Best of Chicago Panoramic Tour


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Activity Level



After Dark, City, First Time Visitor, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

4-hour Driving Tour of City Highlights

This four-hour driving tour is perfect for a first-time visit to Chicago: day or night. I can meet you at your hotel or at another easily accessible location. I will work with you to customize the tour to fit your interests. Every tour will feature Chicago's spectacular skyline and architecture, with plenty of opportunities to stop for photos. After booking, I will provide you with some choices for the mid-way stop depending on your wants, which could include a historic restaurant/bar, shopping, a scenic venue or one of the city's peaceful parks.


Every driving tour will follow this general tour route (this can be customized):

* Millennium Park
* Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain
* Museum Campus with its views of the skyline
* Prairie Avenue Historic District
* Chinatown
* Bronzeville
* Hyde Park and the University of Chicago
* The Loop
* The Magnificent Mile
* The Gold Coast
* Old Town
* Lincoln Park

There will be a planned half-way stop (about 30 min), the location of which is up to you.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your downtown Chicago hotel or another agreed-upon location.

End location: I will return you to your downtown Chicago hotel or another agreed-upon location.

Duration: 4 hours

Four hour driving tour with frequent stops for photo opportunities, plus one 30-minute break midway.


Car with professional driver, and a small amount of walking

What’s Included

Car and driver (parking, insurance) are included in the price of the tour, and a private tour guide who will take care of all your needs and make sure you have a fantastic time in Chicago.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - For snacks/beverages at break.

What’s Extra

Any food, souvenir, or other purchases are up to you.


When the itinerary involves a driving tour, I will not do the driving, but will arrange for - and only work with - licensed and insured drivers.

A Recent Review of this tour

Wendy was amazing. She provided a funny, fascinating overview of Chicago and completely captivated a bus full of relatives in town for the Northwestern graduation. With an audience ranging from 21 to 90, Wendy was able to appeal to a wide range of interests and attention spans and always had a smile in her face. By the time our full day tour was complete Wendy had become part of the family. She was a highlight of our Chicago experience
Paul Michael Jones

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