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Panoramic and Scenic North Side Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $31.95
Child (3-12) $16.95

This Gray Line tour of Chicago’s North Side is a two-hour journey through the sites of downtown Chicago and the North Side attractions. You’ll wind around “The Loop,” through the financial district, past some of the most famous Chicago landmarks, and head all the way up to Lincoln Park. It’s a great introduction to some of the major sites in the Windy City.

Chicago has a very walkable downtown, but some of the most popular sites for visitors are far out from the center. If you want to see Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs), the Botanical Gardens, and Lincoln Park (with its famous conservatory), this is the best tour to take. You’ll also get to check out some major sites of the city center, like Richard J. Daley Plaza, the Magnificent Mile, the John Hancock Tower (home of 360 CHICAGO), and the seven-story shopping center, Water Tower Place.

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Panoramic and Scenic North Side Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Please present your pass at the Gray Line desk at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel Gift Shop for a ticket for the North Side Tour. This tour departs from 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.

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)


April-September: Tour departs at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm
October–March: Tour departs at 11:30 am

Please note, from January - March, this tour will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Chicago Marathon Sunday
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.,
January-March: No tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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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