Wrigley Building Solo travelers' tours

Our most recommended Wrigley Building Solo travelers' tours

Chicago River Architecture Cruise: Skip-the-Ticket-Office

1. Chicago River Architecture Cruise: Skip-the-Ticket-Office

Skip the lines at the ticket office and climb aboard a state-of-the-art cruise for a 60- or 75-minute cruise of all 3 branches of the Chicago River, and marvel at the architecture that has made the city so legendary. Get an insight into the buildings and engineering of a city that gave birth to the skyscraper and is the spiritual home of modern American architecture. Your expert guide will lead you down the Chicago River to uncover hidden gems, as well the city’s most renowned landmarks, such as the John Hancock building, Trump Tower, Marina City, Willis Tower, and more. Relax with a glass of something cold from the cash bar, as you cruise the Windy City’s waterway, and learn its status as a modern metropolis and one of the world’s most beautiful cities. End your tour in the same place where you boarded the boat.

Chicago: History, Culture and Architecture Walking Tour

2. Chicago: History, Culture and Architecture Walking Tour

Start your tour under the dazzling marquee of the Chicago Theater (which you might recognize from the movie-musical Chicago) before heading off into the bustling city. Your first stop is inside one of the best-preserved spaces built for shopping in Chicago, featuring an unforgettable atrium at its core. Then head towards the Chicago Pedway, a uniquely Chicago feature used by locals and commuters daily to move about the city in a network of underground tunnels. Afterward, head back above-ground near City Hall and head inside to see the classic interior design and architecture. Next, enjoy a sweet treat, and local tradition: Chicago-style popcorn. Weather permitting, take a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk while taking in views of several soaring buildings, including Marina Towers, the Britannica Building, and the Willis Tower. From there, make your way to another delicious destination. Along the way, enjoy views of the world-famous Wrigley Building and the incredible Chicago Tribune building, the heart of Chicago’s thriving and historic journalism industry. Your second tasty confection is locally made chocolate from a Chicago staple. Finally, take a stroll through the beautiful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue. Round up your tour in the picturesque Millennium Park, home to the iconic Bean sculpture. Here, your guide will conclude your tour and point you in the right direction toward more amazing sights, great lunch spots, or drink recommendations.

Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

3. Chicago: Private Architecture Tour - 3 or 6 Hours

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.

Chicago: Magnificent Mile Walking Tour

4. Chicago: Magnificent Mile Walking Tour

Start the tour by discovering how a dirt road known as Pine Street was transformed into a "Paris on the Prairie" and later into the Magnificent Mile - Chicago's premier shopping district. Hear the secrets and stories behind the striking buildings on North Michigan Avenue that have become architectural icons know around the world including the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building and 875 N. Michigan Ave. (formerly the Hancock Tower). Learn how the DuSable Bridge, built in the 1920s, transformed a warehouse and factory district into a commercial district. Find out how the street was further transformed with its wide avenue and Parisian style buildings, influenced by the world-renowned architect Daniel Burnham and the Plan of Chicago of 1909. Then, witness the street's final transformation into a high-end shopping and hotel district, becoming the shopping mecca that it still is today. Marvel at the vertical malls, skyscrapers, hotels, residential towers and buildings that were designed to embody the brands sold inside. Finally, enjoy admission to the Chicago Architecture Center included in the tour price where you can learn more about the various styles of architecture throughout Chicago. See an interactive model of the Downtown Buildings and models showing the development and many different styles of skyscrapers in Chicago.

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What people are saying about Wrigley Building

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 315 reviews

This was one of my favorite things we did. It was a great way to see the city while learning of its architecture history. Our guide was funny and made it very interesting. Great touch to have blankets, hats, snacks and beverages (both alcoholic and non) for sale. Even with being a little cold I would do this again!

This is a must-include part of any visit to Chicago. Special props to our docent/guide Stephanie, whose knowledge, passion, eloquence and theatrical touches made a great architectural tour unforgettable.

Awesome experience! Staff was professional, funny, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Great tour on the Chicago River. Jack was a knowledgeable guide.

The best city tour I've ever experienced! Highly recommend.