Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)

  • Operates Daily - 4 hours
  • Refundable
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Stop At: 360 Chicago Observation Deck, 875 N Michigan Avenue 94th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

Explore Chicago’s North Side and South Side on this comprehensive guided city tour! See Chicago’s highlights and visit the impressive 360 Chicago on your own (John Hancock Observatory) for magnificent views of the Windy City!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Take a narrated coach tour with your expert guide through the South Side and travel through Grant Park, known as the ‘front lawn of the city.’

Duration: 30 minutes

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

See Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.

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

See the Adler Planetarium with its massive sky dome.

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

See the Field Museum of Natural History, and travel through the South Commons, a new 'close- in' residential community. You'll also get to pass by President Obama's old neighborhood and see where he used to live!

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 acknowledged masterpiece, the Pablo Picasso sculpture, created exclusively for Chicago.

Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Then, drive over the Chicago River.

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

See the famous Wrigley Building and Wrigley Field.

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

Soon you’ll see Chicago's elegant seven-level shopping complex and the renowned Water Tower Place.

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

Pass by one of the tallest buildings in the United States, the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Center).

Stop At: 360 Chicago Observation Deck, 875 N Michigan Avenue 94th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

Here, you’ll get to de-board and enter this impressive building. Hop into one of the world’s fastest elevators for a 39-second ride to the 94th floor of the 360 Chicago. On a clear day, you can see up to 80 miles away and view four states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Experience the open-air Skydeck, 1,000 feet above Chicago's Magnificent Mile, and admire the dynamic city below.

Stop At: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4757

Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Step into beauty and tranquility. Feel the clean, oxygen-rich air. Smell the fragrant tropical flowers.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans

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

a private, nondenominational, culturally rich and ethnically diverse coeducational research university located in Hyde Park

Pass By: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605

Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, it is meant to allegorically represent Lake Michigan.

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

It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Pass By: Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698

The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark now on the campus of the University of Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Pass By: Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616-3696

Home of the Chicago White Sox!

Activity Details
Take a tour of Chicago and visit the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory)! This comprehensive half-day tour is the perfect introduction to the Windy City. Visit the highlights of the North Side and South Side and enjoy a scenic drive along the Outer Drive. Explore Chicago’s beautiful parks on this guided tour, including Lincoln Park, Washington Park and Grant Park. Stop at the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Museum Campus, and enjoy admission to the skyscraping Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest landmarks. Climb to the top for spectacular city views!
Departure & Return
Departure Point30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Narrated trolley or motorcoach tour
  • Local taxes
  • Transportation to/from 360 CHICAGO
  • Entry/Admission - 360 Chicago Observation Deck
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry to TILT at 360 CHICAGO. TILT can be purchased for additional charge at 360 CHICAGO.
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 50 travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • The Chicago Grand Tour fully met our wishes and expectations. Most worthwhile! Tour Bus Driver was outstanding. The tour cost was appropriate.

  • Mitchell was absolutely wonderful. He knew all the history and details of every little corner. He was so informative, kind and made us all feel very welcome. I definitely recommend taking a tour with Mitchell, you will not regret it.

  • The trip was great. The view was amazing.

  • We had a very efficient tour guide who could crack jokes, Anton is his name. He could make your day special. We went to all amazing city views and Anton, our guide, let us get off to take pictures of Barrack Obama's house and let us have a taste of the famous hot dog stand without ketchup.

  • I like the tours of the North and South side of Chicago. I just wished we stopped a bit more so we can take pictures of places like Wrigley Field. It's kind of hard sometimes to hear the driver because of the noise outside, but he did a good job in describing in detail all of the places we looked at.

  • My wife and I took the complete tour 4 hours It was comprehensive and complete of all the spots that any tourist would want to see. Tour guide was very knowledge and a native of Chicago. He allowed us to stop at the Obama mansion to take pictures. I exchanged my online tickets at the gift store at the basement of Palmer House where the tour began and ended.

    Your tour provides tickets to the John Hancock Observatory but the tour does not take you there. They told us that they stopped that part of the tour. You have to make arrangements yourself to visit.

    We went on our own on a different day with the tickets provided. In my opinion, Viator should drop advertising the tickets with part of the tour. When we got there we had to wait 30 minutes in line. A fast pass was not provided by Viator. Even though the view was spectacular, it has become a Disney tourist trap with mandatory picture taking, gift shop exit,fast pass, and an extra fee for their new daredevil fandango called the Tilt. They need to clean up their act and revert back to their original concept of being a picture taking observatory. Since John Hancock sold the building, it has become nothing but a money making tourist trap!!! DROP THE TICKETS AS PART OF THE CHICAGO GRAND TOUR.

  • The tour was great. Be careful with the meeting point. You actually need to go inside the Hotel to the Gift shop and register. We waited outside so missed the departure. Luckily we found the attendant who lead us a couple of blocks to meet up with the coach. Service was great and was a great introduction to the city. Personally had a bit of trouble with the Chicago accent but it just added to the atmosphere.

  • Ride was fine except the bus driver/speaker sounded like a recorder. He sounded like a boring recorder. After five minutes it gets annoying.

  • Anton was great, could not understand a word that Leon said for two hours.

  • This tour is not good. The bus driver hardly told us any facts about the city, he highlighted points that were not interesting. The tour did not start on time, we sat in the bus for 45 minutes between the north tour and south tour, then when we finally got going, driver stopped the bus, got out and went in a store to get himself a drink. The only redeeming value of the tour was a stop at a hotdog cart for Chicago style hotdog.

 
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