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45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States
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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
  • 45-minute architecture cruise on the Chicago River
  • Get another perspective on Chicago's heritage buildings
  • Shorter tour is ideal for families and people with limited time
  • Snacks, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase on board
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Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests must wear face coverings
  • Employees wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Increased sanitation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Chicago for the first time." See review

Reviews

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Family trip
Vickie_M
, Oct 2020
Staff was pleasant and helpful. Wer ate able to get drinks and use the restroom during the boat ride. Fantastic city view just long enough ride but not to longthat we'r would have gotten bored. Will do again.
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Surreal Experience
Woodchips
, Oct 2020
This was an absolutely awesome experience. I travel to the area for work periodically - this trip I was able to bring my wife and our 3 children. We chose the 7:30 trip which started just after dark. The city lights and bustle was and experience second to none!!! This is a must do for any traveler wanting beautiful scenery and learn about some amazing history and building facts along the river.
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Wonderful Experience!
Jasmin_S
, Oct 2020
This Architecture Boat ride was the last stop on our trip and I have to say, nobody should go to Chicago without experiencing this! We went to the night ride and the amazing lights from the buildings were everything! The tour guide was awesome and that really made our trip magical!
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Amazing boat ride
Larry_S
, Oct 2020
Went into great detail about the beautiful buildings and it was a peaceful smooth ride. They practiced great social distancing.
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Amazing
Pramod_G
, Sep 2020
Tour guide was amazing, his knowledge of Chicago history was awesome and the way he narrated it was quite entertaining. The comfort in the boat was good.
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Overcrowded and unorganized
Alexander
, Jul 2020
The tour does not follow any social distancing guidelines whatsoever. It was overcrowded from the line to enter to the actual boat. Not everyone was wearing a mask. Aside from this, I was given a hard time because I did not purchase a ticket for my 3 year old child (which was not required) they made us wait until everyone got one to let us on to see if there was extra room for my 3 year old. Because we were last to get on, there were not enough seats for my family to sit together. We ended up sitting on the bottom deck where the view was obstructed. I will not be returning.
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great
Juan_M
, Jul 2020
the water tour was great. views are spectacular made for great picture taking and our guide was very informative
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Chocolate River
Visitor
, Jul 2020
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. The river was beautiful and I love the chocolate smell. Can't wait to go again
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Awesome tour
Abby
, Jun 2020
Really enjoyed my tour we took our kids and they had a blast they enjoyed looking at everything and the tour guy was nice easy to understand and fun
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45 min Chicago River Architecture tour was fantastic
suzette
, Jun 2020
I had people here from out of town and they really enjoy the tour. They wanted more. I will sign up for any other tours that you have in the future. This was fantastic!!!!
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