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Tis the Season to Enjoy the Best Tours! Try a Chicago Holiday Tour

12/10/16 | by

In a city packed with tours it’s hard to choose the best one...especially during the holiday seasons! But the editors of have put together a guide to the best tours available during the holiday season so there's no need to be overwhelmed by all the choices! From iconic architecture tours, to boat tours and tasty food tours, don’t miss the best tours for the holidays. Prices shown range from children's price to regular admission cost.

Architecture Tours

1.) Chicago Detours - Inside the Loop Interior Architectural Tour: $18 - $26

Discover the intricate designs within some of Chicago's finest buildings on this Loop architecture tour. Why is this architecture tour different from the rest? Patrons are engaged by using shared iPads to discover photos and videoclips while knowledgeable guides share commentary.

2.) See it All! Mini Bus Tour: $25 - $40

Skip the blisters from hours of walking and opt for a bus tour. See it All! Mini Bus Tour takes Chicago travelers all around the city - see it all lit up for the holidays! Tour includes three photo stops and information about the city's interesting past and colorful present.

Boat Tours

1.) Odyssey Chicago Tours - Crystal Nights Dinner Cruises: $99

This boat tour company offers a variety of tours, but the favorite of editors is the Crystal Nights Dinner Cruise, just because it makes us feel classy. The boat tours last from 7pm - 9:30pm, and live entertainment accompanies a delicious three-course dinner. Don’t miss this opportunity to snuggle up with a sweetheart during the holiday season.

2.) Shoreline Sightseeing - Skyline Lake Tours: $8 - $18

Learn about Chicago's interesting past aboard a Shoreline Sightseeing cruiser. For a quick sightseeing glimpse try the 30 minute Skyline Lake Tour and enjoy the incredible panorama of the Chicago skyline. This is a great alternative for those on a holiday budget this year.

Food Tours

1.)Bobby’s Bike Hike - Holiday Hike: $40 - $45

Delicious bites and exciting hikes! Enjoy the day tasting all the treats available during this magical time of the year with Bobby’s Bike Hike. Highlights include Millennium Park’s Ice Skating Rink, the lights of Chicago’s holiday season, brownie sampling, craft beer and other incredible holiday treats!