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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Enjoy a memorable, one-of-a-kind night out on Lake Michigan aboard this combination dinner, dancing, and sightseeing cruise. Make your own way to Navy Pier, and set off as the evening begins. You can admire views of Chicago’s picture-perfect skyline as the sun starts to set. While on board, take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, drinks to purchase, a DJ-helmed soundtrack, and even a fireworks display (weather permitting).
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  • 3 hours
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$158.98
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$158.98

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.00
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus and explore downtown and Northside neighborhoods. You have a chance to get out and visit several locations and hear about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.95
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop

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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers

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Admire the incredible façades and intricate interiors of the Windy City's 1920s art deco and art moderne buildings during this architecture walking tour of Chicago. Uncover the history of Chicago art deco architectural along with the city's influential role in the development of this iconic artistic style, as you get an up close and personal look at its wealth of gorgeous period buildings. This art deco Chicago walking tour also includes a certified guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

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The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

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Enjoy unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline—and glimpse many of the city’s top landmarks—on this architectural boat tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and hop aboard the open-air vessel right off the Chicago Riverwalk. As you trawl the Chicago River, spy skyscrapers and historical marvels from the Willis Tower to the Wrigley Building, and learn all about the Windy City’s world-famous architecture from your guide’s narration.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission

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Discover one of Chicago’s top architectural marvels when you explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s UNESCO-listed Frederick C. Robie House, located right on the University of Chicago’s campus. Considered a masterpiece of Prairie School architecture, the building is famed for its cantilevered roof and rich wood details. Save money when you book tickets to the house in advance; call ahead to reserve a space on one of the museum’s frequent, small-group public tours.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

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Embark on a walking tour of Chicago's more-recent architecture heritage with a 2-hour stroll highlighting the city's modern, postmodern, and international structures. Especially known for its architectural originality, Chi-town boasts everything from the elegant metal and glass tower of One South Dearborn to the Harold Washington Library, with its Beaux-Arts inspired exterior. Your guide will highlight these and other unique buildings, relaying background on their individual histories and construction en route.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Skyline Tall Ship Cruise

Chicago Skyline Tall Ship Cruise

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Escape the bustle of the city on a sailboat tour through Lake Michigan with a convenient departure from Navy Pier. The cruise offers plenty of frame–worthy photo opportunities, including sweeping views of the Chicago skyline rarely seen by visitors. As a popular choice for both locals and visitors, your experience is guaranteed to be family–friendly and tailored to your needs.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

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Travel through architectural history on this walking tour that covers Chicago's most famous buildings in chronological order. With a guide in the lead, there's no need to fuss over maps or worry about directions. Simply stroll along and listen to the in-depth guided commentary on Chicago's architectural history; you'll learn about each building and its importance in the architectural canon.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago City Minibus Tour

Chicago City Minibus Tour

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Get to know the Windy City the easy and comfortable way on a small-group minibus tour. Instead of long walks and navigating public transit, see major landmarks like Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park from an uncrowded minibus with large picture windows. Your driver and guide knows where to find all the best views, and there are plenty of photo stops along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

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Explore the Loop's famous architecture during this 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Discover the beginnings of the Chicago School of Architecture through visits to some of the city's oldest skyscrapers, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This sophisticated, informative tour is a must-do for history and architecture buffs.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ugly Buildings Tour

Ugly Buildings Tour

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Chicago is the architectural capital of the country and has so many tours profiling these wonderful, beautiful buildings. Hiding around these architectural masterpieces, however, are UGLY BUILDINGS. This “educational roast” teases these buildings and creates a conversation on what makes a building pretty or ugly. These opinions are all subjective, and participants are encouraged to share their perspectives whether or not they agree. IMPORTANT NOTE: There are jokes about Trump Tower along with the person it is named after on this tour. There is also one swear word used, because it is an important part of a story. If you don’t think you would find these kinds of jokes funny, I recommend choosing any other architectural tour. There are so many stories and perspectives on Ugly Buildings I have not previously been able to share on any other tours. I am really excited to have you along for this experience that is unlike any other tour in Chicago!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

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Get an insider's introduction to Chicago's most celebrated buildings during this architecture-focused walking tour of Michigan Avenue and State Street. Revisit the heyday of the skyscraper and visit stunning, Art Deco-era interiors, from the Palmer House Hotel to the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center is included, with an introduction by the docent.
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  • 2 hours
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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour

2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour

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Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings, and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
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2-Hour Chicago City Lights Evening Segway Tour

2-Hour Chicago City Lights Evening Segway Tour

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Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see famous Buckingham Fountain’s breathtaking, evening light show, with an illuminated Windy City skyline as the perfect backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, taking in views of the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and Michigan Avenue. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

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Travel down the Chicago River on an architecture cruise aboard the "Odyssey." As you pass by some of Chicago's most notable buildings, you'll dine on a 3-course lunch with salad, a main course such as chicken, salmon, pasta, or short ribs, and a dessert such as cheesecake or sorbet. Listen to onboard narration about the city's architecture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"The whole trip was FANTASTIC! The tour guide had tons of great history to tell and did an AMAZING JOB!!!"..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"Beautiful tour lots of great information. Able to just relax and enjoy or can listen to the history."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave good information. Experiencing the lock was very interesting."..."
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
"Delightful dinner, still saw fireworks despite the rain. Great music and atmosphere. We would definitely do again and recommend it to couples and families."..."
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
"Our group of 5 enjoyed a great day with Kevin. His enthusiasm for Chicago is infectious. He was super personal and kept the tour moving at a great pace. It was well worth it to see so many interesting places and learn so much about the beautiful city of Chicago in just a few hours. Highly recommend. Thanks Kevin!!"..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"The view of buildings from the river was amazing!! The narration gave us so much information! We enjoyed it very much!"..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
"Great van, great tour guide, great group! Saw so much in so short a time. Photo pops laid back and ample. Commentary knowledgeable. Wonderful!"..."
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Excellent view from the bus to all the city, very good detail of every stop of the bus , great service"..."
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"What was most memorable to me is my two teenage grandchildren who were with us, this was their first experience on a dinner cruise. We were celebrating my daughter, their mothers birthday. The food was absolutely delicious."..."
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors™ of the Loop
"The tour was great. Our guide Kylie was amazing, very knowledgeable, professional and passionate about Chicago architecture. We will certainly do thus tour again next time and would recommend it to all my friends."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
"This tour was great. The leader Marian was very kind and knowledgeable . The Chicago architectural tour is a must. Thank you. I had a great time."..."
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn
"The amazing architecture and history of the city was amazing. Our guide, Kevin, did a wonderful job with so much enthusiasm!"..."
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45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk
"Tour guide was knowledgeable and full of humor. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was a beautiful night"..."
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
"Excellent Gide, Mary. She did a wonderful job explaining not only the house but the surroundings and it’s history"..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture
"A challenge during Covid 19 restrictions, the tour guide found good ways to share her excellent information and make us comfortable."..."
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Chicago Skyline Tall Ship Cruise
"Raising the sails and just being on a sail boat. Very fun, crew was very fun and nice. I would do it again."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time
"My husband and I had a wonderful time at this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. I definitely recommend."..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
"Great communication before the tour. Friendly tour guide. Beautiful city. All expectations were met."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers
"Chicago is a beautiful city - but walking and listening to the history and the builders and designs make Chicago even more beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and wonderful."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago
"Amanda did an excellent job giving the highlights of the city! She answered all our questions and gave recommendations of things to do on our own."..."
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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour
"Fun way to learn about the city's architecture and monuments. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable! Would definitely do it again!"..."
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2-Hour Chicago City Lights Evening Segway Tour
"This was one of the best sight seeing experiences! My friends & I came from FL. And our tour guide Jeremy, he was such a great guide, and hands down the BEST photographer. So if you guys want someone with great humor and photo skills…Jeremy is the way to go!"..."
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise
"Friendly staff, great food, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views and awesome experience. I absolutely loved it!"..."

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