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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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    What to Expect
    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
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide (docents)
    • River Sightseeing cruise
    • 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 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 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Simply the best $ I have ever spent visiting the USA. Engaging, informative and great enjoyment. Staffed by volunteers who really know their info .. highly recommended. Wrap up warm - you must sit outside to benefit ..
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    We were lucky to have a beautiful, sunny October day for our tour. It was a perfect introduction to Chicago; the best way to see the wealth of architecture that the city has to offer. We sat outside, on the top deck, which has no bad seats. Docent was knowledgeable and
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    My family of 4 (2 adults and teens ages 13 and 16) took an 11am tour on a chilly Saturday morning. This was an amazing tour. Seeing the city by water is a wonderful experience! The tour was extremely informative and our guide-Allison was amazing. She is a volunteer of the
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    This was one of the highlights of our trip. The tour was beautiful and very educational. We learned so much about the city, the history and the architecture. There is a great bar on the boat and even though it rained while we were on the tour, we could still see everything and
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    Took this tour with my husband and two teenagers. Volunteer docent Gloria was an amazing guide and kept us interested and engrossed for the full 90 minutes. The boat was comfortable with a full bar downstairs. We learned so much about the buildings and skyscrapers of this
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