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Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: 75-minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5042CHIARC

Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You'll learn all about Chicago's history and landmarks before the tour's grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

From the boat, you'll see and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River, including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower. From your entertaining guide, you'll learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed, how Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper construction and a variety of other tales and tidbits of Chicago's history.

Then, for a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, you'll take a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake. From the water, you'll see Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor and Chicago's Museum Campus.

Your best choice for experiencing Chicago, this tour combines a leisurely cruise with an exciting speedboat ride. It's the only tour that takes you from the lakefront, through the historic locks and along the river.


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Departure Point:
Navy Pier
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Please note: All cruises begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the departure time. Tickets may be picked up at the dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to the cruise. In the rare event of a schedule change, you will be contacted with updated information.
Duration:
75-minutes
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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11:15am Departure
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Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Learn About Chicago's Great Architecture on a Boat Tour

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Passage through the historic Chicago River locks and up the Chicago River to Sears Tower
  • Architectural tour and speedboat ride on Lake Michigan
  • Gratuities
  • Local fees and taxes
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Coast Guard regulations require a photo ID for each guest to board
  • All cruises are weather permitting
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joletta Y, July 2016

Outstanding! Left in time, arrived in time. Andrew, the guide, was both funny and informative. Speeding in the lake was fun but was most impressed with the time spent on the river. Learned a lot about the city. Great time!

Reviewed by: Joletta Y, July 2016

Outstanding! Comfy, clean boat with great seating. Fun time speeding on the lake. Favorite part was the amount of time spent on the river in the city. Learned a lot and had great view. Andrew, our guide, was funny and informative. Great time!

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