Welcome!

News Feed Item

Top 5 Chicago Summer Tours 2014: Tours to Take in Chicago This Summer 2014 Announced by ChicagoTraveler.com

Summer Means Sunscreen, Fans, and, of Course, the Perfect Time to Get Out and Explore the Windy City on a Top Chicago Tour

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- This summer, taking a tour of Chicago is a great way to explore the city and enjoy the outdoors. With so many tours to choose from, it's hard to decide which offer the best quality for their buck. Today, ChicagoTraveler.com picked the top 5 tours the Windy City has to offer for a summer trip to Chicago. Whether it be a boat tour or a bike tour, these choices give the best tours the city has to offer.

Boat Tour

Shoreline Sightseeing is a Chicago classic boat tour company, operating for 75 years. Although they do provide various tours, the Chicago Architecture River Tour is a highlight. The tour takes travelers by boat to some of Chicago's most iconic landmarks while patrons relax and enjoy the beauty of the Windy City. Landmarks include Tribune Tower, Trump Tower, Wrigley Building and more than 40 other architectural wonders.

Tour departs from Navy Pier's Gateway Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge, and lasts for 75 minutes. Prices range from $31.75 - $35 for adults, and $17.75 - $21 for children. Expect to be wowed by the live guide, and enjoy a drink from the bar. More information about Shoreline Sightseeing here.

Walking Tour

On Chicago Detour's Historic Chicago Bar Tour, guests explore the entertainment history of Chicago. The tour offers information about social clubs, prohibition, jazz, and theater. The Chicago Bar Tour uses iPads to help guests interact with historical videos and photos of the city. The tour visits different historical buildings and incorporates three drink stops. The interactive tour is literally a combination of a Chicago documentary, an appetizing food tour, and a walking architecture tour.

The tour highlights include Michigan Ave, The Tribune Tower, the Magnificent Mile, Phil Stefani's, Chicago Underground, Billy Goat Tavern, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, and more. The walking tour does not include gratuities or drinks. The tour costs $34 per person, while students and seniors pay $32. Including beverages, the tour can costs between $40 and $50 per guest. More information about Historic Chicago Bar Tour here.

Food Tour

The Taste Chicago Tour (a Tastebud Food Tours tour) offers some of the best food the Loop has to offer. The tour explores the city's busy business district. This is where Millennium Park and most of the city's famous historical buildings are located. The tour visits up to 6 locations and all food tastings are included in the ticket price. The walking tasting tour consists of Pizano's Pizza, a trip to the Palmer House Hotel, The Berghoff, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, America's Dogs, Fannie May Chocolates, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests also learn about many different Chicago landmarks such as Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Daley Plaza, City Hall, and more. The Taste Chicago Tour offers fun facts while guest taste some of the best Chicago inspired foods.

The Tastebud Tour is available 6 days a week year round. The tour starts at 11am and normally last 3.5 hours. The Tastebud tour costs $44 per person and guests receive food from each pre-selected Tastebud food stop. More information about Tastebud Food Tours here.

Bike Tour

The City Lights at Night Tour is a fun way to bike through the city's popular hotspots. The tour travels through downtown to visit Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. This tour offers a unique view of Chicago at night and the world famous light show at Buckingham Fountain is mesmerizing. Guest will witness different vantage points of the dazzling Chicago skyline. On Wednesday and Saturday nights, the City Lights Tour includes the skyline fireworks show at Navy Pier. The bike tour is perfect for guests of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. The ticket price includes the bike, helmet, and guide. This is a great way to get out, have fun, and exercise some this summer in Chicago.

The tour is available weeknights at 7pm and lasts for 3 hours. The length of the City Lights Tour is 8 miles of 13 km. The price for an adult is $37.50. The price for students and seniors is $32.50. Children under 4 pay $12.50; prices include a 10% online discount. More information about City Lights at Night Bike Tour here.

Helicopter Tour

Rotor Zen helicopter tours offer a unique experience. Flying in a helicopter gives passengers a view of the city that many have never witnessed. This helicopter tour allows passengers to see the city from an altitude that grants some attention-grabbing views with amazing detail. This tour provides guests with an experience of a lifetime that costs $199. The tour is accessible by car or the CTA Orange Line. Parking is free for customers and the tour is available daily from 9am to midnight.

The Chicago Helicopter tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and flies through the stunning Chicago skyline. Passengers view different monuments that include the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Building, Solider Field, Trump Tower, Navy Pier, and more. Every passenger enjoys views of the city from their personal window. More information about Rotor Zen Helicopters here.

Experiencing a tour of Chicago is a great way to have fun this summer. Whether the tour involves walking or a bicycle, tours of Chicago offer valuable information about the city and its history. More importantly, these tours provide an experience that is entertaining and engaging. Take a tour of Chicago to see the city in an all new way.

About ChicagoTraveler.com:
Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for its unique character, annual events, popular foods, and architecture top sports teams. ChicagoTraveler.com guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places to stay in Chicago.

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
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists l...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
MongoDB Atlas leverages VPC peering for AWS, a service that allows multiple VPC networks to interact. This includes VPCs that belong to other AWS account holders. By performing cross account VPC peering, users ensure networks that host and communicate their data are secure. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jay Gordon, a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, will explain how to properly architect your VPC using existing AWS tools and then peer with your MongoDB Atlas cluster. He'll discuss the secur...
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...
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, will present a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to max...