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Historic Chicago South Shore Tour

Experience the life of Chicagoans on the South Shore as we take you through Grant Park, Soldier Field, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum of Natural History and even Lake Point Towers, the world’s highest apartment building, next to Navy Pier.

This tour, which focuses primarily on the Windy City's South Shore, is full of interesting slices of history and photogenic beauty and will show you plenty of sights that many visitors to Chicago don't get to see.

Firstly, travel through Grant Park, the front lawn of the city and site of Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium with its sky dome and the Joseph Petrillo outdoor band-shell where Chicagoans listen to fine music throughout the summer nights.

You'll also see the Art Institute of Chicago, world-renowned for the largest collection of impressionistic art, Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony, and Shedd Aquarium, the worlds largest aquarium.

Next, stop by the Field Museum of Natural History, which is famous for the size and scope of its collections before travelling through the South Commons, a new "close-in" residential community.

The tour will go through beautiful Jackson Park, where the Colombian Exposition of 1893 was held to celebrate the founding of America 400 years earlier.

Following this you’ll pass through the University of Chicago, with its elegant English style architecture, as well as pass the Museum of Science and Industry, a tribute to Mankind's ingenuity and inventiveness.

Finally, you’ll see the world’s highest apartment building, Lake Point Towers, which is an architecturally stunning building of glass and curves adjacent to Navy Pier, Chicago’s inland port.

Experience Includes

  • Comprehensive tour of Chicago’s South Side
  • Discover rich culture, beauty and history
  • Pass by the Windy City’s top highlights including Grant Park, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and more
  • See President Obama's old neighborhood and house
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and drop-off from downtown hotels in Chicago

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Picks up from downtown hotels in Chicago.

Start times

Varies - see calendar.


2 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The precise itinerary is subject to change at the supplier's discretion.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.