Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise

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Activity Highlights
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Pass By: Gray Line Chicago, 30 S Michigan Ave Northwest Corner of Michigan Ave. & Monroe St. - Grant Park North Parking Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-3211

Starting point location.

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

Drive through the beautiful campus of U of Chicago.

Pass By: Lake Point Tower, 505 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3427

While on Lake Shore Drive you will see these large skyscrapers.

Pass By: Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-3800

One of Chicago's many popular parks.

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

Pass by on trolley, one of Chicago's most famous museums.

Activity Details
Experience the beauty of Chicago on a tour full of history and excitement. See all of the city’s highlights, such as Grant Park, the Adler Planetarium and the Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring a world-renowned collection of impressionist art. See one of the world's largest aquariums, pass by President's Obama's old neighborhood and more. Upgrade your Chicago tour to include a river cruise!
Departure & Return
Departure Point30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Transport by trolley or motorcoach
  • Local taxes
  • Architecture river cruise (if option selected at checkout)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to additional activities
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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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  • Great tour of Chicago South Side! Our tour guide/driver (Joshua) was very knowledgeable about Chicago history. He was upbeat and entertaining. We got to see many places while riding on the bus and the driver slowed down so we could take pictures. You don’t get off the bus much on this tour, but at one of the tour stops our driver/guide let us get off the bus to buy a “famous” Chicago hot dog. Yummy! We did not go on the River Cruise but we really enjoyed the 2-hour Chicago South Side Tour. Tip: The tour does not start at 17 E Monroe Street (Palmer House Hilton Hotel). Gray Line changed the tour start location and you must now board the bus at the Gray Line Office. You can get directions to Gray Line from the Palmer House Concierge.

  • It was wonderful! Your tour through the blue-green waters of its canals (yes, like Venice but wide) with skyscrapers soaring up all around us was nothing short of magnificent.

  • It was fun and educational but the river cruise was too long. It wasn't exactly what I expected but I did learn a lot. But the river cruise was too long but it might have felt longer because our 11 mo old baby was very fussy.
    On the bus tour we got a glance at Obama's house, A house that came out in Ferris Bueller, some great views of the city by either the aquarium or the planetarium.

  • I guess our driver was an Obama fan, for he mainly talked about him and where his hangouts were

  • Guide was very knowledgeable, spoke a little too fast at times but well worth it.
  • There were four of us, and we all totally enjoyed the trip. The driver was very informative and really knew what he was talking about. We're looking forward to another tour.
  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable but his pattern of speech was hard to understand. He spoke in an uneven cadence, and also too fast.

  • It was hard to understand the bus driver. I would have liked to stop and get off the bus a little more.
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