Chicago Small-Group Tour With Optional Architecture Cruise

Kid Friendly in Chicago

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Don’t miss Chicago’s famous sights and fabulous views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like the Willis (Sears) Tower, The Rookery in downtown Chicago (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view), The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore Drive and more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its beautiful attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 12 people ensures a more personal experience.  The city tour ends at Millennium Park, home of the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, commonly referred to as "The Bean."You also have the option to upgrade to include a 75-minute Architecture Cruise down the Chicago River! This popular open-top boat tour offers the perfect vantage point to admire the city’s renowned buildings.
See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour of the city! Riding comfortably in a temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing, your guide will lead you through downtown and several Chicago neighborhoods, making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum Campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline), at The Rookery (one of the first skyscrapers. The lobby was designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright) The Loop, along the Chicago River and at the Buckingham Fountain (seasonal). As you admire the world's first skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, also known as ‘the Loop,’ and take in stunning views of Lake Michigan, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary and answer any questions you have.  A drive through The Gold Coast (home of the original Playboy Mansion) and Lincoln Park round out the sights. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row.   Upgrade: For more sightseeing, this time by water, upgrade your tour to include a Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour! This 75-minute, open-top boat cruise provides an in-depth look at the architecture of Chicago, as well as the opportunity to learn about the role the river has played in the city’s history. Chicago sights seen include: • Lincoln Park • The Loop • Rush Street • Chicago River • Lincoln Park Zoo  • Museum Campus • The Willis (Sears) Tower • Millennium Park • The Rookery • Chicago Board of Trade • The Magnificent Mile • High Hefner's Original Playboy Mansion • The Water Tower • Navy Pier • Chicago Cultural Center • Art Institute of Chicago • Buckingham Fountain • Grant Park • Route 66

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Three photo stops
  • Transport by 12-passenger, air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to most downtown Chicago hotels
  • Architecture boat tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Shoreline Sightseeing

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included