Attractions - Tours

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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Big Bus Tours Chicago

Our hop on, hop off sightseeing bus tours of Chicago take you on an extensive route showcasing the city has to offer! From the great vantage point of our double-decker buses you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers and impressive landmarks. Our hop-on, hop-off buses and conveniently located stops make navigating your way around the city easy.

Michigan Avenue at Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60609
(877) 854-4796

Michigan Avenue at Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60609

(877) 854-4796

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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 Helicopter Experience

2420 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608
(855) 414-8687

2420 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60608

(855) 414-8687

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co

Hop on to tour and hop off to explore with Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company! 

Our famous "hop on hop off" tour has been setting the tourism standard for over twenty years. We provide local and authentic experiences on trolleys and open-top double deckers, stopping and starting at twelve attractions downtown covering over thirteen miles. 

Tickets can be purchased at any one of our tour stops or online at chicagotrolley.com 

Our double decker buses and trolleys can also be rented for private events! Call our Group Sales Department for further information at 773-890-2000. 

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. Named one of the "Top 10 Tours in the U.S." by Tripadvisor, 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. Specialty architecture river cruises include a 7:30pm Twilight Cruise and a weekend 9am 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 April – 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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MetroWalkz Self-Guided Tours & eVisitorGuide

"Discover Chicago at your pace, on your schedule! Explore the city’s most popular destinations with MetroWalkz Self-Guided Walking Tours.  Designed specifically for your mobile device, each of our FREE, fun and informative tours contain easy-to-use maps and insider narratives, making 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.  Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, and it is best seen on foot.  

To take our FREE self-guided walking tours, just open your mobile browser and go to www.evisitorguide.com/chicago, then “Tours” > “MetroWalkz”.

To get the most out of your Chicago visit, use eVisitorGuide’s other features including information on museums, attractions, dining, nightlife, shopping, theater and much more. With eVisitorGuide and MetroWalkz, everything you need to discover Chicago is in the palm of your hand!

500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 504-7058

500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 504-7058

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Seadog Cruises

Come aboard Seadog for the most thrilling, unique way to experience the windy city! Choose from our 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, our 75-minute River & Lake Architectural Tour or the exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Cruising April through October, there’s no better way to see Chicago’s famous sites than aboard this crazy canine!

 

Visit the Seadog website for more information about Seadog’s Beer & Wine Flight Cruises, Fireworks Cruises, Haunted Tours, special holiday cruises and private group charters.

Use code "MAGMILE"* when booking online or via phone to receive 50% off a second ticket with your purchase of a ticket for the River & Lake Architectural Tour, Lakefront Speedboat Ride or Extreme Thrill Ride. 

*Discount is for groups of 1-19 guests. Promo code valid on standard dining cruises. Excludes holiday and specialty cruises.

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 345-3880

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(888) 345-3880

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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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Vertiport Chicago

Why spend hours sightseeing by foot when you can kiss the sky and skim the beautiful skylines of Chicago's visually exploding, iconic landmarks from a private or shared helicopter tour. Experience the thrilling views of Chicago in true VIP style aboard a luxurious sightseeing helicopter!  Day or night tours are both available year round. It’s an experience you will never forget!

1339 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(877) 902-9292

1339 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60608

(877) 902-9292

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Wendella Sightseeing Co. Inc.

Wendella is a family-owned and operated business, which has been a part of Chicago since 1935. Located at the start of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our mission it to provide you with a safe, comfortable, affordable, fun day on the waterways. Wendella features a variety of distinctive tours, cruises and private events. In addition to our tours, Wendella offers exciting cruises throughout the summer including Fireworks Cruises, Beer & BBQ Cruises and Wine & Cheese Cruises. 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 most vessels feature a climate-controlled lounge. 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 the Wrigley Building at Kinzie & Rush (lower level)


2016 season runs March-November (weather permitting)


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

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

400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 337-1446

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