Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

9 Reviews | Chicago, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Marvel at the magnificent architecture on the Chicago River with expert tour guides! All ages welcome.

Each architecture river tour is narrated by a professional guide which leads passengers down the Chicago River to discover the city’s most renowned landmarks. In addition to historical insight on well known structures such as the Civic Opera House, Trump Tower & the Merchandise Mart, passengers will also get a chance to learn about current and upcoming developments. The Chicago River Cruise navigates the three primary branches of the river including the main branch to Navy Pier, the north branch to Goose Island and the south branch to Chinatown.



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Average 4.78 out of 5 stars based on 9 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Best ever Architectural boat tour!
Mary C, Sep 2021 Verified
We had family in from Spain and took them on this boat tour. We all had a fantastic time and absolutely loved it! Dave was the docent...he was funny, super knowledgeable and just lots of fun! Would recommend this to anyone.
John M, Jul 2021 Verified
My son and I took a long weekend to Chicago and this architecture boat tour was our last event of the trip. We had a fabulous time on this excursion and would definitely go with this company again. Billy, the guide, showed his knowledge of Chicago, its architecture and its history. He was friendly and entertaining and eagerly answered questions as they came up.The check-in and boarding was smooth and the topside seats were easily accessible and all had great views of the buildings/sites we learned about. We preferred to sit on the side benches so we'd have unobstructed views when we took pictures.This 90 minute trip (other tours are shorter and don't cover as much) is a MUST DO while visiting Chicago!
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
sharon, Jul 2021 Verified
Tilla was a very experienced and wonderfully entertaining guide. The crew even waited a few minutes for ha to board because we were running late!
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
Patricia, Jul 2021 Verified
Guide, I think his name was Mike, was the best!!! Very knowledgeable and funny. Made it fun and memorable
Augusto D, Jul 2021 Verified
very informative
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
Janet A, Jun 2021 Verified
Informative, funny guide. Took advantage of unique moments like waving to wedding parties, other boat captains, etc. Cool but gorgeous day to be on the water.
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
Angelique, May 2021 Verified
We had a fun informative tour guide! Well worth the price for beautiful views and a great history about Chicago and it’s architecture!
Great guide and informative trip
Gary M, Sep 2021 Verified
Very informative and well done guided boat cruise. It was full of fun and educational info. Be aware though that the boarding area is a long way from other activities
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
tntdeb34, Jul 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend this tour. The whole crew was so friendly.

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