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Chicago River Architecture Cruise: Skip-the-Ticket-Office

Product ID: 46389
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Cruise along the Chicago River on a 75-minute tour, and discover hidden architectural gems among the city’s renowned landmarks. Led by a docent providing live narration, the tour passes more than 40 structures, and sails under historic bridges.
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Cruise along all 3 branches of the Chicago River
  • Get an insight into 40 landmark buildings from an on board docent
  • See Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City, Willis Tower and more
  • Relax on board with a drink from the cash bar
  • Skip the ticket office and proceed directly to boarding by pre-purchasing your ticket online
Full description
Climb aboard a state-of-the-art cruise vessel for a 75-minute cruise of all three branches of the Chicago River, and marvel at the architecture that have made the city so legendary.

Get an insight into the buildings and engineering of a city that gave birth to the skyscraper and is the spiritial home of modern American architecture. Your expert guide will lead you down the Chicago River to uncover hidden gems, as well the city’s most renowned landmarks, such as the John Hancock building, Trump Tower and more.

Relax with a glass of something cold from the cash bar, as you cruise the Windy City’s waterway, and learn its status as a modern metropolis and one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
  • Architecture river cruise
  • Live commentary
  • A barcoded ticket allowing you to skip the ticket office and proceed directly to the boarding line
What’s Not Included
  • Boarding photo

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Meeting point

The tour operator's office by the Chicago River at 401 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60611. This location is just East of du Sable Bridge (Michigan Ave. Bridge) and on the North Shore of the Chicago River.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• Note: at the start and end of the season, this cruise will only be offered as a 60-minute option
• Please dress for an outdoor activity
• A cash bar is on board most vessels, depending on the season
• Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time
• Don't forget your camera

From US$ 38.85 per person

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Product ID: 46389