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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a cruise down the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.
City: Chicago
Thu 22 Feb
You can choose the date already on the booking website
Starting at $46.87
Thu 22 Feb
Starting at $46.87
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What's Included
Live commentary on board
Guided architecture cruise of the historic Chicago River
Additional Info
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All boats have full restrooms and some have a full bar
  • Some boats are single deck vessels, the type of vessel you are placed on cannot be guaranteed
  • Wheelchairs or other walking assistance equipment are not provided.
  • Tour times cannot be changed.
  • Departure locations cannot be changed
  • Beginning November 8, 2022 through April 2023, tours will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What To Expect
Chicago River
Cruise takes place on the Chicago River.
Chicago Skyline
Enjoy an amazing view of the city's skyline.
Navy Pier
50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, including a 15-story Ferris wheel.
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
Tribune Tower
The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St. Peter's Basilica, Notre Dame, the White House and most recently, the Berlin Wall.
John Hancock Center
The John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper
Show 3 more stops
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Traveler Photos
Reviews (1000)
Dec 2022
Excellent river tour through some of the most beautiful buildings of Chicago. Besides being able to have a privileged view of the city's famous architecture, you learn very interesting facts about Chicago history from the tour guide, who presents the stories in a very entertaining and informative way. Strongly recommend bringing a jacket, since, even in the summer (and specially in the winter), it can get cold and very breezy on the boat.
Dec 2022
Awesome cruise and loved the bar onboard and the tour guide was very knowledgable. The cruise had great views.
Dec 2022
I am disappointed since the trip ended so soon and they did not take us to the third branch of the river and the Michigan lake, but there is another boatride that costs $42 and travels for 90 minutes across all branches of the river.

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