Tours

Architecture River Cruise
Michigan Avenue Bridge at the southeast corner (be Chicago IL
(312) 922-3432 x.226

Marvel at the soaring towers of Chicago’s Loop while enjoying sparkling river vistas!

CAF’s Architecture River Cruise, narrated by experienced docents, spotlights over 50 historic and architecturally significant sites and offers a unique perspective on the city. Board either of our well appointed vessels, Chicago’s First Lady or Chicago’s Little Lady, where open-air and indoor seating will add comfort to your journey. Snacks and beverages are available. Advance reservations are highly recommended.


184 Bike Chicago
600 E. Grand Ave. (Navy Pier)
Chicago, IL
800-915-BIKE

Lakefront bike tours depart from Navy Pier! A fantastic way to see the city, and you don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to do them, either.


59 Cemetaries by Bus
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
(312) 922-3432, ext. 240

This tour covers three early cemeteries: Montrose and the Bohemian National in Chicago, and Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. See a magnificent domed chapel, the mausoleum of assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, sculptures depicting historic events, and many architecturally significant monuments for important Chicago figures.


183 Chicago By Air, Inc.
Meigs Field
Chicago, IL
708/524-1172

How great would this be?!? Get the best view of the skyline and a fantastic Chicago tour from the air!


187 Chicago From the Lake River East Plaza
465 E. Illinois St. Chicago, IL
312-527-1977

Architectural river cruises and historical river and lake cruises; these are OUTSTANDING. Besides a fun, educational trip, you get a peaceful boat ride to boot!


190 Chicago Neighborhood Tours
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St.
Chicago IL
312-742-1190

One of the nine different motorcoach excursions each Saturday morning, will let you explore firsthand many of the city’s well-known attractions while en route from the Chicago Cultural Center to the neighborhoods.


185 Chicago Sun-Times Tours
400 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-321-3268

Get the behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest papers in the country!


196 Chicago Supernatural Tours
Varies by tour Chicago IL 60655-7544
708-499-0300

Hosted by the internationally renowned Chicagoland GhostHunter himself, Richard T. Crowe!

There are lots! Try the “Ghosts of Chicago,” the “Haunted Pub Crawl,” “Halloween Special Edition,” “Supernatural Chinatown,” “Supernatural BOAT Tour,” and MORE!!


186 Chicago
Tribune Tours Freedom Center
777 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL
312-222-2116

THE Chicago newspaper! Come and take the tour of this famous Chicago publication.


191 Chicago
Trolley Company Tours
Chicago IL
312-663-0260

Ten stops in the downtown area, including Sears Tower and the Historic Water Tower.


192 Ethnic Food Tours
2010 W. Chase Avenue
Chicago IL 60645
773-465-8064

Try somethng new! Take a great tour of Chicago’s ethnic food!


179 Gold Coast Carriage, Inc. Chicago IL 60612 (312) 335-0772 “Take a spin around Chicago’s beautiful downtown all year long! It’s a beautiful, fun, memorable way to the the city.

Gold Coast Carriage, Inc., provides horse-drawn carriage rides through scenic downtown Chicago year round. In addition, we can be hired for special events such as weddings, proms, engagements, birthday parties, and corporate events. Gold Coast Carriage,Inc. will be happy to provide services to anyone in the surrounding suburbs within a 100 mile radius of Chicago.

Facility opened in 2000
Owner/Manager: Lori Pontious
Hours: Year round; everyday

Specialization: Driving
Other: Horse and carriage company

60 Lakefront by Bike

Illinois St. (500N), east of Lake Shore Dr., Navy Chicago IL 312.922.3432 “Cycle past old and new boat harbors, parks and architectural treasures from elegant streeterville through the new Museum Campus (all built upon Cap’n George Wellington Streeter’s landfill) into some of the world’s most valuable real estate!

Take a break at nine key stops and learn about the area’s dynamic history, architecture, sculpture, and ongoing developments including River East and Millennium Park. Ride on south of McCormick Place afterwards, or return with guides to Navy Pier, taking an educated look again at what you’ve just learned about. Its great! Bring the whole family!”


194 Loop Tour Train
Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center Chicago IL

A fantastic way to see Chicago’s Loop – from the El! Its fun, educational, and if you’re new to the city its a great way to get your feet wet as a local!

The Loop Tour Train is presented by the City of Chicago and Sears on State and is cosponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Office of Tourism, and the Chicago Transit Authority. The Loop Tour Train is available on Saturdays only, May 5 – September 29, 2001. It is a 40-minute tour of the downtown loop area on board a CTA “”L”” train which offers a unique vantage point for seeing Chicago’s internationally renowned architecture. The tour is fully narrated by Chicago Architecture Foundation docents. Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 10:00 am on the day of the tour. Tickets are available at the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center, 77 East Randolph Street (at Michigan Avenue). Tours depart from the Randolph/Wabash CTA station at 11:35 am, 12:15 pm, 12:55 pm, and 1:35 pm. The Loop Tour Train is wheelchair accessible through the Clark/Lake CTA station. Tour passengers who request elevator assistance to board the train can make arrangements with the tourism staff when they pick up their tickets.


189 Metro Ducks
600 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
1-800-298-1506

Vintage WWII re-supply crafts drive directly into, and out of Lake Michigan, giving riders a thrill they won’t soon forget! Tours depart daily from 10am to 4pm and last approximately one and a half hours

 

193 Tour Black Chicago, Inc.
35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 222
Chicago IL
312-332-2323

Tour Chicago’s fascinating black history!