Architecture River Tour

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World-famous landmarks

There’s nothing quite like seeing Chicago’s world-famous architecture from all three branches of the Chicago River. From hidden treasures to the city’s most well-known sights, you’ll view over 40 Chicago landmarks on our 75-minute Architecture River Boat Tours. 

Enjoy the spectacular views as you listen to our tour guides tell you how Chicago’s buildings, architecture, and engineering made the city famous.


Architecture River Tour

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Casting off

Our Architecture River Tours depart from two docks, one at Michigan Avenue and the other at Navy Pier. No matter which dock you depart from, you’ll see all of the spectacular sights as you tour the Chicago River.

Photo of Shoreline Sightseeing boat at Michigan Avenue dock
Michigan Avenue

401 N. Michigan Ave

Steps off of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our Michigan Avenue dock starts your tour in the heart of the Chicago River.

Photo of Shoreline Sightseeing boat at Streeter Drive doc at Navy Pier
Navy Pier

124 N. Streeter Drive

Start your tour down the Chicago River at our Navy Pier dock, which sits at the entrance to the iconic Navy Pier boardwalk. This dock is more accessible to wheelchairs.


Our Architecture River Tour takes you up and down the three branches of the Chicago River, providing breathtaking views of Chicago’s famous skyscrapers and landmarks at every turn.

Map of Architecture River Tour route

Adults: $49.95

Children (3-12): $26.95

Children 2 and under: Free

Tour highlights:
  • 75-minute, guided boat tour
  • Unique views from the water create an entirely new perspective of the city
  • 40+ landmarks including the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Marina City
  • Hear the stories of Chicago’s architects and engineers while viewing their magnificent buildings
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