Guided tour

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US
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Join an exclusive tour of the Art Institute of Chicago for an intimate art experience you’ll never forget. Follow your guide to see famous works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and more.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Exclusive tour of the Art Institute of Chicago for an intimate art experience.
  • Immerse yourself among the contemporary masterpieces.
  • Listen as the expert guide shares stories to bring art to life.
  • See the most iconic pieces of the 300,000 collection.
  • Get to the Art Institute in the morning to see Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, & more.
Full description
Getting to see famous artworks by true contemporary masters is a rare experience, but on a busy day at the art museum you might not even be able to enjoy what you’re seeing! On this exclusive, small group tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, your guide will show you the most famous pieces in a collection of 300,000, and you’ll actually get to enjoy them before the crowds. Meet your expert guide by the Lions on Michigan Avenue, then slip into the doors of the Art Institute for an exclusive guided tour. First, visit the gallery and take in George Seurat’s can’t-miss masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Then, wander over to enjoy alone time with three of Van Gogh’s pieces: The Bedroom, Self Portrait, and The Drinkers. Next, continue your journey into Impressionism with the Claude Monet’s mesmerizing artworks such as Stacks of Wheat, Water Lilies, and Water Lily Pond. Watch these pieces come to life as your guide shares the stories behind these iconic paintings. Visit galleries featuring works by American artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Jacob Lawrence. Here, you will even get to see the 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.
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Expertly-guided walking tour
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the North Lion outside the main entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago at 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk or move at a moderate pace without difficulty
  • Galleries and artwork visited during this tour are subject to closure and absences without prior notice. Your guide may need to modify to account for these events on the day of the tour
  • Those requiring wheelchair access into the museum have ramp access available at the meeting point, but drop-offs are not permitted
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations, therefore you may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Chicago government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
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Our guide, Rachel, was great!

November 15, 2022

Product ID: 430341