Chicago is renowned for outstanding architecture, theater and dining in a friendly, accessible setting. The city has an incredible wealth of world-class museums as well. On this tour you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeply into that cultural heritage with private expert guides. See the world-renowned collection of the Art Institute including Impressionist, Renaissance and Modern masters; the exhilarating Shedd Aquarium, the fascinating story of life of earth at the Field Museum, and cutting-edge science at the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.
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Enjoy a spectacular private tour of Chicago! This vibrant city is the birthplace of the skyscraper and continues to set the standard for skylines everywhere! Your tour will include the bustling “Loop” theater and financial district, home to Picasso’s world famous sculpture in Daley Plaza, and public art by Calder, Chagall, and Miro. See the Willis Tower, landmark Auditorium Theater and legendary State Street. With your guide, you’ll discover the River North entertainment, shopping and arts district and the stunning lakefront and Museum Campus. Tour Millennium Park, and learn the story behind the creation of Chicago’s new “front door”! The incredible Frank Gehry music pavilion and Anish Kapoor’s “Cloudgate” sculpture (the Bean) are recognizable world-wide as symbols of the city! See the “Magnificent Mile” - Michigan Avenue – a shopping Mecca. Venture beyond downtown as your interests take you – Visit the "hot spots" of the Roaring 20s Gangster era or the sites of your favorite movies and TV shows filmed in Chicago. Discover Hyde Park, the beautiful site of the University of Chicago and the home of our 44th President. Drive on landmark Astor Street and the Gold Coast on your way to historic Wrigley Field. Visit the pulsing West Loop restaurant district and continue on to the United Center for pictures with the iconic sculpture of Michael Jordan. Your guide will bring the history and culture of this great city to life! In the afternoon, take a private guided tour of the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. This world-class museum houses some of the finest works from antiquity, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Explore the phenomenal Impressionist Collection and the stunning new Modern Wing overlooking Millennium Park. Delight in the miniature Thorne Rooms, plus sculpture, photography, furniture, and arms and armor. Lunch is available on your own in the renowned Terzo Piano restaurant where local, sustainable ingredients are used to create fabulous seasonal menus. Or choose the sunlit museum courtyard café.
Head to the museum campus where The Field Museum of Natural History will delight the explorer in you! Discover the secrets of ancient mummies, see scientists working on dinosaur discoveries, learn the lore of ancient peoples throughout time. Find out how this Chicago institution has amassed the world’s largest collection of animal species and continues to be on the forefront of exploration and conservation today! Your private museum docent will help you go right to the exhibits that most interest you and your All Access Pass allows entry to all special exhibits including “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair” (thru Sept. 7, 2014). This amazing exhibit will take you back in time to the World’s Columbian Exhibition, where the “White City” delighted fair goers and helped fuel the growth of modern Chicago. Your tour includes private transportation, guide and entrance fee.
Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to the lakefront "Museum Campus" and experience two great museums on this fascinating day with a local guide. 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. Enjoy “Wild Reef”, “Jellies” and Stingray Touch (seasonal). In addition, go behind the scenes at the Shedd Aquarium on a small group tour to visit to the health care center and learn about the science that keeps the animals healthy. Explore behind the galleries to witness the aquarium at work! Next you'll take the short walk down the lakefront to the Adler Planetarium. Lunch is on your own at a museum cafe overlooking the lake and skyline. 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! Your tour includes private transfers, guide, admissions and Behind the Scenes at the Shedd tour.
Experience “the friendly confines” of Wrigley Field and the Museum of Science & Industry on this private guided tour! Wrigley Field is one of the oldest and most recognized ballparks in the nation. You'll have a private tour covering the park from the press box to the locker rooms, and have time to shop for Cubs souvenirs and for lunch on your own. Afterwards, head to the largest science museum in the northern hemisphere – the Museum of Science and Industry. You will be led by your guide through this engaging collection of technical wonders as you indulge your curiosity in the many engaging exhibits such as the special exhibit “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” (thru May 4, 2014) or the U505 exhibit; an exhibit devoted to the European theater of WWII and the capture of the German U-Boat. See Earth Revealed, which uses NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data to create dramatic displays on climate, currants and geophysics. In the Henry Crown Space Center you’ll be immersed in the achievements of space exploration and the possibilities for the future. The interactive learning experiences are just endless in this awe-inspiring environment. Private transfers and guide included. For groups of 5 or more, you will have the private vehicle and driver at your disposal for the whole tour.
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