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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour provided by Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Set sail along the Chicago River and admire the city’s ever-changing architectural landscape from the water as you cruise through the Windy City. Listen as your guide points out key landmarks such as the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower, and learn about the city’s architectural evolution as you admire historic Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic buildings, as well as modern skyscrapers.
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You'll start at
465 N McClurg Ct
465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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    Chicago River
    Stop: 90 minutes -
    Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. We are born-and-raised Chicagoans ourselves, passionate about the community that we know and love. That passion and desire spills into all of our tours, drawing on personal experiences for curating a tour that just can’t be duplicated by a book or a movie. We want you to experience everything firsthand.
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    Pass by Navy Pier
    Pass by Cloud Gate
You'll end at
465 N McClurg Ct
465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Highlights
  • Fantastic views of Chicago from the water
  • Spot landmarks such as the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower
  • Multiple cruise departure times throughout the day
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
Important Information
Departure Point
465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lorraine C wrote a review Yesterday
Auckland Central, New Zealand937 contributions116 helpful votes
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Just Wow. I didnt know what to expect, just read that this was a must do while in Chicago. I was blown away about how good it actually was. The guide was interesting and funny and nice everything, then there was the amazing architecture. I will never look at Chicago the same
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mark L wrote a review 14 Sep
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Excellent tour, very informative. Speaker had great knowledge of the city's history. Very well done.!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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amin_yzf wrote a review 13 Sep
Tabriz, Iran1 contribution
Their tour leader was super informative! The staff, boat, and environment were cool! Recommended! I know Chicago better now!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Pam N wrote a review Aug 2020
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World class docent and tour! Very informative and relaxing! Plenty of room for keeping safe distance due to Covid19.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Compass824185 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Amazing!!! The explanation was incredible!!! The complementary drinks very wecome, very proffesional
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Date of experience: August 2020
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours
John B
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Can't missing seeing it all!
I've been on this cruise twice now and it never gets boring. First, always new architecture and new stories regard
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Houstonjshouston
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Great experience
Very unique experience. Tons of history entangled with old and new architecture. We had an awesome narrator. Excell
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JimHight
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I'll never look at skyscrapers without thinking about this tour
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The docent was remarkably informative and compelling. I highly recommen
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ottawa198
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Great Petspective
This well run tour is exceptional and enjoyable because the tour guide is affiliated with the Chicago Architecture
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jmrdfw
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River Boat Tour
If you decide to do this tour, do it at night! The light changes are dramatic and as you roll gently down the rive
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KellyAY
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Fantastic overview of Chicago’s key landmark buildings
Fantastic captain and guide. The 1.5hr cruise offers a good insight on the notable architecture of Chicago. Too chi
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bruval123
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Justifiably rated number 1
Justifiably rated as the best thing to do in Chicago. Do sit on the upper deck even if the weather is cold as the v
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848samanthak
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Great tour
We enjoyed this tour, though it was very cold out. The tour guide did a great job, Lisa was her name. We learned ab
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GastonFD
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Great tour on Chicago's buildings and their architectural background
Nice 90-minute tour of Chicago's buildings with a highly knowledgeable guide. Worth taking it whether you are a lei
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pdmaddock
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Wretched Customer Service - no changes
Be very careful about booking these in advance if there is the slightest chance your plans are fluid. I wanted to
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AFTiger
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Architecture boat tour
Excellent! Ellen was very knowledgeable and also a very proud Chicago resident. The weather was perfect on the 10am
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6friendsforlife
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River tour
Very very interesting and informative. We can see why it’s so highly rated! Sylvia was amazing. A must for tourist
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gretchmcj
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Interesting and Fun
Emily, the docent on 9/6 at 11 AM, was exceptionally knowledgeable and funny, It was interesting to hear her prais
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Beachbum3425
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Tour via boat
The people who give the tour are knowledgeable and full of amazing historical favts on 59+ buildings . We had a su
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Alan O
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Well worth the time and money
The river trip was a good hour spent looking at the wonderful building and getting some local history, drinks and s
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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