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What Tours Are Available In Chicago?

Updated on December 9, 2014

What Tour Should I Try You Say?

When people come to visit Chicago they asked, "What are the latest tours to try?" I say, "It totally depends on your preference and what you're willing to see and do." The city has a whole bunch of tour for almost every person to try so do you homework and research on which tour you would like or love to try-out, before coming to the city.

I took this picture of the guide showing my son how to use the segway
I took this picture of the guide showing my son how to use the segway | Source

Segway & Bike Tours

If you'd never used the Segway & Bike tours it's a most try to that's my honest opinion. I think its a great way to get up-close and personal with the city.

  • Segway Experience of Chicago-224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 113, Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 663-0600
  • Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours- 238 E. Monroe Dr., Chicago, IL 60603 (312)552-5100
  • City Segway Tours-910 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 (312)819-0186
  • Steve's Segway Tours-155 N. Harbor Dr., Chicago. IL 60601. (312)946-9467
  • Signature Segway Tours-310 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
  • Bobby's Bike and Hike Tours includes Walking and Rental Services- 540 N Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 915-0995
  • Divvy Bikes their bike stations are smacked all around the Chicagoland area for more information on renting one of these bikes call. (855)553-4889


They teach you how to use the segways before venturing out into the city
They teach you how to use the segways before venturing out into the city | Source
My son riding on his own after the guide gave him some unbelievable pointers how to maneuver around the city on this unique bike
My son riding on his own after the guide gave him some unbelievable pointers how to maneuver around the city on this unique bike | Source
My family visiting Chicago and dining out
My family visiting Chicago and dining out | Source

Food Tours

If you love trying new and delicious food than this tour might be for you.

  • Chicago Dine-Around-70 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602 (312)437-3463
  • Spice of Life Tours-2541 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60659 (773)644-1202
  • Chicago Beer Experience-915 W. Oakdale Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 (800)979-3370
  • Chicago Pizza Tours- 27 N. Wacker Dr., #126, Chicago, IL 60606 (312)221-8502
  • Chicago Food Planet Tours-830 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (312)818-2170
  • Chicago Chocolate Tours-900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL (info@chicagochocolatetours.com)

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Neighborhood Tours

When you decide to use this neighborhood tour. The guide will take on an adventure around the town and explore things you never thought existed before. Here are a few you can try.

  • My Kind of Town Tours & Events- 2100 Linden Ave., Highland Park, IL 60635 (847)432-7003
  • Tours-R-Us Chicago-2600 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60654 (773)327-3704

This is one of their pictures
This is one of their pictures | Source

Bus Tours

Believe it or not, the tours that get the most attention around town, are the bus tours because you can get on them all year round. The Chicago Trolley and Double Decker offers an outstanding feature for their tour which is the hop on and hop off which allows the customer to get off and back on at each stop.

  • Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Tours- 4400 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60609 (773)648-5000
  • Gray Lines Tours-27 E. Monroe St., Suite #515, Chicago, IL 60603 (312)251-3107
  • The Gangster or Crime Bus Tour- 163 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL60601 (312) 888-6224

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What Tours Are You Willing To Try When You Come To The City?

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Boat Tours

The city offer a wide selection of boat tours that guide you through lakes and rivers. Here is some of them you should be on the look out for. Almost all the boat tours located at Navy Pier Docks offer a meal with your cruise.

  • Chicago's First Lady 112 E. Upper Wacker Dr.,Chicago, IL 60601. (847)358-1330
  • Wendella Sightseeing Boats Docks 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (312)337-1446
  • The Spirit of Chicago 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (866)273-2469
  • Shoreline Sightseeing 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (312)222-9328
  • Kayak Tours their locations are North Avenue Beach, Montrose Beach, and Chicago River (312)852-9258
  • Mercury Skyline Cruise 122 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (312)332-1379
  • Mystic Blue 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (877) 299-7783
  • Odyssey Cruises 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (866) 305-2469

This is one of their pictures of the overview of the city of Chicago
This is one of their pictures of the overview of the city of Chicago | Source

Helicopters Tours

Let's say you want to see the city on a helicopter than try using "Rotor Zen" they offer a view of the city either day or night and they are open year-round. Down below is their location.

  • 6150 S. Laramie Ave., Chicago, IL 60638 (312)878-4354

Cost Per Person

Tours
Children
Adults
Bus
$20.00 or $55.00
$20.00 or $55.00
Segway
$45.00 or $60.00
$45.00 0r $60.00
Bike
$7.00 or $60.00
$7.00 or $60.00
Boat
$12.00 or $60.00
$12.00 or $60.00
Walking
$25.00 or $50.00
$25.00 or $50.00
Self-Guided
Free, $7.00 or more
Free, $7.00 or more
Helicopter
call for prices
call for prices
Historic
call for prices
call for prices
Sport
$30.00 or $60.00
$30.00 or $60.00
Specialty
$25.00 or $65.00
$25.00 or $65.00
All the prices I've mention could change at any time so please make sure you check with each tour beforehand.
A family picture of us walking through the neighborhood
A family picture of us walking through the neighborhood | Source

History Tours

Many people enjoy revisiting history that's why they try these historic tours.

  • Frank Llyod Wright Home & Studio-951 N. Chicago Ave., Oak Park,IL 60302 (312)994-4400
  • Hemingway Museum & Birthplace-200 N. Oak Park., Oak Park,IL 60301 (708)534-5383
  • Pleasant Home- 217 S. Home Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302 (708)383-2654

Self-Guided Tours

If you dare to venture out on your own then this self-guided tour is easy to follow by using a rental bike or your own two feet. The hotels and visitors center offer free local maps that will help you go on this simple tour. Most of the hotels downtown offer this free booklet called, Metro WalkZ its a hand held guide that included maps, routes, and important information about some of the greatest areas you should visit. I'll name some of the most common places people love to visit.

  • The Loop
  • Millennium Park
  • Navy Park
  • Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.)
  • Old Town
  • Gold Coast
  • Chinatown
  • Little Italy
  • Museum Campus
  • West Loop
  • Near North
  • Greek town


Specialty Tours

If you're into trying something totally different than checkout these tours down below.

  • Chicago Detours- 30 E. Adams St., Suite #425, Chicago, IL 60604 (312)350-1131
  • Tales, Taverns, and Towns- They have to locations Old Town Ale House on 219 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (312)944-7020 & Smart Bar on 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654 (773)549-0203
  • Chicago Greeters & InstaGreeter- 72 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60605 (312)744-8000

The Chicago Bear's Practice Field
The Chicago Bear's Practice Field | Source

Make Sure You Bring At Least On One These Items With You

Don't forget to bring these items with you when you go on a tour of the city.

  1. Small Binoculars
  2. Camera
  3. Umbrella

Sport Tours

Lets say that you're a huge sports fan like myself than you should try these tours. Which are available to all visitors and locals.

  • Wrigley Field Tour- 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613 (773)388-8270
  • U.S Celluar Tour-333 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60601 (312)674-1000
  • Soldiers Field Tour-1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL 60605 (312)325-7000
  • United Center Tour-1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 (312)455-7516

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