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Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Chicago, 30 S Michigan Ave Northwest Corner of Michigan Ave. & Monroe St. - Grant Park North Parking Entrance, Chicago, IL 60603-3211

    Starting point location.

    Pass By: University of Chicago, 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418

    Drive through the beautiful campus of U of Chicago.

    Pass By: Lake Point Tower, 505 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3427

    While on Lake Shore Drive you will see these large skyscrapers.

    Pass By: Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-3800

    One of Chicago's many popular parks.

    Pass By: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093

    Pass by on trolley, one of Chicago's most famous museums.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    30 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by trolley or motorcoach
    • Local taxes
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transportation to additional activities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    If I could negative stars, I would. Don't book with this place. I booked the South Side tour via Viator. The tour was at 3:30 and I arrived at the drop-off location at 3:20pm. I waited for 5 min. No one was there. I called the number on my invoice andit says they are closed.
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    Mitch was absolutely hands down the best tour guide I had in my visit to Chicago. Very knowledgeable about the history of the city and extremely comical. I’d recommend anyone to take this tour if they enjoy seeing the city while learning things about it. Through the tour, I
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    Response from Sam T, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise
    Responded 14 Aug 2018
    We are so happy that you had a nice time on the tour with Mitch! Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review!
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    I took the South Shore tour today, and none of the approximately 13 people on the bus could hear more than 1/3 of the driver’s talk. It was a great bus—new looking with open windows. However, the only technology for listening to the tour guide’s explanations was a few speakers
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    I am a native Chicagoan and was able to learn so much more about my city. Mitch, our tour guide, was amazing! Driving a big vehicle in downtown Chicago is difficult enough. Driving while telling us informative and entertaining stories is even more challenging - and he managed to
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    Response from Sam T, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise
    Responded 14 Aug 2018
    George, love to hear that you had a nice time with Mitch. We greatly appreciate your your time in writing this and hope we can teach you some more about your city on the North Side tour!
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    I didn't really go on the bus tour with great expectations, as the ones I've been on before have been pretty mediocre. But that all changed after I met our tour guide Mitch. He was one of the best tour guides I have ever experienced. Not only was he full of facts about Chicago,
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    Response from Sam T, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise
    Responded 14 Aug 2018
    We are glad you had a fun time on the tour with Mitch, he sure knows how to get the people going! Thanks Mirko, for taking the time to write such a nice review!
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    About the operator
    By: Gray Line Chicago
    273 reviews
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    The tour tried to do too much in too little time and the few stops we had could have been shortened to include
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    Very disappointing
    My wife and I took the "Grand Tour" which is the North side tour plus the south side tour combined, for a total of
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    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    We have taken Grayline tours in other cities. This tour was the bare minimum. It was supposed to be 2 hours -
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    Bus trip
    Very interesting to see the Christmas lights and Chicago, The driver was excellent and very entertaining.
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    Kings Mountain, North Carolina
    Chicago North Side tour
    We should have read the reviews! Don't waste your money! The windows on the bus are plastic flaps that are
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    Chicago Tourist Sites Overview
    This is a non stop drive-by of the better known tourist sites and Chicago neighborhoods. It is not a hop and stop
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    Bucks County PA
    Chicago 4 hour city tour
    A lot of people complain it is hard to find where the tour starts. If you make sure to follow the directions
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    Kathy M
    Johte made our trip great!
    The started off gloomy and rainy on our first day in Chicago so decided to take a hop on n off bus tour. So glad
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    Christine G
    East Islip, New York
    2 separate tours will fill you day in Chicago
    We took the boat tour first and found it engaging. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative as to
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    Michael L
    Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
    We did both the North and South of Chicago bus tours. The driver carried out a very informative commentary. If
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    Philadelphia, New York
    Great Tour
    We were very pleased with the tour. We were perplexed about what we needed in the way of a ticket to board the
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    Ms. Roman
    This four-hour tour was so great! And reasonably priced to boot! The tour guide,Joe, was awesome! I was so
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Chicago 4 Hour City Tour
    This is the worst Grayline Tour organization that we have ever booked a tour with. To start, we were told to
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    Dale R
    San Marino, United States
    Beautiful downtown chicago
    A terrific boat tour of the downtown architecture of chicago, including history and fun facts. A great way to
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    Margaret B
    NeedTo Improve Many Things but Not the TOUR and driver.
    They told us to meet at Palmer House, along with some of our other travelers. WRONG, we had to walk another 2
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