Chicago Architectural River Cruise

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Overview

Take in the views on this 90-minute Architectural Tour, a jaw-dropping excursion through a city that defied all expectations … even the laws of gravity.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free snacks included
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This 90 minute Architectural cruise sails on the Chicago River. It is fully narrated, discussing the buildings of Chicago, as well as some historical anecdotes!

On this tour you will travel to the North, South and the Main branches of the Chicago River to see the world renowned architecture of Chicago. Take in the views as you pass by more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges and historic sites. You will pass by Lake Point Tower, Trump Tower, NBC Tower, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Marina city,Aqua tower, Navy Pier, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), The John Hancock Building and many more architectural sites.

Come grab a seat and enjoy complimentary Starbucks Coffee, Twining Tea, Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade and cookies. Beer and wine is also available for purchase.

Inclusions for Chicago Architectural River Cruise

  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and cookies
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sightseeing cruise

Exclusions for Chicago Architectural River Cruise

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beer and wine (available for purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • During November 2017 we had a wonderful experience while on the Chicago Architectural River Cruise. It was a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining tour. We learned a great deal about the history of Chicago and its extraordinary architecture. The facilities on board were very good and our guide was a delightful woman whose knowledge and expertise were delivered to us in a most entertaining and interesting way. We would thoroughly recommend the Chicago Architectural River Cruise.

  • Excellent. Worth every penny.

  • very nice tour, just the right length of time
    informative guide
    not pressed or rushed
    starbucks coffee cookies and bar a plus also
    would reccommend

  • An excellent trip with a very good guide Kitty? who was informative, confident and helpful. As others have said, it was worth boarding early to get a seat on the upper deck - the boat was very full, some people standing. You might want to take a cushion - the seats are unforgiving for a 90 minute trip. It might have been good to pause occasionally for photos, but we did cover all 3 legs of the river so there would not have been much time. We had brilliant weather: worth praying for - a day later, it rained all day.

  • This tour of the pizza tour or must dos in Chicago

  • My companion and I were in Chicago late September and took the 4pm 90 minute architectural river cruise. The weather was perfect and our guide was very knowledgeable about the buildings and history of the city. We had a wonderful time! FYI - arrive at least 30 minutes early so you can find seats on the upper deck. We sat below, which was fine, but at times the upper deck overhang obstructed our view.

  • It is once of a life time experience on the Chicago River cruise. The tour was informative and breathtaking as you see all the views that walking on land couldn't give so relaxing and stress free. We took the cruise on a beautiful summer sunny day. The guide was knowledgeable of the history surrounding the area and all the famous buildings that have stood up against time reflecting the architectural beauty and importance to the community. We are a city people and this is a must if you are one of those kinds, but I'm sure it will be enjoyed by anyone.

  • My companion and I were in Chicago late September and took the 4pm 90 minute architectural river cruise. The weather was perfect and our guide was very knowledgeable about the buildings and history of the city. We had a wonderful time! FYI - arrive at least 30 minutes early so you can find seats on the upper deck. We sat below, which was fine, but at times the upper deck overhang obstructed our view.

  • The tour was Chicago from the water, with a very knowledgeable guide explaining what we were seeing. All the seats were good, although getting to the venue at least 30 minutes early insures you get the seat you want. However, I would not want to take this tour in bad weather.

  • Absolutely fabulous!!

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