• 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

Phlip F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

Awesome tour. As with all tours what makes it is having a wonderful guide which I can truly say we did. She was extremely knowledgeable and came across as someone who really cared in making our experience fabulous. This is an easy 5 star experience.

Donald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Info and perspective-packed live narrative during a scenic cruise of the Chicago River. This was September 7, 2018 with 70 degree temp and overcast sky.

Charlene A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was recommended to me by lots of people who visit Chicago, and I wanted to do something special for my husband for a Father’s Day gift, so I got him this cruise. It was really enjoyable, the day was beautiful, our guide, Katie, was so knowledgeable, entertaining and pleasant to listen to. I learned so much and next time we visit Chicago we will do this cruise again!

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.

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