Our first trip to Chicago (mother/daughter weekend). Everyone told us to do this tour so we did. Nick was our tour guide and he was AMAZING!! So passionate and knowledgable about the city. It was a great introduction to Chicago!
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.
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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This was a fantastic value and boat tour of Chicago's downtown architecture. Being a bit nerdy myself, I love learning about history and tours in new towns. Boat tour guide Kevin was a serious wealth of knowledge of a lot so many major buildings downtown,...More
The trip was very informative. However, our tour guide was not personable. He had memorized the script and simply regurgitated the information about the buildings. My husband had never been on this trip and he was truly impressed and wants to go again! I have...More