This tour takes you past all the sights of Chicago's historic South Side.

You will travel south out of the Loop down Michigan Avenue past the Art Institute of Chicago, to the starting point of Historic Route 66, passing Grant Park and the site of Chess Records.  Your journey will continue along Lake Michigan on South Lake Shore Drive and then you'll see President Obama's home, Robie House, the University of Chicago, Jackson Park and the Museum of Science and Industry.  The return takes you through the Museum Campus and past Buckingham Fountain.

This tour is currently unavailable but hopes to resume operations later in 2022.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 15+):
Child Rate
(Ages 5-14):
Child - Free
(Ages 4 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
Schedules may vary due to Covid-19; please check availability calendar
11:30 am daily except Tuesday and Wednesday (January through March)
11:30 am & 3:30 pm daily (April through September)
11:30 am daily (October through December)
Please see Special Schedule Details.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does NOT include hotel pickup; the departure location on South Michigan Avenue is specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Procedures

  • Each vehicle will be thoroughly cleaned and then disinfected with an EPA recommended cleaner or 70% alcohol-based solution every day with an emphasis on high-touch surface areas.
  • High-touch surface areas will be wiped down with disinfectant after each tour.
  • All tour guides and staff will be wearing masks.
  • The state of Illinois currently requires people over age 2 must wear a mask or face covering when in a public place and they either cannot or it is impractical to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between themselves and others.
  • Tours groups will be smaller to allow for social distancing.
  • Employees will not be permitted to work if exhibiting flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms and may be subject to temperature screenings.


Special Schedule Details

  • This tour does not operate on dates of special events in Chicago or on certain holidays.



  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Starting point of Historic Route 66 (Adams Street)
  • Grant Park (Chicago's Front Lawn)
  • Chess Records site
  • Lake Michigan (along South Lake Shore Drive)
  • President Barack Obama's home
  • Robie House (U. S. National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • University of Chicago (including Rockefeller Memorial Chapel)
  • Jackson Park (location of 1893 Chicago World's Fair)
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Museum Campus (Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum)
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Neighborhoods include Chinatown, Kenwood, Hyde Park and Woodlawn


48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does NOT include hotel pickup; the departure location on South Michigan Avenue is specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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