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Chicago's First Lady Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

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Address: Southeast corner of Michigan & Wacker, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 847-358-1330
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Description: Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago's First Lady Cruises...
Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago's First Lady Cruises can showcase Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Open-air and air-conditioned seating is available. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. Don't settle for imitations, look for the CAF logo. Full Service Bar onboard each vessel. 90-minute river architecture cruises depart daily. Cruising season May - November. All tours depart from Riverside Gardens, Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. (Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge). Look for our blue awning.
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Docent was entertaining and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was HOT today. Glad we had water but there's a full bar on board if you need something to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Docent was entertaining and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was HOT today. Glad we had water but there's a full bar on board if you need something to drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was definitely worth the price. The guide was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and engaging. Great views of the city. A must!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was such an interesting & entertaining experience! If you love Chicago, you will love this cruise! The docent on board, "Alina" was wonderful and kept us all very interested for the full 90mins! Very educational and a great value if you are looking for something fun to do downtown and outdoors!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had done a bus tour, but having a boat tour showed the city from a different perspective! Our guide was from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, so she was extremely knowledgeable about all the buildings we could see. She told us about the interesting history of the city, the buildings, and the river itself. We learned so much! The tour... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight on our recent family holiday in Chicago. The tour was well organized, and the guide did an outstanding job of sharing her knowledge of history, and architectural development influences in Chicago. Thanks, Mary Jo, for an experience that had all of our attention the entire tour!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this tour. Not a view shared by several members of the public on the tour we did. I never fail to understand why people spend a lot of money to do these tours, then constantly talk about anything and everything different to whats going on around them. Why bother coming if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great way to see some Chicago sights and to know more about its buildings and architecture. Lady presenting knows a lot and speaks very clear. I would recommend thus tour to anyone visiting Chicago. Do checkout the choosechicago.com website for interesting deals!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I can't look at some of the buildings the same way again! We learned a lot about Chicago and the buildings! At first I thought the price was a bit steep for two people, but afterwards, I think it was very reasonably priced. I believe, Alina (spelling?) was our tour guide. She was funny, knowledgable and kept us entertained the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite activity on our recent trip to Chicago. It was a perfect 80 degree summer day and the experience was relaxing, entertaining and very informative. This activity receives my highest recommendation. Do not miss this excursion when you are in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous river tour -- a must do for anyone with even a remote interest in all those fabulous buildings or the history of Chicago. The tour is led by a volunteer docent and follows a varied river route. Our docent, Alina, was full of information. During the 90 minute cruise there was never a moment when we were bored with... More 

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Address: Southeast corner of Michigan & Wacker, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 847-358-1330
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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