Half-Day Grand Tour of Chicago

3.8 / 5

78 Reviews

Half-Day Grand Tour of Chicago

From US$ 52.95 per person

See the best of Chicago in just 4 hours! You’ll travel through both the North Side and South Side business and residential districts, and see parks, museums, campuses, and other well-known sites in the "Windy City.” Enjoy scenic views of Lake Michigan.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the vitality and excitement of Chicago on a 4-hour tour
  • Visit the residential districts, parks, museums, and business district of the “Windy City”
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Michigan
  • Take in the high-end shops of the famed “Magnificent Mile”
Full description
On this 4-hour tour you’ll take in a wide variety of Chicago’s sights. See the city’s beautiful parks including Lincoln Park, Washington Park, and Grant Park. Travel the length of the scenic Outer Drive. Stop at the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Museum Campus, known for its breathtaking views. Chicago’s main business district is home to one of the world’s major financial centers, and is always bustling with activity. You’ll tour the famous "Loop" and State Street, where Chicago’s fame began. Take a ride along Wacker Drive, the double-decked thoroughfare that winds its way under the city. You’ll travel over the Chicago River, which is made to flow backwards by one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. See the famous white Wrigley Building that announces the beginning of the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the site of Chicago’s most exclusive shops. Marvel at the elegant 7-level shopping complex, the renowned Water Tower Place, which stands alongside the John Hancock Center, one of the tallest buildings in the world. You’ll also visit Wrigley Field, which is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The Art Institute of Chicago is also included on the tour. The museum houses the largest collection of impressionist art in the world. You’ll pass through the campus of the University of Chicago, with its elegant English-style architecture, and you’ll pass by the Museum of Science and Industry, a tribute to man’s ingenuity and inventiveness. Finally, you’ll see the world’s highest apartment building, Lake Point Towers, which is an architecturally stunning building of glass and curves adjacent to Navy Pier, Chicago’s inland port.
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Tour transportation
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up

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Meeting point

The Local Partner Chicago office is located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street. Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the westside of Michigan Ave. just north of Monroe St. and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. For reference, the closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue. There is an elevator just north of the stairs on Michigan Ave. that will take you right to the office on Parking Level 1.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Visits to Wrigley Field will be made on non-game days.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The tour is worth it

The trip consists of two parts and leads to both the north and south of the city. Pick-up from the hotel worked with a slight delay, nevertheless: top bus driver and a very good city guide, who gave a lot of information about the city and its people in easy-to-understand English and with humor.

April 20, 2014

Absolutely LOVED our tour and would recommend to all visitors!

My fiancé and I had such a great time on our tour in Chicago. We went on both tours, north and south sides and our guide was just as interesting as the sites he was pointing out. The information he gave us about the sites was very fascinating and the route is just perfect. I wish I could relive it over again! Not only was the guide informative, friendly and funny but the other staff were very helpful and welcoming as well. My fiancé and I thank you all for such a great time! :)

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November 5, 2011

Really enjoyed our tour of Chicago! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and obviously anxious to share his knowledge of the town he called home!

November 3, 2019

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