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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


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Port pickup and drop-off
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Coffee and/or Tea
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Departure Point

465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers.

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, Jun 2021
Super interesting and informative! Not too short and not too long. We really enjoyed the information and the cruise.
Great, highly Recommended, be aware of the dorsal fumes.
, Jun 2021
The whole experience was great and highly recommended. I would rather do without the diesel fumes from this boat and others around it. E-boats would be great.
Happy Cruise Tour with this Company...
, May 2021
First time visited Chicago... This is the great River Boat experience we ever had... Nice and polite staffs, the lady told us very good about Architecture Chicago along the river... Nice ride! This Company had discount rate for Seniors... compared to the others two River Cruises I checked with!!! This cruise Included complimentary soft drinks and coffee...
, May 2021
The architecture tour on the Chicago river is ahhhhhmazing. There is no better way to absorb the true magic of the city than being in a boat in the middle of it. However I would highly suggest looking at booking this tour through a different company. We (family of 4) got to the dock 25 min pre-board and the boat was packed. So packed that there were no available seats on either the upper or lower deck. Granted some people decided to utilize empty chairs to hold their belongings, but ultimately I was super surprised that during this time when the virus is still active in our country that this company sold out every seat on board. We ended up sitting on a bench on the left side of the boat, which was close to the bar (bonus?) but was on the wrong side of the boat to see the buildings that the tour described. Also we had to continuously shuffle every-time someone needed to go to the bar and then return to their seat. At $55 per ticket, this specific company did not exceed any expectations set to match the price point paid. As stated above, I would definitely take this tour again, but would choose another company as the service provider.
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Noisy, no information, great buildings but there must be another way to see them
, May 2021
It was dreadfully noisy. I n=might have heard a word or two but never enough to hear a complete sentence.
Suggested tour
, May 2021
Very nice experience! Even if it rains. The tour is interesting, with great views of the town and of its skyscrapers. The guide was great.
Tour of the River
, May 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Great way to learn about the city and see areas you may not ever see
Cold rainy day
, Oct 2020
Great tour guide! Even in the cold and slight rain my husband and O enjoyed ourselves! The Irish coffee was an added bonus!
Excellent way to see Chicago’s beauty!
, Oct 2020
Excellent experience overall!! Seamless coordination... tour docent & crew were courteous, knowledgeable professionals!! Great staff!!
A wonderful time
, Oct 2020
A very interesting and educational tour. (Hint: sit on the starboard side of the boat for best viewing of the buildings being described.)

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