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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Highlights
  • See all of Chicago's architectural masterpieces in a single tour
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy schedule
  • Learn about the city's architectural history through an expert's live narration
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
From US$41.44
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10am Navy Pier DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 10am from Navy Pier.
US$41.44
10:45am Navy Pier Departure
Departs at 10:45am from Navy Pier
US$41.44
2:15pm Navy Pier Departure
Tour departs at 2:15pm from Navy Pier
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Overview

Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. You’ll see all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task by foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and Aon Center.

What to Expect

Make your way to the specified departure place, either the Michigan Avenue riverfront or Navy Pier, in time for your chosen cruise departure—look for the Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture Cruises sign. Since you’ve prepurchased, you'll skip the ticket line and have no worries if this popular Chicago tour sells out.

Find a comfortable seat and settle in as your guide, an architecture expert, gives an introduction to Chicago's architectural history. Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the Aon Center, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, and IBM Building, and learn which buildings famous architects Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities. Some cruises include a full bar.

Your cruise ends at its starting point.

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Reviewed today
Great time

Had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this tour! Nick was awesome! Also, we were stuck dragging our luggage and the crew was so helpful. Bonus: they also have a water taxi that took us to Union Station.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed today
What a fun tour!

What a fun tour! The day was gorgeous and our guide was so full of interesting information -- architecture sounds a little dull, but believe me Rachael had many interesting stories that made it such a fun day. Highly recommend!

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed yesterday
Interesting and informative tour

Just got back from a short trip to Chicago. This architecture river tour was great! Our tour guide Ben was very knowledgeable, funny and personable. It's clear he loves Chicago and was able to answer all questions. We were on a sold out tour but...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed yesterday
Fun Time on the Rivers

I really enjoyed my time on this architectural tour! I had a ticket for the Navy Pier location, and they easily helped me transfer it to the Michigan Avenue location- saving me another hot, sweaty walk! The staff on the ship, as well as land...More

Thank Selene J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Relaxing

Jim was an awesome guide. We saw beautiful buildings and learned a lot on this river cruise. Even if you are not into buildings you learn something about Chicago and enjoy the sights.

Thank Lisa R
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arvalda
9 August 2018|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
It is at the south east corner of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue (south of the bridge over the river). It is signed and you go down 3 flights of stairs to the river walk. You could save stairs if you walk from the south... More
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2 August 2018|
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Response from simmonsb3 | Reviewed this property |
You would go to the southeast corner of Michigan Ave at Wacker Drive and take the stairs down to the river walk. The blue awning from the architectural cruise is at the bottom of the stairs.
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April V
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Response from Keena A | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% positive but I do not believe so. Discounts are for children and for City Pass purchasers. Check with the company to verify. We used City Pass as it was the absolute best value.
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