• Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on a 90-minute 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.


  • 90-minute boat tour of the Chicago River
  • Spot the architectural gems of the city
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • See a different side of Chicago
  • Tour is wheelchair accesible
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What You Can Expect

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

Chicago Architectural Cruise

Customer Reviews

Brenda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Our guide was wonderful, very informative. It was a delightful ride and we learned so much about the history of Chicago!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My husband and I were visiting Chicago and this was one of the first tours that we did. The narrator was excellent. He was very informative and the ride was smooth.

Carol H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Docent was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Appreciated that the tour went beyond the downtown area.

Kimberly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable!
There were complimentary beverages and cookies.
The boat had restrooms and it was very clean.
The tour guide was fantastic. We took our 75 year old mothers and they both wnjoyed it.

Gary F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It was a great experience! The tour guide was fun and educational! Fresh coffee and cookies for the value it was awesome!!

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

During November 2017 we had a wonderful experience while on the Chicago Architectural River Cruise. It was a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining tour. We learned a great deal about the history of Chicago and its extraordinary architecture. The facilities on board were very good and our guide was a delightful woman whose knowledge and expertise were delivered to us in a most entertaining and interesting way. We would thoroughly recommend the Chicago Architectural River Cruise.

amishak136 South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent. Worth every penny.

Nicholas z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

very nice tour, just the right length of time
informative guide
not pressed or rushed
starbucks coffee cookies and bar a plus also
would reccommend

Kelly J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour of the pizza tour or must dos in Chicago

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It is once of a life time experience on the Chicago River cruise. The tour was informative and breathtaking as you see all the views that walking on land couldn't give so relaxing and stress free. We took the cruise on a beautiful summer sunny day. The guide was knowledgeable of the history surrounding the area and all the famous buildings that have stood up against time reflecting the architectural beauty and importance to the community. We are a city people and this is a must if you are one of those kinds, but I'm sure it will be enjoyed by anyone.

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