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Chicago: Night Tour with Willis Tower Entry & Skyline Cruise

1. Chicago: Night Tour with Willis Tower Entry & Skyline Cruise

Immerse yourself in Chicago’s distinct skyline with bold skyscrapers and incredible views of Lake Michigan illuminated at night on this city tour. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, skip-the-ticket-line entry to Willis Tower, and a scenic Chicago skyline cruise. After getting picked up from your Downtown Chicago hotel, hop in your air-conditioned Mercedes Metris vans and travel to your first stop, Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Take the elevator all the way up to the 103rd floor of the tower, where you can enjoy 360-degree views spanning 50 miles and 4 states. Get your adrenaline pumping at The Ledge – a glass balcony extending 4.3 feet outside the building which provides a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once your feet are back on solid ground, take to the water for a skyline cruise to see the beauty of Chicago's world-famous skyscrapers lit up by the moonlight and bustling city lights. Enjoy a narrated boat tour passing by over 40 Chicago iconic landmarks. End the night by immersing your senses in a spectacular light and music display at Buckingham Fountain – one of the largest fountains in the world. You will also get to see the infamous Chicago Bean (also known as Cloud Gate), Anish Kapoor’s first public outdoor work installed in the United States. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your downtown Chicago hotel.

Chicago: City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture Cruise

2. Chicago: City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture Cruise

Start with a pickup from your downtown Chicago hotel. Board your climate-controlled minibus and embark on your guided sightseeing tour. Begin in the heart of downtown Chicago, at The Loop. Here you'll see incredible architecture, including the world's first skyscrapers. You'll even go inside one that features a beautiful lobby designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The stop also includes views of The Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis (Sears) Tower. After The Loop, head through Grant Park, which is known as the city's front yard. The centerpiece of the park is the Buckingham Fountain. Museum Campus is up next, with three museums, Soldier Field, and the most spectacular skyline views in the city. After a 10-minute photo stop, travel around Millennium Park, featuring The Bean, before heading up north along Wacker Drive, which parallels the Chicago River. Arrive in the fancy Gold Coast nightlife area and residential neighborhood - one particularly interesting sight here is the original Playboy Mansion.  Then, take a trip through part of Lincoln Park, and end the tour by zipping along Lake Shore Drive, past beaches, and old mansions, before being dropped off at your hotel. For those wanting the ultimate Chicago experience, add on the option of the world-famous architecture cruise of Chicago. After your minibus tour and a short break, climb aboard a state-of-the-art cruise vessel for a 75-minute cruise of all three branches of the Chicago River. Marvel at the architecture that has made the city so legendary. Gain insights into the buildings and engineering of a city that gave birth to the skyscraper and is the spiritual home of modern American architecture. An expert guide will lead you down the Chicago River to uncover hidden gems, as well as the city’s most renowned landmarks, such as the John Hancock building and more.

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What people are saying about Buckingham Fountain

This os a GREAT TOUR. We were a little concerned in the beginning because the guide was late on the pickup, but he called and reassured us he was on the way. This was a first trip for us and it was more than we expected. We thought we were going directly to the Sears Tower but much to our surprise our driver gave us a mini tour of of Chicago highlights with detailed explanations. Then we went to the Tower which was GREAT. After and hour overlooking the Chicago skyline, we headed for our senic night time cruise of the architecture of the Chcigo buildings. You must go at night. The buildings are all lit up and the cruise is soooo relaxing. We could not say enough about this tour BEST TOUR ALL WEEK !!!

We had a really nice tour guide: Jason who took us to some great places. The late afternoon/early evening cruise was well worth it, going to Ellis tower at night was great as well. Seeing the “Bean”, the Fountain lights and show at the Buckingham Fountain was great too. We got some good facts and knowledge shared with us. All is all, great night and a great start to our short stay in Chicago. Got some recommendations as well from Jason on some things we could do.

This tour is awesome!! The perfect blend of significant city sights, and then, the best 1 1/2 hour night river tour. Our guide, Ruben was incredible in every way. Thanks Ruben, and See Sight tours, for an unforgettable Chicago experience.

We enjoyed the mini bus tour and the architectural boat ride was fabulous! Our guide was great too.

Very informative, interesting and very entertaining.