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Chicago Architecture 75-Minute River Cruise Guided Tour

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Highlights
  • See all of Chicago's architectural masterpieces in a single tour
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy schedule
  • Learn about the city's architectural history through an expert's live narration
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
From US$41.44
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10am Navy Pier DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 10am from Navy Pier.
US$41.44
10:45am Navy Pier Departure
Departs at 10:45am from Navy Pier
US$41.44
2:15pm Navy Pier Departure
Tour departs at 2:15pm from Navy Pier
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Overview

Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. You’ll see all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task by foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and Aon Center.

What to Expect

Make your way to the specified departure place, either the Michigan Avenue riverfront or Navy Pier, in time for your chosen cruise departure—look for the Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture Cruises sign. Since you’ve prepurchased, you'll skip the ticket line and have no worries if this popular Chicago tour sells out.

Find a comfortable seat and settle in as your guide, an architecture expert, gives an introduction to Chicago's architectural history. Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the Aon Center, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, and IBM Building, and learn which buildings famous architects Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities. Some cruises include a full bar.

Your cruise ends at its starting point.

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Reviewed yesterday
Only way to go!

In my humble opinion the best way of appreciately the stunning architecture that the city has to offer. It was made very interesting by the guide who was very knowledgeable. The price was a bit high, but very much worth it, especially if time precious.

Thank Corrib
Reviewed yesterday
Chicago architecture tour on river

Chris, the capable tour guide, led us through an informative, historically compelling, and enjoyable architectural review of Chicago. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a great deal- it is highly recommended.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed yesterday
Must See Tour!

I really recommend this tour if you have the 75 mins to spare. Great way to see the city for those who have mobility issues. Plus they have a bar!!!! Pro Tip: have sunglasses/sun screen as the light bounces off the glass buildings. Also be...More

Thank Eboney J
Reviewed yesterday
Nick!!

Our first trip to Chicago (mother/daughter weekend). Everyone told us to do this tour so we did. Nick was our tour guide and he was AMAZING!! So passionate and knowledgable about the city. It was a great introduction to Chicago!

Thank Mary K
Reviewed yesterday
Boat Tour Guide Kevin for the WIN!

This was a fantastic value and boat tour of Chicago's downtown architecture. Being a bit nerdy myself, I love learning about history and tours in new towns. Boat tour guide Kevin was a serious wealth of knowledge of a lot so many major buildings downtown,...More

Thank Nathan55408
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antiquelover2017
17 September 2018|
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Response from B G | Reviewed this property |
You can park at Navy Pier but not at Michigan Avenue. Great tour. Enjoy
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Experience379333
13 September 2018|
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Response from Nessim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we got the tickets in advance with the Go Pass. Boarding began 15 minutes prior to the sail. I would be in line 30 minutes prior to the sail for optimal seating.
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Ragav K
13 September 2018|
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Response from Peter1Northampton | Reviewed this property |
They generally board the cruise 15 minutes before departure time but this depends on the boat arriving back on time from the previous tour or tours during the day.
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