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Chicago Film Tour

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Address: 600 N Clark St, Between Ontario and Ohio Streets, Chicago, IL 60654-3615
Phone Number: +1 312-593-4455
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Take a ride on the Chicago Film Tour! Our tour takes riders through 30...

Take a ride on the Chicago Film Tour! Our tour takes riders through 30 miles of Chicago film locations. Our passengers will first see scenes from their favorite movies and then we’ll take them to the locations that made them famous. Passengers will also learn about Chicago’s vast film history and learn fun facts they can share with their friends. You’re sure to see something you’ve never seen before on our tour!

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Worth a couple of hours if you are interested in movie trivia

Booked this trip well in advance. The meeting point was a McDonalds restaurant, in an unfamiliar city and on arrival there was nothing to suggest we were in the right place. Other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2015
Lesley D
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Gateshead

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Started out at the Rock and Roll McDonald's, which was a fun attraction, and then aboard a comfortable bus, with drop down monitors, and a VERY knowledgeable guide, not only do you get to see, and experience where some of your favorite films are made, but also a behind the scenes perspective from the guide. An added bonus is just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was a great tour, informative and engaging. Not just about films but also covered some Chicago history to put content into perspective. We took our 8 year old and he also enjoyed it.

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I’ll begin by saying that I grew up in Chicago many years ago, and I saw and learned countless new things! This is not your usual bus tour with a boring canned presentation. I don’t really consider myself a film buff, but the stories were incredibly interesting. I’m not sure how many presenters they use, but if at all possible,... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are avid film buffs, one of the main reasons we headed to Chicago is for it's Batman and Ferris connections. After being very excited for what we saw as a 2 hour fun filled tour, the booked time grew closer and the bus was absent. After waiting an hour and calling 3 times to get an... More 

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Gateshead
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Booked this trip well in advance. The meeting point was a McDonalds restaurant, in an unfamiliar city and on arrival there was nothing to suggest we were in the right place. Other tours had their signage clearly laid out but there was nothing for the film tour bus. Given that it was pouring down we took shelter in the said... More 

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2 Thank Lesley D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide, Patrick (a film critic) was excellent! The tour was informative & entertaining & very well planned, with many movie clips incorporated. It was the perfect length (just under 2 hours) & the bus was decent. We'd highly recommend this tour for movie fans.

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Kahuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

I liked most everything about the tour. The only suggestion I'd make is maybe stopping a couple of times for photo opportunities. Our guide, Patrick McDonald was great and had a great deal of knowledge to share about the city. If you're a film/movie buff, you should do this tour.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

I was surprised that there were only 4 couples on this tour. It was a very cold day.....4 degrees so maybe visitors to Chicago were elsewhere. The bus was comfortable and we did appreciate the heating. It was very enjoyable and in addition to seeing where so many films were shot in this beautiful city we saw so much of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

My wife and I waited at the pick up point in the baking heat for 2 hours. The coach did not show up. I phoned the company to be told the trip would start at 12.30 not 10.30. There was no advanced warning. I cancelled and went to the baseball. I got a refund via Viator but was disappointed not... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

I was so intrigued by this tour that I made a reservation as a solo guest. What attracted me to this tour were the movie clips that are shown as we ride to each destination. The entire outfit is not elegant with flat screen TVs and reclining seats. Instead, there is a mounted tube TV with an attached media player.... More 

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