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  • Chicago: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour

    1. Chicago: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour

    From your vantage point on the double-decker sightseeing bus you'll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers, including the 875 N Michigan, the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building. Take in the city's impressive landmarks as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish to visit attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. You’ll travel down the famous Magnificent Mile, considered one of the great avenues of the world, and continue across the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. The bridge connects the north and south sides of the city. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Chicago makes it easy for you to explore the city's sights at your own pace. There are 13 stops, where you can hop-off to visit attractions and...

    Great way to get around town and to all best attractions without paying for a can or taxi and with the plus of getting information about the different attractions along the way.

  • Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

    2. Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

    Glide around the streets and parks of Chicago on a leisurely 2.5-hour guided Segway tour. Perfect for Chicago newbies and veterans alike, the tour uncovers quirky facts about one of America’s most energetic destinations. Start your Segway experience at Millennium Park and continue to Grant Park to stop and admire the famous Buckingham Fountain. Ride to Museum Campus to soak up spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and beautiful lakefront. The tour includes a training session to become familiar with the unique self-balancing Segways, before exploring the Windy City in a fun and futuristic fashion. Smart, entertaining tour guides work hard to provide you with the experience of a lifetime, and reward you with expansive views of the sea-like Lake Michigan.

    Great time! Enjoyed the Chicago sites! Enjoyed learning to use the Segway!!! Especially enjoyed seeing so much and a fair price. I enjoyed being so close to the magnificent mile millennium park the Bears stadium the beaches art museum so much more downtown and good restaurants. I almost forgot I enjoyed and the reason I went was to see Buckingham fountain it was really beautiful beautiful day beautiful time beautiful people

  • Chicago Food Tasting: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    3. Chicago Food Tasting: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Combine an enjoyable walk around Chicago's downtown to see some of the city’s top sites with stops to sample some of the city’s famous tastes. On this 2.5-hour guided walk, you'll get to taste the foods Chicago is best known for doing right. Enjoy deep-dish pizza, the original Italian pastries, Chicago-style hot dog, and a classic Italian beef sandwich. Enjoy a VIP craft beer sample for an additional fee. Along the way, you’ll see some of Chicago's most iconic spots including Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk, the Art Institute, and the famous Bean. By the end of the tour, your stomach will be full of delicious food and your head will be full of fascinating knowledge about Chicago. During the colder months, the tour makes use of the unique underground Pedway system that connects much of downtown and keeps you warm and cozy. On warmer days, you’ll walk at street level to enjoy th...

    Gabe made it so fun & interesting. Felt very safe. He was great at navigating around crowds, etc. We plan on repeating this tour with friends!!

  • Chicago City Mini Bus Tour with Optional Architecture Cruise

    4. Chicago City Mini Bus Tour with Optional Architecture Cruise

    After your hotel pick-up from most downtown Chicago hotels, board your climate-controlled minibus with a small group of twelve people or less. Enjoy the sightseeing tour which has won Chicago's "Concierge Preferred" award several years running.  Your tour begins in the heart of downtown Chicago, at The Loop.  Here you'll see incredible architecture, including the world's first skyscrapers.  You'll even go inside one that features a beautiful lobby designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The stop also includes views of The Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis (Sears) Tower. After The Loop, you'll tour through Grant Park, which is known as the city's front yard. The centerpiece of the park is the Buckingham Fountain (operational May to October).  Museum Campus is up next, with three museums, Soldier Field and the most spectacular skyline views in the city.  After a ten minute photo stop, you'll...

    Excellent tour guide, personable, humorous, and knowledgeable. We will certainly highly recommend to friends and family.

  • Eastside Chicago: Exploration Game

    5. Eastside Chicago: Exploration Game

    Start the adventure at The Art Institute of Chicago. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Fountain of the Great Lakes. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can ...

    Be sure to wear your walking shoes! Long walk but well worth it. Would highly recommend!

  • Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

    6. Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

    If you are looking for fun things to do in Chicago at night, then this haunted Segway tour of the Windy City’s ghoulish murders and gruesome disasters, ghastly gangsters and ghostly tails is just for you. You will glide eerily around the streets escorted by an expert Segway guide. Creep through the shadows to hear true stories of ghosts and view the sites where some of Chicago's most appalling tragedies took place. You will sneak down to Lake Michigan for a look at Al Capone's haunted yacht, and pass by a Michigan Avenue hotel, alleged to be the most haunted in the city. Get the shivers as you hear accounts of the many unexplainable deaths and tales of the self-playing piano. Continue through the dark streets of downtown Chicago to Death Alley, site of the Iroquois Theatre fire where over 600 Chicagoans perished in a single day. Glide along the Chicago River to view the site of the wo...

    The views of the city at night were fantastic! It’s a great way to tour the city with teenagers. There’s not a lot that interests them when it comes to hanging out with parents but this is a win!

  • Chicago: Guided City Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets

    7. Chicago: Guided City Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets

    The day begins with pickup from your downtown Chicago hotel and heads to one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Chicago Bean. Learn about this iconic artwork as well as its artist, Anish Kapoor. Next, admire Chicago’s impressive skyline aboard the Shoreline Architecture Cruise. Listen to the onboard narration as you admire over 40 of the city’s landmarks.  Afterwards, head to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago. Take the elevator up to the 103rd floor and soak up 360-degree views. There’s also time to walk out onto The Ledge, a special glass balcony which provides a once in a lifetime experience. Stop at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck next for yet more panoramic views of the city. Then have fun on the TILT Experience, a must-do when visiting Chicago. Later, enjoy a narrated drive through the city and pass by famous sights including the Aqua Tower, Bu...

    This is a fantastic tour with highly skilled guides and local information. You see the most important chicago highlights in an efficient and pleasant process. The tour guide even stopped at 7-11 to get snacks for our boat trip. Highly recommend this tour. Worth every penny.

  • Chicago: Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

    8. Chicago: Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

    On this self-guided walking tour where your phone is your personal guide, explore Millennium Park’s best sights and dive into some of Chicago’s little-known history along the way. This tour has been developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Begin your tour at the park’s north end, by Harris Theater for Music and Dance. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the app that will be your guide, narrator, and map in one. Head south toward the Pritzker Pavilion while learning some background on how the park came into existence. As an added perk, most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Once at the impressive pavilion, learn about the vast array of performances held here and the high-tech design which makes it all po...

  • Chicago: Holiday Lights Segway 2-Hour Tour

    9. Chicago: Holiday Lights Segway 2-Hour Tour

    Bundle up in your warm clothes and make your way to the starting point near Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to meet your guide for your Segway tour. Get started with a safety briefing and orientation to the Segway, then have time to become familiar with the controls and practice riding. Once you’re ready, set off with your expert guide through downtown Chicago.  Admire the holiday splendor of the Windy City as you watch ice skaters twirl around the Millennium Park Ice Rink, located below the city’s iconic silver ‘bean’ sculpture (officially named Cloud Gate). Then glide along Michigan Avenue under trees that glow with colorful lights and take in the fabulous holiday window displays at Macy's. Stop at Daley Plaza to check out the German-inspired Christkindlmarket, the city’s largest open-air Christmas festival. Made to resemble a European village in winter, the famous market feature...

  • Chicago: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    10. Chicago: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Turn downtown Chicago into your own personal giant game board with Urban Adventure Quest, an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that allows you to do just that. On this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Chicago, you’ll be guided from your smartphone through the city on a fun, team-building journey. This is the perfect tour for groups – large or small – looking to make their way to the most well-known sites, as well as to those often-overlooked hidden gems the city keeps secret. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure will start riverside among the historic buildings and will take you along a game route that will show you the rich history, strong focus on public art, and indelible culture of this great city.   Points of interest on your quest: Riv...

    If you are ever in Chicago with a large group and want to see the city, I highly recommend doing the “Amazing Race”. It’s a fun way to explore the heart of downtown while learning about it’s architecture along the way. Disclaimer: be prepared to be on your feet for 2-3 hours!! #chicagoriverwalk #amazingracechicago

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What people are saying about Cloud Gate

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 598 reviews

Alicia(tour guide) was the best!! She was super patient with my training and riding as a 1st Time Segway Rider. She was knowledgeable about Chicago's History. She was eager to assist me with photo needs, and she even captured some scenic photo opportunities for me, considering that she has a great eye for photography!! I definitely recommend the Segway Tour and if possible, ask for Alicia as your tour guide!! You won't be disappointed.❤

Great time! Enjoyed the Chicago sites! Enjoyed learning to use the Segway!!! Especially enjoyed seeing so much and a fair price. I enjoyed being so close to the magnificent mile millennium park the Bears stadium the beaches art museum so much more downtown and good restaurants. I almost forgot I enjoyed and the reason I went was to see Buckingham fountain it was really beautiful beautiful day beautiful time beautiful people

The first bus driver was great. Animated guided the tour. The second however was driving erratic. I would say using gas and brake at the same time as our heads were jerking around the seats. No guide, no announcement of why stops.

A perfect way to see some of the best sights of the city!! Vincent our tour guide was energetic and very knowledgeable!!

Caleb was a very cool, informative, & humorous guide, made the tour fun