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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

Chicago, United States

From $105.05

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See Chicago from another perspective on a river cruise
  • Learn about the architecture of landmarks like Willis Tower and the opera house
  • Eat lunch on the water instead of choosing a restaurant
  • Cruise doesn't take up much of your day

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
    455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 219/225 E. North Water Street, on the LOWER level for Odyssey Chicago River.

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:The Lunch Cruise departs from 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Apr 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Local Parking is available at 219/225 E. North Water Street, on the LOWER level. There may be a fee for parking.

Apr 2021

Q:Is the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discounted rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there high chairs available for my child during the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.

Apr 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Appropriate dress for the Lunch Cruise is business casual attire, such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Apr 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

15 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Excellent experience
Mona_M, Jul 2022
Customer service & food & tour . Great service. Great food abd love the boat. Very entertaining narration
Love it
Daniel_G, Jul 2022
Food was great and the view was excellent. In front outside of boat was great. Will recommend it to friends
Horrible experience
Tina_C, Jul 2022
I did not make the cruise because of miscommunication, horrible directions and instructions. I will be requesting a refund from you.
Tour and meal were great, simple date change beyond frustrating
Michelle_R, Jun 2022
The tour and meal were excellent. However, I had a terrible experience when I was required to move my reservation from one day to the next due to a delay in my flight to Chicago. When I received no reply to my three text messages to Viator, I spent at least an hour on the phone with Viator personnel and its parent company trying to move the reservation. The date finally was changed, but my communications with Viator were beyond frustrating.
Booked via viator, we...
Jyothi_A, Jun 2022
Booked via viator, we went there and cruise saw us but they said they moved the ramp and we need to reschedule . Then they marked us as no show which is a lie . Now cruise won’t refund 890 dollars becoz booked with viator and viator won’t refund as cruise marked no show I would advise please don’t ever book or even attempt booking with viator Horrible customer service and no value for almost 1000 dollars wasted
Good time
SANDRA_S, Jun 2022
My 2nd tour. Brought my sisters for their birthday, they enjoyed the food, tour, & libations. Loved the glass top/sides graT views from every angle
cancelled without notice or refund
CATHY_W, Mar 2022
cancelled without any notification and without refunds. I was taking a friend from Seatle Washington. Please refund my money confirmation number 1253648630
Worth every red cent
Fritzi_B, Aug 2021
Friendly staff, great food, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views and awesome experience. I absolutely loved it!
I wish i could have attended I just want my money back.
Rebecca_L, Jul 2021
Wasn't able to attend. The site gave the wrong address to port out. By the time a worker told me it was at navy pier I missed the boat.
Chicago best City
Felix_M, Jul 2021
Great view of the City of Chicago! Awesome great food. Had a great time while sailing on Michigan Lake. First time for my wife and friends. But overall, it’s been a great experience and definitely won’t be the last time.
Great food and outstanding architecture
Barbara_P, Jul 2021
This was such a wonderful experience with the great food and the outstanding architecture. It was a great vibe for my birthday and I will recommend this to everyone I know.
1 traveler found this review helpful
very pleasant
Cora_Elumn, Aug 2020
We had a very nice relaxed lunch ,and the tour was good . The food was good and the waite staff ,was prompt . Good service and music .


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