Chicago Architecture River Cruise

3011 Reviews | Chicago, USA

1 hour (Approx.)
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Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a 60-minute cruise on 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 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 3011 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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David, Nov 2020 Verified
The knowledge of Jakes the guide tour is awesome and the staff also thank you was great trip and knowledge about the CHICAGO buildings and how to was founded
amara, Oct 2020 Verified
Great tour! Beautifully run, smooth sailing, and Courtney was a fantastic narrator. Great way to get oriented!
Angelo, Oct 2020 Verified
I was on the 3:15 tour on Monday, 3/26 and the tour guide was great! Very informative and kept the tour interesting!
Robert, Oct 2020 Verified
Just moved to the city and getting out. Great way to start knowing the place. There is a lot in plain view that I never knew. Going to do the tour again in the summer
sflinders, Oct 2020 Verified
The architecture is amazing and I loved learning more about it!! Dress warm it’s chilly on the river.
Morgan, Oct 2020 Verified
The docent was very knowledgeable and kept the tour very interesting. Although I have walked among these buildings, this tour is the best way to see them and to get proper perspective on the City’s architecture.
Travis, Oct 2020 Verified
It was cold but the experience for my girlfriend was worth it. I would definitely do it again. Bravo
Katey, Oct 2020 Verified
Did the Chicago architecture tour. Was great and the docent was excellent. Docent was excellent. Would recommend.
Rhonda Littlefield, Oct 2020 Verified
Well organized, punctual, guide was very knowledgeable on Chicago’s Architecture. Staff was very friendly and easy to talk to. Would highly recommend.
Jane H, Oct 2020 Verified
It was a bit chilly but we bundled up and it was well worth it. It’s a lot to take in so I could see doing this a few times in order to remember it all. Great views of the skyline.

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