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Chicago Architecture River Cruise - Activity Code: 403149

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Start City: Chicago

Duration: 1 Hour(s)15 Minute(s) Language: English Hotel Pickup: No

Overview

Itinerary

Take an architecture cruise down the Chicago River and learn about the city’s famed architecture from your knowledgeable guide. Board your tour at Navy Pier for an exciting journey that takes you down all three branches of the historic Chicago River and past impressive architectural landmarks.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings on your cruise including the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Aon Center, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the IBM Building and more. Your guide, an expert in architecture, will recount the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Along the scenic 75-minute route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). This river tour provides the best advantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and marvel at world-famous architecture while learning about Chicago's fascinating history.

For a full list of Chicago architectural wonders seen on this tour, see the Itinerary section below.

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a 75-minute cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.

Departure Point

Navy Pier or Michigan Ave depending on option selected at time of booking

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Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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Inclusions

75-minute guided architecture cruise of the historic Chicago River
Live commentary on board

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Booking Info

Reminder

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All boats have full restrooms, double-deck seating and some have a full bar
Wheelchair accessible (except for upper decks)

Cancellation and Refund Info

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1)Reducing the number of travelers

2)Canceling the entire order

3)Amending the itinerary

4)Rescheduling tour departure date

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change notice period
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Itinerary starts in more than 31 day Refund 90% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 15-30 days inclusive Refund 75% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 8-14 days inclusive Refund 50% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 7 or fewer days No refund available

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1)Increasing the number of travelers

2)Changing the names of those participating in the trip

3)Replacing the hotel or optional tours with a similar hotel or optional tour if they can still be confirmed

Modification
notice period
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Itinerary starts in more than 7 days USD $50 will be charged for each order
Itinerary starts in fewer than 7 days No refund is available.

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