Chicago: Historic Architecture Chicago River Small Boat Tour

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Learn from an expert docent about the designs, world-renowned architects, and innovations behind more than 50 skyscrapers. Cruise down the Chicago River on a trip aboard a small historic riverboat.


  • See over 50 skyscrapers while cruising down the Chicago River
  • Enjoy a smaller historic yacht experience rather than a large ship
  • Learn all about the history of Chicago and its iconic skyline
  • Marvel at Chicago architecture from incredible vantage points
  • Listen to fascinating information about each building you see


Climb aboard for an in-depth, architectural-based riverboat tour and delve into Chicago's remarkable buildings. Prepare to learn more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations. Get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, see the city where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. Listen to detailed explanations of the construction and history of over 50 significant buildings, wrapping up at the end of the river.


Boat trip Crew Starbucks coffee, sodas, and lemonade Snacks

Important Information

  • The boats are handicap accessible. Service dogs are allowed.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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