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Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Only the Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago's First Lady Cruises can showcase Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort on the official Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady. Open-air and air-conditioned seating is available. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAC-certified volunteer docents/guides on this 90-minute tour that showcases all three branches of the Chicago River. Full-service bar aboard each vessel. All tours depart from the Chicago Riverwalk at Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. (southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge). Look for our blue awning.
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See dozens of landmark buildings that line the Chicago River on the only architecture cruise lead by expert docents from the Chicago Architecture Center. The vessel—Chicago’s First Lady—is designed for prime sightseeing in any weather, with guaranteed outdoor seating on the spacious deck plus a climate-controlled indoor cabin.
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Eugene B wrote a review Yesterday
Carol Stream IL, United States3 contributions
Chose this company because it was a few $ more. My logic was proven wise. Can’t imagine a better spent 56. and 90 minutes if one has any interest in the subject. Negative note about parking - the company across the street at
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Maddie W wrote a review Aug 13
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Our family of 5 went on this wonderful boat tour on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Judith was our host, and she was everything we could have wanted and more!! The information came to her so easily. Every fact was delivered just perfectly. She was kind, funny, and engaging. The views were magnificent from “middle middle” (where Judith suggested we sit!). This is not the tour for children who cannot focus on the information being given FYI (or risk putting others in discomfort). There was an on-board bar with yummy drinks too!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Theyachtsman wrote a review Aug 13
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Joan from Denver was a delight!! We live locally and take family/friends on tours when they visit and this was one of the best. Very informative and entertaining (and the drinks on board are solid).
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Ryan G wrote a review Aug 13
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Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour! There is always something to look at, and the 90 minutes goes by FAST. Our only complaint is that we wish we could have tipped our volunteer docent, Mark! He was so wonderful and created an unforgettable memory for us.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Jasmine G wrote a review Aug 11
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I was just visiting the city and a lot of people recommended this tour so figured we’d check it out. Such a good tour! The architecture was stunning and the tour guide was so knowledgeable about everything! Would recommend.
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