Chicago driving tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

267766


Categories

First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

An overview in vehicle for up to 4 people


Chicago is a great walking city but sometimes time and other issues call for a driving tour. We can cover a lot in a couple of hours primarily along the Lake Michigan East side Lake Shore Drive. Sit back and enjoy an overview of Chicago. We will begin in the loop (business district) near the birthplace of the City where the River meets Lake Michigan. We will then trace the history of the city to the south side Hyde Park site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Proceeding north along the Lake Front will take us to the Museum campus with its breathtaking view of the city and continue north to the 1200 acre Lincoln Park. Our trip will span much of the 18 mile long Lake Shore Drive along beautiful Lake Michigan. Several stops, including the Museum Campus, will allow opportunities for brief walks and discussions of Chicago's history, beauty, art, architecture and culture. The maximum number for this tour is 4 - but 3 is most comfortable. I offer a different van tour for up to 6.

Itinerary

Begin in the loop (business district) near the place where the River meets Lake Michigan. We will then trace the history of the city to the south side Hyde Park site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Proceeding north along the Lake Front will take us to the Museum campus with its breathtaking view of the city and continue north to the 1200 acre Lincoln Park. Our trip primarily covers the East side of the City but other specified sites can be included.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Guide's private car - small Lexus SUV

What’s Included

Other: Guide's time and transportation as well as bottled water and Chicago snacks.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 US - The only expenses would be food,beverages and souvenirs along the way.

What’s Extra

Other: Tolls (none anticipated unless going outside the City is requested), parking.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had just one day to tour Chicago. It was our first ever visit to the city and we wanted to really get the feeling of the city in a very short time. Nancy K. Our tour guide was just what we wanted. She has a great love for the city and vast knowledge of its architecture and history. Nancy took us to see many highlights of the city including a short walk in millennium park to see the Bean, all the Chicago landmarks, and a drive through the water front. I give Nancy and her tour 5 glowing stars.
Anna Reshef

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    320 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 2 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    267766


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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