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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Chicago river is wonderful with a green water and the big buildings along it. You can see a lot of attractions by boat. It's important to buy a trip in direction to the Michigan Lake also, because when you look and see alll the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Chicago architecture is world-renowned, and uniquely accessible via branches of the Chicago River. I've been on architectural boat tours in Chicago before. The best use docents trained by an architectural society of some kind. I had heard (via a tourism app) of this tour on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went across the bridge from the business quarter to North Shore where we had dinner and I remember being quite nermerised by the view; the reflection of the lights on the water and the architecture. If you like skylines and architecture Chicago is the...More

Thank Anita A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good route to see the architecture of downtown Chicago. I took the cruise tour. It would be also great just walk along the river bank.

Thank suwei2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

One word.. Marvelous! I learned so much. The woman telling us about the architecture, knew her stuff. I went to the Architectural Center the next day to research some of the buildings and my landmarked hotel building. What a resource!

Thank zandeerae
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riverwalk was right across from my hotel, we used this route to get to and from restaurants for dinner. Very cool. I can really appreciate a city that makes the most of it's location. Nicely done, Chicago!

Thank Mommacat41
Reviewed 1 week ago

The River tour is an excellent way to look at the amazing Chicago buildings. The guide on the architecture tour was a fountain of knowledge and I learnt a lot. This was one of the most interesting river tours I've done. Well done.

Thank Lilly062
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must to do and see well worth the trip. To see the buildings from the river is amazing. We had a great time.

Thank Wine12017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you do the City River Tour. Very informative on the history of the architure in the city. A little pricey but worth it.

Thank chipworkman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the architectural tour boat. Very informative and some pretty neat sites. There are several unique buildings and bridges.

Thank Con K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architectural river tour is a concentrated excursion in the Chicago's history. Take it after brunch or a long morning walk around the city. It's a great way to rest, listen, see and take some amazing pictures of the unique Chicago architecture. While touring Chigago River,...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though it was a cool windy morning, the architect tour lead by Javier was well worth the time. He had great insight and offered intriguing stories about the buildings along the way.

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