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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise provided by Gray Line Chicago

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  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20/07/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    30 S Michigan Ave
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    We are located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street. Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the west side of Michigan, just north of Monroe and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. For reference, the closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue.
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  • 1
    Grant Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Soldier Field
    Adler Planetarium
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Shedd Aquarium
    Field Museum
    Museum of Science and Industry
    Navy Pier
    The Loop
    University of Chicago
  • 2
    Chicago River
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 3
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Lincoln Park Conservatory
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Wrigley Field
  • You'll end at
    30 S Michigan Ave
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    We are located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street. Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the west side of Michigan, just north of Monroe and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. For reference, the closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narrated trolley or coach tour
  • Shoreline yacht cruise on the Chicago River
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to boat tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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gracetales wrote a review Mar 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan37 contributions21 helpful votes
Magical and wonderous. Your choice of top deck or below deck seating. The splendor of Chicago's architecture glistens across the waterways. Look up and see the towering skyscrapers from below the sidewalk lines. The bustle of the day's activity scurries on around you. While on
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Date of experience: June 2019
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BenLar137 wrote a review Nov 2018
Calgary, Canada13 211 contributions674 helpful votes
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We have relied on Grayline all over the world, and were somewhat disappointed at this city tour, called the Grand Tour (combination of North and South City tours), with a river cruise. Firstly, it was a bit hard to find the ticket counter (buried inside a gift shop in the Palmer
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Date of experience: October 2018
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berroacda wrote a review Sep 2018
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic182 contributions69 helpful votes
Easy to get in the riverside, the Architecture Tour is an incredible adventure for the peoble who like to know about the history and the art of the building. During the sail, you can hear and see, a nice explanation of the most iconic building of Chicago. Trump Tower, willis
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Sam T, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise
Responded 03 Oct 2018
We are glad that you were able to enjoy a nice sunny day out in Chicago. The river boat architecture cruise is a nice way to see all of Chicago from land and water. Thank you for generously leaving this review, we appreciate it.
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Marilyn N wrote a review Sep 2018
Ketchum, Idaho27 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent tour. Great guide. Don't miss. Nice to know that the river is getting cleaner. Very efficient and convenient.
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Response from Sam T, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise
Responded 18 Sep 2018
Marilyn, Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you had a nice experience on your tour, come again soon!
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About the operator

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By: Gray Line Chicago
jenniferriles
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Awesome way to get acquainted with Chicago!
Josh was very polite and extremely knowledgeable about Chicago. Included many facts and lots of history. Well worth
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Q6909BNrogerm
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Grand Tour
Great tour guide Joe, lots of good places and gave passengers some decision making ( zoo or Portillo's for food). G
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alzari
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Blah
The tour tried to do too much in too little time and the few stops we had could have been shortened to include more
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JonnyCanuck99
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Very disappointing
My wife and I took the "Grand Tour" which is the North side tour plus the south side tour combined, for a total of
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TravelingMom8066
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Disappointing
We have taken Grayline tours in other cities. This tour was the bare minimum. It was supposed to be 2 hours - ins
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Lkelley6485
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Bus trip
Very interesting to see the Christmas lights and Chicago, The driver was excellent and very entertaining.
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jea98rn
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Chicago North Side tour
We should have read the reviews! Don't waste your money! The windows on the bus are plastic flaps that are scratche
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brumba50
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Chicago Tourist Sites Overview
This is a non stop drive-by of the better known tourist sites and Chicago neighborhoods. It is not a hop and stop t
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buckstraveler18
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Chicago 4 hour city tour
A lot of people complain it is hard to find where the tour starts. If you make sure to follow the directions expli
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Kathy M
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Johte made our trip great!
The started off gloomy and rainy on our first day in Chicago so decided to take a hop on n off bus tour. So glad we
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Christine G
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2 separate tours will fill you day in Chicago
We took the boat tour first and found it engaging. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative as to architect
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Michael L
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A VERY INFORMATIVE TOUR
We did both the North and South of Chicago bus tours. The driver carried out a very informative commentary. If yo
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annarc6
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Great Tour
We were very pleased with the tour. We were perplexed about what we needed in the way of a ticket to board the bus
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Sunshine681993
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Ms. Roman
This four-hour tour was so great! And reasonably priced to boot! The tour guide,Joe, was awesome! I was so hap
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Johnboyga
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Chicago 4 Hour City Tour
This is the worst Grayline Tour organization that we have ever booked a tour with. To start, we were told to arriv
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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