Pick your favorite time to visit Chicago's new front yard. Opened in triumph last summer, the Park ranks among the world's most remarkable urban spaces. It represents a convergence of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, art, computer technology, performance and interactivity. Explore exciting works by internationally renowned architects and artists that prove how thrilling cutting-edge architectural public art can be.
Discover Chicago's Modern, Postmodern and International movements, from the powerful, minimalist work of Mies van der Rohe to the new eclecticism. Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes. Admire the stainless steel cladding on the Inland Steel Building and the bold statement made by the James R. Thompson Center. FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE; reservations must be made through our group department, they cannot be made online. Please contact a group agent at 800-752-4792.
Two popular tours. One great price! This entertaining and informative combination tour visits Chicago's most interesting and historic sights by mini-bus, followed by a fantastic Chicago River/Architecture boat tour. The tours are conducted in large-windowed mini-buses, which that are small enough so you can ask questions of your driver/guide while exploring Chicago's best-known sights and neighborhoods. This tour also includes complimentary pick-up from most downtown hotels.
This award winning city tour takes you on an entertaining, narrated journey around the downtown area and through several of Chicago's distinct neighborhoods. Along the way, you will be able to get out at several picturesque stops and take some wonderful photos. Comfortable, climate controlled, large windowed mini buses allow you to ride in style. This tour also includes complimentary pick-up from most downtown hotels.
Join us as we admire the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of Chicago's most magnificent Art Deco skyscrapers. You'll learn about the origins of this short-lived but lively architectural style; the difference between Jazz Deco, Classical Deco and Streamlined Deco and the important role that Chicago played in the international Art Deco movement.
Come see some of the great architectural landmarks of State Street and Michigan Avenue from the late 19th/early 20th centuries! You'll visit beautiful interior treasures that even many Chicagoans don't know exist. As icing on the cake, this tour also touches on Millennium Park, Chicago's exciting new 21st century park, outdoor gallery, garden and music venue!
Visit some of the most beautiful rooms in downtown Chicago, from the Walnut Room and others at Macy's to the lobby of the Palmer House on the small group Chicago Favorites Food Tasting & Walking Tour. Along the way, you'll try some of the foods Chicago is best known for doing right, including pizza, brownies, hot dogs, and a couple of local brews.
Discover Chicago's expressions of history and human emotion on the small group Chicago Loop Art & Architecture Walking Tour. Designed for all ages and interest levels, this walking tour covers over 175 years of history, art and architecture, from the early French Explorers to the city's founders and the political powerhouse of the Daley administration.
Step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors and the underground Pedway System for an in-depth look at architecture and a personal, cultural approach to experiencing downtown on the small group Chicago Loop Interior Architectural Tour. Highlights include a historic department store, a skyscraper church, the infamous Block 37 and the sparkling mosaics of the Chicago Cultural Center.
A unique Tour that explores how Chicago's famous Intersections define the city, streets, cultures, ideas and architecture. See how they come together and visually communicate cultural history, stimulating new ideas. Chicago's downtown intersections are at the core of the city's vibrancy. Chicago Old and New is a two-hour walking tour that introduces architecture and public art from 1871 to the present and looks at how buildings fit into the context of the city.