Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You'll learn all about Chicago's history and landmarks before the tour's grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan.
- 75-minute river and lake cruise
- Explore the city through the historic Chicago locks and up the Chicago River
- Enjoy up-close views of all the famous bridges of the Chicago River
- Hear fascinating stories about the city’s most famous buildings including the Tribune Building and Willis Tower
- Experience a thrilling speedboat ride along Lake Michigan
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What You Can Expect
From the boat, you'll see and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River, including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower. From your entertaining guide, you'll learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed, how Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper construction and a variety of other tales and tidbits of Chicago's history.
Then, for a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, you'll take a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake. From the water, you'll see Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor and Chicago's Museum Campus.
Your best choice for experiencing Chicago, this tour combines a leisurely cruise with an exciting speedboat ride. It's the only tour that takes you from the lakefront, through the historic locks and along the river.
This is a great tour through downtown Chicago. that ends with a speed boat ride along the lake. I went at 7, and the night lights are amazing. There was a firework show that capped it off, and its a sit to see from the lake. well worth the money,and cheep. If you're looking for something to do, this is it.
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The River cruise was great. The Captain and his mates did a fine job of driving and narrating. I would recommend this activity for ALL who visit the Windy City. Superb.
Tour guide was excellent. It was a great experience.
FANTASTIC!! Very informative and SO much FUN!!
Good, knowledgeable guide
Charlie and Jamie were terrific. They were fun and knowledgeable, and the tour was terrific. I'm really glad we went, and I highly recommend it to any other Chicago visitor.
My wife and I had a great time. The tour guide was very friendly as well as the rest of the crew. The tour was spectacular and very informative. We will do it again when we visit Chicago
It was great! We have a 1 year old toddler but she enjoyed the tour too! Highly recommend it
Great tour. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and entertaining! She engaged everyone.
Wonderful time for all ages!
If you are in Chicago, you must take this tour. It is excellent, and the guides are great. Me and my family enjoyed the ride, and benefited from the information.