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Offering Architectural Cruises, covering the north and south branches of the Chicago River, Historical Lake and River, Cocktail Cocktail Cruises and Firework Cruise offered in the evening, all cruises are 90 minutes, and have complimentary Starbucks...more
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Went on the Chicago architectural tour, it was a great tour. The guide was very informative. Unfortunately we booked in advance not knowing it was going to be a bitterly cold day. Although the crew provided hot drinks and cookies, it was so cold. The...More
We really enjoyed our tour, even though it wasn't the warmest of days, and there were a few drops of rain. Our guide was the most knowledgeable person we met on our stay in the city, she was upbeat and fun, and you could hear...More
We did this tour, per a local’s recommendation, and they were right. The architecture in Chicago is amazing, and the tour guide gives you an in depth history of it. I strongly recommend doing a morning tour, and then going to eat lunch/dinner at the...More
Bought the Groupon tickets for the 90 minutes architectural boat tour. I thought it would be a double deckers boat as shown on the Groupon picture so if it rain we can have the option of sitting downstairs. It was a much smaller boat and...More
What a fabulous way to see Chicago from the river, but also to learn about the different types of architecture and history of the buildings!
Our guide was truly excellent and the information she shared was very interesting. I enjoyed her commentary very much and...More
Some years ago, we had taken a Chicago River architectural cruise, on a cold, rainy Spring day, with a business group. It was fun, but I really had not considered taking another one, until our September visit. Again, this was a pre-booked group event, and...More
Architectural Boat Tour: which one is better (3 Replies)
Hi, Everyone recommends taking an architectural boat tour when in Chicago and I think it sounds like a great idea, but is there one tour that stands out from the rest? Which one would you recommend taking? Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tour Chicago Line Cruises Wendella others? thanks.
June 22, 2010|
I prefer the Chicago Architectural Foundation tour. I think their docents are better informed than the others. If I have kids with me, tho, we usually do the seadog cruises, cuz those are more of a fun ride.
Chicago Cruises or Shoreline Sightseeing? (3 Replies)
My husband and I want to take an afternoon architectural tour while we’re in town the first week of May. We're trying to choose between two tour companies – Chicago Line Cruises and Shoreline Sightseeing. Any advice?
April 14, 2009|
The best tours are through the Chicago Architectural Foundation. Their site is www.architecture.org. The docks are at the SE corner of Michigan and Wacker Drive.
Need assistance on parking for the day in the city (7 Replies)
We will be spending the day in Chicago on June 14th. I want to pre-pay for our parking spot for the day on spothero.com; however, this is our very 1st visit to Chicago, so I'm needing some help on deciding on a good place to park, which is where you guys come in. Below is a short outline of what we'll be doing that day. (This is the trip our daughter chose this year, so these are the things that she wants to do.) We would like to stay parked while eating and taking the tour and just do some...More
May 14, 2015|
Just an extra note---I have spent hours trying to figure this out, but have not had any luck.