Chicago Architecture River Cruise

3150 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 4.78 out of 5 stars based on 3150 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Susie, Jun 2021 Verified
Elliot was fabulous! He made the tour so much fun. He was very pleasant, well informed and knowledgeable. He made us feel welcome and is a key reason why we enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend this tour, and especially with Elliot as your tour guide, you won't be disappointed!
Timothy, Jun 2021 Verified
Our tour guide Jack was great. His knowledge of the city and excitement about what he was doing was great. Thank you to him and your group
Carrie M, Jun 2021 Verified
Jim was a great tour guide! Very personable, knowledgeable, with a few dad jokes thrown in. Great experience.
Debra M, Jun 2021 Verified
Jake was an incredible guide. We loved the tour!! We learned so much and had a blast at the same time. Highly recommended for anyone going to Chicago
Brianne, Jun 2021 Verified
This was truly a highlight of our trip! Our tour guide Jim was funny, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and comfy. I would recommend for anyone going during the summer to load up on sunscreen as there is little shade throughout the journey.
Karen K, Jun 2021 Verified
It was great! Decided to to this attraction first and was such a good idea to find out about all the cool buildings along the river. The guide was awesome and the background about the difference buildings were facinating!
Lynn, Jun 2021 Verified
Excellent views of the city. Very good tour guide. We all learned a lot and had a relaxing tour. Highly recommend this as a great way to see Chicago and learn about the beautiful buildings.
Yufang C, Jun 2021 Verified
Our docent Krista is super knowledgeable about the buildings and is so fun as well. She told us many stories and histories about Chicago and the buildings. We had such a great time! I highly recommend this tour!
Darcie L, Jun 2021 Verified
Our tour guide Lane was so knowledgeable! I took my 2 young adult kids and they really enjoyed listening to all of the wealth of information!
Susan T, Jun 2021 Verified
Patrick was awesome and we absolutely loved this tour! We’d heard from friends it was great and it lived up to the hype!

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