45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
Experience Chicago's legendary architecture and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing legacy for all to admire. This family-friendly introduction to the Windy City's rich history and architectural heritage features highlights from Wendella's full-length architecture tours. Hop aboard our world class vessels as our local authentic tour guides showcase our amazing city.
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Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Cruise along the main and part of the south branch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
Learn about the history of the Riverwalk.
Pass By: Michigan Avenue Bridge, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901
Hear the history of the bridge.
Pass By: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213
The Wrigley Building at 400 N Michigan Ave is named for one of Chicago's most famous industrialists.
Pass By: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
One of the largest buildings in Chicago, and the country, the Merchandise Mart is a sight to behold.
Pass By: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Learn about he Lyric Opera House, Chicago's grand venue for live performance, business, and entertainment.
Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive entrance on Jackson Blvd (south side of building), Chicago, IL 60606-7147
Marvel at Chicago's tallest Skyscraper.
Pass By: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414
Pass by these iconic mixed-use apartment buildings - "a city within a city" with their unique corn-cob exterior.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including the address and parking information if applicable - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 45 minutes (Approx.)
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- All Fees and Taxes
- Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
- Outside alcohol is prohibited
- All bags subject to search
- Arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
- Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
- Indoor and outdoor seating is available on a first come, first served basis
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- All Wendella staff is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
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