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Located in Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute showcases 300,000 works of art ranging from ancient works to pieces created by today’s foremost artists. More than 1.5 million visitors from across the globe flock to the museum annually, making it one of Chicago’s most-visited destinations.

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111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603-6404
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.99
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Skip-the-Line Art Institute of Chicago Semi-Private Guided Tour (8ppl Max)

Skip-the-Line Art Institute of Chicago Semi-Private Guided Tour (8ppl Max)

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Explore one of the country’s great art museums—and discover many of its collection highlights—on this small-group Art Institute of Chicago tour. Meet your guide right out front, and see works from artists the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Seurat, O’Keeffe, and many more. As you go, your guide will share the stories behind the masterpieces, and will help bring the history of the museum and its collection to life.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.54
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Chicago CityPASS

Chicago CityPASS

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Get the most out of your trip to Chicago as you enjoy discount access to five of the city’s top attractions with the CityPASS. This easy-to-use mobile ticket grants you free entry into top-tier sights including the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, and the Field Museum plus your choice of admission to 3 of the following attractions: Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck. Also enjoy a wealth of useful Chicago tips and savings at a variety of other venues and retailers. Attractions may be required to verify proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days past final vaccine dose) before allowing entry. Please review attraction requirements before visiting Chicago.
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  • 9 days
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
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Chicago City Minibus Tour

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Get to know the Windy City the easy and comfortable way on a small-group minibus tour. Instead of long walks and navigating public transit, see major landmarks like Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park from an uncrowded minibus with large picture windows. Your driver and guide knows where to find all the best views, and there are plenty of photo stops along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.95
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Skip-the-Line Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Museum Tour
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Skip-the-Line Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Museum Tour

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The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest American and Impressionist painting collections in the world, but it can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Remove the guesswork and maximize your time inside the museum on a private tour that covers major highlights by Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Hopper, and others. Plus, there's no waiting to get inside, as the tour includes a skip-the-line ticket.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Small-Group City Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Small-Group City Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus and explore downtown and Northside neighborhoods. You have a chance to get out and visit several locations and hear about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop

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Explore the hidden side of Chicago on a 2-hour walking tour of The Loop, a bustling neighborhood that’s full of wild history, architectural landmarks and some of the city’s most fascinating characters. Follow your local guide along the sidewalk, and stop to notice the overlooked details and untold stories that even life-long locals sometimes miss. Experience the city one small piece at a time on a route that traces a path between Chicago’s littlest treasures, and get an inside look at life in the Second City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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Chicago Walking Tour: Must-See Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Must-See Chicago

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First-time visitors to Chicago seeking a quick overview of the city will enjoy this 90-minute small-group walking tour. Your guide will take you to some of Chicago’s most beautiful and interesting buildings, including the Tribune Tower, the Art Institute, the Willis Tower, and more. Learn about Chicago’s architecture, history, and culture while getting your bearings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Eastside Chicago: "The Art Heist" Exploration Game

Eastside Chicago: "The Art Heist" Exploration Game

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Follow a self-guided adventure during this special smartphone-based game in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Learn about the city’s iconic works of art and architecture while enjoying views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Play anytime you’d like, seven days a week, with no data or Wi-Fi needed.
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  • 1 hour 35 minutes
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Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking tour

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Stroll through Chicago's winter streets, lit up for the holidays, on this gourmet walking tour. Learn about Chicago's celebrated holiday traditions like the European-inspired Christkindlmarket, the beautiful decor and windows on State Street, and ice skating at Millennium Park. Sample generous tastes of classic Chicago foods and holiday treats as you walk. Seasonal craft beer tastings help you stay warm and toasty; please note this tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.99
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️ Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

️ Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

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Ideal for photography enthusiasts, this private, half-day walking tour covers Chicago’s most photogenic neighborhoods and landmarks. See iconic skyscrapers like the Wrigley Building and the historic Water Tower along the Magnificent Mile. Visit Millennium Park and get a chance to photograph the bean-shaped Cloud Gate sculpture. Complimentary bottled water is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Chicago Tour with Driver and tour Guide. Hotel pick up included
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Private Chicago Tour with Driver and tour Guide. Hotel pick up included

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One of the best ways to explore a city is with a private tour. This tour isn't any different. Have your driver and separate tour guide take you around the most important sites and locations of Chicago. Being a private tour, stop whenver you want to take pictures and also explore by foot specific locations. Pick up is included from your hotel or place of choice inside the city and downtown Chicago. Please include this information as well as a contact number when booking. This private tour will give you a great experience to get to know Chicago. This is a 4 hour private tour with driver and separate tour guide. During this tour, you will explore great locations in Chicago like the Richard J. Daley Center. There will also be a photo stop at the Lakefront Trail and South Michigan Avenue. Don't miss the Grant Park, Cloud Gate and of course the Downtown / The Loop. This private tour will finish off at your hotel in Chicago.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$498.37
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Private Chicago Scenic Driving Tour

Private Chicago Scenic Driving Tour

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Leave behind the parking woes and traffic troubles on this private Chicago sightseeing tour. After pickup from your hotel, you’ll hit all the stops you want—yep, you can customize them—from Wrigley Field to “The Bean” to Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, Chicago History Museum, and so much more. Your guide comes loaded with local insight to get you the most out of your whirlwind day in the Windy City.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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BEST Full-day Chicago City Tour

BEST Full-day Chicago City Tour

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Leave all the planning to your guide, and discover the best of Chicago in one day, on this introductory coach tour. In the morning, depart from Chinatown and set off to see local landmarks like Millennium Park, Grant Park, Michigan Avenue, and more. You can also customize your experience: upgrade to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, go for a river cruise, or even visit the 360 Chicago observation deck.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Loop

Discovering Vintage Chicago: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Loop

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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Chicago Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Chicago Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Discover Chicago in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure around the Chicago Loop — to the historic buildings, famous streets and plethora of real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of the Windy City. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Loop

Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Loop

Get to know Chicago better while having fun and enjoying a challenge on this fun scavenger hunt. You and your team will work together to collect points throughout the city, seeing the sights along the way. Steer clear of the busiest, most touristy places and get to know a different side of Chicago. You’ll see highlights like the Cloud Gate and the Art Institute along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Whether you’re a first-time visitor or are just looking for a stress-free way to sightsee, this private, full-day driving tour makes discovering Chicago’s top sights simple. Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel, and set off: see landmarks like Wrigley Field, Grant Park, Millennium Park (and “the Bean”) all in one day. Don’t forget to bring your phone or camera to capture memorable snaps en route.
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  • 6 hours
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Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

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Explore the Art Institute of Chicago first thing in the morning on this small-group art experience. Take in George Seurat’s masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte and not one but three of Van Gogh’s pieces: The Bedroom, Self Portrait, and The Drinkers. Your journey into Impressionism continues with the Claude Monet’s mesmerizing artworks such as Stacks of Wheat, Water Lilies, and Water Lily Pond. These pieces come to life as your guide shares the stories behind these iconic paintings. Visit galleries featuring the works of some of Americas greatest artists, such as Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Jacob Lawrence and the unmissable iconic American Gothic by Grant Wood! Finally, enjoy the intriguing works of Spanish artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Learn the story behind Picasso's The Old Guitarist before seeing Dalí’s Inventions of the Monsters and the head-scratching Venus de Milo With Drawers statue.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour

Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 15 tourist attractions in around Chicago Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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The Loop, River North and Chicago’s Theater District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Loop, River North and Chicago’s Theater District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Are you looking for a way to see Chicago without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Take in Chicago’s concrete giants and hear fascinating stories about quirky artworks, local tragedy, and the city’s journey to revitalisation • Hear from producer Phil Biedron, an actor and tour guide whose passion for storytelling lead him to create this VoiceMap tour • Do it all in two hours or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ferris Bueller at the Art Institute of Chicago – Walking Tour

Ferris Bueller at the Art Institute of Chicago – Walking Tour

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In the beloved 1980s teen comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the Art Institute of Chicago plays a starring role—and on this immersive, small-group tour, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Ferris and his friends all while visiting the museum’s best-known masterpieces. Meet your guide outside of the museum, and head in (tickets own expense). You can look forward to seeing masterworks by Chagall, Seurat, Cassatt, and more, all while hearing behind-the-scenes stories.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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2-Hour Walking Tour in Downtown Chicago

2-Hour Walking Tour in Downtown Chicago

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Interact with Chicago in new found ways across two-hours of walkin', talkin' and gawkin' around downtown, uncovering incredible stories and secrets along the way! During our loop around "Da Loop" we will peel back the layers of this Great Big Onion Town, going in and out of extraordinary buildings, traversing above and below the surface of the city, to uncover how it all came to be. Expect an engaging, entertaining and wide-eye-opening experience, full of knowledge nuggets and tater thoughts you won't soon forget!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago City Walking Tour

Chicago City Walking Tour

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A private tour with WeVenture Chicago is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private city walking tour of Chicago can be from 2 hours - 10 hours, depending on the destination. While many visitors to Chicago have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around central Chicago, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour. No two groups are alike and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Let us take you on the full Chicago experience!
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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