Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a cruise down the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.

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Free Cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 1 hour
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Drinks (available for purchase)
Live commentary on board
Guided architecture cruise of the historic Chicago River

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All boats have full restrooms and a full bar
  • Some boats are single deck vessels, the type of vessel you are placed on cannot be guaranteed
  • Wheelchairs or other walking assistance equipment are not provided.
  • Tour times cannot be changed.
  • Departure locations cannot be changed
  • Beginning November 6, 2023 through April 2024, tours will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Cruises are dog-friendly

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time.
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Dan_E
February 21, 2024
Stephanie, our tour guide, told us all kinds of interesting facts about the older and newer styles of Chicago's architectural landscape. She also told us a lot of interesting facts about the history of Chicago.
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ianbighead
February 21, 2024
The hype is real. We feel so lucky we got to take this tour in February. It is not normally 60°F in Illinois this time of year. My family found the experience informative, engaging, and beautiful. Jeremy the tour guide was hilarious and not afraid to make joke at New Yorkers expense. Only word of advice is they have a snacks and a bar below deck, get them early you don’t want to miss anything. This experience is a must do for any new travelers to Chicago.
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rachelbklein
February 21, 2024
It was a fantastic adventure with the family! Great way to see Chicago’s amazing architecture!! The guide, Sadie was very entertaining.
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Kelli_D
February 21, 2024
Amazing tour and Stephanie was a wonder and knowledgeable guide! One of our favorite tours! We would definitely do this again in the future to see any sites that change or just for a nice ride down the river.
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Naid_C
February 21, 2024
Loved our stay at the Trump hotel and the river cruise was amazing. Love that we were in the center of everything and walking distance.
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