Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This comprehensive 90 minute tour will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River while your professionally-trained architectural guide tells the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique and why it is important today. The Chicago River Architecture Tour is the most authentic and encompassing Chicago experience the city has to offer.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  Indoor and outdoor seating available (indoor is climate controlled)
✔  Narrated tour on board by professionally trained tour guide.
✖  Drinks and snacks available for purchase on-board the vessel.
Departure & Return
Departure:  400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The closest address to most docks is 400 N Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (near the Wrigley Building). From there you can check in with a dock employee who can direct you to your boarding area. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure time to be directed to your dock.

Return: End right where it started.
Wendella Vessels depart from Wendella's docks at the northwest corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (DuSable Bridge), at the foot of the Wrigley Building.

Duration:  15 minutes

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
Centennial Fountain And Water Arc Dedicated in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, known for reversing the flow of the Chicago River in 1900. For the first five minutes of every hour, the fountain shoots a water arc across the river from a tiered waterfall.
Merchandise Mart The largest commercial building in the world.
Michigan Avenue Bridge Michigan Avenue is home of the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the shopping on the Magnificent Mile.
Wrigley Building This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.
Chicago Riverwalk An open, pedestrian waterfront called the city's 'Second Lakefront.'
Lyric Opera of Chicago Second-largest opera auditorium in North America, with an Art Deco interior
Marina City Pass by these iconic mixed-use apartment buildings - "a city within a city" with their unique corn-cob exterior.
Additional info
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
•  Outside alcohol is prohibited
•  All bags subject to search
•  Increased sanitation
•  Arrive 15-30 Minutes prior to your departure time.
•  Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
Free cancellation
From $42
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
1.5 hours
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Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.