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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like the Aon Center, the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago River Architecture Tour

Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a leisurely cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

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See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on an architectural tour through the heart of the city. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on deck as you cruise down the historic waterway, while listening to fun stories and facts throughout the tour. Spot gargoyles that keep watch high above the city, and buildings that range from Neoclassical to Art Deco. Take in over fifty sites from Lake Point Tower to the Navy Pier, and see the Second City from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus with a small group of twelve people or less. This ensures an intimate touring experience as you enjoy downtown and some North side neighborhoods. You will have a chance to get out and visit several locations such as the 1888 skyscraper called The Rookery, with its Frank Lloyd Wright designed lobby and the unparalleled skyline views from Museum Campus. Listen as your guide talks about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. The city tour ends at Millennium Park, home of the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, commonly referred to as "the bean."  Opt to upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture. Pick-ups from most downtown Chicago hotels are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.50
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Viator VIP: Architectural River Cruise and Chicago Helicopter Tour

Viator VIP: Architectural River Cruise and Chicago Helicopter Tour

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Experience Chicago from the air and the water on this two-part tour that features a river cruise and a helicopter ride above the city. First, take a cruise down the Chicago River to learn about the architectural history of the town. Then, board a state-of-the-art helicopter and fly above the skyline. Both tours are fully narrated and pass landmarks including Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, the John Hancock Center, Willis Tower, and more.
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  • 15 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 15 to 90 minutes
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Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady has long been the gold standard among all Chicago tour experiences, and is the only Chicago architecture boat tour led by highly trained expert docents. On this 90-minute cruise, you will enjoy an overview of historic and modern architectural styles including stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. No visit to Chicago is complete without experiencing this award winning tour, so accept no substitutes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

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The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Go Chicago Explorer Pass saves you up to 42 percent on regular ticket prices. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 3, 4, or 5 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 25 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
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  • 30 days
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  • 30 days

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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Welcome to Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours! We’re proud to present you with an in-depth, expert architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Known for unique, daring, and historical architectural pursuits, it’s hard to cover all of the design and building treasures that make up the Windy City today. If you’re ready to learning more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations, throw on your captains hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. Tour departures from 465 N. McClurg Ct.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in superlative-worthy views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's iconic skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.Please note: This cruise is only 30 minutes during fall and winter
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

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Discover Chicago's world-renowned architecture during this sightseeing cruise. Board a comfortable riverboat for a cruise on the Chicago River, viewing landmarks like the Willis Tower and the Tribune Tower while listening to engaging commentary from your guide. Then board a speedboat for an exciting ride up the shore of Lake Michigan for views of Grant Park, the Chicago Harbor, and the Museum Campus.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

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Zoom along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, zipping past famous landmarks as you go, during this this exhilarating 30-minute Chicago speedboat ride. Climb aboard your 2,000-horsepower speed boat at Navy Pier, then hang on for the ride of a lifetime, as you zip past famous attractions like the Willis Tower, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, pausing to learn a little about the history and architecture of the Windy City along the way.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 minutes
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Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Spirit of Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Celebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan. Glimpse top Chicago attractions like Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more while you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs. In the summer months, enjoy a breathtaking fireworks display.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago

Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago

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Soak up the views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with a 2-hour sailing tour. This private charter is completely customizable, giving you the chance to choose your music, route, and up to 5 additional guests. Sail into the sunset with your own drinks and snacks (refrigerator and ice on board) and your family or friends by your side.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sailing Trip on Lake Michigan in Chicago

Private Sailing Trip on Lake Michigan in Chicago

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If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing away on your own private sailboat, this is the perfect excursion for you. You and up to five other invited guests will have the exclusive use of a sailboat, complete with captain and crew for the duration of your tour. Sail on Lake Michigan and enjoy the sights of Chicago’s striking skyline. If you want, you could even take a turn at the helm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: North and South Shores

Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: North and South Shores

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Whether you’re short on time or want to orient yourself to Chicago, a 3.5-hour land and river tour is the perfect option. The comprehensive itinerary takes you through both the North and South sides. Listen as your guide tells insider stories about the people who shaped the city. After the land tour, rest your feet and see the city from a unique vantage point during a 90-minute river cruise.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Real Pirates of the Inland Seas Sail

Real Pirates of the Inland Seas Sail

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Experience Lake Michigan from a perspective rare to visitors and locals alike on a pirate–themed sailboat tour. Your guides tell true but little–known stories about pirates, battles, and treasure hunts as you cruise past sweeping views of the Chicago skyline. Relax on deck while or join your guides for an interactive experience—the flexibility of the tour makes this a popular choice for families with children.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private 2-hour boat rental aboard New York Style for 8 people ~ Free pizza!

Private 2-hour boat rental aboard New York Style for 8 people ~ Free pizza!

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Set your own course on this private self-guided cruise along the Chicago River. You're the captain for your group of just eight people, steering the boat wherever you like and getting epic views of the towering buildings along the river. When the munchies hit, grill up the provided pizza on the boat's barbecue and dig in.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Odyssey Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

Odyssey Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

Travel down the Chicago River on an architecture cruise aboard the "Odyssey." As you pass by some of Chicago's most notable buildings, you'll dine on a 3-course lunch with salad, a main course such as chicken, salmon, pasta, or short ribs, and a dessert such as cheesecake or sorbet. Listen to onboard narration about the city's architecture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Navy Pier Fireworks Sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago

Private Navy Pier Fireworks Sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago

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Treat yourself to an unforgettable Chicago experience with this private sailboat cruise under the Navy Pier fireworks. Over the course of two hours, you’ll sail along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront with a view of the city skyline. You’ll have the perfect vantage point to enjoy the incredible fireworks from Navy Pier. This customizable experience allows you to choose your own, route, music, and guest list.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Deep Dish for 9 people ~ Free pizza!

Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Deep Dish for 9 people ~ Free pizza!

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Step aboard an easy-to-maneuver pontoon boat for a private cruise on the Chicago River. You and your private group of up to nine people will enjoy having the boat to yourselves, as well as captaining the ship. You can choose your own itinerary and move at your own pace, pausing to cook the included pizza on the boat's built-in pizza grill.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago Fireworks Cruise

Chicago Fireworks Cruise

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Step on board a cruise boat bound for the waters of Lake Michigan, enjoying the sunset from the boat deck. Step up to the cash bar for drinks and snacks and find a place on board for a view of the epic fireworks display. A boat on the lake is the best place for catching the full fireworks spectacle and making great photos and videos.
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: Historic South Side

Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: Historic South Side

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See the architecture of Chicago's South Side by both land and on a Chicago River boat tour. Traveling south of the Loop along Michigan Avenue and South Lake Shore Drive, you'll pass by sights such as the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Jackson Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, and former President Obama's home.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.95
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Plain Slice for 8 people ~ Free pizza!

Private 2-hour boat rental aboard Plain Slice for 8 people ~ Free pizza!

Rent with us and you can take a private, self-guided cruise along the Chicago River where you’re the captain! No strangers tag along. It’s just you, kicking back with some good friends, great food and awesome views! All cruises come with free pizza that you cook on the boat's special pizza grill.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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