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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

From US$48.16
  • Take in Chicago's architecture from the vantage point of the Chicago River
  • Cruise includes in-depth commentary on architectural history
  • See more than 50 buildings during the cruise—much faster than if on foot
Chicago Architectural River Cruise
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See Chicago's architecture from the best possible vantage point―a boat on the Chicago River―during this architecture-focused tour through the city's heart. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary as you pass more than 50 significant sites, from Lake Point Tower to Navy Pier. Some onboard refreshments are included, with wine and beer available for purchase.

What to Expect

Make your way to the Lofts at River East on Ogden Slip in time to meet your departing architecture tour.

Step on board and find a comfortable seat as the boat sets out for a cruise on the north, south, and main branches of the Chicago River. As you travel, listen to your guide's commentary, which sheds light on the city's rich architectural history. You can also enjoy included refreshments of coffee, tea, soft drinks, and cookies. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

This tour showcases more than 50 important buildings in just a short time, which would take much longer if attempting to view by foot. Highlights include the John Hancock Building, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Marina City, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, and NBC Tower.

Return to your departure point at the conclusion of your tour.

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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Outstanding Docent

I highly recommend this company that we booked through Viator. I called 2 days prior to our tour & was graciously allowed to change my tour. Once on board, Mothers Day , 11am tour, The Captain & staff were helpful. Our docent was incredible. I...More

Thank cookieladyBayArea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very informative architectural tour

The tour was very informative and the docent knowledgeable. I felt the price was worth reasonable for the 1.5 hour tour. It did provide a different view of the city than one gets from the sidewalk. I did feel however, that the tour could have...More

1  Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Extremely knowledgeable Guide

The guide was extremely knowledgeable. She knew the subject and made the trip enjoyable. Overall the cruise company was very accomadating.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loved this tour!

Even on a chilly, windy day, this trip was worth it! It was the perfect length at 90 minutes--not too long or overwhelming with details. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, well-spoken and entertaining. Learned a lot about the city that I had not known before...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very interesting. Great tour

Very interesting and informative tour. Nice way to see Chicago. Blake was our guide and did an excellent job.

Thank Deb S
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