Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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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 4.84 out of 5 stars based on 5945 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Medas2005, Nov 2022 Verified
Went on a cold winter's day in early October. Was very enjoyable and the boat had a warm level when we got too cold on the top deck. Great narration with many insights about the history of this great city.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
mariahugg, Nov 2022 Verified
Great tour. Even the 18 year old enjoyed it. It was informative in an interesting way. I think the length of the tour is just right.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Candice_V, Nov 2022 Verified
We Learned a lot and it was Very enjoyable. The history is amazing. Thanks We did have a hard time finding it but we are not from Chicago.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
carolynt609, Nov 2022 Verified
Great Chicago activity to do with family or friends . Our guide was so informative! Perfect way to get an overview of Chicago and the architecture, history and info on the buildings .
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Tom F, Nov 2022 Verified
It was a great boat trip up and down the Chicago river, with discussion of the architecture and history of the important buildings in downtown Chicago. The whole family enjoyed it, but it was very cold.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Jackie_B, Nov 2022 Verified
My old college roommate and I had a great time on our tour. Our guide was awesome and the views were great!
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Amiel_J, Nov 2022 Verified
the view was outstanding and the guide was fun and informative. I would recommend for anyone who has not tried the tour.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Nichole_M, Nov 2022 Verified
The narrator was entertaining and most knowledgeable. Seating allowed for great views and pics. Highly recommend.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
alc9t, Nov 2022 Verified
Our tour guide, Victor, is very knowledgeable about the buildings and kept a running dialogue the whole time. We enjoyed the experience! It was nice to see the city around sunset when the lights come on.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Irina_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Tourist guide was just amazing, informative, interesting information, great delivery. Sightseeing around. Atmosphere. Sunset

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