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Art Institute & Panoramic and Scenic Tour

Highlights / General details

This is the tour for those looking to experience the vitality and excitement of Chicago! You’ll drive through Chicago’s main business section, one of the financial centers of the world that is always bustling with activity. You’ll tour the famous "Loop" and State Street - the great street where Chicago’s fame began. Next, travel by the striking Richard J. Daley Plaza with its acknowledged masterpiece, the Pablo Picasso sculpture, created specifically for Chicago. You will take a ride on Wacker Drive, the double-decked thoroughfare that winds its way under the city. Also journey over the Chicago River, which is made to flow backwards by one of the world’s greatest engineering feats.

On this tour you’ll see the famous white Wrigley Building that announces the beginning of the Magnificent Mile, and Michigan Avenue where Chicago’s most exclusive stores exhibit their wares. You’ll see Chicago’s elegant seven-level shopping complex, the renowned Water Tower Place, alongside one of the tallest buildings in the world, the John Hancock Center. You will also travel through Lincoln Park, a thousand acres of greenery, lagoons, flowers, and zoo. You’ll see Wrigley Field - the home of the Cubs (visits not on game days), the Botanical Gardens, Chicago Historical Society, Newberry Reference Library, and an Indian Totem Pole. Also, enjoy a twenty minute stop at the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

If you're looking for a day of adventure in Chicago, then this is the tour for you!


Guided Tour of Chicago, Hotel pick-up, and 1 day admission to Art Institute of Chicago.


Gratuities, Hotel Drop-Off, Food and Beverage.

Hours of operation

Available Daily.

June 1 – September 30: Departs 9:30am and 11:30am.

October 1 – May 31: Departs 10:00am and 12:00pm Noon.

Tour does not operate on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


Approximately 2 hours.


Pick up location- Your Downtown Hotel, or the Main Departure Point.

Ticket Office & Main Departure Point: 17 East Monroe Suite 515, Arcade Level of Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL 60603.


Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Service provided by Gray Line Chicago.

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