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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

From US$43.68
  • 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
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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11:15am Navy Pier Departure
Departs at 11:15am from Navy Pier
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4:30pm Michigan Ave Departure
Tour Departs at 4:30pm from Michigan Ave
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2pm Navy Pier Departure
Tour departs at 2pm from Navy Pier
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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 yesterday
Brilliant !

First rate tour, excellent knowledgeable tour guide confirming in reality a city which I had studied some years earlier and have long waited to see for myself. Would not have missed this opportunity.

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour

This tour was absolutely top notch. Very informative and a great way to see so many landmark buildings.

Thank darrenandeinat
Reviewed 2 days ago
Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Crew was good, very organized, guide was knowledgeable and fun. Nice relaxing, lots of info, highly recommend it.

Thank oleg96
Reviewed 2 days ago
A must do in Chicago

The buildings in Chicago are amazing and this is the best way to see them. Our tour guide Victor knew so much and he really seemed interested in Architecture. Also, he was quite entertaining.

Thank ZubEm
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome tour!

I highly recommend this tour - it made me view the buildings in Chicago completely differently - like art and not just concrete. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. I went with my 13 yo, who also found it very interesting.

Thank Darlene D
chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you had a great time!

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18 March 2018|
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Response from Hope L | Reviewed this property |
I think they expect customers to wear rain ponchos. But there is a downstairs that is covered but limited in views of the buildings. Most likely if the rain is too severe the tour will be postponed.