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Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

by Shoreline Sightseeing
per adult Price is $47
Duration: 1h 15m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Chicago skyline view from the water on a guided cruise

  • Insightful commentary from onboard architecture expert

  • Sights include the iconic Willis, Tribune & Hancock towers

  • More than 40 historic structures & modern skyscrapers to see

  • Unique perspective of striking urban skyline from the water

Highlights

  • Chicago skyline view from the water on a guided cruise

  • Insightful commentary from onboard architecture expert

  • Sights include the iconic Willis, Tribune & Hancock towers

  • More than 40 historic structures & modern skyscrapers to see

  • Unique perspective of striking urban skyline from the water

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11:45 AM, Tour in English

Duration 1h 15m

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12:30 PM, Tour in English

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1:30 PM, Tour in English

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2:15 PM, Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m

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3:15 PM, Tour in English

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4:00 PM, Tour in English

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5:00 PM, Tour in English

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5:45 PM, Tour in English

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6:45 PM, Tour in English

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7:30 PM, Tour in English

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10:45 AM, Tour in English

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Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

Activity Location

Chicago 60611

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Navy Pier - Shoreline Sightseeing Booth

    600 East Grand Avenue

    Chicago 60611


Description

Equal parts boat and buildings, this river cruise gives you a from-the-water perspective of Chicago skyline and up-close views of its most iconic structures. Board an open-roofed vessel and float with the current as an architecture expert shares the fascinating history behind the Windy City's most renowned buildings.

Hop onto your vessel at Navy Pier, steer toward the Chicago River—a 156-mile (251-km) system of streams and canals—and cut directly through the heart of the city. Once vital to the early shipping success of Chicago, this winding body of water now offers the perfect platform for admiring its surrounding architectural marvels.

Your cruise takes you past more than 40 points of interest, including the Tribune Tower—a neo-Gothic building constructed in 1925—and the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States. Crane your neck up at the John Hancock Tower, a skyscraper equipped with an impressive observation deck perched 1,000 feet (304 m) high.

As you glide through the city, a knowledgeable guide and architecture buff shares stories about the distinctive designs, striking construction, and steel-and-cement feats created by world-famous architects like Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn, and Louis Skidmore. From the IBM and USG buildings to the Fulton House and Citicorp Center, this tour is the perfect snapshot of Chicago's architectural gems.

Please note: all guests are now required to wear face masks

Disclaimer: Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Shoreline Sightseeing and boarding a vessel, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By boarding a vessel you agree to adhere to all guidelines set forth in this notice and comply with all safety signage, instructions and rules. All guests over the age of two boarding a vessel are required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit. Bring and wear your own face masks or coverings to limit exposure to and spreading of infection. Accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis for persons with disabilities, health concerns, religious restrictions, or other circumstances that Shoreline Sightseeing discretion warrant a modification of this face mask requirement. Any guest without a mask will be able to purchase one at a a Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth.


Inclusions

  • Guided Chicago River Tour

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Boarding Photo


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to your booked departure time.

  • Please Note: Between November 1st and April 15th, the Architecture River Tour will only last for 60 minutes.

  • All guests are required to wear face masks


Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier ratings based on 312 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 Jul 2, 2020

This river boat tour was great. The tour guide was very knowledgable on the architecture and history of Chicago. Also, seeing the buildings and Chicago from the water was very beautiful.