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Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour provided by Gray Line Chicago

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Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get a grand overview of Chicago on this half-day tour that ventures beyond downtown to both the North Side and South Side. With included coach transport, you don't need to rent a car or tackle traffic to see landmarks like Adler Planetarium, Lincoln Park, and Wrigley Field. Sit back and enjoy views of the Chicago skyline while cruising along the Outer Drive, learning plenty of Windy City trivia along the way.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    30 S Michigan Ave
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    We are located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street. Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the west side of Michigan, just north of Monroe and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. For reference, the closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue.
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  • 1
    Grant Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Adler Planetarium
    Picasso Statue
    Field Museum
    Shedd Aquarium
    Museum of Science and Industry
    Wrigley Field
    John Hancock Center
    Lincoln Park
    Water Tower Place
    The Magnificent Mile
  • 2
    Navy Pier
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    Pass by
    University of Chicago
    Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Soldier Field
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    Chicago River
  • 3
    Lincoln Park Conservatory
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    30 S Michigan Ave
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    We are located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street. Enter the Grant Park North Parking Garage located on the west side of Michigan, just north of Monroe and go down the stairs and the office is on the right. For reference, the closest street address is 30 S. Michigan Avenue.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See Chicago highlights without renting a car or figuring out public transit
  • Drive through the city's famous green spaces including Grant Park and Lincoln Park
  • Pass by President Obama's former home and other South Side attractions
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure to round out a day of sightseeing
Important Information
Departure Point
30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Park Conservatory
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
301Reviews
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Roger M wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour guide Joe, lots of good places and gave passengers some decision making ( zoo or Portillo's for food). Good jokes ( been on LSD?... Lake Shore Dr.), personal stories and a flavor of growing up in Chicago. Thanks
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SamT3307, Manager at Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thank you for the nice review. I will be sure to let the driver know he is doing a nice job on his tours! Please let us know the next time you are in the Windy City!
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Brumba wrote a review Nov 2019
Savage, Minnesota97 contributions36 helpful votes
This is a non stop drive-by of the better known tourist sites and Chicago neighborhoods. It is not a hop and stop type tour. The driver pointed out the sites as we passed them with minimal comments, which is what we expected. I loved being able to see various neighborhoods along
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buckstraveler18 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bucks County PA3 contributions1 helpful vote
A lot of people complain it is hard to find where the tour starts. If you make sure to follow the directions explicitly, you will find the small office in the parking garage where you pick up your paper tickets. They tell you just where to stand up on the sidewalk, and then
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from SamT3307, Manager at Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this in depth review! We are glad that you you learned a lot about the windy city and its history! We are glad that you gave us feedback on some ways to improve the tour, as we are striving everyday to make it better and more enjoyable for the passengers on board!
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annarc6 wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, New York1,740 contribution474 helpful votes
We were very pleased with the tour. We were perplexed about what we needed in the way of a ticket to board the bus. We were supposed to have gone to a ticket booth to get paper tickets, and we didn’t know that. But because of time limits, They were able to accommodate us with
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Response from SamT3307, Manager at Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Hello, We are glad that you had a nice experience on the tour! Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, i will be sure to pass it along to the driver guide!
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Tracy Roman wrote a review Sep 2019
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This four-hour tour was so great! And reasonably priced to boot! The tour guide,Joe, was awesome! I was so happy that I went on this tour because it gave me such a thorough overview of the great city of Chicago. Omg and what a city it is! And yes, Joe, “you’re welcome!”
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SamT3307, Manager at Chicago Grand Half-Day Bus Tour
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of your time on the tour. We are glad that you had a nice experience on board and are happy we were able to show off this great city to you.
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About the operator

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By: Gray Line Chicago
Grace W
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Feeling Small Looking up Tall
Magical and wonderous. Your choice of top deck or below deck seating. The splendor of Chicago's architecture gliste
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jenniferriles
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Awesome way to get acquainted with Chicago!
Josh was very polite and extremely knowledgeable about Chicago. Included many facts and lots of history. Well worth
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alzari
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Blah
The tour tried to do too much in too little time and the few stops we had could have been shortened to include more
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JonnyCanuck99
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Very disappointing
My wife and I took the "Grand Tour" which is the North side tour plus the south side tour combined, for a total of
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TravelingMom8066
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Disappointing
We have taken Grayline tours in other cities. This tour was the bare minimum. It was supposed to be 2 hours - ins
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Lkelley6485
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Bus trip
Very interesting to see the Christmas lights and Chicago, The driver was excellent and very entertaining.
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jea98rn
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Chicago North Side tour
We should have read the reviews! Don't waste your money! The windows on the bus are plastic flaps that are scratche
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Kathy M
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Johte made our trip great!
The started off gloomy and rainy on our first day in Chicago so decided to take a hop on n off bus tour. So glad we
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Christine G
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2 separate tours will fill you day in Chicago
We took the boat tour first and found it engaging. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative as to architect
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Michael L
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A VERY INFORMATIVE TOUR
We did both the North and South of Chicago bus tours. The driver carried out a very informative commentary. If yo
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Dale R
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Beautiful downtown chicago
A terrific boat tour of the downtown architecture of chicago, including history and fun facts. A great way to spend
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Margaret B
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NeedTo Improve Many Things but Not the TOUR and driver.
They told us to meet at Palmer House, along with some of our other travelers. WRONG, we had to walk another 2 bloc
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Bill9751
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Excellent and informative tour by water of most of the cities architecture
If you can get on a tour with Victor as the narrator your in for a treat. Very informative and interesting. Plan i
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Ralph K
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I was blown away by our trip to Chicago and Gray Line Tours was the way to see the sights!
Had a great time on Gray Line Chicago's North Side Tour. We took it our first day there to familiarize ouselves wi
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202dereka
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City Tour & River Cruise
We booked a bus and river cruise months before our visit in July 2019 but we were very disappointed with the custom
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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