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 ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 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 ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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 ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 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 ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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 ofArt & Design LoversFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
The Chicago Architecture River Cruise is very interesting and I highly recommend it. All guides are volunteers and architecture lovers and are super knowledgeable. Here, you'll get a great view of Chicago's most famous buildings and get to see them from a different angle. Make sure to dress warm so that you can sit on the top deck, you'll have a better view. And bring your camera, you'll be able to take some great shots of buildings.
- Architecture River CruiseMember ofArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 13, 2012
You get some great views of the city on this tour. It really does seem to be a city that was designed to be seen by boat. However, the architecture tour was really for architects and historians. It was a litany of names, and styles and dates, without the interesting context, or story woven through it that would interest a pedestrian like myself.
- 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 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.