Chicago, the windy city is famous all around the world for its many towering skyscrapers and long architectural history. Additionally, its unique history and local culture make Chicago one of the most interesting places to visit. Chicago has a lot to offer its visitors. Towering buildings, gleaming waterbodies, historic landmarks, gardens, shops, artwork and so much more. All the way from the Willis Tower, to the local eateries, Chicago has something different to offer in every nook and cranny. So are you planning a trip to Chicago soon? Check out a list of the top 10 best Viator tours to explore Chicago, Illinois.
The Chicago River Tour is a great experience for those wishing to learn about the history of the architecture of this city. The tour takes you on a ride through the city along the three branches of the Chicago River. This guided tour will tell you all you need to know about the 130-year-old history of Chicago’s architecture. It is indeed a unique tour and very informative too!
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
The beautiful Michigan lakefront and the neighboring museum campus is famously known as the “front yard” of Chicago. You can ride around on a Segway along these beautiful paths and enjoy famous sites like the Buckingham Fountain or the Grant Park. The guided tour ensures that you miss no detail of the art and architecture of these historic sites. The tour also provides a short training program for first-time users.
Chicago Lakefront and Museum Campus Small Group Tour
Duration: 2 hours
From those looking for a bit of thrill, this trip to Chicago’s past may hold an answer. The tour takes you back to the 1920s when Chicago was the hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters. You can even learn more about the famous sites rumored to be haunted such as Elmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley. The guide can regale you with stories as you watch them come alive with each step! Do not miss this spine-tingling tour.
Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
Duration: 2 hours
Are you a history lover who likes to know all that you can about the places you visit? Well, you will love the Crime and Mob tour. This one of a kind tour allows you to learn about the history of the mafia that once ruled the city of Chicago. Learn about Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger and the areas they operated through. Visit the sites as the guide takes you through morbid stories of Chicago’s criminal past.
Chicago Criminals, Mobsters and Gangsters Bus History Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
A treat for every foodie, this tour allows you to explore the culinary experiences in the different neighborhoods of Chicago. It involves a walk through the little paths and alleys of the city as you try out food from six different eateries. These tours take you right to the popular eateries and restaurants where the locals dine. The tour is led by friendly and professional guides who are knowledgable about the culinary scene of Chicago. They also take into consideration guests with food allergies. So whether you are a foodie or otherwise, you will love this experience!
Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
The Chicago Helicopter Tour allows you to truly experience the heights and vistas of the windy city from the comforts of a helicopter. It offers a 360° fully immersive experience of the entire Chicago skyline. What makes it truly special is that your pilot will narrate the tour along the way. You can catch a bird’s eye view of Willis Tower (the old Sears Tower), Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, and many more. The helicopter terminal even holds a flight simulator for those who are interested.
Chicago Helicopter Tour
Duration: 12 to 15 minutes
LEGOLAND is a great place for a family day. It has different attractions including rides, and games. It also has great offers for school field trips, scout trips and even birthday parties. This is a perfect way to keep the kids entertained on a weekend! The center also has a vast collection of rare Lego sets that you can purchase at discounted prices. A must visit if you have kids interested in Lego.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago 2 Hr. Playtime Session
Duration: 7 hours
Set on the 103rd floor of the Willis, the famous Chicago Skydeck allows you an unparalleled view of the city skyline. It even has a glass balcony that overlooks the Navy Pier and Wrigley Field. Whether you are traveling with a beloved person and wish to take her on a date, or are with the family, this makes way for a stunning experience. Be sure to carry a camera along so you can shoot pictures standing at the very top of the world! The building also houses many exhibits that showcase the city. Take part in various activities like a scavenger hunt and trivia quizzes. A fun way to get to know Chicago.
Skydeck Chicago Admission Ticket
Duration: 3 hours
Who doesn’t love pizzas? In fact, Chicago’s pizzas are famous around the world. Now visitors to this city or even food enthusiasts can take a guided tour along the footpaths of Chicago enjoying the local cuisine, and obviously, the pizzas. It allows one to explore the different neighborhoods, try out the local favorites and even learn about the history of how the different pizzas were made.
Chicago Neighborhoods Guided Pizza Bus Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
This is the most customizable tour thus far! You can create your own itinerary and explore the city at your own pace. This tour offers a double-decker bus with a tour guide narrating the history of the sites around you. You can choose to hop onto the bus or hop off it whenever you please. Just remember to hold on to your pass and hop right back onto the next bus and head to the next destination. This is a great way to tour all the popular attractions in the city without breaking the bank. The tour covers all the famous landmarks of the city including Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park.
Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Enjoy the best Viator tours in Chicago
Viator aims to provide you with a chance to explore this city any way you like. Pick and choose your favourite tours and customize your own holiday in Chicago.
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