Chicago Tours | Sightseeing Tours in Chicago
Favorite Chicago Tours
When visiting a new city, it’s always a good idea to take a narrated tour to get your bearings and discover places you plan to return to for a closer look. Chicago offers a variety of sightseeing tours, some very general in nature such as a lakefront skyline boat tour and some very specific to unique interests such as one of Chicago’s fantastically tasty, interesting and fun Chicago food tours, a popular architecture tour that features over 40 historically significant Chicago landmarks, or a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour of the City.
There are a variety of bus and trolley tours to choose from, as well as bike, Segway and walking tours of the city that provide close-up experiences where you’ll learn about the unique Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. There are so many great Chicago activities that it's hard to choose the most important ones, but all the best tours take you to the best places to see in Chicago, and skip the places and tourist traps that you can live without!
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Chicago Food Tours
Chicago is famous for its fun and in depth food tours such as those offered by Chicago Food Planet Food Tours featuring guided neighborhood food-tasting tours of Old Town, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Bucktown/Wicker Park & Chinatown neighborhoods. Tastebud Food Tours offers a real taste of Chicago with famous Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago style hot dogs or Famous Italian Beef and much more in the magnificent downtown neighborhoods!
Chicago Dine-Around offers a unique and interactive dining tour that will create a memorable experience for your visit to Chicago, celebration or corporate event. The Progressive Dining Tour will escort you on a stylish coach bus to three different restaurants. En route to each restaurant you will be able to meet new people and learn about Chicago. Ideal for team-building, networking and all types of corporate events, guests have the opportunity to sit and interact with different colleagues at each restaurant.
The Bikes, Bites, and Brews tour is the most popular Chicago food tour offered by Bobby's Bike Hike, and it is definitely a highly recommended food tour in Chicago. You’ll sample from each of Chicago's four favorite food groups (pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes and beer) and have a difficult time not getting full!
Chicago Boat Tours
Boat tours take you along the Lake Michigan shoreline, where you’ll learn about the different buildings set prominently along the Chicago skyline, or up the Chicago River for a wonderful architectural learning experience. Chicago is famous for it's beautiful architecture which for the most part has been rebuilt since the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.
The narrators typically provide interesting information about the history of Chicago and some of its most prominent past citizens and point out the beauty of the "Second City," accomplished by many famous architects. See Our Chicago Cruise Boat Comparison to find the best Chicago tour for you!
Some of the most popular boat tours in Chicago include the turbo charged Sea Dog Speedboat cruise, the trendy Mystic Blue cruise, the festive Spirit of Chicago cruise and the elegant Odyssey Cruise. Many of these boat tours and cruises highlight the city's beautiful architecture, history and beauty with witty and extremely knowledgeable hosts who won't let you miss a single thing!
Chinatown Food Tour