Guided tour

Chicago: Art Institute Skip-the-Line Tour with Guide

Chicago: Art Institute Skip-the-Line Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Babylon Tours Chicago
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 115.54 per person

Experience some of the world's most famous pieces of art on a guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago. Explore great art, before the doors even open.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour with an art expert
  • Enter the museum 30 minutes before opening hours
  • Experience Picasso, Hopper, Cassat and many more artists up close
  • Get your money back if you're not satisfied
Full description

Experience a guided tour around some of the world’s greatest and most iconic art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago. Avoid the crowds and lines and meet your expert guide at the Institute 30 minutes before opening time. Explore the expansive collection, learning more about both contemporary and classic pieces. Although the museum usually hosts 1.79 million people per year, you will be able to stroll among the pieces at leisure, getting up close and personal with works by famous and infamous artists like Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist artwork in the world. Your guide will provide expert information on the collection and the museum’s history and hidden gems.

Includes
  • Priority access 30 minutesa before the general public
  • Expert Guide
  • Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Wheelchair tours under request only
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

MEETING POINT Meeting Point: “To The Lions Left”; next to the iconic lion statues (the lion on the left when facing the museum) outside the main Museum entrance on South Michigan Avenue. Please arrive 15 min before starting time Bring valid photo ID

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Please provide full names, mobile phone number, and email you can be reached on during your trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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The best way to view the Art Museum is with the guide. we had Marlin who was well informed and put together a well thought out tour. HIs anecdotes were insightful and interesting. We moved seamlessly from exhibit to exhibit. Our Sunday at noon tour was perfectly timed insofar as the July date was not crowded. In will certainly be back. My only complaint was that we weren’t able. To spend more than 2+ hours. …easily could have gone 1-2 hrs m ore.

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July 20, 2021

Our family took a private tour and we all found it very informative. Our tour guide Sarah was outstanding. The museum is very large so to have a knowledgeable guide was very helpful. I only wish we could have had more time before it became so busy.

March 27, 2022

We had a very informative guide, Marlin. He told interesting stories and guided us through in a timely way…almost an impossible task! He was willing to adjust his tour based on our interests.

September 30, 2021

Product ID: 398524