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Chicago Architecture 75-Minute River Cruise Guided Tour

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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.

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Reviewed today
Relaxing & informative

What a great way to relax & learn about the unique & varied architecture of downtown Chicago. The river cruise was comfortable & smooth. Our guide, Jim, was excellent. He has an engineering degree and was able to describe in detail how & why some...More

Thank debl576
Reviewed today via mobile
Unique view of the city!

Our family of four enjoyed the beautiful Windy City from the river. Tour guide, Blake, did an awesome job making the history and architecture of his city interesting to us all. Very informative tour and amazing views of Chicago! Would highly recommend!!

Thank Experience631145
Reviewed yesterday
Amazingly informative, Would recommend to anyone!

This was a last minute activity for me while I was in Chicago for a conference. Thought I'd wander down to the Navy Pier and see what fun stuff there was to do and Wow I'm so glad I did! The tour was so much...More

Thank brett b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great way to spend an afternoon.

Really enjoyable afternoon cruise. Just long enough to see all the best sights of Chicago without taking up half a day. Good boats with bar and toilets. Our guide was Jim who was very knowledgeable and a good guy. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Journey804952
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing trip, wonderful tour guide!

Took the Shoreline Architecture River Cruise yesterday - it was GREAT! They were organized and efficient and our tour guide Victor was AMAZING - super knowledgeable and passionate about architecture and history, his enthusiasm and eloquence made for a memorable way to observe the stunning...More

Thank Cathy N
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tjworthy
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Experience631145 | Reviewed this property |
If you follow the signs and drive onto Navy Pier there are a couple parking garages. We drove onto the north side of the pier from north shore drive and parked in a garage that took us straight inside the food/ shopping part... More
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth G | Reviewed this property |
I forget my tour guide's name but it was not Ben and I thought mine was the best so they all must be good!!!!!!
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