Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

  • Operates Daily - 2 to 4 hours
  • Refundable
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Itinerary
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Pass By: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

The main shopping street

Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Popular tourist attraction

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

The extremely popular home of The Bean, Pritzker Pavillion, Crown Fountain and more. We slowly pass by it on the tour and can drop you off there at the end if you wish.

Pass By: Cloud Gate, 201 E. Randolph St. Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

Some call it Cloud Gate (the proper name). Others call it The Bean. Either way, it's fantastic.

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

See the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Marina City, the Chicago River and much more at this stop!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605

One of the most beautiful fountains in the world. In Grant Park.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museum Campus, Museum Campus, Chicago, Illinois

The VERY BEST skyline view!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

1,600 acre park. Home of the Lincoln Park Zoo, beautiful gardens, fountains, sculptures and much more.

Pass By: Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois

Popular nightlife district and upscale residential area. Cool restaurants, The Original Playboy Mansion, brownstones and more!

Stop At: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive entrance on Jackson Blvd (south side of building), Chicago, IL 60606-7147

Once the tallest building in the world, still the tallest in North America. See the outside of it at our Rookery stop.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Rookery Building, 209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1219

One of the world's very first skyscrapers. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the beautiful lobby. It was also used as Elliott Ness' office in the movie The Untouchables!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Shoreline Sightseeing, E Grand Ave 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

The most popular tour in the USA, according to Tripadvisor.

75 minute cruise on the stunning Chicago River

Stop At: Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL 60601

One of the most beautiful skylines in the world, from the BEST perspective in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Home of the second most French impressionist paintings. Also American Gothic, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Nighthawks, and much much more!

Pass By: See it All Chicago Tours, Chicago, IL 60601

The best tour company in Chicago

Stop At: Chicago Lakefront, Chicago, IL

The beautiful blue Lake Michigan is seen several times during the tour. We even stop there for a bit for photos.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489

Oldest Planetarium in the western hemisphere!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566

Legendary home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Duration: 10 minutes

Activity Details
Enjoy Chicago’s famous sights (now including Wrigley Field) 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, enjoy famout architecture including the world's first skyscrapers, 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 many attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 10 people ensures a more personal experience. 

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.
Departure & Return
Departure PointDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile, 300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Traveler pickup is offered Tour picks up from most downtown Chicago hotels.
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • 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)
  • Face masks must be worn at all times when inside tour vehicle.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 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 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • At this time, we recommend our PRIVATE TOUR. It'll just be you and your family and friends. The safest way to tour in these times.
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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Average based on 129 reviews.

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  • It was a great tour, guide was very knowledgeable and super funny, we had enough time to take pictures.

  • The 2 hours tour by minibus was great, particularly as it was too cold to be outdoors too long. Just the right balance of history.

  • Thanks for picking our family from the hotel. Driver was knowledgable and friendly, good customer service

  • Great job!! Informative, knowledgeable, humorous and entertaining !! We truly enjoyed the tour, a good number of on and off stops to get out and get a different view and felt great to stretch our legs.
    Our guide was fun and had a great rapport with all participants. He even remembered specific names of the participants.. and referred to them in his dialogue and monologue.
    The River cruise was also great with the tour guide, Sam, being knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very personable and helpful in suggesting tourist attractions and restaurants to visit and enjoy.
    We loved both tours!! We would definitely recommend both tours !!

  • Both guides on the minibus and the river cruise were very knowledgeable, pleasant, and I enjoyed my day in Chicago very much.

  • Would recommend this tour of Chicago, covered the main sites and a small group, which was nice. Tour guide was informative.

  • We were picked up in front of our hotel exact time that I was told they would be there. Rick was very informative and really gave a lot of fun information, outside of what I had read about Chicago. Very comfortable and nice quick stops which was just right. After the minibus tour we were taken to the River Cruise which was a little crowded, but done well and also informative. The only thing negative about everything was that the bartender on the boat acted like since we were not have drinks only coffee we were putting her out. It was noon and a little chilly. The whole day was really nice and I would recommend it highly.

  • Nice overview of key city sights, history, and Architecture. Rick was an excellent guide.. very knowledgeable and a good sense of humor.

  • Very enjoyable short tour of Chicago’s main sights. Excellent guide Paul was very knowledgeable about the area’s history and entertaining with many local interesting stories to tell. Well recommended.

  • Tour was a great way to see Chicago neighborhoods and important architectural sites on a drizzly day. Guide was very knowledgeable and covered lots in a two hour tour. This tour is especially recommend for first time visitors as an introduction to the city.

 
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