Private tour

Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

From US$ 1,560 per group up to 20

Discover a city known for its architectural creativity and ingenuity. Explore some of Chicago's most iconic buildings, with the option to visit Oak Park and the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Your tour guide and chauffeur will meet you in front of the pickup location of your choosing. They will text you once they have arrived.
Private group


  • Enjoy a private tour that is completely customizable for your group
  • Discover famous sites in Downtown Chicago such as Sears Tower, The John Hancock Building, Wrigley Building, Aqua, and historic brownstones
  • Explore the Oak Park District featuring homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Learn about the history of the buildings from an expert tour guide
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel and meet your local tour guide, an expert on the architecture of Chicago. Travel through the city in luxury private transportation to discover its rich architectural history. See famous buildings such as the Sears Tower, The John Hancock Building, and the Wrigley Building Discover Gothic gems along the Magnificent Mile, historic brownstones, and the Frank Lloyd Wright homes of Oak Park. Enjoy a unique added value opportunity to view not only the outside but the amazing hidden interior of many of the buildings on the tour. At your discretion, make numerous stops along the tour to go to the top of the sky decks of famous skyscrapers. Walk along the Chicago River and enter the inside of buildings designed by many famous architects. This tour has several different options. Enjoy the sites of the downtown Chicago area with its many skyscrapers, amazing interiors and great photo opportunities. You may also choose the Oak Park Frank Lloyd Wright Homes and Studio option in lieu of the downtown tour where you will have the opportunity to view the interior of his very first home and studio along with over two dozen of his original structures lining Forest Street in Oak Park anchored by Unity Temple, considered to be the world's first building of the modern architectural style. Each of the above separate options are 3 hours long. If you are to choose both options for a full 6-hour touring experience, enjoy a lunch stop at one of Chicago's many famous hot dog stands or deep-dish pizza joints.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 3 or 6-hour guided tour depending on the option chosen
  • Knowledgable Architecture Tour Guide
  • Luxury chauffeured transportation
  • Chauffeur gratuity
  • Entry to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, if the option including Oak Park is chosen
  • Gratuity for the tour guide
  • Cost of lunch or dinner, on the 6-hour option
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Pickup and drop-off can be anywhere within the Chicago City Limits
  • The vehicle used will depend on the size of the private group (Mercedes S 550 Sedan, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Sprinter, Mini Coach Bus)
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Very informative, everything worked out wonderfully from pick up to the end. Very nice and very good guide, also nice and courteous driver, comfortable car. The tour itself has a strong focus on Lloyd Wright, but that's fitting in a city where he started, has been active, and where many of his homes stand. Overall excellent tour with insights we would never have had otherwise.

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April 7, 2022

We enjoyed our day with Stefan. He was friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant. With COVID restrictions and so many things not open yet, I think this made the tour a little difficult. We drove around a long time with Google Maps to find the Frank Lloyd Wright homes. I feel that guides should remember this info or have a cheat sheet to use. Otherwise, we enjoyed it. Also, upon signing up, it says someone from the local place will contact you. This did not happen. I had to email and confirm the night before that the tour was happening and the time/pick up location was correct. They should’ve reached out to me.

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June 1, 2021

Lunch spot was not good but the guide did a good job and had knowledge.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 290075