Full Day Private Tour Of Chicago
This full day tour will show you just about every inch of Chicago!
There are so many things to see and do in Chicago, it can be daunting. Trust your knowledgeable local guide to provide some real insight into this bustling, energetic city.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed an area of the city 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, including much of the downtown area. But from this tragedy came a period of economic growth and architectural innovation. Thus Chicago came to be known as the birthplace of the skyscraper. Today the skyline is filled with striking examples of both traditional and modern architecture, including such famous buildings as the Willis Tower, Tribune Tower and the Chicago Water Tower. You'll see those and more as your guide directs your attention from one fabulous building to the next. And no visit to downtown would be complete without a stop at Millennium Park to marvel at the famous sculpture Cloud Gate, affectionately known as "The Bean".
Just north of downtown, nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, is Chicago's "Gold Coast". Here, Chicago's wealthiest residents built fabulous mansions. Now, upscale shops and residential towers mingle with the opulent homes of earlier times.
A stop at the Three Arts Club Cafe for lunch is sure to please with its mix of Northern California and Mediterranean cuisine.
The Old Town neighborhood is aptly named, as it one of the areas unaffected by the fire. The homes range from modest to impressive with an eclectic mix of residents as well.
Quiet tree-lined streets, historic churches and charming row houses typify Lincoln Park. This lovely green respite from the urban scene is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo and DePaul University.
Chicagoans love their "Cubbies" (The Chicago Cubs professional baseball team), especially after they won the World Series in 2016, breaking a losing streak of 108 years. Wrigley Field is their home and many fans make the pilgrimage to visit this special place.
We'll now head to Logan Square, saved by preservationists in the 1960's. Dive bars coexists next to artisanal cocktail lounges and the streets are dotted with restored mansions and majestic churches.
The Wicker Park Historic District is a funky mix of resale shops, live music venues and high-end boutiques, making this a really fun place to visit.
We'll explore the West Loop, a former warehouse district that has been transformed into loft apartments and trendy art galleries as well as a stop at Greek Town and Randolph Street, known as "Restaurant Row".
Lastly, we'll drive through the South Loop neighborhood, perhaps one of Chicago's favorite areas for locals and visitors alike. Contained within is the Museum Campus, where you'll find the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium, all worthy of your time. Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears professional football team and McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the country, round out the attractions.
- This tour is a combination of driving and walking, so please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
- Chilled beverages included
- Your guide has you covered! Umbrellas will be provided, if needed.
- Gratuity to your guide is included in the price of the tour.
- This program is customizable. Not all sites may be able to be seen based on timing of the day. If you have specific requests, contact ShoreTrips.
Days offered: 7 days a week