These Chicago bus tours with experienced tour guides are the best that the Windy City has got to offer! Enjoy modern and classic architectural marvels, take a tour of the venues where many movies where shot, learn about the Fire that destroyed the city, hop on a bus - you'll see that Chicago is like no other city in the world!
Price From: $55.00; Duration: 4 hours
This exciting half-day Chicago bus tour combined with boat allow you to enjoy Windy City's landmarks and to admire the world wide famous Chicago Skyline from different perspectives. The first part of the tour will take you through Chicago's Southern areas, providing you the opportunity to explore the Loop - one of the main downtown Chicago neighbourhoods. Here you can admire some of America's most famous skyscrapers and you can have a stroll in Grant Park - the area's green lung and home to interesting Chicago landmarks like Buckingham Fountain or Museum Campus.
Other two important highlights of the tour are Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. The latter impresses the two million visitors it receives every year by the variety of its aquatic species coming from various geographic regions (the Amazon, the Northwest Pacific and the Caribbean coral reefs).
After having explored Windy City by land, you will get on a yacht and admire Chicago skyline while sliding down the Chicago River waters. Both during the city tour and the cruise you will be accompanied by a guide, who will provide you with all sorts of insights and details about the city's history, its landmarks' stories, etc.
Prices From: $44.99 ; Duration: flexible
Valid for 2 consecutive days, this Chicago bus tour is a pass that gives you access to a ride on a hop on hop off bus. The main itinerary, also known as Signature Route, includes the Windy City's major landmarks. With 13 stops, the double-decker Chicago City Hop On Hop Off bus tour makes the connection between Millenium Park, where you can admire and maybe catch a concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the elegant Michigan Avenue with its iconic bascule bridge and its Magnificent Mile (Chicago's most famous entertainment and shopping area), and numerous museums, art galleries, shopping malls and emblematic buildings you might consider visiting while in Chicago. If you are in Chicago between the beginning of May and the end of September, you can also enjoy (within the same price) the City Lights Night Tour, during which you can admire the typical American urban landscape featured by skyscrapers contours made by thousands of lights twinkling in the darkness.
Prices From: $30.00; Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
The Chicago Film Bus Tour has something interesting for everyone and is a must do if you are a film buff. This two hour tour covers over 30 miles of Chicago’s famous streets and locations that have been used in some 75 movies over the last 100 years.
Patrons will ride in a luxury tour bus and follow a path of the movies through iconic neighborhoods like Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast. At each stop guests will learn interesting information from an expert tour guide as well as view short film clips of each movie location. This Chicago bus tour is open to all ages.
Prices From: $45.00; Duration: 4 hours
This comprehensive Chicago bus tour allows you to explore the fascinating American metropolis in depth, sightseeing its main landmarks, driving through its most beautiful areas and strolling along the alleys of its green parks. Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour has two parts, just like the Windy City: a Northern and a Southern one. In the Windy City’s Northern hemisphere you will be touring the famous skyscrapers of the Loop, you will stop at Wrigley Field – home stadium of the world wide renowned Chicago Cubs, you will have a stroll in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and much more. You are in for other sightseeing adventures in the Southern side of the city, which includes an extensive tour of Adler Planetarium and a visit to Chicago Art Institute.
Prices From: $27.99; Duration:
Are you looking for a Southern Chicago bus tour that will take you thorough the main attractions located in this part of the town? Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise is the answer you have been looking for as it offers you the opportunity to sightsee landmarks like the Orchestra Hall – the main venue for the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performances, Adler Planetarium with its impressive dome and Grant Park. This tour’s organizers thought about art enthusiasts as well and included a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Scenery lovers can opt for a cruise on Chicago River, during which they will get fascinating views of the Windy City’s Skyline – a landscape that has been featuring so many movies along the years.
Prices From: $27.99; Duration: 2 hours
The harmony in which different architectural trends co-exist is what makes Chicago a fascinating tourist destination that attracts visitors from all around the world. This Chicago North Side Tour will show you the modern side of the Windy City. While touring the Loop, you can admire some of the city’s iconic skyscrapers like the elegant Wrigley Building built at the beginning of the 20th century or the silvery silhouette of Trump International Tower with its 92 floors inaugurated in 2008. During this Chicago bus tour you will also have the opportunity to take a look at Magnificent Mile’s sumptuous shops as well as to have a stroll and enjoy the diversity of vegetal species in Chicago Botanical Gardens. Combining landmarks sightseeing with recreational activities, this Chicago bus tour is a great choice for architecture lovers, for active spirits as well as for families traveling with kids.
Prices From: $39 ; Duration: variable
There different ways of sightseeing a fascinating metropolis like Chicago - by land, by water, by air. The Windy City features a wide range of landmarks appealing to various types of tourists - history and architecture buffs, movies fans, romantic spirits, ghost hunters, etc. This Chicago bus tour tour offers you the opportunity to get a complex perspective over the city of Chicago and its world wide famous attractions.
During the first part of this small group Chicago bus tour, you will comfortably travel in a minibus from one spot to the other, visiting emblematic landmarks like the historical skyscraper Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Towers) or Wrigley Field - the legendary Chicago Cubs' home stadium. The tour's organizers did not forget to include the Loop - Chicago's famous business district, whose edifices raise high towards the sky or the shores of the scenic Lake Michigan along which you will notice lots of beautiful residential buildings. Shopping junkies should rest assured that the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue is also part of the plan.
Once you sampled the best of the city by land, you can relax during an hour long boat tour. Cruising the Chicago River will provide you with a different yet very interesting perspective over the Windy City and its landmarks. Although not compulsory, this river cruise is recommended if you want to better understand Chicago's past and present life.
Prices From: $62 ; Duration: 4 hours
Do you want to feel like having seen almost the entire United States at once? This is the impression a visit to John Hancock Observatory will provide you with. The central point of this Chicago bus tour, the observatory is located on the 94th floor of a Michigan Avenue skyscraper and offers its visitors the opportunity to get a scenic perspective over a few American states from a bird's eye view, without having to get into an airplane.
However, this Grand Tour of Chicago has much more surprises than the Observatory. During 4 full hours you will touring a great part of the Windy City's attractions and find out lots of interesting stories about Chicago's past, about the historical events that made this American metropolis become what it is today, about the personalities and figures that contributed to the city's cultural background, etc. From the luxurious mansions of Gold Coast to the Loop's skyscrapers with their modernist, post-modernist, functional or Art Deco facades, from the world renowned Chicago street sculptures to Grant Park's quiet alleys, from the luxurious shopping opportunities provided by the Magnificent Mile to the scenic views you can get from Lake Michigan's shores, you will see the best things Chicago has to offer during this comprehensive Chicago bus tour.
Prices From: $35.95; Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
The Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour will have history and mob enthusiasts jumping in their seat as they travel to hot spots that are connected to crime and the mob in Chicago. Patrons will enjoy this 90–minute tour in a luxury coach that transports the passengers to a time in Chicago when crime and the mob ruled the streets.
Expert tour guides will reveal interesting details about the lives of such notorious gangsters as Al Capone, John Dillinger and the Chicago Mob as well as how the Untouchables came to exist. Guests of this fun Chicago bus tour will travel through the areas of River North, the Gold Coast, Old Town, the Loop, Mag Mile and Lincoln Park. Patrons will visit and be able to take photographs at the notorious site of the 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, Biograph Theater, Clark Bridge and other known hangouts of the gangsters. This tour is open to all ages.
Prices From: $30.00; Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
The Chicago Blues City Bus Tour is a fascinating trip into the history of the Chicago blues scene with your tour guides fashioned as the Blues Brothers. This 90-minute tour begins by boarding a luxury coach that will take you to iconic hot spots of the Chicago blues scene still flourishing today.
Patrons of this Chicago bus tour will view movie clips of famous blues musicians and clips from the Blues Brothers movie as they relax in the luxury coach. Expert tour guides will inform guests of interesting facts about each location and famous blues musicians that roamed the Windy City streets. The tour bus will cruise through several neighborhoods such as the Loop, Bronzeville and Bridgeport while patrons will view sites like Chess Records as well as the House of Blues. This tour is open to all ages.
Prices From: $44.99; Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
The Chicago Prohibition Bus Tour takes guests back in time to the notorious speakeasy days of Chicago. This three and one-half hour tour aboard a luxury coach features a narrative tour of the sights and interesting information on the signature hand crafted libations of the Prohibition Era. Once aboard you will travel to four different bars starting at the famed Green Door Tavern. From there guests will visit a location in Wicker Park that features old school blues on the jukebox as well visit the oldest continuous running bar in Old Town.
Patrons will end the tour at the Exchequer Pub where tons of Al Capone stories fill the air and adorn the walls. Guests will be given ample opportunity at each location to indulge in one of many signature cocktails that each establishment carefully prepares. Only transportation and tour guide is provided on this tour. Patrons must purchase alcoholic beverages separately. This Chicago bus tour is limited to guests 21 years of age or older.
Prices From: $35.10; Duration: 24, 48 or 72 hours (approx.)
People that buy a pass for the Big Bus Chicago Hop On/Hop Off Tour will be delighted with the value and the adventure. This is really a self-paced tour that allows patrons to hop on and off at fourteen locations throughout Chicago. The two hour circuit features expert commentary by tour guides as the bus glides through such famous spots as the Mag Mile, Grant Park and Fort Dearborn.
Patrons have the opportunity to visit prime sites such as the Willis Tower Skydeck, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Millennium Park with the bus ready to pick you up every 10 to 20 minutes. Patrons can purchase a ticket that is good for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This is a great Chicago bus tour for those wanting to see it all in two hours or over a longer period of time without paying for taxis and other forms of transportation during the day.