Booking Fee
$37.57 /person
Info &

About the activity

See the sights of Chicago from Lake Michigan on this sightseeing lake cruise. Admire stunning views of the Chicago skyline and see many of the city’s iconic landmarks.

  • Free cancellation
    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Instant confirmation & Mobile tickets
    Receive your ticket right away. Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Skip the line
    Get priority entry.
  • Audio guide
  • Live guiding
  • Duration
    40 minutes
  • Includes
    • Skip-the-line cruise ticket
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English or Spanish (depending on option chosen)
    • Boarding photo (available to purchase)
Highlights & Description


  • Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline from this Lake Michigan cruise
  • Listen to pre-recorded commentary about the city’s history and architecture
  • Enjoy a fast entry process with a ticket that lets you skip the ticket office
  • Choose between English or Spanish speaking tour times


Immerse yourself in the sights and learn about Chicago’s history and architecture during a cruise on Lake Michigan. Take advantage of skip-the-ticket line entry privileges with a barcoded ticket that lets you proceed directly to the boarding line.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the city for the first time, taking in the spectacular views of Chicago's skyline from the lake makes for a perfect outing. You’ll see the city as never before while listening to commentary on Chicago's history and architectural gems.

Simply hop on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy as you admire Chicago's most significant landmarks and striking buildings that make up the city's skyline that has appeared in so many movies and TV shows.

Route: The Skyline Tour and Lake Cruise takes you out onto Lake Michigan, heading both north and south on the lake, you’ll see many of Chicago’s famous landmarks and the classic skyline vista.

Good to know before you go
  • In the colder months (November 1 to April 15th), the tour is 30 minutes long
  • Please note, a $10 per ticket change fee will be charged by the local partner for any date or time changes made on the original date of the tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cancellation policy for this activity?
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
2. When will I receive the confirmation of my booking?
You will receive an email notification right after your successful payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder. When the payment is completed you have the option to download your ticket directly.
3. What does the 'skip the line' ticket mean?
'Skip the line' tickets provide the fastest possible entry with no or very little queuing.
4. Are mobile tickets enough or do I have to print them?
Tickets don't need to be printed. You can show your ticket from your smartphone as a PDF.
  • Adult
    13-99 years
  • Children
    3-12 years
  • Infant
    0-2 years
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