90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
All Wendella staff is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Overview

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 4.69 out of 5 stars based on 1720 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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The the Great Chicago Architecture Cruise
Calisto R, Jan 2023 Verified
It was a great cruise specially for those interested in Architecture. I would recommend it to the students of architecture. Very informative and architecturally relishing!!!
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Venkat K, Nov 2022 Verified
Good
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Orlando_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Very nice experience will definitely recommend this to everyone with family and friends who are visiting Chicago
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Michael_H, Nov 2022 Verified
Although cold and windy we braved it outside on top deck and soaked in interesting and entertaining history of Chicago and wonderful architecture! Well worth it!
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Susan_F, Nov 2022 Verified
Entertaining and good vibes! Got lucky to sit next to someone that works in the architect world who also came solo. From loading the cruising to getting off the boat, it was fun.
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Lisa_W, Nov 2022 Verified
This was a good tour, it explained a lot about a lot of the buildings along the river. The tour guide livened up the dry facts with some interesting historical anecdotes. The boat itself had a lower enclosed seating area with bar/food options and restrooms, and an upper level with rows of chairs facing the front and benches along the sides of the boat (open air). I would definitely recommend this tour, it was quite pleasant and has helped me find my way around the city by recognizing the buildings.
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Shaun_C, Nov 2022 Verified
This excursion was excellent and I can’t recommend it highly enough! A great way to see a beautiful city. The guide was knowledgeable and it was so interesting to hear more about Chicago. I’d definitely do this again!
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Cathleen_A, Nov 2022 Verified
Great way to see the city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining mixing in information about the city's history with details about the buildings as we cruised by. Definitely a good choice for first time visitors to Chicago.
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
Todd_F, Nov 2022 Verified
We live in Omaha, Nebraska so we do not get to admire the beautiful structures as much. You get an idea just how massive the buildings are here in Chicago. Our tour guide was amazing. He answered questions people had. His knowledge of the designers and material they were made of was impressive. The crew was very helpful and friendly as well.
90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
David_W, Nov 2022 Verified
This was very fun. The tour architectural guide was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. It was a very quick 90 minutes that we enjoyed it will do again.

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