Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Chicago, USA

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1 hour 15 minutes (Approx.)
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Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a cruise down the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city



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Average 4.79 out of 5 stars based on 3526 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Chicago River Architectural Tour
Emilio C, Jun 2022 Verified
Learned a lot about Chicago. Excellent tour guide. He did a great job.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
PedigoTheory, Jan 2022 Verified
This river cruise was fantastic! Spiro was knowledgeable, educational, and entertaining! His perspective on architecture and the history of Chicago was enlightening. He is clearly as proud of Chicago as Texans are of Texas.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
christopher_c, Jan 2022 Verified
Spiro is an excellent guide. Informative and funny. Very versed in the history of Chicago. Kept the experience interesting at all times. Check in and boarding are quick and easy.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Tamara_E, Jan 2022 Verified
We chose the 4:00pm departure after reading the suggestion in another review. That person was right—it’s like getting two different tours. You see things in the daylight on the way out and the night lights on the way in. (You’ll have to adjust your timing for tours in a season other than winter.) Speaking of winter, dress warmly and consider bringing a blanket to cover your legs/lap. Cheers to our guide, Spiro. He’s the best. He went up to guests, introduced himself and asked them about themselves while boarding was going on. A great host. Also, a fantastic, knowledgeable tour guide…with a perfect voice for the job at hand.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Mary_O, Jan 2022 Verified
The staff were polite and helpful. We were on time. Our tour guide, Ashley, I think, was very knowledgeable and sprinkled her commentary with jokes. She also reminded some rude patrons to sit down and quiet down.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Evelyn_M, Dec 2021 Verified
The whole city was extremely beautiful! Love listening and learn different buildings! I had so much fun. I would to come again during summer !
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Anaida_N, Dec 2021 Verified
Excellent experience!!! Professional crew!! Amazing architectural views and history of Chicago!! Very nice!
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Valerie_C, Dec 2021 Verified
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We learned so much about the city and the buildings. It’s a beautiful and relaxing way to see the city.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
SLBALOCH, Dec 2021 Verified
informative, friendly, great city views! Definitely worth every penny! These guys deliver as promised so don’t miss it!
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Hector_G, Dec 2021 Verified
You must try this experience as soon as possible while in Chicago, plenty of history behind those majestic buildings, great overall trip!

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