Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour

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Stop At: Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Get an in-depth look at the beautiful Windy City on this 4-hour tour of Chicago! Take a scenic bus ride through the South Side and travel through the beautiful Grant Park.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489

Visit the Adler Planetarium with its impressive sky dome

Pass By: Picasso Statue, 50 W Washington St Richard J. Daley Plaza Civic Center, Chicago, IL 60602-1305

On the North Side, travel by the striking Richard J Daley plaza with its magnificent Pablo Picasso sculpture created specifically for Chicago.

Pass By: Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827

This natural history museum is home to almost 40 million specimens and artifacts.

Pass By: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490

Shedd Aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world!

Pass By: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093

Pass by the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere!

Pass By: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566

See the famous Wrigley Building and Wrigley Field.

Pass By: John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

Spot one of the tallest buildings in the world, the John Hancock Center.

Pass By: 2045 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4707

Continue through Lincoln Park’s acres and acres of lush greenery and lagoons.

Pass By: Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2203

At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's shopping destination with a stunning eight-level atrium.

Pass By: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Water Tower Place is located in the famous Mag Mile shopping district.

Stop At: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Home to dining, restaurants, and the Centennial Wheel Ferris Wheel.

Pass By: University of Chicago, 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418

Founded in 1890 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller and home to neo-Gothic and contemporary architecture and lush botanic gardens.

Pass By: Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596

Pass the Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and drive by President Obama's old neighborhood!

Pass By: Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2902

Pass by the venerable home field of the Chicago Bears football team.

Pass By: The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110

Pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, which boasts a world-renowned collection of impressionist art.

Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Cross the Chicago River.

Stop At: Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N Stockton Dr At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614-3419

Enjoy a 20 minute stop at the Lincoln Park Conservatory botanical garden.

Duration: 20 minutes

Activity Details
This comprehensive half-day tour of Chicago is the perfect introduction to the Windy City! Discover the highlights of Chicago’s North Side and South Side and enjoy a scenic drive along the Outer Drive. Pass by Chicago's beautiful Washington Park and Grant Park, and make a 20-minute stop at the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory. Stop for photo opportunity at the Adler Planetarium, see the impressive Wrigley Building and more. You'll come away with a fantastic overview of the best Chicago has to offer!
Departure & Return
Departure Point30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Anton provided exceptional, useful pointers to all of us as he expertly took us thru the major points of interest in Chicago. He is a great photographer, helping us get the perfect pictures fronting Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the background! We had first time and newly relocated residents of Chicago in our group and all of us came away with insights and appreciation for the windy city! Grayline provided easy access and return thru the Palmer Hotel with the very helpful and polite Valerie!

  • Antoine was a great guide. He was informative, funny, and aimed to please. It was a thoroughly comprehensive tour.

  • This tour was amazing , and I recommend it for the very first day that you're vising Chicago. It will give you an idea of what you would like to spend time seeing and what could be saved for another time .

  • Great trip seeing all the Chicago sites.

  • First half of the tour going to museums and university of Chicago was excellent. Second half of the tour going through neighborhoods was boring.

  • We took the four hour tour of Chicago's South and North sides. We were very disappointed to learn that our tour was on a small "trolley", rather than a bus. The trolley had movable plastic for "windows" on much of the bus, which made picture taking through them nearly impossible. The seats were hard wooden slats, rather than cushioned seats and backs, which made for a very sore bottom and back after four hours.

  • I really cannot recommend this tour. It is not really a guided tour since there is a bus driver (who is doing his best) who announces the attractions but no guide to comment or provide information or stories. The plastic windows on the bus make it hard to see. Also if you are traveling solo you may be asked to exit the bus if you are the only traveler on the second half of the tour.

  • The driver spoke very fast which made it very difficult to understand him so we missed about 80% of the narrative.

  • I could not understand the commentary. The volume was ok, but the words were not distinct. All the passengers were complaining. The bus was not comfortable. The seats were hard and the window coverings were plastic - either open or closed. Hot when closed or extremely windy when open.

  • I was really excited to learn about the city in this four hour long tour, two hours touring the North side, two hours touring the South side. Unfortunately it wasn't the greatest. The driver was also the tour guide. The main issue was the loud noise coming from the engine of the shuttle, which made it VERY difficult to understand the driver the whole 4 hours! Also, the noise of the streets and cars was distracting from what he was saying. I think I probably understood about 30 of what he said, and the information I caught was very interesting. I just wished I could understood him clearly. During the first North side tour, he made a stop at the Lincoln Park Conservancy, which was nice to take pictures. During the second part of the South side tour, he stopped by the aquarium where there was a beautiful view of the city.
    The tour had the potential to be a very successful and informative for those who really want to know about the city but unfortunately it was not worth the 48 I spent.

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