Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

55 Reviews

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3568LANDLAKE
Discover Chicago from both land and water on this scenic half-day tour. Take a narrated coach tour through the city’s South Side and see highlights including Grant Park, the Loop, the Shedd Aquarium and exclusive shopping areas and neighborhoods. Then, experience Chicago from the water! Cruise along the Chicago River in a beautiful streamliner yacht and admire views of the stunning city skyline.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Explore the Windy City by land and water on this half-day tour of Chicago. On the first half of your tour, explore the city by bus to discover the history and culture of Chicago. Travel through Grant Park, known as the ‘front lawn of the city’ and the site of Soldier Field. Admire the sky dome at the Adler Planetarium and pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring one of the largest collections of impressionistic art in the world.

See Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and Shedd Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums. You'll also see the Field Museum of Natural History, the 80-story Amoco Building, and pass by President Obama's former neighborhood and house!

After your bus tour, board a state-of-the-art yacht to get a unique view of the city from the water as you ruise along the Chicago River!

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Tour departs from selected downtown Chicago hotels. Or, you can make your own way to the departure point located at The Palmer House.

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Please note, there is no hotel drop off. Your tour ends at the boat dock adjacent to Michigan Avenue and its exclusive stores.

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9:30am Departure
Code: PM0930

Departs at 9:30am

USD $58.00
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11:30am Departure
Code: AM1130

Departs at 11:30am

USD $58.00
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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

Chicago Land and Lake Tour

  • Narrated coach tour
  • Shoreline yacht cruise on the Chicago River
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

South Side sights:

  • Grant Park
  • Soldier Field
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Joseph Petrillo outdoor band shell
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Orchestra Hall
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • South Commons
  • Jackson Park
  • University of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Lake Point Towers
  • Navy Pier
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joseph W, July 2015

excellent review of city history and architecture! Actually, we went on a second river cruise as we found it so interesting and loved the photo opportunities! Boarding so convenient to river hotels and eateries.

Reviewed by: busboy, July 2015

Wir hatten bei der Abholung kleine Schwierigkeiten mit dem Verkehr kamen aber noch rechtzeitig zum klimatisierten großen Bus Die Busfahrerin chauffierte uns gut durch die sehenswerten Orte in Chicago und der Reiseleiter lies uns vieles von der Stadt wissen..
Es dauerte ca, 2 Std. Danach wurden wir zur Anlegestelle des Bootes gefahren,. Hier wurden wir von einer tollen Mannschaft empfangen, dazu gab es Limonade ohne Ende. Es hat Spaß gemacht unter den Wolkenkratzern zu fahren. Auch hier teilte uns unser Reiseleiter vieles mit. Wie ausgeschrieben muß man den Weg zum Hotel selbst organisieren.

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Tour code: 3568LANDLAKE