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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
  • Comprehensive architectural tour
  • Live commentary on Chicago's architectural gems
  • Travel by boat along the Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Buy tickets in advance for this must-do Chicago activity
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests must wear face coverings
  • Employees wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Increased sanitation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 290 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 290 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "This is an absolute must if you are coming to Chicago for the first time OR if you have been to Chicago many times but have never seen the beautiful cityscape from the lake." See review
  • "To see the city from the lake and river is a must.. Too much to miss out if you are not doing both." See review

Reviews

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206 Reviews
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star-5
Loved it
Kenya_H
, Oct 2020
We enjoyed this tour very much. To see the city at a 360-degree experience on the river was amazing. The speaker was knowledge, informative and easy to talk to. I wish I had taking this tour years ago.
star-5
Great value for your money
Lori_V
, Oct 2020
Unbelievably beautiful trip. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned as well as was entertained. The boat was very clean and social distancing was maintained. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this experience
star-5
Fun on the high seas!
Marion_O
, Oct 2020
Tour guide was great! Answered all questions and more. The lake was choppy and we got splashed a few times but it made the trip even more fun! The captain even checked on a boat that looked like it was in trouble. All around a great trip and experience!
star-4
Great views
Sidrah
, Oct 2020
It was a little difficult to understand the tour guide but other than that, it was a great tour. The views from Lake Michigan were worth it!
star-4
Seeing all the beautiful buildings lit up at night
Tavier_D
, Oct 2020
Great experience!! Definitely a must do while visiting downtown Chicago. A lil cold during the night tour. I strongly suggest bringing a jacket.
star-5
knowledable and charismatic
christian_h
, Oct 2020
amazing amazing !! i want to thank the crew and specially the host because he lectured us on history about chicago and architecture of this magnificent city !! i highly recommend this tour and i cannot wait to come back to chicago
star-5
Wonderful!
Staci_C
, Oct 2020
Tom was excellent and very informative. I live in Houston but from Iowa. Hadn't been to Chicago in years and have always wanted to take this tour. It didn't disappoint.
star-5
Great evening tour!
Melinda_D
, Oct 2020
We took the night tour, and it was great! Chilly, so wear a jacket and bring a scarf. The tour was the perfect length, and the guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. The night tour was so beautiful as we could watch the sunset and the buildings lit at night is a fabulous way to see the skyline!
star-5
Relaxing Anniversary Surprise
MrMrsV
, Oct 2020
So glad my husband and I did the tour. We were in Chi for our anniversary and was was trying to kill time before dinner and other events. It turned out that the tour was our favorite part of the trip!
star-5
A Super Scenic & Informative Fun Tour
ken_j
, Sep 2020
First time taking the Chicago Lake and River tour and loved it! The views were absolutely fantastic and the tour guide provided details and historic references to satisfy the most curious. Highly recommended!

Product code: 76126P2

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