90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

341 Reviews | Chicago, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience


Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This comprehensive 90 minute tour will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River while your professionally-trained architectural guide tells the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique and why it is important today. The Chicago River Architecture Tour is the most authentic and encompassing Chicago experience the city has to offer.



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Average 4.77 out of 5 stars based on 339 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Thomas N, Oct 2021 Verified
My wife and I both loved the tour. The narrator of the trip was so knowledgeable of all the building and had some great stories of the rivers surroundings. We highly recommend the 90 minute, 3 river cruise.
Maria B, Oct 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about Chicago and all of the buildings. Thanks for a great cruise!!
Don P, Oct 2021 Verified
Kenneth had an excellent delivery and deep knowledge of the content.... ride was smooth and without incident. Our take-away was that Kenneth made the experience memorable.
Jihoon, Oct 2021 Verified
The commentator/Guide Jack was really well explained. He was like Wikipedia of Chicago history and architectures. I felt like grandpa told me about the legend or old stories of city besides me. If weather was nice, it would be much greater, but anyway it was SO beautiful and memorable tour indeed. I can say The tour was the most magnificent moment while staying in Chicago.
srich1047, Oct 2021 Verified
Our guide was Georgia, born and raised in Chicago, very knowledgeable and super fun personality. Worth every penny to know what you're looking for
Fernando C, Oct 2021 Verified
The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Trip was enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago!
Herbert G, Sep 2021 Verified
Our guide, Georgia, was very knowledgeable. Probably the best boat tour we have taken. We would do this tour again in the future.
Mike, Sep 2021 Verified
Most enjoyable cruise. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. This is a great way to learn about the development of Chicago and it’s architecture.
michael, Sep 2021 Verified
We’ll worth the money….relaxing and highly informative. The tour guide Kenny does a fantastic job, mixing tons of architectural information with a fun, humorous style.
Monica, Sep 2021 Verified
This was the best way to show the city! Without driving all over, finding parking, etc. I felt like a tourist in my own city.

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