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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Highlights
  • See all of Chicago's architectural masterpieces in a single tour
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy schedule
  • Learn about the city's architectural history through an expert's live narration
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
From USD 41.44
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11:15am Navy Pier Departure
Departs at 11:15am from Navy Pier
USD 41.44
4:30pm Michigan Ave Departure
Tour Departs at 4:30pm from Michigan Ave
USD 41.44
2pm Navy Pier Departure
Tour departs at 2pm from Navy Pier
USD 41.44
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Overview

Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. You’ll see all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task by foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and Aon Center.

What to Expect

Make your way to the specified departure place, either the Michigan Avenue riverfront or Navy Pier, in time for your chosen cruise departure—look for the Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture Cruises sign. Since you’ve prepurchased, you'll skip the ticket line and have no worries if this popular Chicago tour sells out.

Find a comfortable seat and settle in as your guide, an architecture expert, gives an introduction to Chicago's architectural history. Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the Aon Center, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, and IBM Building, and learn which buildings famous architects Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities. Some cruises include a full bar.

Your cruise ends at its starting point.

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Birthday Girl

Came to visit our daughter for her birthday. She wanted to do a river tour. All of us enjoyed the tour with Nick. Loved getting to know more about Chicago.

Thank Haselby F
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Loved it

Really enjoyed this tour up and down the Chicago River. Way too much to see and remember. Be sure to take pictures - there are some really beautiful buildings in Chicago.

Thank Barbara H
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Great surprise

We did this cruise w/ the Chicago Pass - it was one of the 4. We did a night tour hen it was cooler and saw the lights of the city. Really informative!

Thank TamiTam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great guide Ash was full of info! Lots of bldgs. Lots of educational info. Went out to lake and 2 branchesof the river

Thanks!! was very interesting & informative. Lake and 2 branches of the river. Was really worth it. Could have been longer but was full of info.

Thank MtlFam
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But Don’t Expect

ponchos when it rains. They refused several requests! Said it wasn’t REALLY raining. How cheap! We were wet and cold. Excellent tour guide. Multi-talented narrator who finished with blues harmonica. Exquisite.

Thank MrsRolan
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Richard C
22 July 2018|
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Response from Cynthia C | Reviewed this property |
It was completely open. This made viewing the architecture so perfect
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Carla S
20 July 2018|
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Response from Jo J | Reviewed this property |
We did the afternoon trip on a beautiful sunny day. I think you would get to see more of the architecture during a day cruise, but understand the evening would be so romantic. Just depends on what you are interested in... More
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Dela C
14 July 2018|
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Response from kozy82487 | Reviewed this property |
We did the 9pm tour from navy pier dock and saw fireworks on that one because if I remember right they don't start fireworks until about 10:15pm. You'd be in the vicinity on land to see them after the 8pm tour you just... More
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