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Tickets for Chicago: 90-Minute River Architecture Tour

Step aboard the Windy City's original architecture tour on the Chicago River

Wendella Boats
Registered address: 400 Michigan Ave, 60611, Chicago, US
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Duration: 1h 30mins
Live guide: English
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What's included

90-minute Chicago River architecture boat tour
Access to the Climate-controlled lounge
Professional captain guide

What's not included

Food and drinks (available for purchase onboard)

Important information

* Boarding begins 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time * All bags are subject to inspection * Outside alcohol, weapons of any kind, and flammable substances are prohibited

Meeting point

400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • Navigate through the heart of Chicago from the comfort of a boat cruise, complete with a bar and snacks available for purchase
  • Learn the intriguing history and intelligent engineering behind the Windy City's tallest skyscrapers
  • Experience one of the most popular urban tours in the US with plenty of photo opportunities of the Chicago skyline

A Chicago River architecture cruise is the one thing everyone tells you to do in Chicago. And they're right.

This comprehensive Chicago architecture boat tour navigates through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River.

Your experienced tour guides will detail over 130 years of history and design behind Chicago's signature skyline. Keep your camera handy as you learn about the important people and places that built Chicago from the ground up – literally!

  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to departure
  • Skip the ticket office line and go directly the boarding line
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the crew at boarding
  • All bags are subject to inspection

Vessel Amenities:

  • Drink and snack bar (available for purchase)
  • Restrooms
  • Climate-controlled lounge
  • Accessible for people with limited mobility
  • NOTE: Not all amenities are available on every vessel
  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

Ratings & reviews

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3 reviews
David ,  United States United States
06 Jul 2023
Fantastic range of architectural styles from over a hundred years. Plethora of fascinating facts about each noted building. Key historical events listed and narrated. Great tour!
Chicago: 90-Minute River Architecture Tour
michael,  United States United States
20 Nov 2023
john our tour guide was absolutely incredible. he was funny and charming and made the tour 100% better
Chicago: 90-Minute River Architecture Tour
Kimberly,  United States United States
20 Jul 2023
The whole experience was very wonderful. We learned a great deal about each of the building on the river and the history of Chicago.
Chicago: 90-Minute River Architecture Tour

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