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75-Minute Chicago River Architecture Cruise

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Embark on a 75-minute cruise along the Chicago River, witnessing over 40 iconic landmarks while delving into the city's architectural history with a guide.

Highlights

  • Set sail from Michigan Avenue dock in the heart of Chicago for an insightful 75-minute architectural river cruise.

  • Board a vessel offering unparalleled views of 40+ landmarks including the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the 398-feet Wrigley Building.

  • The cruise features live English commentary from a knowledgeable guide, vividly depicting Chicago's architectural history and evolution.

  • You also have the option to embark from the Navy Pier dock, positioned at the entrance of the renowned Navy Pier boardwalk.

  • Did you know? The Tribune Tower has fragments of famous world structures like the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal embedded in its walls.

Inclusions

  • 75-minute boat tour

  • Live commentary in English

  • Departure from Michigan Avenue

  • Departure from Navy Pier (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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MICHELINA DE FERMIN

Michelina

5/5

Aug, 2021

It was a great experiencia! Joe was a great hostes.
Robert Stone

Robert

5/5

Aug, 2021

Notwithstanding the app indicating that Chicago was not served I found the Architectural Boat Tour on the Chicago River. Besides learning about the various buildings along the riverfront, it was entertaining. There was even a bar serving drinks below. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Bernard Hart

Bernard

5/5

Jul, 2021

It was a beautiful day I enjoy the ride all the people in Chicago are very friendly and it was just a good day a good weekend all together beautiful weather for a ride on the river I got a chance to photograph a lot of architecture and in which I love as a photographer so I'm looking forward to next time
Mariya Sukhanych

Mariya

5/5

Jun, 2021

It was absolutely great and unforgettable trip! All our family was so excited. Thank you all!

Heart of Chicago's architectural marvels

As you step off the Magnificent Mile and onto the dock, your architectural journey on the Chicago River begins. Set sail on a 75-minute guided tour, offering unparalleled views of more than 40 of the city's iconic landmarks from a vantage point like no other. As you traverse all three branches of the river, your expert guide will regale you with the tales of Chicago's architectural wonders — from the Tribune Tower, housing fragments from world-famous structures like the Great Wall of China, to the Wrigley Building, which was the city's first office building to be air-conditioned.

Sailing through history

Soak in the skyline view, and watch as the city's history unfolds before your eyes. As you glide by Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), learn about its history as the world's tallest building. Pass by the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building, and the fascinating Marina City, known for its corn-cob design and its cinematic history. The cruise culminates with a return to the dock, leaving you with a greater appreciation of why the Windy City is a beacon of modern architecture.

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

What’s allowed

  • Leashed dogs are allowed on board.

Additional information

  • Life jackets are available on board. However, they are only passed out in an emergency.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your cruise to avoid any delays.

Boarding point

Please check your final voucher for the boarding point details and specific instructions.

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