See beautiful Chicago by water on your trip, with an exciting cruise that takes you along the banks of the Chicago River. This one-hour cruise passes the best architectural landmarks of Chicago, while you relax and enjoy the splendor from your tour boat! It’s “urban outing” meets “outdoor adventure”, and it’s the perfect way to tour the city that claims as its own such architectural greats as Frank Lloyd Wright.
Shoreline’s reputable 75-Minute Architecture Tour takes you along all three branches of the Chicago River. You’ll be accompanied by a witty and well-informed docent, with whom you can chat in-depth about the history of Chicago’s architecture, including details about “the Great Fire” and the city’s landmark buildings. Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill, and Helmut Jahn are among the world-famous architects who have made their mark in this metropolis in the form of highly recognizable buildings and functional skyscrapers.
Sights you will see and learn about along this tour include:
Enjoy this classic, informative tour of the world’s architectural hub! Tours departing from Navy Pier have Ramps for wheelchair boarding. Shoreline Architecture Cruises depart from the Navy Pier Ogden Slip. Please note that this tour does not run in the winter season.
Present your Pass at the Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth or the Navy Pier Ogden Slip ticket booth.
All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity.
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