Panoramic and Scenic North Side Tour

Gate Prices: Adult $28.00 / Child $14.00
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Gate Prices Adult $28.00
Child $14.00
Chicago is truly one of the world's great cities. Evidence: Pablo Picasso created a sculpture in its honor, and the thoroughfare is called the "Magnificent Mile." Explore these famous landmarks and more aboard this fascinating tour of Chicago's North Side.

Experience the vitality and excitement of America's 'Second City' on this two-hour North Side tour. Discover the hustle and bustle of one of the world's most prestigious financial centers on State Street. See the striking Richard J. Daley Plaza with its renowned Pablo Picasso sculpture, created specifically for Chicago.

Just a few of the tour's sights include:

  • the famous white Wrigley Building marking the beginning of the Magnificent Mile
  • Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago's most exclusive stores
  • Chicago's elegant seven-level shopping complex
  • The renowned Water Tower Place
  • John Hancock Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings
  • Lincoln Park's thousand acres of lagoons, flowers, and fields

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Gray Line bus tour tickets of Chicago’s North Side tickets and your choice of other top attractions.

Getting In

Please present your Go Select Pass at the Grayline ticket office window in the Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe) It will be validated, and returned with a ticket for the North Side Tour.

This tour departs from the Gray Line office located at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Please arrive a minimum of 1/2 hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Tour is based on availability on the day of service Tours are occasionally not operational due to special events, outside of our control.

Your Pass allows you to ride ONE bus tour per day. Choose between Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, North Side, South Shore, or Grand Tour (seasonal)


June–September: Daily, Tour departs at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
October–May: Daily, Tour departs at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.


New Year’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
All holiday hours aresubject to change without notice


Look for Gray Line tour guides who are easily identified by their blue shirts. Tours are occasionally not operational due to special events, outside of the control of Smart Destinations.


Located in the Palmer House Hilton Gift Shop
17 E. Monroe Street, Arcade Level of Palmer House Hotel.
Chicago, IL 60603

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Blue Line to Monroe and Dearborn Street

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Root, Root, Root for the Cubbies!
By Janet and Bill from Fountain Hill, AZ on

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You get to see the Northside, Home of the Cubs! What could be better than that?

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