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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Address: 400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
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Architecture Tour

We took the architecture tour last weekend and I guess the tours just opened for the season. The narrator was very good and it was a wonderful way to see and hear about all the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Babson Park, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the architecture tour last weekend and I guess the tours just opened for the season. The narrator was very good and it was a wonderful way to see and hear about all the beautiful buildings in Chicago.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative, interesting, historical, beautiful and fun! We've been to Chicago many times but this is the first time we took this tour and we loved it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a cold March day and sat outside. They had an enclosed lower level but we knew it would be cold and dressed appropriately. The tour guide was young and knew all the info on the buildings and city history. The time flew by. With an every changing skyline I will go on this next time I go... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went on the Chicago Lake & River Tour over St. Patrick's Day weekend and it was incredible!! We originally booked the Architectural Cruise and it ended up being canceled, but the Wendella staff was wonderful and easily got us on the next Lake & River Tour. Jack was our guide for our cruise and was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there on a very cold weekend (mid to high 20s), but sky was blue and a beautiful day for views,so we bundled up and went anyways. We did the river and lake trip, and sat up top to get the best views. Due to the season, it was not that crowded and we had no problem seeing all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold, it was snowing, and the wind was piercing. Yet, Alex stood firm and never missed a beat when he was giving us the tour. Im not Bias because Alex may share the same name as me but he was VERY goodI told my wife that the Boat Ride was one of my favorite attractions in Chicago because... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great value and very informative tour. Had Alex as the guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and funny. Hope to go on the Lake Michigan tour next time I'm in Chicago. Choose Wendella, because while all the other tour boat companies are shut down until April, Wendella is out cruising the river in the cold month of March. Students... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second trip to Chicago and I had no idea about this sight seeing event. So glad I was tipped off to it by a friend of a friend because it was so worth it! We were fortunate enough to even have an added treat of green water in the Chicago River due to the celebration of St.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My favorite is the a river and Lake tour. It is the only boat company on the river that cruises the river AND goes through the chicago lock to cruise on Lake Michigan. That way you see the most beautiful skyline in the wold. In addition wendella cruises are less exoensive. Don't take small children. They will be bored in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I took the Chicago Architectural Tour along the river at night. It was beautiful! The tour guide was well informed and funny and friendly. They also make sure to stop the boat at the best parts so everyone has a chance to get their photos.

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