Odina Simard
Chicago Tour Guides Institute, Inc.
          27  North Wacker Drive Suite 400 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606, USA
Tel: (773) 276-6683 Fax: (773) 252-3729
chitourint@aol.com
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Sightseeing Tours With A Step-on Guide

GENERAL SIGHTSEEING TOUR/TOUR GUIDE/STEP-ON GUIDE

The Chicago downtown buildings on Dearborn Street where the first buildings were built after the Chicago fire of 1871. Many buildings in this historic area date from the 1880’s and 1890’s. The Financial District on La Salle Street. Past the Picasso Sculpture at the Daley Plaza. The Bank One building, The First Methodist Church, The State of Illinois Building, Sculptures by Picasso, Dubuffet, Miro, Chagall, Calder, Louise Nevelsen and Stella. Chicago Board of Trade. Sears Tower, Hancock Skyscraper of 96 floors high 1,127 feet high. Magnificent Mile on Michigan Ave, a stop for souvenirs if there is time, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Oak Street the Luxury end shopping in Chicago past Oprah Winfrey’s Apartment Bldg. North Side of Chicago past Lincoln Park, Lake Shore Drive for a view of Lake Michigan, the Cardinal’s Mansion and other homes of Dearborn Parkway and Astor, Rush Street. Architectural buildings of Mies Van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, Helmut Jahn, Lincoln Park Zoo gardens. Wacker Bridge where the new 90 story Trump Tower at 1,100 feet high. Millenium Park with Bean Sculpture done by Sculptor Anish Kapoor, Fountain Towers done by Jaume Plensa, Outdoor Theatre built by Architect Frank Gehry. The Agora sculpture of 106 headless figures. Sidley Austin law firm where the Obamas met and worked. Grant Park where President Obama gave his victory speech! Harold Washington Libray, Chicago Board of Trade, Federal Reserve Bldg. (Above tour is 3 or 4 hours)


8 hour tours can be arranged, those will add the North Shore, Bahai Temple, Wrigley Field, United Center, Lake Shore Drive, South Side Museum of Science and Industry (additional fee to enter),


Photostop near the Planetarium for a picture of the Chicago Skyline.

The famous Buckingham Fountain with sea dragons.

Cost for 2 hour step-on guide: $220.00

Cost for 3 hour step-on guide: $240.00

Cost for 4 hour step-on guide: $250.00

African/American Tour: 3 hours $260.00

Obama Tour: 3 hours $300.00

Cancellation: 72 hours prior to the start of the tour when done is refunded less 30%. After the 72 hours prior to the start of the tour there is no refund. The months of May and September are the only two months where the cancellation period is seven days instead of the 72 hours.


WALKING TOURS: They are two hours, maximum of 25 persons per guide.

If you have a group of 50 you need to hire two guides. If you are a small group of 2 or 4 persons the guide can combine walking tour with trolley.

Cost of trolley averages $35.00 to $45.00 per person. Walking tours are done only in the downtown area and they are not inside the museum. Museums have their own guides, if a Museum cannot provide you with a guide call and we will see if one of ours is available. Please call for cost of walking tour.

ALL TOURS ABOVE ARE DONE MIGHT HAVE CHANGES DUE TO PARADES, STREET CLOSINGS, FESTIVALS AND TRAFFIC. GUIDE WILL TRY TO FOLLOW AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU WISH TO ADD SOMETHING OR LEAVE SOMETHING OUT PLEASE E-MAIL, OR CALL US.