Downtown & Skyline Vistas Trolley Tour by the Chicago Architecture Foundation

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Duration: 2h
Location: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604, United States | Chicago, United States

Category: Hop-on Hop-off

Stunning parks, gleaming skyscrapers & iconic thoroughfares
Chance to see Grant Park, Millennium Park & Museum Campus
Vital waterways including Chicago River & Lake Michigan
3 photo stops offer exceptional & unique city skyline views
Experienced guide offers commentary & historic background

Guided trolley tour
Live commentary provided in English


Climb aboard a charming trolley and dive into the dynamic parks, scenic drives, and vital waterways of the Windy City. Hear about the intriguing development of this Midwestern metropolis and enjoy various stops that offer unique perspectives and dramatic views of the downtown skyline.

Bisect Chicago’s vibrant city center on Michigan Avenue, cruising past towering skyscrapers and bustling office buildings until the edifices give way to Grant Park’s wide-open lawns, burbling fountains, and remarkable sculptures.

Named after former president and general, Ulysses S. Grant, this sprawling, 319-acre (129-ha) green space is home to the futuristic grounds of Millennium Park, the creative halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the spirited waterworks of Buckingham Fountain. Nearby, roll past the manicured gardens that surround the Museum Campus and its all-star cast of renowned facilities, which include the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Hit Lake Shore Drive and cruise beside Lake Michigan’s steel-gray waters. Listen to your experienced guide share stories about the trade and industry that crisscrosses the lake, and follow the sandy shoreline until you reach the steady currents of the Chicago River. Along the way, take breaks at 3 photogenic locations offering postcard-perfect vistas of the downtown skyline, ideal for capturing memorable moments from your fascinating tour.

Cancellation Policy:
Know before you book: Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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