Chicago River Architecture Tour

21 Reviews | Chicago, USA

1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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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. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first served. Located on the bottom deck of our climate-controlled lounge are restrooms and a full service bar with snacks, such as chips and candy (no meals or food are served), and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. All vessel bars accept cash and all major credit cards.



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Average 4.86 out of 5 stars based on 21 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Loved the Chicago River Tour
Erica Crosbie, Mar 2020 Verified
What a great way to learn about Chicago and see the city from a different perspective. Our tour guide was great and this was one of the highlights of our trip!
Our Response, Mar 2020
Erica, thanks so much for sharing your experience on the Chicago River Architecture Tour. We are glad you loved the tour. Chicago has more to offer! We are glad the tour guides made your trip worthwhile. We're looking forward to arrange your next trip.
Awesome Chicago River Architecture Cruise
Kim Nelson, Dec 2019 Verified
What a very cool cruise, we loved every bit. Our guide Natalie was so knowledgeable about her city, it was so impressive. Definitely recommend this cruise, we feel so much more connected to Chicago now! Tony and Kim Nelson from New Zealand.
The beauty of Chicago
Perm Pohar, Dec 2019 Verified
Took my fiancé on her first visit to Chicago in the architecture river tour and she fell in love with the city as I did when I did the same tour 10 years ago. The captain and guide and staff were awesome. Recommend, recommend!!!!!
Chicago architectural river tour
Cynthia King, Nov 2019 Verified
Spectacular views through the city of Chicago as well as incredible architecture. Our guide was superb
Helen Neufeld, Nov 2019 Verified
Doesn’t stop anywhere. Like it’s just boring as heck.
Paris2015, Nov 2019 Verified
Despite the very cold weather the tour was excellent. The guide was very informative and interesting as she imparted her extensive knowledge. Chicago is an extremely exciting architectural city. This tour is a must.
Juan F, Nov 2019 Verified
It was really cold so we probably didn't get as much as we could have from this tour but it was still great. We stayed inside had a few drinks and listened to the tour guide. He was great. Kenneth was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The boat is very nice and the views amazing.
ZO, Sep 2019 Verified
There's no better way to see the city than from the river on a boat. Amazing views and a great tour.
ZO, Sep 2019 Verified

There's no better way to see the city than from the river on a boat. Amazing views and a great tour.

Lee D, Sep 2019 Verified

we loved it - beautiful way to relax and see the beautiful sky scrapers and we learned something too!

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