141 West Jackson Boulevard
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1 hr 15 mins
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Cruise takes place on the Chicago River.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Pass By: Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL 60601
Enjoy an amazing view of the city's skyline.
Pass By: Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 W Jackson Blvd La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60604-2992
An art deco masterpiece, this is the home of many of the city's financial movers and shakers.
Pass By: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213
This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.
Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, including a 15-story Ferris wheel.
Pass By: Illinois Center, 233 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-5519
This mixed-used building is notable in that the streets running through it have three levels.
Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive entrance on Jackson Blvd (south side of building), Chicago, IL 60606-7147
Tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
Pass By: Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4066
The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St. Peter's Basilica, Notre Dame, the White House and most recently, the Berlin Wall.
Pass By: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices
Pass By: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414
Unique architecture for a building complex as its own self-contained community.
Pass By: Lake Point Tower, 505 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3427
A high-rise residential building located on a promontory of the Lake Michigan lakefront
Pass By: 333 West Wacker Drive, 333 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-1220
Noted for its reflection of the curves of the Chicago River
Pass By: The East Bank Club, 500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654-5721
A health club with 450,000 square feet of space
Pass By: The Lyric Opera House, 20 N Wacker Dr 60606, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Well-known opera company puts on lavish performances in this massive Art Deco Civic Opera House.
Pass By: Citicorp Center, 500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Located between Clinton and Canal Streets on Madison Street, the structure was designed in a late modernist style.
Pass By: John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803
The John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper
Pass By: London Guarantee Building, 360 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3814
The London Guarantee Building or London Guaranty & Accident Building is a historic 1923 commercial skyscraper
Pass By: Historic Water Tower, 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2103
Chicago-focused gallery, specializing in photos, inside a 19th-century Gothic limestone landmark.
Pass By: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
The Chicago Architecture Center is home to a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago
Pass By: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes.
Pass By: Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Located within Grant Park, Millennium Park is home to Cloud Gate, or "the bean."
Pass By: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.
Pass By: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
A continuous walkway connecting the lakefront with the heart of downtown.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All boats have full restrooms and some have a full bar.
Some boats are single deck vessels, the type of vessel you are placed on cannot be guaranteed.
Wheelchairs or other walking assistance equipment are not provided..
Tour times cannot be changed..
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
The tour guide is FABULOUS! The tour was fun and educational. She made meaningful observations about the architecture that bring the city to life! She is so engaging--easy to listen.
The guide was amazing. She gave us a lot of information in a capivating and entertaining manner. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
I’ll admit-this was a bit of a hard sell to my family. An “Architectural Cruise” sounded a little boring to them, but everyone of us had a great time. I think our guide was Kevin and he was funny and brilliant. The biggest surprise was how interesting the stories were-the Chicago skyline has some fascinating stories behind it. We’re still talking about what we learned and I know we will do so for a while. Plus the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. A win anyway you look at it.
Tour guide William was excellent. Just enough history and jokes/trivia. Very knowledgeable and could tell he enjoyed what he was doing. Very pleasant, calm voice
Tour guide Evan was energetic, informative and humorous. It was obvious he enjoyed his job and made the great tour that much better.
Our guide, Victor, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and a bit funny! He really knew the buildings, architecture and history.
Our guide Spiro was extremely knowledgeable and did a delightful job bringing Chicago architecture
to life. He was funny but very informed. He did a great job.
I earned so much about the city I grew up in! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and well spoken A beautiful day!
This was by far one of our favorite experiences in Chicago. The guide was very knowledgeable and thorough, we came out of the trip having learned a lot and really enjoyed our time!
Great 360 Chicago view. It was not too crowded so it was perfect. Strongly recommended.for anyone visiting Chicago
Tour guides were fun. Bar for drinks. Great views of the city. Late after noon was comfortable in September.
Tour guide,Sam, was one of the best I ever had. I choose Viator every time I travel, but this time there was a bit of a commotion because they couldn’t scan my reservation time even though I had the paper copy with me. Therefore, the override it and did it manually.
1st I keep getting a reminder for a date that I changed which is making me believe I was charged twice.
2nd I personally believe the cruise is too long due to the fact people stopped paying attention 30 mins into the tour, he had to keep telling people to quite down.
Most of the information in the beginning of the tour was great which about 30 to 45 mins but after that it was not so interesting and a waste of time.
Loved this cruise...3rd time but the city always changes, so always worth it! Took our son who's 8 and he loved it as well!
Adam did a great job as the tour guide, we really enjoyed it as it was both informative and fun. It is a great way to get a better understanding of Chicago history as well as the Architecture. I would recommend this tour for sure.
Perfect weather, very informative, comfortable ride, lots of Chicago history shared, well worth the price
Joe was a great docent. Very informative and entertaining
Many architectural details were pointed out that one might normally not notice
Excellent accommodations and a very knowledgeable presenter. We will recommend this cruise to all family and friends coming to Chicago
Wonderful experience- we had a great tour guide- I believe his name is Victor- very informative! We would advise to wear a hat and sunscreen as it can bet hot.
It was great! Patrick was amazing and we learned so much about the history of Chicago and all the beautiful architecture in the city
We had a wonderful time! Kevin was an excellent guide who was entertaining. We learned so much and enjoyed seeing the architecture of Chicago. We would highly recommend it.
Docent was well informed and interesting. Loved just seeing all the buildings and understanding their history and design. It would be a great evening tour as well.
Thank you Kevin for making this tour so fun and informative. You can really tell he loves his job! The beauty of the surroundings speak for themselves.
MUST DO ACTIVITY. The guide was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable. The architecture and stories behind it are out of this work
Patrick our docent was wonderful- so informative and engaging. Not only did we learn about Chicago’s architecture but also some of its history.
Our docent, Becky, was outstanding. Great sense of humor and deep subject matter knowledge. The boat was clean and well kept.
Our guide , Adam, was terrific. His was confident and enthusiastic making his presentation. He came across as very knowledgeable of Chicago’s history. He made the trip the highlight of our day.
The tour was excellent
. Very informative and we enjoyed completely.
The presenter was very knowledgeable, friendly and willing to provide extra information to the people
Fun ride just the right length of time. Very interesting information presented by a very knowledgeable docent, Antonio (I hope I have his name right). I’d do it again, and I recommend this tour. We had a beautiful day for it.
Our docent was funny, knowledgeable and very charismatic! And we remembered what we learned! Would recommend.