Booking Fee

Chicago River: 1.5-Hour Guided Architecture Riverboat Tour

$49.00 /person
Info &

About the activity

Climb aboard a unique 90-minute architecture riverboat tour of the famous Chicago River. Pass by over 50 significant Chicago buildings learning about their architecture and history via a live docent.

  • 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.
  • Live guiding
    English (depends on selected option)
  • Start times - Available tomorrow
    10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
  • Includes
    • Free Starbucks coffee, lemonade, soft drinks, and snacks.
    • Beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase on onboard bar
    • Live guided narration via a docent
    • 90-minute riverboat tour
Highlights & Description


  • Enjoy open air breeze on the top deck of a classic 200 passenger riverboat
  • Enjoy an onboard bar with soft drinks and snacks included in your tour
  • Learn about the history and architecture of the building with an expert docent
  • See over 50 skyscrapers while cruising down the Chicago River
  • Gain some of the greatest photo ops in the world along the Chicago River


Join an in-depth, expert 90-minute architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Hop aboard a 90-minute riverboat and witness Chicago from the river.

Throw on your captain's hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. Relax with onboard bar with soft drinks and snacks included.

Learn why Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers.

Witness a side of Chicago where old meets futuristic architectural endeavours. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today.

Take in the architecture of the buildings that line the beautiful river. Receive detailed explanations of the construction and history of over 50 significant buildings, wrapping up at the end of the river.

Good to know before you go
  • The boat is handicap accessible with restrooms on board
Meeting point

Historic Large Boat: 1.5-Hour Guided Architecture Tour

Small Boat: 1.5 Guided Architecture River 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
    13-64 years
  • Senior
    65-99 years
  • Youth
    7-12 years
  • Children
    0-6 years
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