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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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$43.68
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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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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
Excellent Way to View the Beauty of Chicago

My friend and I were pleasantly pleased with the Chicago architecture tour! As a photographer, this tour provided not only the history of the city, but also spectacular photo opportunities! The tour guide was very, very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the buildings an...More

Thank nlmallory76
Reviewed yesterday
do this if you come here

I've done the Chicago Architecture tour so many times with visitors I could probably give it- but it's a must do if you visit. the architecture here is stunning and worth learning about on a beautiful river tour. I recommend doing it with the Chicago...More

2  Thank biyapi
Reviewed yesterday
Tour came highly recommended - not disappointed

This tour came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The tour provides a nice overview of the architecture and history of Chicago. The docent was extremely knowledgeable. If you want to take pictures it would probably be best to sit in the front of...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 2 days ago
Absolutely worht it!

This was one of my family's favourite things we did in Chicago. Our tour guide Victor was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the architecture of Chicago. Seats were great, drinks available absolutely recommend it.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly Recoment it!

This tour was absolutely awesome! I can't say that I'm an architecture buff, but I loved learning the history of the buildings and more about this history of Chicago. We saw a lot of buildings in a short time and heard about everything from old...More

1  Thank RScottN
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Dela C
14 July 2018|
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Response from martb03 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know the answer to this, but the tour is located at the Navy Pier so you would be in the right vicinity. Not sure if buildings would block it, etc.
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Alice O
13 July 2018|
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Response from Kenny G | Reviewed this property |
They run the tours frequently so you may have to skip a session, but no issue with buying ticket at the pier. I recommend you look into a Go City Pass, it could save you money.
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Synneva1
9 July 2018|
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