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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
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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 (3,218)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fantastic!

Rachael was amazing! I don’t know how she remembers all of that information! The whole trip was incredible and informative. The views, stunning. The ship was comfortable and had drinks and a very nice bathroom. Great views for everyone.

Thank lid535535
Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic tour by water to see the city

Very interesting tour with great knowledgeable guide.. knew everything about every building-- so many famous notable buildings of interest . Love seeing a city by water and on a bright sunny day!. HIgh recommend

Thank DGrewal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great Tour!

Our tour guide Jim Collins was extremely knowledgeable in the history and architectural design of the city. This is a great tour along the river which gives a new perspective and appreciation of the Windy City.

1  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 2 days ago
Best way to see Chicago

However long your Chicago stay - the architectural river cruise is a MUST. It’ll give you time to rest your feet and see Chicago riverside. The retired architect who gave the commentary was really informed and interestIng, Cannot recommend it highly enough - absolutely worth...More

1  Thank caribbeanqueen2015
Reviewed 4 days ago
Make sure you have Rachel as your guide

A must in Chicago. The architecture river cruise gives you a different view of Chicago. Fun facts, informative, not a dull moment. Our guide was Rachel - 10 points! We took the cruise in October. Sunny, but chilly, so dress accordingly.

1  Thank Hannu S
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