Architecture River Cruise
Open Hours:May 1-Jun 13: 1p, 3p M-F, 11a, 1p, 3p Sa-Su. June 14-Oct 3: 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm daily; Oct: 1pm, 3pm Mon-Fri; 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Sat-Sun
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- 98%History Buffs
- 74%Local Culture
- 70%Art & Design Lovers
- 57%Family Travelers
- 54%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 54%Adventure Travelers
- 54%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (32)
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 24, 2014
Home of the skyscraper, taking the time to appreciate the city's architecture is a major thing to do when you're in town. There are a lot of boat tours to choose from, but your money is best spent on the slightly more expensive tour run by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. With experienced, knowledgable staff, you'll walk away tons of fun facts and a deeper appreciation of the city.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Chicago's skyline may not be as famous as New York's, but it is still plenty impressive, and the river cruise is a great way to appreciate how massive some of the skyscrapers are.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 04, 2013
A spectacular way to learn about Chicago architecture (when the weather is good). All of the architectural tours are fantastic but spending time on the water gives you a bit of distance and a chance to really observe. One of my favorite Chicago tourist experiences.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Oct 14, 2013
Best tour in the city. It's expensive, but seeing the city by the river is the best way. Docents are extremely knowledgable. A good thing to do on a nice Sunday afternoon with a Bloody Mary in hand. Bar on board! The architecture in Chicago is stunning! Highly recommend.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
A great way to look at some great buildings from the river, learn something about architectural styles, learn some Chicago history and get a feel for the city.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 15, 2013
Definitely would recommend this to both visitors to and residents of Chicago. It really lets you see the beautiful architecture of Chicago from another angle and gives you some history. Be sure you go with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
- Architecture River CruiseAug 05, 2013
I don't generally recommend things that are so obviously touristy, but my mother loves architecture so we took this tour for her birthday. It was informative, the tour guides are clever, they serve alcohol (bonus!) and once you get out onto the lake, you get one of the best views of the city. Our skyline is beautiful from all angles, but being on the water with a glass of wine in your hand certainly exposes its true majesty.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 22, 2013
It's tough to get a great view of much of Chicago's notable architecture from anywhere besides the river. Also just a nice way to spend an afternoon on the water. The cruises depart close to Millennium Park, which is well worth a visit itself.
- Architecture River CruiseApr 04, 2013
Views are really stunning. Gives you a chance to sit and appreciate the beauty of Chicago. Great opportunity to learn about Chicago's rich history. Our tour guide was Heather and she was really fun and informative. I would recommend it!
- Architecture River CruiseMar 31, 2013
Actually took this twice with different friends. Each time learned something new. The guides are informative, offering the history of the buildings, as well as some other, maybe not as accurate, stories to go along with it. A relaxing time...however, watch the weather! During one of the cruises I was on, a storm developed while we were on the river. By the time we got out on the lake the winds were blowing the waves across the boat, even up to the second level. The boat was being tossed about like the SS Minnow! Tons of fun for me.....not so for many others.....they were inside, feeling sick! Great views of the skyline from out on the lake, and traveling through the locks is an experience. The Chicago river is actually lower than the lake! A great tour, and one I say...you should do!