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from $47.00 USD

Nov 24, 2019
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Adult 4 - 99 years


Infant 0 - 3 years


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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady has long been the gold standard among all Chicago tour experiences, and is the only Chicago architecture boat tour led by highly trained expert docents. On this 90-minute cruise, you will enjoy an overview of historic and modern architectural styles including stories about the people who designed and built Chicago. No visit to Chicago is complete without experiencing this award winning tour, so accept no substitutes.

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide (docents)
  • River Sightseeing cruise
  • Drinks & light snacks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off not available
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

112 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Daily April through November

What to Expect What to Expect

Board your luxurious boat at the Chicago's First Lady dock on the Chicago Riverwalk, just East of Michigan Avenue. Choose your guaranteed outdoor seat on the spacious outdoor deck for endless views of the skyline. Enjoy your 90-minute cruise fully narrated by a certified and local Chicago Architecture Center docent.

Highlights of the tour include more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years. Visit the full service cash bar (including locally sourced Chicago snacks) on the enclosed lower level. Each boat includes a climate-controlled salon with gracious picture windows, stately décor and elegant bathrooms.

Departures leave promptly, rain or shine. Dress Appropriately. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to redeem your voucher for a ticket at the dockside Box Office.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Your tickets will be held at the dockside box office for collection on the day of the cruise
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for children younger than 12 years
  • Routes, specific vessels, and schedules are subject to change without notice
  • All seating is General Admission. Boarding is on a first come, first serve basis
  • Most departures wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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