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A Most Magnificent Mile Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

A Most Magnificent Mile Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a walking tour of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Located in the heart of downtown, this scenic stretch is beloved by locals and tourists alike for its great shopping and rich history. Visit a Water Tower that survived the Chicago Fire and gave its name to one of the city’s most elegant shopping centers. See a church frequented by Abraham Lincoln and other historic highlights dating back over 344 years.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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$42.67

Walking Tour of Lincoln Park in Chicago

Walking Tour of Lincoln Park in Chicago

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Step off the tourists’ path to visit Lincoln Park, a neighborhood beloved by Chicagoans for its stately homes, historic zoo, and stunning green areas. Your tour begins at the charming Children’s Fountain and continues to unexpected sites like the shrine of the first American saint. As your local guide leads you through the city’s largest park, you’ll marvel at the wild feel of this neighborhood just north of downtown Chicago.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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1-Day Harley-Davidson Museum+Lake Geneva (Chicago Departure) CW1

1-Day Harley-Davidson Museum+Lake Geneva (Chicago Departure) CW1

Itinerary: Milwaukee → Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional, 75 mins) →Miller Brewery (Optional, 75 mins) → Lake Geneva → Lake Geneva Bay Cruise (Optional, 60 mins)
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$97.34
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$97.34

1-Day Route 66 Tour (Chicago Departure) CR1

1-Day Route 66 Tour (Chicago Departure) CR1

Itinerary: Chicago downtown → The crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue(15 mins) → Lou Mitchell's(Optional, 45 mins) → Joliet → the Old Joliet Prison Park where the famous TV series Prison Break was made, Old Joliet Prison (Optional, 75 mins) → Pontiac → Route 66 Hall of Fame (Optional, 60 mins)→ the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum (45 mins)→ the Museum of the Gilding Art(45 mins)→ Chicago
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$97.34
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Train & Walking Tour of Chicago Loop: Home of the Modern Skyscraper

Train & Walking Tour of Chicago Loop: Home of the Modern Skyscraper

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We start our tour at one of the most interesting buildings in the Loop — the Fine Arts Building.  Built in 1884 as a showroom and office complex, the building was converted twelve years later into its present-day use. We then venture a few blocks to tour the Harold Washington Chicago Public Library, the design of which was the winner of a competition to design a new library for the City of Chicago.  Leaving the library, we'll view three Chicago landmarks built in the late 1800s, then we visit the beautiful Marquette Building, the Field Building (built on the site of the world's first modern skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building) and then see the amazing atrium lobby of the world-renowned Rookery Building. Next, we're off to the beautifully-restored Quincy L stop (authentic 1897 design) and take the train to our last stops.  We visit the iconic Macy's to see the beautiful Tiffany mosaic then we wrap up the tour at the Cultural Center to experience the world's largest Tiffany dome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Train & Walking Tour: Chicago's Prairie District - Street of the Elite

Train & Walking Tour: Chicago's Prairie District - Street of the Elite

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Step off the typical tourist trail, and discover one of Chicago’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods, on this walking tour of the Prairie District. Meet your guide in the morning at the Chicago Athletic Association, and set off with just a small group for company. The Prairie District is just a short L ride away; you can look forward to seeing the Second Presbyterian Church, Glessner House, Motor Row, and otherwise discovering how Chicagoans lived at the turn of the 20th century.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Semi-Private - Max 8 People

Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Semi-Private - Max 8 People

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The Art Institute of Chicago attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Met, Louvre & British Museum. On this 2 to 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided museum tour, you’ll be able to skip the line and explore it’s most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide who will lead the way. Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat Sky Above Clouds - Georgia O'Keefe Nighthawks - Edward Hopper A Picture of Dorian Gray - Ivan Albright America Windows - Marc Chagall The Old Guitarist - Pablo Picasso Inventions of Monsters - Salvador Dali Four Mona Lisas - Andy Warhol
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.70
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$100.70
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Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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The Art Institute of Chicago attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Met, Louvre & British Museum. On this 2 to 2.5 hour private guided museum tour, you’ll be able to skip the line and explore it’s most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide who will lead the way. Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat Sky Above Clouds - Georgia O'Keefe Nighthawks - Edward Hopper A Picture of Dorian Gray - Ivan Albright America Windows - Marc Chagall The Old Guitarist - Pablo Picasso Inventions of Monsters - Salvador Dali Four Mona Lisas - Andy Warhol
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.70
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$153.70
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Pilsen Neighborhood Train & Walking Tour in Chicago with Local Guide

Pilsen Neighborhood Train & Walking Tour in Chicago with Local Guide

Go for a scenic stroll through Chicago’s urban neighborhoods on this private tour accompanied by a friendly guide. Admire the oldest skyscraper and learn everything about the American dollar at the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Tune into stirring vibes of Pilsen neighborhood, absorb the beauty of Mexican culture and then relax with a pint of special beer in the family-run brewery. · Discover one of the most diverse and artsy neighborhoods of Chicago · Enjoy dedicated attention from a personal guide · Learn more about the history of the American dollar at the Money Museum · Sample the best Mexican dishes in Chicago
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
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Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

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Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, takes you on a fascinating self-guided audio tour of hidden historical spots in Chicago's gilded Gold Coast. Peep behind the gates of the original Playboy Mansion, walk along a wooden block-paved alley, sip a Faster Pussycat in Chicago's oldest piano bar and more as you enjoy a delightful walk through time in this exclusive Chicago neighborhood. The starting point is the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.34
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

This self-guided audio tour begins at the Laboratory Schools founded by John Dewey, and winds through the University of Chicago. Along the way, walkers will encounter world-renowned architects and Nobel Laureates, robber barons and artists, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the birthplace of the Atomic Age. In storied Washington Park, there may be soccer or cricket matches underway, bicycle rallies or softball games in progress, waves of runners or families gathered for a picnic. From there it's a short stroll to the home of President Barack Obama and his family. You guide is William Ayers, a former Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. He has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. The tour is ready whenever you are, simply download it onto the VoiceMap app and select Start Tour.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.40
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Private Exploration Game of Eastside Chicago

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Private Exploration Game of Eastside Chicago

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Play a city game where you will follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories in Chicago. You’ll tour Chicago’s famous Millenium Park and learn about the iconic works of art that populate the area on your way to riches beyond your imagination. Are you up for an adventure in Chicago? Highlights: Explore Chicago’s beloved Millenium Park and surrounding campuses Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan Learn about the artwork and architecture that marked Chicago’s journey from the 20th to the 21st century Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago

Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago

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Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see famous Buckingham Fountain, with the Windy City skyline as the backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, taking in views of the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium and Michigan Avenue. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toe shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Workers Cottages of Oldtown Triangle Walking Tour

Workers Cottages of Oldtown Triangle Walking Tour

This tour will show you many of these delightful cottages and the different styles they were designed and constructed in. You will also learn about their history and unique part of the growth of the city of Chicago. Plus you will hear about other fascinating Chicago history that dates back 150 years and beyond! The Oldtown Triangle is one of the oldest and most quaint areas of the city - an area that many Chicagoans love and cherish. You will feel like you have left the hustle and bustle of the city and will instantly be transported to another place, another time, specifically the late 1800's!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Investigation Tour

Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Investigation Tour

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Hook up with a paranormal investigator to tour Chicago's Lincoln Park and look for paranormal activity. Stroll through the neighborhood and learn about the Great Fire of 1871, Suicide Bridge, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and visit Lincoln Park, and the old City Cemetery. You'll get the chance to try out some of the ghost-detecting equipment.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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Chicago Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Chicago Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy moving at your own pace through Chicago's Millennium Park with an app as your guide. You and your private party can stop or start the app whenever you like; pausing to explore further on your own. Take in the sights of the public art—including the famous "Cloud Gate," otherwise known to locals as "The Bean"—and hear the stories behind their creation. The GPS-enabled guide will stop and start the professional commentary automatically as you explore the area. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you reach there, walk to the Millennium Park Welcome Center. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1.20 savings
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