Chicago All in One Tour

chicago all in oneDon’t have enough time to take all of our tours? Then consider our One Day in Chicago Tour – All-in-One Downtown. This tour utilizes your feet, the Chicago Public Transit system of trains and buses as well as the Chicago Water Taxi* to transport you around the best destinations of downtown Chicago!

There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures. You will learn the history of Chicago while seeing breathtaking views of the city along the Chicago Riverwalk.  You will snap pictures at the world famous Cloud Gate (a.k.a. the Bean) in Millennium Park.  You’ll gaze up at the unique and diverse architecture while taking in the scent of chocolate that lingers in the air.  The tour ends near the Navy Pier where you can ride the famous Ferris wheel and indulge in our famous deep dish pizza!

The All-in-One (AIO) Tour covers about 75% of the content covered in several of our separate tours that make up this tour, including The Loop & Millennium Park Tour, The Chicago Riverwalk & History Tour, The Magnificent Mile Tour, and The Architecture & Grant Park Tour.

  • Which neighborhoods does this tour cover?
    Downtown Loop, River North, Millennium Park, Grant Park, and the Magnificent Mile.

  • Does the 6 hour tour cover the same itinerary as each 2 hour neighborhood tour?
    Not entirely. This is an abbreviated itinerary of each tour for guests who have limited time in Chicago.

  • Does this tour go into buildings?
    This tour will go into some buildings and lobbies that are public.  It does not go into buildings that cost an additional fee to enter like the Willis Tower.  Interested in going to the observation deck?  Here is information.

  • Is this tour suitable for children and strollers?
    This is a fast paced tour, and not recommended for those with walking issues, small children or strollers. We recommend taking our 2 hour tours.

  • Does this tour include food?
    There is a 45 minute lunch break scheduled in the tour that will be near lots of yummy places to grab a bite.

Sites we cover on the Chicago One Day Tour:

  • The Cultural Center
  • Crown Fountain
  • Cloud Gate a.k.a. the Bean
  • The Art Institute
  • Chicago Theatre
  • “Untitled” by Picasso
  • Deep Dish Pizza History
  • The Hancock Building
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Water Tower
  • The Willis Tower
  • The Birthplace of Chicago
  • The Tribune Building
  • Navy Pier


Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: Tour meets at 77 E. RANDOLPH St. on the north side of the Chicago Cultural Center (map).  Look for your guide with the Free Tour by Foot logo.  Tour ends at the Centennial Fountain (map), a short walk to the Navy Pier.


Meeting point for Chicago All in One Tour



Duration: Approximately 6 hours.  There will be a break for lunch and a few short refreshment breaks.

If you can’t reserve on the above days of the week, consider our North Loop & Millennium Park Tour, the Riverwalk & History Tour, and the Magnificent Mile Tour individually.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

*Guests will need to purchase a pass to cover public transportation rides during the tour. These are available from your guide at the start of the tour ($10.00) or from CTA vending machines. Guests will also need to bring cash ($4.00) to pay for a Water Taxi ride.  Be sure to read our post on public transportation in Chicago.

Save more money and combine our tours with a tourist pass.