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Architecture River Cruise

Explore Chicago on board an Architecture River Tour. This picturesque cruise is led by a professional guide that gives the exciting details of the buildings that line the Chicago River, as well as their historical significance.

On board you’ll sail down all three branches of the Chicago River, on the main branch you’ll marvel at the works of Bertrand Goldberg and Jeanne Gang. On the north branch you’ll see a vast contrast in how architecture on the River has changed over time and you’ll have a great photo opportunity at Wolf Point. Then start sailing down the south branch where you’ll dive into the dramatic story of how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and you’ll see Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower.

Home to iconic buildings by Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill, and Helmut Jahn, the urban Chicago landscape is a living record of twentieth century architectural movements. Don’t miss out on this Architecture River Tour, it’s the picture-perfect cruise that’s fun for the entire family.

What your Shoreline Architecture River Cruise ticket includes:Your Shoreline Architecture River Cruise ticket includes a guided tour onboard the ship past all the famous buildings and structures along the river.

Exhibition highlights:

Main Branch: enjoy marveling at the works of Betrand Goldberg and Jeanne Gang

North Branch : you’ll see a vast contrast in how architecture on the river has changed over time and you’ll have a great photo opportunity at Wolf Point

South Branch: dive into the dramatic story of how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and you’ll see Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower

Experience Includes

  • Guided boat cruise of Chicago's waterways

Experience Excludes

  • Transfers to and from your hotel

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be sent an open dated voucher which you exchange for a timed tour ticket at the addresses given on your voucher.
  • No bookings are necessary but queues can occur on peak days. We recommend departing from Michigan Avenue for shorter queues
  • Cruises each last for 75 minutes and do not include Fireworks departures.
  • Once booked and confirmed the ticket is non-refundable and non-changeable. 100% cancellation fees apply.