Chicago Segway Tour

chicago-segway-tourHop on the most innovative tour to hit Chicago in years! Gliding around the Windy City on your very own Segway, you’ll see all the famous sights – Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and more. Be one of the first to take part in this unique, unforgettable experience!

The tour begins with a 30-minute training session. You’ll glide from the peninsula through Museum Campus to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Then you’ll cruise along Lakeshore Drive at the edge of Lake Michigan all the way to Millennium Park at the foot of famous Michigan Avenue. You’ll see Navy Pier, the Lincoln statue, Buckingham Fountain and of course, ride the coolest machine in the world the entire time!

As you cruise along Lake Michigan, through Grant Park and the Museum Campus, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide.

The Segway is the first of its kind – a self-balancing, personal transportation device that’s designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. It’s new, it’s cool and a ton of fun!

Tours are limited to 8 clients with 1 guide so you can count on a great, chicago-segway-tour-packageintimate experience. Discover what it’s like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!

City Segway Tours is proud to be the first guided tour using Segways in the world! No one can match their experience. Be sure you glide with the original!

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

chicago-city-hop-on-hop-tourSee all the sights of Chicago at your own pace! On a Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, you can get off the bus at any scheduled stop to visit Chicago’s most popular attractions, then pick up the tour where you left off or get on at any other regular stop on the route. For individuals and families, this is the best way to see the sites!

The tour includes the Signature Route, West Neighborhoods TourNorth Neighborhoods Tour, South Neighborhoods Tour and the City Lights Night Tour which operates May – September beginning at 6 pm each night. See itinerary below for specific stops.

Your lightly-narrated trolley (heated in winter) or double-decker bus will tour chicago-city-hop-on-hop-off-tour-package13 magnificent miles of Chicago’s downtown and The Loop, taking you by the city’s premier shopping, dining, and attractions. The tour is about two hours if you do not get off.

Hop on and off as much as you please for 3 consecutive days! Or stay on board an experience a variety of seasonal tours around the city!

The City Lights Night Tour is seasonal and operates May – September beginning at 6 pm each night.




Sunset Dinner Cruise

chicago-sunset-dinner-cruiseCelebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing, and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan. Glimpse of things to see in chicago like Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more while you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline while being entertained by a singing ship staff and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs.

This Chicago sunset dinner cruise is a fun and unique way to see some of the Windy City’s famous landmarks. Enjoy drinks on the deck of a sleek, sophisticated cruiser, as the downtown Chicago skyline lights up when the sun sets.

You’ll be treated to a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with a chicago-sunset-dinner-cruise-with-buffetcarving station. As you enjoy your meal in the elegant setting of the ship’s dining room, you’ll be entertained by the colorful characters of the ship’s cabaret. After dinner, the dance floor heats up as a top Chicago DJ spins your favorite songs. 

You’ll be enchanted by the nighttime backdrop of the illuminated Chicago skyline – be sure to bring your camera! This 3-hour Chicago dinner cruise is an excellent prelude to a night on the town.

Architecture River Cruise

chicago-architecture-river-cruiseExperience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a 1-hour cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building.

Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.

Take an architecture cruise down the Chicago River and learn about the city’s famed architecture from your knowledgeable guide.

Board your tour at Navy Pier for an exciting journey that takes you down all three branches of the historic Chicago River and past impressive architectural landmarks. 

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings on your cruise including the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Aon Center, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the IBM Building and more.

Your guide, an expert in architecture, will recount the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago’s rise from the Great Fire of chicago-architecture-river-cruise-tour1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Along the scenic 1-hour route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). This river tour provides the best advantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and marvel at world-famous architecture while learning about Chicago’s fascinating history.




Neighborhoods Bike Tour

chicago-lakefront-neighborhoods-bicycle-tourAccept no imitations! This tour taking you off the tourist beat and onto the quiet neighborhood streets, city parks, and packed beaches of the North Side of Chicago, giving you a glimpse as to how Chicagoans enjoy their beautiful city. This tour is for all ages and fitness levels.

 

This tour is seasonal and operates from March to November only.

Chicago Ghost Hunting Tour

chicago-ghost-hunting-tourTake a supernatural ghost tour of one of Chicago’s most famous warehouses, located around the corner to the mafia headquarters for Al Capone’s bootlegging business. The prohibition era generated millions of dollars of illegal alcohol sales, resulting in countless murders. Those spirits still have a strong presence in the warehouses where the operations took place. Armed with several types of sensors, detectors, cameras and thermal scanners, you’ll chase the dead all the way back to the Roaring Twenties.

Follow your Chicago ghost investigator through warehouses nearby to Al Capone’s bootlegging headquarters in Chicago. As the mafia headquarters for the transportation of liquor from Canada to Florida, the prohibition era generated countless crimes, including gruesome murders.

Your guide arms you with sensors, detectors, cameras and thermal scanners as you dive into the Chicago mobster underworld. It may be decades since the Roaring Twenties, but the spirits inside these warehouses are still alive. Your experienced ghost-hunter guide gives you a crash course in ghost hunting, then lets you do some spirit stalking of your own!

Chicago Walking Tour

chicago-walking-tour-art-deco-architectureDiscover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring ’20s Jazz Deco and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings in this 2 hour tour. Learn of Chicago’s influence on the international Art Deco movement, and trace the history of lively architectural heritage.

During the period between the two World Wars, an eclectic design style developed that later became known as Art Deco, used to refer to a mix of styles from the 1920s and 1930s. Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Art Deco style infused the everyday world with an elegant style of cool sophistication.

What characterizes Art Deco design most is its geometry and simplicity, often combined with vibrant colors and simple shapes that celebrate the rise of commerce and technology. From luxurious objects made from exotic materials to mass produced, streamlined items. Chicago’s Jazz Age architecture was simply called Modernistic when it was created in the 1920s, and Moderne as it evolved into the Swing era of the 1930s. Whether starkly cubistic or smoothly streamlined, the new office and apartment buildings that redefined the skyline embodied the new language of building until the 1950s.

On this tour you will discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring ’20s Jazz Deco buildings and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings. Learn of Chicago’s influence on the international Art Deco movement, and trace the history of this short-lived but lively architectural heritage. Come and experience the very essence of Art Deco!

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Loop Skyscrapers

chicago-walking-tour-historic-loop-skyscrapersPerhaps Chicago’s most identifiable claim to fame resides in its architecture. The prototype of the modern industrial metropolis arose from the charred landscape left by the Great Fire of 1871. Many of Chicago’s surviving buildings are the forefathers of the great modern skyscrapers and on this walking tour you will discover the historic beginnings of the Chicago School of Architecture and the earliest skyscrapers, built between the 1870s and the 1930s.

The tour features numerous buildings in Chicago’s Loop that were built in this era, including:

  • Chicago Board of Trade Building, one of the city’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture
  • The Auditorium Building, a Louis Sullivan masterpiece
  • The Rookery, a National Historic Landmark

Learn about the architects who influenced the city’s architecture and view their creations on this guided walking tour, sampling Chicago’s rich past. As they say in Chicago, “The City is Our Museum” so come walk with the experts!




Chicago Movie Tour

chicago-movie-tourMovie buff or not, you’ll see the best of Chicago on this movie tour of the city! Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach through 30 miles (48 km) of Chicago to see the exact locations where dozens of the greatest movies and most popular blockbusters of the past 100 years were filmed! Not only will you see the locations where the movies were shot, but you will also get a tour of favorite Chicago neighborhoods like Gold Coast, Wrigleyville, Old Town, Lincoln Park and more!

Over the past 100 years, more than 75 movies have been filmed in Chicago. On this two-hour tour by luxury, air-conditioned coach, you’ll explore Chicago while your guide points out the film locations of movie favorites like My Best Friend’s WeddingThe Untouchables and Transformers 3!

Cover 30 miles (43 km) of Chicago roads and pass through some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods such as Gold Coast, Wrigleyville and Uptown. Your guide will share history and highlights about the neighborhoods as you go. 

While you move from spot to spot, watch clips of the movies that will be played on the TV screens on the coach. Every seat on the coach has a great view!

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