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Chicago River Architecture Tour

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    Stop At: Wendella, Chicago, IL

    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

    Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147

    The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere

    Pass By: Centennial Fountain and Water Arc, North bank Chicago River at McClurg Court 400 N McClurg Ct,, Chicago, IL 60610

    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.

    Pass By: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103

    The largest commercial building in the world.

    Pass By: Michigan Avenue Bridge, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901

    Michigan Avenue is home of the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the shopping on the Magnificent Mile.

    Pass By: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213

    This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.

    Pass By: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601

    An open, pedestrian waterfront called the city's 'Second Lakefront.'

    Pass By: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806

    Second-largest opera auditorium in North America, with an Art Deco interior
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    Departure Point
    400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Duration
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • River Sightseeing Cruise
    • Tours are narrated by professional tour guide
    • Indoor and outdoor seating available
    • indoor seating is climate controlled
    • Full bar in vessel cabin accepts cash and card
    • restrooms on board
    • Tours are narrated by professionally trained tour guide
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
    • Outside alcohol is prohibited
    • All bags subject to search
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 275 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We very much enjoyed the Chicago architeture river tour. Tour guide was very good. She knew her stuff and made the trip very entertaining. I reccommend this tour.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Chuck H
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We loved our Chicago river and lake tour with Wendella! It was a cold day, but we enjoyed being out on the water with nice rooftop seats plus easy access bar drinks. The trivia and history about Chicago was fun to learn - and you...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Grace N
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The tour exceeded all expectations. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He described fun and interesting details about the buildings, bridges, and the city and made me fall in love with Chicago. When the tour was over we asked him to recommend someplace...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank FLGal2014
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Loved the tour and learned a ton from our guide!!! Must do!! Must see! Love love loved it! Got to see Chicago on the river in 1.5 hours, Perfect all around!!!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Norma H
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The Wendella Chicago Architecture cruise was the highlight of our recent trip to Chicago. Our guide did a phenomenal job of narrating the historic significance of the buildings on the tour. An incredible way to view Chicago - so glad we did this tour!!!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Rubicon_Johnny
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    9 October 2019|
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    Response from SeQuoya K | Reviewed this property |
    Hour and half. It was just long enough and the tour guide was entertaining the entire time
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    22 September 2019|
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    Response from benbP6288WG | Reviewed this property |
    We parked in the Trump parking garage. They validate the ticket for you. So a large reduction in price if you’re doing the tour.
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    10 September 2019|
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    Response from Christian S | Reviewed this property |
    75 Minutes worth of an interesting tour.
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