Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady



1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady has long been the gold standard among all Chicago tour experiences, and is the only Chicago architecture boat tour led by highly trained expert docents. On this 90-minute cruise, you will enjoy an overview of historic and modern architectural styles including stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. No visit to Chicago is complete without experiencing this award winning tour, so accept no substitutes.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Reviews

Average 4.87 out of 5 stars based on 15 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Samuel p, Oct 2019 Verified
The cruise was outstanding. The tour director was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered everyone's questions. The boat was very clean, professionally managed and ready to go. The crew was easy to work with and helpful.
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weslehigh, Oct 2019 Verified
This is a terrific tour, providing the best vantage point to see Chicago's spectacular architecture! Wonderful, interesting commentary from the docent. The Chicago First Lady is a very well-maintained ship. This tour is a must in Chicago.
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Alessandro F, Aug 2019 Verified

Very informative tour along the Chicago River. While I did not try the tour offered by different provider, I chose this one as it is by the Architecture Foundation and volunteers of high level of education highlight the principal skyscrapers and their history. I strongly recommend

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Jodi W, Aug 2019 Verified
Dosen was wonderful, outgoing and friendly. She was very knowledgable. I loved the tour and so did my out of town guest. I will certainly recommend this tour to everyone I know. I already have told two people that will be booking for October when they visit.
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Jodi W, Aug 2019 Verified

Dosen was wonderful, outgoing and friendly. She was very knowledgable.
I loved the tour and so did my out of town guest. I will certainly recommend this tour to everyone I know. I already have told two people that will be booking for October when they visit.

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Amilia R, Aug 2019 Verified
The lady who narrated our architectural tour was so knowledgeable! She made it very interesting. It was on time and ran the 90 minutes. The staff was excellent at boarding and exiting the tourists.
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Amilia R, Aug 2019 Verified

The lady who narrated our architectural tour was so knowledgeable! She made it very interesting. It was on time and ran the 90 minutes. The staff was excellent at boarding and exiting the tourists.

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Michael G, Aug 2019 Verified
Nice ride on the river with excellent tour guide. Volunteer who at this time I do not remember his name, but he brought his own little slant to particular buildings.
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Michael G, Aug 2019 Verified

Nice ride on the river with excellent tour guide. Volunteer who at this time I do not remember his name, but he brought his own little slant to particular buildings.

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ronaldfink, Jul 2019 Verified
We heard this was the best archeological boat tour of the several to choose from and we agree with that assessment. The docent was outstanding. Well worth the time and money to do. Would highly recommend it.

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