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90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s top attractions
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of local architecture
  • See the sights of Chicago without getting worn out
  • Take the tour when it’s convenient for you
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Indoor and outdoor seating available (indoor is climate controlled)
Narrated tour on board by professionally trained tour guide.
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Near public transportation
  • Employees wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Guests must wear face coverings
  • Increased sanitation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you planning during the winter, a hat and gloves are on the must do list." See review
  • "They have a cabin below to warm up in if needed along with warm adult beverages." See review
  • "The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the staff was friendly and helpful and having the indoor space was a great plus seeing it was 31 degrees outside." See review

Reviews

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Awesome & Informative Boat Tour
Farina
, Nov 2020
John was an amazing tour guide!!! We loved the views of the city! John’s knowledge and explanation of the architecture made it all interesting and informative. John also had a tiny sense of humor! Loved the energy and vibe of the boat tour. Wished it was longer, but it was worth it! Definitely recommend to do the tour while in Chicago!
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star-5
Amazing Experience/ A Must Do
Tami
, Nov 2020
Scott was Absolutely amazing. He is so knowledgeable really made this a wonderful experience. It was oo so cold with high winds; definitely an experience my family and I would never forget. So glad we found Wendell. We learned So very much about Chicago and the city's history. I have a newfound appreciation
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star-5
Amazing
Quentari_W
, Nov 2020
Our tour guide was amazing!!! He definitely deliverd a lot of cool and instresting facts about the city and architecture.
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star-5
best thing we did in Chicago
Cam
, Nov 2020
our tour guide made the entire tour so entertaining. he made everyone feel safe and included even with following the COVID CDC guidelines. on our tour it started to snow and he never lost a beat and thanked us for staying on the top level with him even though it was freezing and experiencing insane winds. would do again!
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Okay experience
Kelly
, Nov 2020
It was okay. I didn’t learn as much as I think I expected to .. partly I believe it was due to it being SO cold outside during the tour but also the guide spoke very fast.. I couldn’t understand him most of the time. Other than that, it was fun and the boat is very nice and so clean.
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star-3
Would have been better if not single out and badgered about face mask
Airrion_C
, Nov 2020
Harrassment about wearing face mask above nose. Even after quickly correcting position of face mask, there was continued dialogue and badgering about our lack of promptness according to the attendant's comfortability. Tainted the whole experience, sadly.
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star-5
Amazing Company and Informative Tour!
Neicy
, Nov 2020
John, the tour guide was absolutely amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable during the 1 and a half hour tour. He also threw in some humor so you're never bored! The crew was spectacular and kept everything going smoothly. The boat was very clean and had guidelines to keep the passengers safe! Go visit John and Wendella Boat Tours whenever you get a chance!
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star-5
Great tour!
Claudia_B
, Nov 2020
Such a great way to experience Chicago. I’ve taken this tour multiple times and it never disappoints.
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Worth the time and money
Denise_L
, Nov 2020
This was an excellent tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the city. The pictures the tour guide suggested can out beautiful.
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Safety comes first
Mohammad_K
, Nov 2020
Very informative tour and the team made sure that folks were comfortable. I also noticed that the team cleaned all the chairs and surface for the safety to self and others. Thanks
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