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This tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was very informative on the history of the city... read more

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alaina h
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Very knowlegeable guide - and a volunteer!

If taking a boat tour you must book one hosted by the Chicago architecture Foundation. The guide... read more

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“Very knowlegeable guide - and a volunteer!”
When in Chicago, cruising down the Chicago River is a must. Except with us, you’ll be taking in the architecture of the buildings that line the beautiful river. We provide detailed explanations of the construction and history of over 50 significant...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-5144
+1 708-613-5400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was very informative on the history of the city and the buildings in which we saw along the riverbanks! This was a great way to see the city! I would definitely do it again if I’m ever...More

Thank alaina h
Reviewed yesterday

If taking a boat tour you must book one hosted by the Chicago architecture Foundation. The guide was incredible, with 90 minutes of knowlege that gives a real insight into the city known for its beautifyl skyline.

Thank floodnik
Reviewed yesterday

Very enjoyable blend of history, culture, architecture and evolution. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept everyone's interest.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour with the Chicago Go! Pass and were able to pass the line, although it was early, so it wasn’t too crowded for a Saturday. JJ was the guide and he was well informed and really enhanced our...More

Thank Victora G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is no better way of seeing and understanding the fantastic urban architecture of Chicago than from the river aboard the First Lady. The views are breathtaking and the photo opportunities unbelievable. The tour was narrated by an expert volunteer guide from the Chicago Architecture...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 days ago

it was a great guided tour with insights about the buildings and history of the city. It las 75 minutes and I take a spot on the lower deck to avoid sunburn.You can have your favorita beverage non alcoholic or alcoholic what ever you want....More

Thank Alejandro J
Reviewed 5 days ago

You travel the Chicago River in an open boat & have a narrated tour of the architecture & history of most of the major historical buildings in Chicago.

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a rainy day we took this wonderful boat tour, our guide was outstanding, so knowledgeable and entertaining. We were given rain ponchos and thoroughly enjoyed the tour despite the rain. I highly recommend this tour, it’s the perfect way to see Chicago and there...More

Thank sandywrig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket cost was $48 and change. All of the staff was friendly and knew their work. The ride is 90 minutes. The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Cookies and coffee on board. For the fall, make sure to wear warm clothing because it...More

Thank nononesense
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW is how I want to start this review. I am born & raised in Chicago.. never have I ever been so impressed with a tour!!! Had relatives from out of town and wanted to impress them, ended up impressing myself lol. Easy ticket purchasing....More

Thank MrsVee P
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Kathryn P
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Victora G | Reviewed this property |
Ours wasn’t sealed and the day was 55 degrees but colder on the river. It was fine for us but I’d imagine it would be way too cold if 40 F or lower.
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Global765617 | Reviewed this property |
it was a fantastic tour much better than I anticipated was the best part of my trip to Chicago