CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - 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 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.
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.
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.
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.