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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.
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10:45am Navy Pier Departure
Departs at 10:45am from Navy Pier
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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.

Reviews (3 298)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent tour to view the architecture and learn their history

I enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. Recommend doing it on a warm day.

Thank suwei2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Torturously cold

When booking the tour we were under the impression that the lower deck would have heating so that we could warm up in between upper deck visits. Unfortunately this was not the case. The tour operators were recommending that passengers purchase whisky to warm up...More

Thank jessicanotelo
Reviewed 1 week ago
amaizing tour great way to learn about the city

This was by far the best "city tour' I have taken. Besides being very pleasant we had an amazing guide. We learned about the different architectural influences and tendencies of Chicago. The view is spectacular. Do not miss it!!!

Thank TeenfamilyFriendly
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great tour with a great tour guide

75 minute boat tour from the Naval Pier up the Chicago river and back. $45 a head. Bar on boat, no food. The gem of this tour was our tour guide who spoke with great poise and knowledge of the history, architectural style and general...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great introduction for first-time visitor

Jaylen was one of the more engaging docents I've encountered. He told stories about most buildings along the river in a funny and memorable way. His level of detail was just enough, inspiring me to research further about some of the architects and styles. The...More

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Melissa P
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Response from JP L | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours.
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Response from Bobbie021 | Reviewed this property |
I m sure they do. But check the website to be certain. Have fun!
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Response from EMM_Dallas | Reviewed this property |
There is no assigned seating, so I would definitely call the office to ensure the time slot you are trying to book is not close to Being sold out, or if there are only nine tickets remaining. Or maybe you can get a group... More
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