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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady has long been the gold standard among all Chicago tour experiences, and is the only Chicago architecture boat tour led by highly trained expert docents. On this 90-minute cruise, you will enjoy an overview of historic and modern architectural styles including stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. No visit to Chicago is complete without experiencing this award winning tour, so accept no substitutes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Celebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan. Glimpse top Chicago attractions like Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more while you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs. In the summer months, enjoy a breathtaking fireworks display.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

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See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on an architectural cruise through the heart of the city. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on deck as you cruise down the historic waterway, while listening to fun stories and facts throughout the tour. Spot gargoyles that keep watch high above the city, and buildings that range from Neoclassical to Art Deco. Take in over fifty sites from Lake Point Tower to the Navy Pier, and see the Second City from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus and explore downtown and Northside neighborhoods. You have a chance to get out and visit several locations and hear about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers

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Admire the incredible façades and intricate interiors of the Windy City's 1920s art deco and art moderne buildings during this architecture walking tour of Chicago. Uncover the history of Chicago art deco architectural along with the city's influential role in the development of this iconic artistic style, as you get an up close and personal look at its wealth of gorgeous period buildings. This art deco Chicago walking tour also includes a certified guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

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The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot and with the scenic L train or water taxi along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

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Enjoy unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline—and glimpse many of the city’s top landmarks—on this architectural boat tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and hop aboard the open-air vessel right off the Chicago Riverwalk. As you trawl the Chicago River, spy skyscrapers and historical marvels from the Willis Tower to the Wrigley Building, and learn all about the Windy City’s world-famous architecture from your guide’s narration.
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  • 45 minutes
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission

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Discover one of Chicago’s top architectural marvels when you explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s UNESCO-listed Frederick C. Robie House, located right on the University of Chicago’s campus. Considered a masterpiece of Prairie School architecture, the building is famed for its cantilevered roof and rich wood details. Save money when you book tickets to the house in advance; call ahead to reserve a space on one of the museum’s frequent, small-group public tours.
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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

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Embark on a walking tour of Chicago's more-recent architecture heritage with a 2-hour stroll highlighting the city's modern, postmodern, and international structures. Especially known for its architectural originality, Chi-town boasts everything from the elegant metal and glass tower of One South Dearborn to the Harold Washington Library, with its Beaux-Arts inspired exterior. Your guide will highlight these and other unique buildings, relaying background on their individual histories and construction en route.
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

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Travel through architectural history on this walking tour that covers Chicago's most famous buildings in chronological order. With a guide in the lead, there's no need to fuss over maps or worry about directions. Simply stroll along and listen to the in-depth guided commentary on Chicago's architectural history; you'll learn about each building and its importance in the architectural canon.
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

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Marvel at the magnificent architecture on the Chicago River with expert tour guides! All ages welcome. Each architecture river tour is narrated by a professional guide which leads passengers down the Chicago River to discover the city’s most renowned landmarks. In addition to historical insight on well known structures such as the Civic Opera House, Trump Tower & the Merchandise Mart, passengers will also get a chance to learn about current and upcoming developments. The Chicago River Cruise navigates the three primary branches of the river including the main branch to Navy Pier, the north branch to Goose Island and the south branch to Chinatown.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

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Explore the Loop's famous architecture during this 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Discover the beginnings of the Chicago School of Architecture through visits to some of the city's oldest skyscrapers, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This sophisticated, informative tour is a must-do for history and architecture buffs.
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Chicago City Minibus Tour

Chicago City Minibus Tour

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Enjoy Chicago’s famous sights and fabulous skyline views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like early skyscraper "The Rookery" (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view in town) and The Buckingham Fountain. You'll also see The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, The Chicago River, Millennium Park, The Gold Coast, Lake Shore Drive and more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its many attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 10 people ensures a more personal experience. 
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  • 2 hours
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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour
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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour

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Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings, and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

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Get an insider's introduction to Chicago's most celebrated buildings during this architecture-focused walking tour of Michigan Avenue and State Street. Revisit the heyday of the skyscraper and visit stunning, Art Deco-era interiors, from the Palmer House Hotel to the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center is included, with an introduction by the docent.
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What people are saying about Architecture Tours in Chicago

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"The architecture and historical references provided a great experience. The cost was worth the value."..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"Did the night time tour. It was stunning. Cool history on the buildings too. 1/2 way through you get the most beautiful and breathtaking view of the skyline all lit up In the night."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"This was one of the best way to see one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the boat tour it's a must 🙏👍"..."
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
"Excellent start to finish including the boat captain, and especially the knowledgeable docent Dan J."..."
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet
"Delightful dinner, still saw fireworks despite the rain. Great music and atmosphere. We would definitely do again and recommend it to couples and families."..."
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
"Kelly, our guide was extraordinary. She was knowledgeable, patient and fun. The length of the tour was just right, and provided the perfect 1st day orientation of this amazing city"..."
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise
"Knowledgeable & professional staff. The buildings were unbelievable and the history lesson was great."..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Wonderful tour, highly recommend! Great tour guide! A must do in Chicago. Great company and easy access."..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
"Very nice experience and tour guide was very nice. My husband and I were very impressed with the stops and views. Thank you!"..."
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Convenient, clean, freindly. Actors giving the commentary were a little too cute for our taste. Pointing out landmarks, history and telling about a city doesn't have to be cutesy."..."
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
"The observation deck was very nice, especially since it was a beautiful night. Also the fireworks were a nice touch at the end"..."
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop
"Hillary did a great job showing us an out of the path Chicago. She is very knowledgeable of Chicago with focus in history and architecture. The selection of places gave us an amazing experience through styles and time. We highly recommend this tour! Thank you Hillary!"..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers
"David took us to a trip to the past. Art Deco can be hidden or glowing in front of you and David gave us tips on how to recognize it. He took us to amazing places around Downtown where this style exists. Thank you for sharing with us! We highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn
"The amazing architecture and history of the city was amazing. Our guide, Kevin, did a wonderful job with so much enthusiasm!"..."
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45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk
"This was a great ride and loved looking at all the beautiful beautiful buildings in Chicago. This site was easy to use and will use again on my Destin, Florida trip"..."
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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
"Great way to experience an early Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style house. Guide was excellent and the group was small."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture
"A challenge during Covid 19 restrictions, the tour guide found good ways to share her excellent information and make us comfortable."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time
"Great guide with good knowledge. A docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Definetely recommend it"..."
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Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
"Great experience! We had a team outing with visitors from out of state and everyone absolutely loved it! Our tour guide was a veritable fount of information. I've lived in Chicago my entire life and I learned a few new fun facts. Would definitely recommend this."..."
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise
"Beautiful ride learning about history of Chicago. So much fun! Very cool to be on Lake Michigan. Something I never thought would happen in my lifetime."..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers
"Chicago is a beautiful city - but walking and listening to the history and the builders and designs make Chicago even more beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and wonderful."..."
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
"Touring Downtown Chicago was an exciting experience for me since this was my first ever visit! We had an excellent tour guide who was very comical and knowledgeable about the city!!! I"..."
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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour
"Fun way to learn about the city's architecture and monuments. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable! Would definitely do it again!"..."
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago
"Amanda did an excellent job giving the highlights of the city! She answered all our questions and gave recommendations of things to do on our own."..."

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