|By Marketwired .||
|July 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- This summer, taking a tour of Chicago is a great way to explore the city and enjoy the outdoors. With so many tours to choose from, it's hard to decide which offer the best quality for their buck. Today, ChicagoTraveler.com picked the top 5 tours the Windy City has to offer for a summer trip to Chicago. Whether it be a boat tour or a bike tour, these choices give the best tours the city has to offer.
Shoreline Sightseeing is a Chicago classic boat tour company, operating for 75 years. Although they do provide various tours, the Chicago Architecture River Tour is a highlight. The tour takes travelers by boat to some of Chicago's most iconic landmarks while patrons relax and enjoy the beauty of the Windy City. Landmarks include Tribune Tower, Trump Tower, Wrigley Building and more than 40 other architectural wonders.
Tour departs from Navy Pier's Gateway Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge, and lasts for 75 minutes. Prices range from $31.75 - $35 for adults, and $17.75 - $21 for children. Expect to be wowed by the live guide, and enjoy a drink from the bar. More information about Shoreline Sightseeing here.
On Chicago Detour's Historic Chicago Bar Tour, guests explore the entertainment history of Chicago. The tour offers information about social clubs, prohibition, jazz, and theater. The Chicago Bar Tour uses iPads to help guests interact with historical videos and photos of the city. The tour visits different historical buildings and incorporates three drink stops. The interactive tour is literally a combination of a Chicago documentary, an appetizing food tour, and a walking architecture tour.
The tour highlights include Michigan Ave, The Tribune Tower, the Magnificent Mile, Phil Stefani's, Chicago Underground, Billy Goat Tavern, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, and more. The walking tour does not include gratuities or drinks. The tour costs $34 per person, while students and seniors pay $32. Including beverages, the tour can costs between $40 and $50 per guest. More information about Historic Chicago Bar Tour here.
The Taste Chicago Tour (a Tastebud Food Tours tour) offers some of the best food the Loop has to offer. The tour explores the city's busy business district. This is where Millennium Park and most of the city's famous historical buildings are located. The tour visits up to 6 locations and all food tastings are included in the ticket price. The walking tasting tour consists of Pizano's Pizza, a trip to the Palmer House Hotel, The Berghoff, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, America's Dogs, Fannie May Chocolates, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests also learn about many different Chicago landmarks such as Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Daley Plaza, City Hall, and more. The Taste Chicago Tour offers fun facts while guest taste some of the best Chicago inspired foods.
The Tastebud Tour is available 6 days a week year round. The tour starts at 11am and normally last 3.5 hours. The Tastebud tour costs $44 per person and guests receive food from each pre-selected Tastebud food stop. More information about Tastebud Food Tours here.
The City Lights at Night Tour is a fun way to bike through the city's popular hotspots. The tour travels through downtown to visit Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. This tour offers a unique view of Chicago at night and the world famous light show at Buckingham Fountain is mesmerizing. Guest will witness different vantage points of the dazzling Chicago skyline. On Wednesday and Saturday nights, the City Lights Tour includes the skyline fireworks show at Navy Pier. The bike tour is perfect for guests of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. The ticket price includes the bike, helmet, and guide. This is a great way to get out, have fun, and exercise some this summer in Chicago.
The tour is available weeknights at 7pm and lasts for 3 hours. The length of the City Lights Tour is 8 miles of 13 km. The price for an adult is $37.50. The price for students and seniors is $32.50. Children under 4 pay $12.50; prices include a 10% online discount. More information about City Lights at Night Bike Tour here.
Rotor Zen helicopter tours offer a unique experience. Flying in a helicopter gives passengers a view of the city that many have never witnessed. This helicopter tour allows passengers to see the city from an altitude that grants some attention-grabbing views with amazing detail. This tour provides guests with an experience of a lifetime that costs $199. The tour is accessible by car or the CTA Orange Line. Parking is free for customers and the tour is available daily from 9am to midnight.
The Chicago Helicopter tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and flies through the stunning Chicago skyline. Passengers view different monuments that include the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Building, Solider Field, Trump Tower, Navy Pier, and more. Every passenger enjoys views of the city from their personal window. More information about Rotor Zen Helicopters here.
Experiencing a tour of Chicago is a great way to have fun this summer. Whether the tour involves walking or a bicycle, tours of Chicago offer valuable information about the city and its history. More importantly, these tours provide an experience that is entertaining and engaging. Take a tour of Chicago to see the city in an all new way.
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