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Chicago Riverwalk Tours and Activities

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Connecting Lake Michigan to downtown, the Chicago Riverwalk is an open-air pedestrian-friendly walkway that runs along the Chicago River. Composed of six main sections, the Riverwalk is a main hub for entertainment. Head to the Marina Plaza section for restaurants, outdoor seating, and boat access. Take a stroll through a series of piers and floating wetland gardens at the Riverbank, or head to the Water Plaza where the kids can splash in water fountains.

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.69
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$44.69
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
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$27.00
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.99
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$64.99
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.10
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$26.10
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.00
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$104.00
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45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

45-Minute Chicago Architecture Boat Tour from Chicago Riverwalk

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Experience Chicago's legendary architecture and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing legacy for all to admire. This family-friendly introduction to the Windy City's rich history and architectural heritage features highlights from Wendella's full-length architecture tours. Hop aboard our world class vessels as our local authentic tour guides showcase our amazing city. This tour departs from the Chicago Riverwalk between Clark and LaSalle Streets at the River Theatre.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

Chicago Riverwalk Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Welcome to Chicago’s scenic Riverwalk. Spanning from Lake Michigan west to Franklin Street. Called the city second Lakefront', the Riverwalk contains restaurants during the summer months, seating areas to relax, boat rentals, and theater-style seating for various performances. Other attractions along the Riverwalk include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, and the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and if you are lucky enough, see a bridge lift from inside the bridge house. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. Start at the first stop and follow the instructions! Stick to our route for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.00
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Magnificent Mile Photo Shoot and Walking Tour
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Magnificent Mile Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

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Rather than taking selfies everywhere you go or trusting a stranger to take a picture for you, leave capturing the special moments to us. You will be escorted by a local professional photographer who will guide you through your chosen route and will take pictures of your experience so you can return home with the ultimate souvenir. Your photo tour includes: -Your choice of a 30 minute, 1-hour, or 2-hour private tour with a professional photographer -High-resolution edited images delivered via a private online gallery within 1-2 days -Enjoy unlimited access to your photos and download as many as you would like with no expiration date *not all stops may be included depending on the length of time you select.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.53
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour

Chicago's Ultimate City Bike Tour

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Explore Chicago’s most iconic sites on a bike tour that explores Museum Campus, parks, and monuments. Follow your guide along the waterfront as you soak up the city skyline and enjoy the breeze along the easy-going route. Circle the Buckingham Fountain while you learn the history of the city’s public art, parks and museums, and capture unforgettable images of the Windy City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.99
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Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

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See Chicago light up with a 4-hour bicycle tour of the Windy City’s most iconic sights and neighborhoods. Follow your guide along a leisurely route, watch the Buckingham Fountain light show and take in daytime or evening views of Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. Sample culinary classics of Chicago, like deep-dish pizza, a true Chicago hot dog, and a tasty dessert for good measure. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a locally crafted beer pairing at three of the food stops. As you pedal through downtown streets, capture unforgettable images of Chicago’s magnificent skyline then finish your tour in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.99
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

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The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot and with the scenic L train or water taxi along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.50
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2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago

2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago

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Glide through the city of Chicago by moonlight on this haunted Segway tour. Follow your costumed local guide as they show you the sites of some of the most gruesome murders and disasters in Chicago's colorful history. See Chicago's iconic landmarks lit up during the spookiest time of year and hear about the mysterious, haunted history of this storied city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.58
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Chicago Haunted Halloween Segway Tour

Chicago Haunted Halloween Segway Tour

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Learn about Chicago’s haunted past and see its mysterious sights as you glide through the city on a Segway at night! Venture through the dark with your local guide, and see alleys, hotels and sites of some of the most gruesome disasters and murders in Chicago’s history. During your spooky adventure through the city, you’ll also see Chicago's famous landmarks lit up in glistening lights. Join in the Halloween fun all October long! Costumed guides and ghoulish tales--this haunting good-time is not to be missed!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.58
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Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago's Magnificent Mile

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Named for the cable car turnarounds and the prominent elevated railway that encircled the area at the end of the 19th century, the Loop is Chicago's commercial and cultural core. On today's epic scavenger hunt of Chicago, you'll uncover the area's best sights and rich history. Along the way, you'll visit Cloud Gate, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It's time to strap on those walking shoes, round up some friends and book your Chicago Loop scavenger hunt today! What You'll See: Tiffany Dome, The Bean, Crown Fountain, Art Institute of Chicago
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  • 2 hours
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Private Secret Food Tour of Chicago

Private Secret Food Tour of Chicago

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We are Chi-Town foodies of the first order, and we're so excited to share with you all the culinary delights this historic Midwestern city has to offer. There is so much to share about Chicago: historic enclaves, stunning architecture, an extensive collection of publicly displayed civic artwork, and a culinary style steeped in history. We will discover each facet of this unique city as we eat and explore Chicago's Loop District. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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  • 3 hours
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$103.36
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Private Sightseeing Cruise in Chicago

Private Sightseeing Cruise in Chicago

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What an amazing experience you will have on this One of a Kind Private Sightseeing tour! We will explore the wonders of Chicago from a 46-foot Private Yacht. Chicago's newest Harbor has been adorned with new playgrounds, swimming pools, food stands, and more. We will pick meet you here for the start of a wonderful day! After 31st harbor, we will board the amazing Italian Azimut Yacht for 4 hours of amazement. While others have ordinary boats and vessels, the Azimut is one of a kind. You won't find another in Chicago. Additionally, while others are sharing spaces with strangers, you have the luxury of your own Private Yacht for the day. We will cruise north and see the Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and Chicago's Skyline. Up the River, we will head to some of Chicago's finest restaurants and architecture for an hour of amazement. Only to end the day at one of Chicago's hot spots - The Chicago Play Pen. Swim, relax, listen to music and enjoy an hour together before we head back!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,750.00
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Chicago

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Chicago

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Chicago and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Chicago, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.00
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Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

Chicago Instagram Walking Tour (Private & All- Inclusive)

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Our Chicago Walking Instagram Tour will take you to the most Instagrammable spots in Chicago all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit of culture, some amazing architecture, & a ton of great photos then this is the tour for you. The morning will start with meeting with your friendly local guide at the meeting point. From there your tour will begin as you start your day walking throughout Chicago and exploring the most famous locations in the city. This half-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 10:00 AM- Meet your Guide at the Grand Subway Station 10:10 AM- Walk along Magnificent Mile 10:20 AM- Stop at Wrigley Building & admire Tribune Tower 10:50 AM- Explore Pioneer Court 11:20 AM- Explore Millennium Park & see Cloud Gate 11:55 AM- Check out an Iconic fountain 12:20 AM- Chicago Riverwalk 1:00 PM- Explore Navy Pier 2:00 PM- Get dropped off by your guide at Millennium station
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$265.60
Price varies by group size
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$265.60
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Chicago Riverwalk Photo Shoot and Walking Tour
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Chicago Riverwalk Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

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Rather than taking selfies everywhere you go or trusting a stranger to take a picture for you, leave capturing the special moments to us. You will be escorted by a local professional photographer who will guide you through your chosen route and will take pictures of your experience so you can return home with the ultimate souvenir. Your photo tour includes: -Your choice of a 30 minute or 1-hour private tour with a professional photographer -High-resolution edited images delivered via a private online gallery within 1-2 days -Enjoy unlimited access to your photos and download as many as you would like with no expiration date *not all stops may be included depending on the length of time you select.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Should I book Chicago Riverwalk tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chicago Riverwalk can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 28 Chicago Riverwalk tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Chicago Riverwalk 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chicago Riverwalk costs USD 6.00. Guided Chicago Riverwalk tours start around USD 6.00 per person. See all 28 Chicago Riverwalk tickets and tours on Viator.
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