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Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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    Board your luxurious boat at the Chicago's First Lady dock on the Chicago Riverwalk, just East of Michigan Avenue. Choose your guaranteed outdoor seat on the spacious outdoor deck for endless views of the skyline. Enjoy your 90-minute cruise fully narrated by a certified and local Chicago Architecture Center docent.

    Highlights of the tour include more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years. Visit the full service cash bar (including locally sourced Chicago snacks) on the enclosed lower level. Each boat includes a climate-controlled salon with gracious picture windows, stately décor and elegant bathrooms.

    Departures leave promptly, rain or shine. Dress Appropriately. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to redeem your voucher for a ticket at the dockside Box Office.
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    Departure Point
    112 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide (docents)
    • River Sightseeing cruise
    Exclusions
    • Drinks & light snacks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off not available
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Your tickets will be held at the dockside box office for collection on the day of the cruise
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for children younger than 12 years
    • Routes, specific vessels, and schedules are subject to change without notice
    • All seating is General Admission. Boarding is on a first come, first serve basis
    • Most departures wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Very informative, our guide was so knowledgeable about Chicago. Would recommend this trip to all my friends

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Beckner
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Pick a nice day for a cruise or dress for the elements. Our day was perfect. Knowledgeable understandable guide spoke 90-some % of our tour. We didn't use the facilities or bar on board, so i can't comment. I would even take the tour again.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank homieDcat
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    'Just a perfect experience on a beautiful July day. The guide was knowledgeable and offered just the right amount of history to accompany this fascinating tour. Our family of 6 learned so much and came away with great memories. I'd recommend this above other river...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SusieandDavid
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Such a great tour on the beautiful river! Learned a lot about Chicago we didn’t know! Our guide was excellent! Visitors & residents must go!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Wallacefamily6
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Pre-statement, for honesty. I hate tours. I don't like crowds. I hate to be preached to. We loved this tour. The tour guide was great, although he did not have a great sense of humor. He knew his stuff to an almost unbelievable degree. It...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Russ H
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    Response from Bonnie B | Reviewed this property |
    Probably. I know there’s a dinner cruise.
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    13 September 2019|
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    Response from efleahy | Reviewed this property |
    I was there in August, and asked this question to someone who worked there. The person advised me that they we running until the weekend past Thanksgiving.
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    13 September 2019|
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    Response from Beverly D | Reviewed this property |
    The website shows the architectural cruises run until October 14th.
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