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Historic Chicago South Shore Tour
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Experience history, science, and beauty as you travel through Chicago's South Shore. You'll see Grant Park, Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, museums, and more.
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Here is a tour full of interest, science, and beauty. You'll travel through Grant Park, the front lawn of the city and site of Soldier Field; Adler Planetarium with its sky dome; the Joseph Petrillo outdoor band-shell, where Chicagoans listen to fine music on summer nights; the Art Institute of Chicago, world renowned for its collection of Impressionist art; Orchestra Hall, home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Shedd Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium; and the Field Museum of Natural History, renowned for the size and scope of its collections.

On this tour, you'll also see the 80-story Amoco Oil Building, completely faced in white granite. Then you'll travel through South Commons, a new "close-in" residential community. You'll see beautiful Jackson Park, where the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held to celebrate the founding of America 400 years earlier. The tour also passes by the University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Lake Point Towers, the world's highest apartment building. The tour includes a camera stop at Adler Planetarium for its breathtaking view, or a substitute stop will be made.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transportation from select downtown hotels
  • Tour of Chicago landmarks

2 hours


Departure location:
The lobby of select downtown hotels

Departure time:
  • June 1–Sept. 30: 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
  • Oct. 1–May 31: 10 AM

    Children ages 4 or younger ride free with paid adult. Does not include tour of Adler Planetarium.

  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    How to redeem voucher(s): Please call the vendor at least one day prior to your tour departure to reserve your tour date and time.Vouchers must be redeemed ahead of time for tour tickets at the Gray Line Ticket Office. Present voucher and photo ID to Gray Line of Chicago representative in exchange for tour tickets to be used on day of tour. Pick-up is available from select downtown hotels; please call Gray Line of Chicago for more details.
    Terms and conditions

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.