Welcome!

News Feed Item

Top Chicago Tours 2013: Best Tours of the Year Ranked by ChicagoTraveler.com

Chicago Tourism Experts at ChicagoTraveler (http://www.chicagotraveler.com) Have Put Together a List of Favorite Tours to Enjoy During a Holiday Vacation to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/13/13 -- Last week the team of Chicago tourism experts at ChicagoTraveler.com revealed the 2013 best Chicago tours. Taking into account value, tour length, creativity and customer reviews, this guide to the best of 2013 Chicago tours includes different tour types that all have one thing in common: they are the best in the city.

In a city packed with tours, the editors of ChicagoTraveler.com have put together a guide to the best tours available. From iconic architecture tours, to boat tours, to (who could forget) delicious food tours, Chicago's best tour options are waiting to be discovered. Prices shown range from children's price to regular admission cost.

Architecture Tours

1.) Chicago Detours - Inside the Loop Interior Architectural Tour: $18 - $26
Discover the intricate designs within some of Chicago's finest buildings on this Loop architecture tour. What sets this tour apart from all the others? Patrons get engaged using shared iPads to discover photos and videoclips while knowledgeable guides share commentary.

2.) See it All! Mini Bus Tour: $25 - $40
Skip the walking blisters and opt for a bus tour. See it All! Mini Bus Tour takes Chicago travelers all around downtown, historic Grant Park, the Gold Coast, and through the Lakeview area. Tour includes three photo stops and information about the city's interesting past and colorful present.

3.) Bobby's Bike Hike - Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour: $10 - $35
Steer the bike off the beaten path and explore Chicago's neighborhoods on two wheels instead of four. Catch a glimpse of Chicago through the eyes of a local on this TripAdvisor 2012 favorite. Tour highlights include Gold Coast mansions, the Playboy Mansion, Old Town Historic District, and Oprah's House.

Boat Tours

1.) Odyssey Chicago Tours - Crystal Nights Dinner Cruises: $97
Taste the finer things in life on a classy boat tour aboard the Odyssey. This boat tour company offers a variety of tours, but the favorite of ChicagoTraveler.com editors is the Crystal Nights Dinner Cruise. The tour lasts from 7pm - 9:30pm, and live entertainment accompanies a delicious three-course dinner.

2.) Shoreline Sightseeing - Skyline Lake Tours: $8 - $18
Learn about Chicago's interesting past aboard a Shoreline Sightseeing cruiser. For a quick sightseeing glimpse try the 30 minute Skyline Lake Tour and enjoy the incredible panorama of the Chicago skyline.

Food Tours

1.) Tastebud Food Tours - Taste Chicago Tour: $44
When it comes to value, Tastebud Food Tours is the way to go. The tour lasts for 3 - 3.5 hours, and is a treat not only for the stomach, but for the brain! Interesting facts, incredible treats, and wonderful views of Chicago makes this tour top of the list for tasty Chicago food tours.

2.) Bobby's Bike Hike - Bikes, Bites & Brews: $49 - $59
Beer, food and biking are three peas in a scrumptious pod, and depending on the quantity of beer and the order of business, these 3 activities can also make for an entertaining day! Bobby's Bike Hike offers a tour to remember, with samplings of the best consumable items in Chicago: pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes and beer!

3.) Chicago Food Planet Tours - Bucktown & Wicker Park Food: $47
Discover the unique neighborhoods of Bucktown and Wicker Park while enjoying incredible culinary creations. This tour is only offered through November, so be sure to gobble it down while it's still available. Sample from 6 different mom and pop restaurants in this artistic section of Chicago.

Contact

Lindsey Skinner
Editor - ChicagoTraveler.com
Email Contact
800 450 7805 ext 10809

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, will discuss how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He will discuss how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...