Chicago Architecture River Cruise

3307 Reviews | Chicago, USA

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1 hour 15 minutes (Approx.)
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Social distancing enforced throughout experience


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 3307 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Jerry R, Sep 2021 Verified
The guide was amazing. She gave us a lot of information in a capivating and entertaining manner. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
RJAllard, Sep 2021 Verified
I’ll admit-this was a bit of a hard sell to my family. An “Architectural Cruise” sounded a little boring to them, but everyone of us had a great time. I think our guide was Kevin and he was funny and brilliant. The biggest surprise was how interesting the stories were-the Chicago skyline has some fascinating stories behind it. We’re still talking about what we learned and I know we will do so for a while. Plus the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. A win anyway you look at it.
Elizabeth, Sep 2021 Verified
Tour guide William was excellent. Just enough history and jokes/trivia. Very knowledgeable and could tell he enjoyed what he was doing. Very pleasant, calm voice
Adam, Sep 2021 Verified
Tour guide Evan was energetic, informative and humorous. It was obvious he enjoyed his job and made the great tour that much better.
Theresa H, Sep 2021 Verified
Our guide, Victor, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and a bit funny! He really knew the buildings, architecture and history.
Kathy, Sep 2021 Verified
Our guide Spiro was extremely knowledgeable and did a delightful job bringing Chicago architecture to life. He was funny but very informed. He did a great job.
Margaret H, Sep 2021 Verified
I earned so much about the city I grew up in! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and well spoken A beautiful day!
MollyEstes, Sep 2021 Verified
This was by far one of our favorite experiences in Chicago. The guide was very knowledgeable and thorough, we came out of the trip having learned a lot and really enjoyed our time!
Karina, Sep 2021 Verified
Great 360 Chicago view. It was not too crowded so it was perfect. Strongly recommended.for anyone visiting Chicago
Todd H, Sep 2021 Verified
Tour guides were fun. Bar for drinks. Great views of the city. Late after noon was comfortable in September.

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