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Chicago Bus Tours Can Be Your Guide Through The City

Chicago bus tours are pretty popular and are year round.If you prefer being driven around the city then you can enjoy the comfort of these tours.

Chicago is such a beautiful and interesting city that you just can’t come here without going on some kind of tour.

Chicago Tour Bus with Sears / Willis Tower Buildings Skyline (© iStockphoto.com/nazdravie)These tours allow you to sight see and give you a chance to cover a lot of ground to discover all the things that’s unique about Chicago.

These tours allow you to travel through the city’s many distinct neighborhoods and entertainment venues.

You will be chauffeured around town by one of these comfortable Chicago bus tours while viewing the many scenic routes.

The buses can range in sizes. If you want something that’s smaller certain companies have a mini bus.

If you’re interested in a bigger bus then there are plenty of them in the city to transport you around.

Don’t forget there are public transportation buses that can take you around town also.

Relaxing and enjoying the ride on one of these bus tours will inform you about the cities diverse attractions as well as give you ideas about the many places you can go, or take your family on your own time.

Michigan Avenue, Chicago ((© iStockphoto.com/RiverNorthPhotography)

There are many companies that can provide you with different tour themes and places to go in Chicago.

Here’s a list of bus tour companies and some popular tour themes listed for your convenience.

I’m not affiliated or get paid by these companies so I don’t have a preference for one over another.

Some of the many popular tours include:

The Chicago South Shore Tour takes you through Grant Park all the way to Jackson Park, the University of Chicago, Chicago Science and Industry Museum, Adler Planetarium, Orchestra Hall, Soldier Field and many other top attraction areas.

The Chicago North Side Tour takes you through Chicago’s Loop and business area, State street, the Daley Plaza, Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park, Wrigley field, Gold Coast, Navy Pier and many other locations.

The Grand Tour can include touring the North Side and South Side. The tour goes through many parks such as Lincoln Park, Washington Park, and Grant Park and the Museum campus.

The Land and Lake Tour includes the North Side and South Shore tours, Downtown Chicago.

The boat tour includes Chicago Locks, a small trip on the Chicago River, and a cruise along Lake Michigan, viewing Navy Pier, and harbors, etc. 

Chicago Chinatown ((© iStockphoto.com/rfung8). At the Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory, you will be able to visit the Hancock Tower and see the city below and even four surrounding states on a clear day. You will also tour the North and South Sides of Chicago.

The Historical Bronzeville Tour will give you the history about African American communities of the 20th century.

The Chicago Neighborhood Tour takes you to many Chicago neighborhoods and historic buildings. Some of the places visited include Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, Uptown Chicago and many other neighborhoods.

You will be able to see what these unique environments have to offer with a chance to see the architecture and taste the cuisine of these areas.

You can even tour historic churches on another tour.

Some additional tour themes and tour companies are further listed.

There are many food tours available where you can get a taste of what Chicago has to offer. An example of this is Chicago Pizza Tours.

Location: Wells Street & Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60654 Phone: (800) 979-3370 (312) 221-8502

Some of these tour companies listed have other food tours where you can visit some of Chicago’s popular food markets, and desert shops.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago is an architectural tour that visits 17 structures that Frank Lloyd Wright a renowned architect created including the C. Robie House.

Location: 401 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60611 Phone: (312)731-8000

Chicago Neighborhood Tours is a tour company that conduct tours with a guide by motor coach and by foot also.

Location: 77 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60602 Phone: (312)742-1190 TTY:(312)744-2947

Gray Line Bus Tours has buses, trolleys and double decker bus tours.

Location: 17 E. Monroe Chicago IL 60603 Phone: (312)251-3100 Toll Free: (800)621-4153

The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company has Trolleys, open-top Double Decker buses and one Land Yacht.

Location: Address varies, Chicago IL 60601 Phone: (773)648-5000

The Chicago Architecture Foundation also conducts tours. They have over 80 tours listed. They have Walking Tours, Bus Tours and other themed tours.

Location: 224 S. Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60604 Phone: (312)922-3432

*Note - Be aware that companies may take cash and major credit cards but that personal checks may not be accepted.

Depending on the Chicago bus tours company you choose, sites visited for certain themed tours can vary also.