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Tour groups are a hassle-free, comfortable, and cost-effective way to explore exciting destinations across Chicago. Recently, organized tour groups have become extremely varied in their size, targeted age rage, and focus, and now more than ever they’re being tailor-made to cater to a wider range of audiences. From families, youth groups, and ecotourists to spiritual organizations, history buffs, and roaming foodies, a tour group can be easily customized to cater to any audience.
Tour groups can be focused on anything from sightseeing tours, museum crawls, and antique hunts to nature hikes, foodie tours, brewery crawls, and more. These are only a few of the common examples among the broad range of interesting group tours offered by travel agencies and tour operators across the country. If you find that there isn’t an available existing tour that suits your tastes, Bus.com’s 24/7 customer care team can work with you to create a custom-designed group tour of your very own.
A charter bus rental from Bus.com is an ideal form of transportation for group tours in Chicago and is one of the most affordable, comfortable, and ecologically sustainable ways to explore destinations in and around the city.
The 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower (also known as the Sears Tower) is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline and was the tallest skyscraper in the world when it was completed in 1973, a title it held for 25 years. The International style skyscraper was a crowning achievement in the career of its designer, architect Fazlur Rahman Khan, and the tower’s observation deck continues to draw over a million visitors a year.
Cloud Gate is a public art installation located at the heart of AT&T Plaza in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The work—designed by the British artist Sir Anish Kapoor— is a highly reflective bean-shaped sculpture visually reminiscent of liquid mercury and clad in highly polished steel. The sculpture is a popular meeting spot, and since its unveiling in 2006 has become an iconic symbol of the city.
An indoor public aquarium located on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Chicago’s Museum Campus district, the Shedd Aquarium is the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago, welcoming over 2 million visitors every year. The Aquarium houses over 1,500 species marine species, including fish, mammals, birds, amphibians, and even insects.
Lake Geneva, located 65 miles from downtown Chicago, is a popular resort town for both Chicago and nearby Milwaukee. Popular attractions include boutique shopping, relaxing boat cruises, visits to the Big Foot Beach State Park, biking trails and ziplines at the Grand Geneva Adventure Center, and fine dining at the lakefront.
Holland is a small city in the western portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula known for its enduring Dutch-American population and traditions. The area boasts sandy beaches, waterfront dining, hiking trails, and a vibrant performing arts scene, but it’s likely best known for its annual Tulip Time Festival which attracts thousands of visitors in the Springtime.
Milwaukee is the third-largest metropolitan area in the Midwest and is enjoying a recent boom in popularity among tourists. Milwaukee is home to world-class art museums, eclectic dining options, over 30 local breweries, and two major league sports teams, the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA and the Milwaukee Brewers of the MLB. The city is also frequently referred to as the ‘city of festivals’ for its impressive lineup of cultural events that take place every Summer.
Michigan’s second-largest city, Grand Rapids garnered fame in its early history for being a major center for the furniture manufacturing industry. These days, the city is best known for a prominent craft beer industry, a thriving performance art scene, and a strong tourist industry. Local attractions include the John Ball Zoological Garden, scenic Belknap Hill, and Heritage Hill, one of the largest urban historic districts in the country, which is host to over 1,300 homes representing more than 60 architectural styles.