Cruise on the Chicago River: discover the architecture of Chicago (1h30)

Cruise on the Chicago River: discover the architecture of Chicago (1h30)

Cancellation Non-refundable, non-modifiable

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Boat trip on the Chicago River
Discover Chicago and its enormous skyscrapers
Your expert guide's stories and commentary
The route taken passes under bridges and along the foot of the skyscrapers

Essential information *

1 hour 30 minutes



Opening hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Admire Chicago's impressive architecture on a Chicago River cruise!

On this cruise, you'll cruise the Chicago River to explore the city's legendary architecture. You'll enjoy a magnificent view of the many skyscrapers and bridges that can be seen across the city. You'll be able to admire some of Chicago's most important buildings, with their bold, modern structures. You'll pass by the Tribune Tower and the famous Marina City buildings, amongst others. You'll also pass by the Willis Tower, one of Chicago's most iconic buildings! 

Your guide will explain in detail the 130 years of history behind Chicago's skyline. You'll learn more about its tumultuous past, and in particular about the Great Fire of 1871 that ravaged the town. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the panoramic view of the 3 branches of the river. Chicago is one of the American cities with the most different architectural styles, so this cruise is a must on your trip!

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except under exceptional circumstances)
  • Opening times: usually 9am-10pm in summer and 10am-6pm in other seasons
  • You will be asked to choose a time slot when booking. The exact time of the cruise will be shown on your official ticket, please arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • All luggage is subject to inspection on board
  • Drinks and snacks are available for sale on board (wine, local beer, craft cocktails, soft drinks, assorted snacks).

Price includes

  • 1h30 cruise on the Chicago River
  • The services of an English-speaking guide

Price doesn’t include

  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips
  • Any other extras



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