Entertain out-of-town guests or brush up on your city smarts with today's $24 side deal to American Sightseeing's Grand Tour of Chicago (a $40 value). This four-hour bus tour offers a comprehensive look at both the city's North Side and South Side. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and noon February through May from 27 E. Monroe; call at least 48 hours ahead to make a reservation.
After showing your in-laws one of Chicago's signature brunch locations or spending the week walking around a museum, your visitors could stand to sit still for a while. From the comfort of American Sightseeing's bus, the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will dazzle riders with factoids and history about Michigan Avenue, the Loop, and the Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza. You'll see the sights at Grant Park and gaze upon the white-granite surface of the 80-story Amoco Oil Building. You'll cruise past the elegant architecture at the University of Chicago and see Lake Point Towers, the world's tallest apartment building. The tour will make a stop at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and pull up to the Adler Planetarium for a chance to snap photos of the breathtaking views.
- If touring Chicago by luxury motor coach sounds like a lovely way to spend the day, this is the ideal outlet for you. Knowledgeable guides take guests on…comprehensive tours – 10Best
- Very fun, edcucational [sic], scenic, relaxing. – jgbonde, Tripadvisor
- The Most Fun, we Learned & Laughed...got us out of the trolley to actually point out different buildings & sites that connected us with history that we've heard of but never had the places to connect it to...so Interesting. – TOMMY o., Yelp
American Sightseeing Chicago
American Sightseeing Chicago’s iconic red trolleys and double-decker buses carry on a Windy City tradition that stretches back more than 100 years. Founded by transportation pioneer Henry Ferrone in 1904, and operated by his family ever since, the company has sent its vessels trundling down millions of miles of Chicago streets, rolling regularly past famed sights and historic landmarks. They design tours to fit all manner of schedules and itineraries, ranging from two-hour jaunts that explore hidden haunts along Chicago’s north and south shores to all-day trolley trips that venture past staples such as the Willis Tower, Fort Dearborn, and the Wrigley Building, which—contrary to popular belief—is actually made of gum. In addition to its bus and trolley tours, American Sightseeing Chicago also arranges airport transportation and charters that can accommodate large groups.