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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

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
Indoor and outdoor seating available (indoor is climate controlled)
Narrated tour on board by professionally trained tour guide
Please note that vessel bars will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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
  • Vessel bars will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season.
  • 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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Great experience
Missy
, Oct 2020
This tour was everything I expected and more! I learned so much about the architecture and history of Chicago. I would recommend this tour!
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Beautiful Tour
Angela_A
, Oct 2020
Beautiful tour. Everyone was friendly. Even though it was cold out, we still enjoyed the ride. Tour guide was knowledgeable. The only thing I didn’t like was the folding chairs, but there were wooden benches to sit on too.
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A great way for us to see the city for the 1st time.
Brian_C
, Oct 2020
Our tour guide was absolutely delightful, entertaining and full of information. The COVID-19 and social distancing procedures in place made us feel as safe as can be expected. The bartender had absolutely no personality and was not friendly at all. Fortunately, the tour guide made up for that!
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Amazing
Mercedes_E
, Oct 2020
Forgot the tour guides name... she started in 2018 she was fantastic & hilarious! I loved the history
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Highly recommended
Marcos_P
, Oct 2020
Great experience. Tour guide was funny and engaged the crowd even in the cold. Great views and plenty photo opportunities.
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So Enjoyable
amara_e
, Oct 2020
John was a fabulous guide who not only shared amazing history but kept us laughing! Would recommend to anyone. Perfect way to start our trip and get us oriented!
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star-4
Great tour guide but too crowded
Vb221
, Oct 2020
I was a little uncomfortable with the lack of social distancing on the ship. We were less than six feet away from people sitting to the left and right of us. Other than that Joe did a great job
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Family Cruse
Lasinda_C
, Oct 2020
Had a beautiful day for the tour, so much fun and so much knowledge! I always take the tour everyone I'm here, I always learn something new! Thanks Wendella!
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Great Tour
Eduardo_d
, Oct 2020
Great Tour - first time in Chicago. Recommend... loved Lake Michigan Staff was awesome. Experience was very nice
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Enjoyable
Kristy
, Oct 2020
Very enjoyable and learned about Chicago. The tour guide did a great job and the boat was comfortable.
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