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90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States

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icon1 hour 30 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

Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s top attractions
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of local architecture
  • See the sights of Chicago without getting worn out
  • Take the tour when it’s convenient for you
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Indoor and outdoor seating available (indoor is climate controlled)
Narrated tour on board by professionally trained tour guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Employees wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Guests must wear face coverings
  • Increased sanitation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 290 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

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.

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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 90-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 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 90-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 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 290 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you planning during the winter, a hat and gloves are on the must do list." See review
  • "They have a cabin below to warm up in if needed along with warm adult beverages." See review
  • "The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the staff was friendly and helpful and having the indoor space was a great plus seeing it was 31 degrees outside." See review

Reviews

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star-1
Sad sound system
Robert_A
, Oct 2020
Don’t waste your time or money if you want to learn about the architecture in Chicago. The sound system is terrible making it impossible to hear the guide describing the buildings. Several guests asked for the volume to be increased, but it never happened. Check out other tours if you want to hear about Chicago. If you want a boat ride, this will work for you.
star-5
Great time and views
Miguelangel
, Oct 2020
It was great time and real good information about the city, forgot the name of the speaker but he was awesome and actually I learn a lot
star-4
Chicago River Tour
Douglas_S
, Oct 2020
Narrator did a great job he was very knowledgeable and interesting boat captain and crew did a good job maintaining covid-19 rules
star-5
Beautiful day on the river
Lisa_R
, Oct 2020
Great river tour!!! Very Covid conscious ride, great tour guide and staff! Everyone said how great the architecture tour was and it didn’t disappoint!!
star-5
The best way to see Chicago!
Elena_F
, Oct 2020
Wonderful experience! Fun and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Appreciated the full sanitation of the boat between groups and distancing between parties. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Chicago!
star-5
Awesome Cruise
Maureen
, Oct 2020
It was wonderful! Our guide was funny and very informative!!! Great bar and awesome staff! Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Great before & after cleaning process that made us feel safe!!!
Maribel_C
, Oct 2020
Great experience!!! Easy access and excellent customer service!!! Very knowledgeable & friendly tour guide!!! Great before & after cleaning process that made us feel safe!!! Precise & clear social distancing & safety protocols 👍
star-5
Excellent experience
Sophia
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was AMAZING! We arrived a little late so we couldn’t seat in the top part of the boat at the beginning, but we were able later and it was ok!
star-5
Best 90 minutes you can spend in Chicago
Jim_K
, Oct 2020
Our guide was phenomenal. He was soooooo knowledgeable and kept your attention by engaging the audience. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. It was Excellent! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and the beauty of Chicago architecture. We were on the 11 am tour and the weather was perfect.
star-5
Fantastic Fall Experience
Mary_F
, Oct 2020
Terrific experience on a beautiful Fall day—even with COVID. Felt safe and had a very informative tour guide! Only suggestion for improvement would be a more effective sound system. Wonderful experience!

Product code: 76126P1

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