own way to the departure point located at The Palmer House.
Returns to
Please note, there is no hotel drop off. Your tour ends at the boat dock adjacent to Michigan Avenue and its exclusive stores.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover Chicago from both land and water on this scenic half-day tour. Take a narrated coach tour through the city’s South Side and see highlights including Grant Park, the Loop, the Shedd Aquarium and exclusive shopping areas and neighborhoods. Then, experience Chicago from the water! Cruise along the Chicago River in a beautiful streamliner yacht and admire views of the stunning city skyline.

Explore the Windy City by land and water on this half-day tour of Chicago. On the first half of your tour, explore the city by bus to discover the history and culture of Chicago. Travel through Grant Park, known as the ‘front lawn of the city’ and the site of Soldier Field. Admire the sky dome at the Adler Planetarium and pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring one of the largest collections of impressionistic art in the world. See Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and Shedd Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums. You'll also see the Field Museum of Natural History, the 80-story Amoco Building, and pass by President Obama's former neighborhood and house!After your bus tour, board a state-of-the-art yacht to get a unique view of the city from the water as you ruise along the Chicago River!

What's included

  • Narrated coach tour
  • Shoreline yacht cruise on the chicago river
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off