45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

41 Reviews | Chicago, USA

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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


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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Average 4.54 out of 5 stars based on 41 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Sally R, Oct 2021 Verified
Exceeded my expectations. Learned a lot - all explained super well. Boat clean, comfortable. Very timely, left and arrived to schedule
Wynne_C, Oct 2021 Verified
Beautiful tour lots of great information. Able to just relax and enjoy or can listen to the history.
geauxontheroadagain, Oct 2021 Verified
If you do anything in Chicago, take a tour with Wendella. Our guide was Zack (I think), and he was AWESOME, informative, energetic, and funny. We saw so much of Chicago and learned a lot. We took the tour at night, and it was GORGEOUS! I wouldn’t mind going back again.
Jamerra_H, Oct 2021 Verified
My goddaughter and I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was phenomenal and the views were AMAZING!
sumiey2017, Oct 2021 Verified
Victor, our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable! Duration of the tour was perfect! Highly recommend to take this tour!
Tabitha H, Oct 2021 Verified
The emcee was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the architecture and city. He added humor to the tour and made the evening enjoyable!
Hillary M, Sep 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was so charismatic and funny! Even though the microphone had issues toward the end of the tour, he made sure to project so that everybody could hear him and still have a good time.
Leslie D, Sep 2021 Verified
Working with our time and very informative trip. A lot of fun and very safe. Relaxing and affordable
shellpatrickio, Sep 2021 Verified
Excellent river cruise. The evening cruise was by far the best way to see the city.The 45 minute time frame was just enough for my 2 teenagers. They paid close attention and stepped off the boat saying how much they enjoyed it. Our guide Jack was an excellent source of information and personable. Hats off to Jack and thank you Jack for your service (Vietnam Vet)!
Ganesh J, Aug 2021 Verified
We took the 915pm show. perfect weather and a fantastic guide, Bobby who has a commanding encyclopedic knowledge of the buildings and bridges along the river. Great history lessons of not only the architecture but also the city itself. Whether a first timer to the city or a long time resident, this trip is an absolute must!!

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