Attractions - Tours

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours guides you on a scenic eight-mile adventure. Learn about world famous Art and Architecture, tour the Museum Campus and glide along the lakefront, see Buckingham Fountain and visit Grant Park and Millennium Park home of 'The Bean'. Enjoy a spectacular Fireworks Tour and the Chicago skyline..

238 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 552-5100

238 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 552-5100

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American Sightseeing & Gray Line Tours

You’ve got places to go and things to see, and Gray Line will take you there. As the world’s original (and most trusted) provider of sightseeing tours, activities, attraction tickets and in-destination transportation, the Gray Line name has a lot riding on offering the best service out there. 

Whether you’re looking to explore the city on one of their world-class hop-on, hop-off tours or book tickets to iconic attractions, Gray Line has an option to suit your needs. Getting to your destination is one thing, but having the time of your life once you get there is what will create memories that last. 

27 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 251-3100

27 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 251-3100

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Chicago Architecture Foundation

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents programs, free exhibitions and 85 different tours of Chicago including the Official Chicago Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady—voted the #1 tour in Chicago. CAF tours depart year-round and are all led by volunteer docents who are experts in showcasing the city's most famous landmarks. Join us for any of our walking, bus, boat, bike, train and Segway tours, or stop by for our adult, youth and family programming.

224 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 922-3432

224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 922-3432

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Chicago Chocolate Tours

Take the sweetest tour in town! Chicago Chocolate Tours provides guided walking and tasting tours to select chocolate shops, bakeries and cafes in a variety of Chicago neighborhoods, including on and around The Magnificent Mile. We tour year-round, and our tours are filled with delicious and unique chocolate treats for you to sample from talented chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Plus, you’ll learn fun and fascinating facts about the history and health benefits of chocolate while also learning about the architecture and history of Chicago, historically the candy and chocolate capital of America. Get ready to savor the chocolate flavors as we show you the sweet side of the city! Our Magnificent Mile route runs Tuesdays at 2:45pm, Wednesdays at 2:45pm, Thursdays at 4:45pm, Saturdays at 9:45 am, 12:45 pm and 3:45 pm, and Sundays at 10:45am and 1:45 pm. The route starts at 900 N. Michigan Avenue. This is a walking tour, so comfortable shoes and clothes are recommeded. The tour is 2 1/2 hours long, and the walking level of The Magnificent Mile route is Easy. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for children, and advance ticket purchase is required.

900 N. Michigan Avenue (where tour begins)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 929-2939

900 N. Michigan Avenue (where tour begins), Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 929-2939

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co

Chicago's premier Hop-On Hop-Off city sightseeing tour in classic red and green trolleys and open-top double decker buses. All passengers receive a FREE candy bag from Candyality and Garrett Popcorn with any ticket. We also offer private group (custom) tours and transportation for special events such as weddings, parties and corporate outings.

Michigan Avenue at Pearson
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 648-5000

Michigan Avenue at Pearson, Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 648-5000

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Chicago's First Lady Cruises

 

Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the official cruiseline for the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and offers 90-minute Architecture River Cruises. Considered Chicago's #1 Architecture Tour and named “Top Attraction in Chicago" by U.S. News and World Report, this "must-do" tour is led by CAF-certified volunteer guides - called docents - and highlights 53 historic and architecturally significant sites that line the Chicago River including the Wrigley Building, Aqua Building, Willis Tower, Marina City and more. Specialty architecture river cruises include a Friday evening Twilight Cruise and a weekend morning Capture Chicago Photography Cruise. 

Conveniently located within walking distance to Magnificent Mile hotels, Chicago's First Lady cruises offers a fleet of luxurious vessels with upper-deck seating for all and a climate-controlled salon deck for inclement days. Private parties and tours available, please inquire. 

Cruising season May – mid-November with daily departures from Chicago's Riverwalk at the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. GPS users please use 112 E. Wacker Drive.

 

 

Southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 358-1330

Southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

(847) 358-1330

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Cruise Holidays Chicago on Magnificent Mile

Cruise Holidays Chicago is a boutique leisure travel agency on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue that specializes in cruise travel.  Our friendly, professional certified travel experts will customize your cruise or land vacation, with expertise, product knowledge and service levels unmatched by large call centers or online travel agents.  In addition to ocean and river cruises, we plan individual and group travel, multi-generational vacations as well as meetings and incentives on cruise ships.

980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1275
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)266-7447

980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1275, Chicago, IL 60611

(312)266-7447

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Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises offers a district portfolio of dining and sightseeing cruise experiences from Chicago's famous Navy Pier. No other Chicago venue can match our unique fusion of dining, entertainment, sightseeing and Chicago skyline views. Entertainment Cruises has been rated 'the best skyline in America' by Travel and Leisure. From the elegant Odyssey, festive spirit of Chicago, contemporary Mystic Blue and thrilling Seadog Cruises, our fleet of vessels offers a variety of options and is perfect for parties of 2-2,000.

401 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 321-7600

401 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 321-7600

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Mercury Cruises

See the city from the unique perspective of Chicago’s waterways on our popular Urban Adventure Cruise! Mercury’s complete Chicago River and Lake Michigan City Tour highlights the fascinating history, fun facts and architectural marvels of Chicago. Led by our lively tour guides, this tour is perfect for families of all ages. 

Additional family-friendly tours include our Chicago By Night Cruise, 3-D Fireworks Cruise, Canine Cruise (cruise with your favorite furry friend!), Wacky Pirate Cruise (perfect for 3-10 year olds) and Science Is Fun Cruise (for school groups and camps).

Cruising season May – early October with daily departures from Chicago's Riverwalk at southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. GPS users please use 112 E. Wacker Drive.

Southeast Corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 332-1353

Southeast Corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 332-1353

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MetroWalkz Self-Guided Tours & eVisitorGuide

Discover Chicago at your pace, on your schedule! Our numerous self-guided walking tours with easy-to-use maps and insider narratives make sightseeing a breeze. Current tours include The Magnificent Mile, Loop Architecture, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Museum Campus, Grant Park, Chinatown, Old Town, Gold Coast and the West Loop. Tours are available online at www.metrowalkz.com and can be easily viewed on your hand-held device. Our free printed booklets are available at the City of Chicago Visitors Centers (Cultural Center and Water Tower) and numerous downtown hotels. Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, and it is best seen on foot. Enjoy!

500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 504-7058

500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 504-7058

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Mystic Blue, Entertainment Cruises

From birthday parties and corporate events, to reunions and more, Entertainment Cruises offers the most unique venue for whatever it is you’re celebrating. Whether it’s a party for two or an event for two-hundred, each of our dining vessels provides a perfect on-the-water experience—complete with outstanding service and breathtaking views. And with a boat for every budget, you can cruise with us for less than you might think.

401 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 299-7783

401 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611

(877) 299-7783

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Seadog Cruises, Entertainment Cruises

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Choose from our 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, our 75-minute River & Lake Architecture Tour or choose the exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride.

401 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(866) 391-8439

401 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611

(866) 391-8439

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ShopParty

Bonnie Kaplan, television producer and lifelong shopping passionista, is the creator of ShopParty, a company that offers knock-your-socks-off Chicago shopping adventures. She works with event planners, concierges, in-house corporate planners as well as consumers, who want to treat guests to the ultimate shopping experience.

Bonnie shares her shopping secrets and insider access as she takes clients on a dream shopping day….custom-created celebrations to fabulous shops, studios, boutiques, salons…via van, limo or bus.


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(312) 504-1669

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(312) 504-1669

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Shoreline Sightseeing & Charters

There's no better way to see Chicago than from the deck of a Shoreline boat!  Join Shoreline for a  guided  Architecture River Tour  to discover the city's dramatic history and world-famous architecture. These popular tours depart from the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge as well as from Navy Pier. Or opt for Shoreline's classic Skyline Lake Tour departing  from Navy Pier.  Shoreline's water taxis serve multiple docks including the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Union Station/Willis Tower , Navy Pier and the Museum Campus.  Group rates and Charters also available. You'll find complete information on Shoreline's website. 

401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-9328

401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 222-9328

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Wendella Sightseeing Co. Inc.

Wendella Sightseeing Company is a Chicago family owned and operated business since 1935.  Located at the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our mission is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, affordable, fun day on the waterways.  Wendella features a variety of distinctive tours, all focusing on the history and architecture of the city and led by a trained professional tour guide.  We offer a number of specialty cruises including a monthly Beer & BBQ Cruise and Wine & Cheese Cruise.  If you’re looking to host a private event, Wendella is dedicated to planning the perfect event for your corporate outing or private party.  Our vessels include a full service bar and on most vessels, a climate controlled main cabin.  Wendella also operates the Chicago Water Taxi, which provides transportation services on the Chicago River.

Wendella Main Dock
400 N Michigan Avenue

Wendella Dock at Trump Tower 
West of Wrigley Building at Kinzie & Rush (lower level)

Our vessels run March-November (weather permitting) 

400 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-1446

400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 337-1446

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