A private tour with Chicago Urban Adventures is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private city tour of Chicago can be from 2 hours to 10 hours, depending on the destination. Pick-up and drop-off locations are the group’s choice. While many visitors to Chicago have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around downtown Chicago, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour.
No two groups are alike, and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Below are some sample itineraries to use as inspiration for your perfect sightseeing tour of Chicago:
Highlights Tour: A tour designed to hit some of Chicago’s must-see spots may include a ride along Michigan Avenue and The Loop to see incredible Chicago architecture like the Sears Tower and the Hancock Building. We can include a stop for a photo at the world-famous Bean sculpture or the Art Institute of Chicago, or take a spin past Wrigley Field. You’ll also be able to enjoy views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline from several points. These 2 or 3-hour-long tours are usually focused on driving, with limited time to explore on foot.
Half-Day Tour: A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the must-see spots, as well as having time to explore even more famous sights – for example the United Center (where the Bulls and the Blackhawks play) and Soldier Field (home of da Bears) for sports fans, the Museum of Science and Industry from the 1893 World’s Fair for history buffs, and the Navy Pier for families. If photography is your passion, we can accommodate for one of the best photo-ops in the city at Promontory Point. You will also have more time to get out on foot, and maybe even to head up the Sears Tower for the most iconic view in town!
Full-Day Tour: A full-day tour gives you the chance to explore all of the must-see spots of Chicago to their fullest: shop along the Magnificent Mile, take a spin through the beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood, grab a deep-dish pizza or Chicago-style hot dog for lunch at a one of the many delicious Chicago restaurants, cruise by Second City Comedy Club, or head a little ways out of downtown to Oak Park for the incredible Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Your wish is our command!
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget. In addition to your local English-speaking guide, we can include prices to cover transportation, admission to various sights, and food and drink tastings.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon. Typical exclusions are additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
Closure of sites: In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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