90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

200 Reviews | Chicago, USA

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. Please note that vessel bars will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season.



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Average 4.72 out of 5 stars based on 200 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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JEREMY, Nov 2020 Verified
Ken was an amazing tour guide! The service Wendella provides is TOTALLY TOP NOTCH!! They are accomodating and Handicap accessible. For thise visiting during fall winter (November time like we did)...make sure you are bundled up if you want to be on the top deck. They have a nice climate control and handicap accessible lower deck. They are family oriented SUPER DUPER CLEAN...and the tour kept my 2.5 year old toddler fascinated!
Fernando, Nov 2020 Verified
First time in Chicago. Thank you it was a great and informative experience love it. I shall return when is warmer
Katye, Oct 2020 Verified
Highly recommended!! We are from Nashville, Tn and this explained every building to us. We are only visiting and had NO idea what each building’s name was. Very thankful for Wendella and their crew. Very informative and worth the money and time. The scenery is unREAL! Do the 90 minute tour to take in both sides of Chicago! Also had an awesome bar and snacks available on board! Thank you Wendella. Wonderful experience !
Shantel, Oct 2020 Verified
This tour was everything I expected and more! I learned so much about the architecture and history of Chicago. I would recommend this tour!
Brian, Oct 2020 Verified
Our tour guide was absolutely delightful, entertaining and full of information. The COVID-19 and social distancing procedures in place made us feel as safe as can be expected. The bartender had absolutely no personality and was not friendly at all. Fortunately, the tour guide made up for that!
amara, Oct 2020 Verified
John was a fabulous guide who not only shared amazing history but kept us laughing! Would recommend to anyone. Perfect way to start our trip and get us oriented!
Marcos, Oct 2020 Verified
Great experience. Tour guide was funny and engaged the crowd even in the cold. Great views and plenty photo opportunities.
Mercedes, Oct 2020 Verified
Forgot the tour guides name... she started in 2018 she was fantastic and hilarious! I loved the history
Lasinda, Oct 2020 Verified
Had a beautiful day for the tour, so much fun and so much knowledge! I always take the tour everyone I'm here, I always learn something new! Thanks Wendella!
Eduardo, Oct 2020 Verified
Great Tour - first time in Chicago. Recommend... loved Lake Michigan Staff was awesome. Experience was very nice

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