As the hub of the Midwest, Chicago is easy to find — its picturesque skyline calls across the waters of Lake Michigan, a first impression that soon reveals world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world. Enjoy a private airport transfer, a private tour of the city and then strike out on your own to make your own discoveries. Chicago is one of the great restaurant towns in America, so explore the city for the best Deep dish pizza or Chicago hot dog!
This tour is also available in premium or luxury versions, with private guided tours on request. And as always - mix, match, and customize your vacation to get exactly what you want.
Meet your professional driver for a private city transfer.
Take a private walking tour of Chicago’s “Loop”, where the skyscraper was born! Your expert guide will plan a route covering the incredible variety of the city’s architecture including treasures from the turn of the last century through the superstar architects of today! See the beautiful Marquette building, the lobby of the Rookery, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, treasures by Mies van der Rohe, the iconic “corn cobs” of Marina City, and the new Trump Tower on the river walk! You’ll also explore the Loop’s extraordinary public art by Calder, Miro and Picasso. Experience a thrilling ascent to the 103rd floor of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower with your FastPass. The newly completed transformation combines information, education and excitement showcasing Chicago from its historic past to the modern city you see today. Step out on “The Ledge” for a clear view from an all glass balcony straight to the street over 100 stories down! Your guide will pick you up and return you to your hotel.
Enjoy your Chicago Architectural tour today. See and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower. Plus, with Seadog Cruises, you will also get a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Finish the architectural tour with a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake featuring Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago's Museum Campus and much, much more. A narrated historical tour can provide interesting and surprising facts. Kids will enjoy their Chicago Architecture Tour so much they won't notice that they are learning. There is no shortage of sights or architecture to learn about and enjoy, and you can get a great view of it all aboard a Chicago Architectural Tour.
Experience two great museums on this fascinating day! The Shedd Aquarium brings the lure of the world’s seas to the heart of Chicago. Visit a coral reef, the Pacific Northwest, the tropics and the nation’s lakes and rivers as you explore! Your All Access Pass allows entry to the beautiful Oceanarium and the dolphin & whale show conducted by marine scientists. Also, enjoy “Wild Reef”, “Jellies” and Stingray Touch (seasonal). Next you'll take the short walk down the lakefront to the Adler Planetarium. The Adler was the first center for planetary study in the Western Hemisphere and is still involved in leading research today. Visit exciting exhibits on the planets, comets and stars, see two shows of your choice and experience the exclusive Beyond the Dome tour to get behind the scenes of this working science facility!
Head to the Chicago Premium Outlets for an unparalleled collection of 120 designer and name brand stores offering savings of 25% - 65% every day. Upon arrival, show your Gray Line ticket stub at the information booth for a complimentary VIP coupon book featuring hundreds of dollars in additional savings at over 90 participating stores.
Meet your professional driver for a private airport transfer.
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel - an iconic, historic downtown Chicago hotel offers guests the opportunity to relish in the grandeur of tradition while experiencing an infusion of modern elegance. The lakeshore city of Chicago is known for breathtaking architecture, destination shopping, decadent dining and diverse selection of world famous attractions, all within steps from the downtown Chicago hotel location.
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