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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 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 4 days ago

Had a great time on the Chicago City Minibus tour followed by a wonderful architectural river cruise. Rick our host on the Minibus was informative, educational and to top it off...funny. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chicago especially for their first time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I spent four days in Chicago on vacation. I have been to Chicago on business but never got to see the city. It was the first time there for my wife. We booked the Chicago Minibus tour and opted to take the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Larry P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wish we could of stopped at The Bean for a quick picture!!! Otherwise very informational and beautiful scenery!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nettemae
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the perfect tour for me to see all the highlights of downtown Chicago in a quick 2 hour format! Pickup was easy at a hotel, the driver was friendly, funny and knowledgeable, we hopped on and off at some key spots for photos...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rick was a wonderful driver, gave us a very good history of Chicago. So I strongly recommend Rick, for he has a good sense of humor and very informative on a lot of things Chicago!

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 July 2019|
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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 :-)
9 July 2019|
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Response from fourboysandagirl | Reviewed this property |
Driver will accommodate you if at all possible. Enjoy the tour!
8 June 2019|
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Response from katschmidt | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the tickets for the boat will also work for another day 🎫
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