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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile provided by Wendella

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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    100
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76126P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board.
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Increased sanitation
  • Arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board.
Departure details
  • 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Increased sanitation
  • Arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
A note from 45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
All Wendella staff is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    400 N Michigan Ave
    400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    The vessel departs and returns to Wendella's Michigan Avenue Docks located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, at the base of the Wrigley Building. Look for the blue "Wendella" awning over the dock staircase. Descend the stairs to the river-level dock.
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  • 1
    Chicago River
    Stop: 45 minutes
    Cruise along the main and part of the south branch.
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    Pass by
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Wrigley Building
    Merchandise Mart
    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    Marina City
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
47 reviews
Excellent
45
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Elizabeth I
1 contribution
Nov 2020
If you are debating whether to attend a cruise or not... DO IT! I went on a windy afternoon in November, brought a jacket and some sunglasses and enjoyed the experience 100%! Craig was our guide. He was knowledgeable, approachable, and really facilitated the entire experience. All of the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Even the lady at the ticket booth helped get us set up and on our way! My friend suggested Wendella Tours and I am so happy she did! I can't wait to do it again! Thanks Wendella!
Written 6 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terah
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
This was amazing. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. I really just wanted to ride through the river at night on a boat. But the tour guide was phenomenal— he was very funny, VERY knowledgeable and he made it all so interesting! Everything was handled really well by the staff. Highly recommend.
Written 7 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Usfguy
Tampa, FL19 contributions
If you are visiting Chicago and want to experience learning about the downtown in a very relaxed manner this is it!! The ship was huge and staff was very courteous!! The whole tour lasted about 45 mins and it covered the perfect opportunities to capture the beauty of Chicago downtown. Breathtaking views of buildings along with the history behind them. My guide( Sara) was very knowledgeable and even after the tour she offered great suggestions to eat and shop in the area. Absolutely must if you are visiting and in particular short on time.
Written 23 May 2021
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Inspire33345458436
1 contribution
The cruise over all was great. The boat was clean, bathrooms were clean and your guide was knowledgeable. However when we were getting off of the boat there was a worker that was working on top of the boat. She repeatedly yelled at a group of tourists to get off the boat. This lady was so rude and kept telling them to get off the boat and quit taking pictures. However there was still a group downstairs there was several people still on the boat. Lady was racist towards this group of people. They were not even with us but several people noticed cause she made such a big scene. For this reason I would NOT recommend. I would give a zero if I could.
Written 11 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ranja V
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
The boat tour was nice. It’s parking that ruined the experience for me. I called ahead of time to ask about parking. I was informed on the phone that they validate parking at trump tower for up to 6 hours. We spent 1.5 hours in the trump tower parking and that was $32. The parking sticker Windella boat tour gave was good for $14. We had to pay $18 out of pockets, which was not planned. Getting innacurate information was beyond frustrating.
Written 5 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sorry to hear about your experience with the Trump Tower Parking. However, just for the record, we do not operate or control the parking.
Written 9 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carlos P
San Antonio, TX134 contributions
Dec 2021
Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We purchased our tickets in advance for the tour that was on Christmas eve. We were blessed that the weather was mild for that time of the year, but still cold. Our guide did a fantastic job presenting and explaining everything we were seeing
Written 13 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VanessaW2
New York City, NY56 contributions
I truly enjoyed my visit to Chicago which I found to be an amazing city with some of the best architecture. The boat tour was relaxing, interesting, easy , and enjoyable. What a way to see the city. A unique, works class, place-I will certainly be back! This is a fun, quick, experience that is worth the money.
Written 15 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Meander792858
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Great way to see the various styles of buildings along the Chicago River. It was 34° and cloudy, yet very enjoyable. Our guide was informative and entertaining. One week later and our kids are still talking about what they saw and learned on the tour.
Written 4 April 2022
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geauxontheroadagain
68 contributions
If you do anything in Chicago, take a tour with Wendella. Our guide was Zack (I think), and he was AWESOME, informative, energetic, and funny. We saw so much of Chicago and learned a lot. We took the tour at night, and it was GORGEOUS! I wouldn’t mind going back again.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna M
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
The whole process was so easy to organise.
Booked the architectural tour online. Saved tickets to my phone, got an 2 to drop off as advised.
Wendell Tours clearly signed so you knew where to go.
The tour was just enough time to get a great look at the buildings and learn something about Chicago.
If you are not interested in listening to the fast talking monologue I suggest bringing your headphones...will still be enjoyable and take some great photos.
Written 14 March 2020
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History and Humor on the River
Guide was so knowledgeable!! Great way to hear about the history of Chicago. Beautiful day. Comfortable boat even t
allisonmY905AW
allisonmY905AW
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10/10 would recommend
It's a great tour. You get to learn city history in a relaxing way. Would recommend to anyone....first time visitin
pauladG9961KQ
pauladG9961KQ
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Great tour
We loved the tour and the guide was excellent. He had answers for all our questions! What a remarkable skyline!
sheilabV2925YC
sheilabV2925YC
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Great Tour
My favorite part was the tour guide that was leading us through the tour. Her knowledge of Chicago Architect and t
NicM151
NicM151
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Wonderfully interesting
A wonderfully interesting tour. Would certainly recommend. Make sure you get there slightly early to guarantee a
michelefA2623IS
michelefA2623IS
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It’s a Must do in Chicago!
Seeing parts of Chicago from a different vantage and seeing so many areas you would not otherwise see. Hearing abou
Janet K
Janet K
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Wonderful experience. Beautiful views.
The Wendella boat cruise on the river was really well done. 90 minutes with so much good and interesting informatio
Wanderer87739
Wanderer87739
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Must do tour
The tour guide was awesome. We enjoyed seeing the city from the river and hearing the history of many of the buildi
Skippy2021
Skippy2021
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Must do your while in Chicago
Wonderful experience. The tour guide was funny, knowledgeable, interesting and clearly loves his job.
jeandG5638NT
jeandG5638NT
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Wendella Boat Tour
Tour guide was very personable and interacted with with a lot of different passengers to keep it a very entertainin
F1319NWchristopherr
F1319NWchristopherr
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Blast!
Wonderfully educational and a great tour guide! The weather was stunning! Great way to experience the city!
suzannegJ5604NN
suzannegJ5604NN
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Wonderful experience!
Guide loves his job, and it showed! Very informative, great stories and sense of humor. Boat ride was great, staff
eriksP8285FI
eriksP8285FI
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Great guide for our tour
Tour guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and funny too. Great views. Chicago is a gem as seen from the water
spartina1104
spartina1104
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Totally worth it!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and funny~ He tells all kinds of weird and useless and kinda f
FrankBandura
FrankBandura
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Excellent activity if in Chicago
Really worthwhile activity. Great way to see Chicago and hear some stories about its history and of course it’s bui
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