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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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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 early skyscraper "The Rookery" (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view in town), Millennium Park (The Bean), Buckingham Fountain, The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, Chicago River, The 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.

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.
  • 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'll 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’ll be returned to your hotel. Otherwise, you’ll be transported to the boat departure point and are responsible for your return transport.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour picks up from most downtown Chicago hotels.
Return Details
• If boat tour option is not selected, tour returns to original departure point
• If boat tour option is selected, you will be transported to the departure point for the boat tour.  The boat returns to Michigan and Wacker.  You will be responsible for transport to your hotel following the boat tour. Downtown hotels are located 1 mile or less from this location.
  • Local guide
  • Three photo stops
  • Transport by 12-passenger, air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to most downtown Chicago hotels
  • Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Rick was a great tour guide. Was the highlight of my trip to chicago. Rick in the bus. Rachel on the river cruise. LEARNED SO MUCH! was really amazing.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour was perfect... great information from our guide and plenty of photo ops! Rick was funny and genuine... keeping the whole group interested. No better way to see the city in just a few hours!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CarrieCfromohio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour. Great guide. We got a fantastic overview of Chicago! After the tour, we felt so much better acquainted with Chicago and were able to choose places we wanted to walk around. Excellent way to get to know Chicago

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small group, knowledgeable of Chicago and took questions through out the trip. All stops where great to take pics and stretch ones legs.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Departure49958812806, Owner at See it All Chicago Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Tony! Rick

Reviewed 1 week ago

The mini-bus tour was a great introduction to Chicago and Rick our driver made it fun and informative. The river architecture tour was also a very special trip, the views of the city and the building are fantastic. I highly recommend this dual package.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Caltour
Brock R, General Manager at See it All Chicago Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Caltour! We appreciate your kind words!!

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Response from Gran7 | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the hour company directly. They are versatile and will help you with your plans
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Response from katschmidt | Reviewed this property |
I did meet them in front of Doubletree Hilton, 300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 - was easy and worked out perfect :-)
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Driver will accommodate you if at all possible. Enjoy the tour!
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