Your expert local guide and professional chauffeur arrive at your hotel in a luxury SUV with comfortable seating for 1-4 guests plus the guide and driver. Bring your camera!
Discuss the highlights you’d like to see most. Your guide will give an overview of the options for your tour.
Embark on your custom tour – don’t hesitate to tell the guide when you’d like to get out and walk or when you need more time for photos!
Your tour can end back at your hotel or the downtown location of your choosing.
LOOP: Daley Center, Marina City, Willis (Sears) Tower, Merchandise Mart, Harold Washington Library, Board of Trade, the Rookery, Art Institute, Chicago Cultural Center and Louis Sullivan’s masterpiece Auditorium Building; the “L” transit system; Chicago’s Public Art by Calder, Picasso, Miro, Chagall. Historic sites from the Great Chicago Fire thru the Civil War - Abraham Lincoln – Gilded Age Mansions on Prairie Avenue - Prohibition & the Al Capone era - Route 66 – the Daley “Machine” – Grant Park & Obama’s Chicago.
LAKEFRONT: Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park, Navy Pier, Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, Northerly Island, McCormick Place Convention Center. Stunning views of the skyline with plenty of time for photos!
MILLENNIUM PARK: Chicago’s new centerpiece park - home of “the Bean” (Cloudgate), the Crown Fountain, Frank Gehry designed Pritzker Music Pavilion and Lurie Gardens. Stroll thru the park as your guide explains the how this incredible “green roof” park came to be!
NEIGHBORHOODS: Get off the beaten path and explore the city’s many ethnic enclaves! Shop Chinatown for exotic wares, see the Mexican murals of Pilsen, visit a deli in Little Italy, or the stunning cathedrals of Ukrainian Village.
SPORTS: Create your own “Photo Op” in front of the legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs or the United Center for Blackhawks or Bulls Fans.
NIGHTLIFE: Chicago is city of “Foodies” and craft brewers! Fulton Market is home to some of the city’s Michelin rated restaurants alongside wholesalers in fish, meat, produce and trendy art galleries! If music is your passion, your guide can point out some of the best clubs for jazz and blues – playing nightly!