90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

289 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 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 289 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Nathaniel, Jul 2021 Verified
This tour was fantastic and we were lucky enough to get Phyllis as our moderator. She had knowledge that went beyond anything we could expect on a tour of the buildings. She knew the history but amazingly knew what was up coming in details that really made the one and a half hours very educational.
Mary, Jul 2021 Verified
Host was very knowledgeable about the city’s history and the building architecture . I will tell others to go on the ride
SHERYL M, Jul 2021 Verified
The boat was clean and the crew was extremely friendly. Our guide was wonderful and took time to meet everyone on the top deck. The river view of the buildings was absolutely spectacular, and I cannot wait to do another cruise on my next visit to Chicago!
Muhammad S, Jul 2021 Verified
My 12-yr old son was asked to volunteer to raise the sail along with other volunteers, that was an unique experience.
Anver, Jul 2021 Verified
Excellent tour guide, service and ship. Call ahead if you have mobility issues as there are a lot of stairs to get to the boat.
susana, Jul 2021 Verified
Very unique. Our Guide was very knowledgeable. It was the perfect length, too. We are wary of large tours but this one was very, very nice. Great way to celebrate the 4th.
JP M, Jul 2021 Verified
Great trip and educational as well. Nice to be on the water as well! Well worth the cost of admission.
Paige, Jul 2021 Verified
Amazing tour guide! Love the city. We had a great time! Would definitely recommend this ride to anybody that comes to the City. Thank you!
Kathryn F, Jul 2021 Verified
Really great, fun, informative tour of the City! Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Boat was clean and it was so great to sit on top and see the sites. Definitely recommend this tour.
mamgoforit, Jul 2021 Verified
The boat is comfortable and it was a beautiful day. But the highlight was our tour guide, Molly!!! She’s knowledgeable, entertaining, great presenter and she clearly loves Chicago. Fantastic tour. We loved learning about the history and architecture of Chicago…and Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is off the hook.

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