Recent Searches
Clear

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

star-4.5689 Reviews
|
Badge of Excellence
|
Chicago, United States
Chicago Architectural River Cruise
26

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults0 Seniors1 Senior2 Seniors3 Seniors4 Seniors5 Seniors6 Seniors7 Seniors8 Seniors9 Seniors10 Seniors11 Seniors12 Seniors0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on an architectural cruise 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.
  • Architecture-focused boat tour on 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy beverages and treats while you learn about architecture on this Chicago River cruise.
Saved to wishlist!
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
Live commentary on board
Gratuities
Beer and wine (available for purchase)

Departure Point

465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Line Cruises

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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 Chicago Architectural River Cruise?
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 Chicago Architectural River Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Architectural River Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

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

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

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

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Architectural River Cruise.

Traveler Photos

Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend doing this cruise at night so you ca see the lights of the city." See review
  • "Definitely pay attn to their directions as they are NOT on Navy Pier." See review
  • "These boats definitely need to seat everyone on the upper level." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
689 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 689 reviews
star-5
Cool Chicago River Cruise
Cherie_M
, Jul 2021
Knowledgeable tour guide of history of Chicago building architecture. Pleasant cruise up / down the Chicago River with excellent visibility.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Recommendable experience
Ileana
, Jul 2021
Learning the history behind all of the buildings and how much the guide knew about Chicago and how she was very passionate about.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
great your
Brian
, Jul 2021
Great your. Great views and information about the buildings. Would recommend. Worth the money. Very smooth experience.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Best Thing To Do In Chicago
Mark_W
, Jul 2021
The ride was great, the views better and the narration the best! I truly enjoyed the experience and if you only do one thing while in Chicago, go on this tour.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Spectacular Chicago
Kelley
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was filled with knowledge of history and future Chicago! We enjoyed this tour so much and have amazing photos to share. Thank you!
HelpfulHelpful
star-1
Not going back
Gary_J
, Jul 2021
People next to us talked the entire time. They were loud and rude. Crew did nothing about it. We couldn’t hear the guide.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Definitely do this!
Charlotte_T
, Jun 2021
Our guide was so knowledgeable and skilled at timing just what she said, obviously personally interested in the architecture she described. Doing this at the beginning of our visit made us notice details across the city the rest of the time we were here.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Very worthwhile!
Linda_W
, Jun 2021
Our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable! Very interesting tour and a smaller boat than many of the other river tours which may be preferable for some.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Perfect Architectural Boat Ride
Daniel_R
, May 2021
Perfect trip- the guide was extremely knowledgeable and the Bloody Mary’s were great! It was wonderful to see both extensions of the river.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Great Experience
Laila_J
, May 2021
Great guide. She was very knowledgeable. The pace of the cruise was nice. Complimentary beverages offered.
HelpfulHelpful

Explore Similar Things to Do