Companion Tours

CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT CITY TOUR

Timing: 12.00pm-4.00pm
Duration:4-hours
Transportation:Deluxe Transportation, applicable taxes & driver gratuities
Pick-Up Location: Sheraton Hotel Chicago

Description:

On this (4) hour Magnificent City Tour you will explore the Loop, the Theater District, extraordinary urban plazas, dramatic and diverse architecture, the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park with Buckingham Fountain, the Financial District, Museum Campus, and other iconic landmarks in Chicago.

Price: $40 per person


ARCHITECTURAL RIVER CRUISE

Timing: 9.30am-11.30am
Duration: 2-hours–90-minute cruise
Transportation: Not included, walking from Sheraton Hotel to boat, approximately 10 min. walk
Pick-Up Location: Southeast Corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Drive (112 E. Wacker Drive)

Description:

Voted "Chicago's Best Tour" by Chicago Reader, this River Cruise is a "must" for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing how the city grew from a small back-country outpost into one of the world's most important crossroads in less than 100 years. This (2) hour tour is centered around some of Chicago's best architecture.

Price: $55 per person


GANGSTER TOUR

Timing: 1.00pm-4.00pm
Duration: 3-hours
Transportation: Deluxe Transportation, applicable taxes & driver gratuities
Pick-Up Location: Sheraton Hotel Chicago

Description:

Experience Chicago as it was during the 1920s and 30s on this (3) hour bus tour. See the old gangster hot spots and 'hit' spots. Feel the excitement of jazz-age Chicago during the Prohibition Era.

Sites on the north side (approx 2800 north)—St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Dillinger shot by the Biograph(he was not really a gangster, but a robber), as well as south side locales (approximate 22nd Street & Michigan)—Al Capone "headquarters" in the Lexington Hotel, his shop location on Wabash, then still standing Breweries (West along Canal/Clinton and 18th Street) and locations of old speakeasies (Loop, Central).

Price: $45 per person


CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS

Timing: 10.00am-4.00pm
Duration: 6-hours
Transportation:Deluxe Transportation, applicable taxes & driver gratuities
Pick-Up Location: Sheraton Hotel Chicago

Description:

With 385 acres to explore at the Garden, where do you begin? Enjoy an intimate (6) hour tour through Chicago’s best gardens including the Heritage Garden, Krasberg Rose Garden, Waterfall Garden, Buehler Enabling, and many more. Listen to an informative narration by your guide as you walk through the colorful landscape! See changing displays of annual flowers in spectacular combinations. Learn remarkable facts about the Garden’s science and conservation projects. Uncover the mysteries of this living museum and be sure to return each season to experience transformed views. Tour price includes lunch at Botanic Gardens.

Price: $128 per person with lunch


MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY TOUR INCLUDING U-505 SUBMARINE

Timing: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Duration: 3-hours
Transportation:Deluxe Transportation, applicable taxes & driver gratuities
Pick-Up Location: Sheraton Hotel Chicago

Description:

The only remaining building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. A German submarine known as U-505 prowling off the coast of West Africa on a hunt for American and Allied ships when the USS Chatelain ended its violent run in the Atlantic Ocean as part of massive U-boat campaign that could have altered the outcome of World War II. Step inside the only German submarine in the U.S., and now, a national memorial to 55,000 American sailors.

Price: $73 per person