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Award-winning docents present Chicago’s most iconic architectural sites during 90-minute river cruise

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6 ratings2 reviews
November 18, 2019
Awsome it was and best part is person who is telling us for very kind n gentle love this trip
2 ratings1 reviews
November 9, 2019
We had a great time! Our guide was very informative and the trip was smooth. Lots of photo taking opportunities throughout. Money well spent!
123 ratings111 reviews
November 1, 2019
I did not get to go on the cruise since they had to cancel bc of wind (cruise is rain or shine but wind is a different story for safety and waves!) but they had excellent customer service in refunding me and writing me back as I had to work with Groupon on refund also. So I'm rating them lots of stars for customer service!!!!
3 ratings2 reviews
October 30, 2019
Very good experience. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Weather, overcast. Construction noise. Wonderful architectural views from along the river.
3 ratings3 reviews
October 11, 2019
It was really good, the guide was super fun and really knew her stuff, highly recommend
8 ratings1 reviews
September 23, 2019
Amazing tour guide! 5 Stars! We are locals and loved learning the history of our beautiful city!
1 ratings1 reviews
September 18, 2019
Sweet! And the staff is very kind
3 ratings1 reviews
September 9, 2019
One of the best experiences in Chicago!
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  • What’s included: river cruise through all three branches of the Chicago River with 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade, soft drinks, and cookies
  • Departure location: 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL
  • Departure time: View schedule
  • Youth tickets available
  • Free admission for children 6 and under
  • Read more information about the cruise

Need To Know

Promotional value expires May 31, 2020. Online reservation required. Offer valid only at scheduled time. No refunds if you do not show up for your reservation. Chicago Line Cruises recommends passengers arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chicago Line Cruises

Sometimes all it takes is a suggestion. Terry Johnson and Paul McCarthy founded their vessel-chartering business in 1980. But when a good friend recommended they offer expertly narrated tours on the history and the iconic architecture of Chicago, the pair jumped at the opportunity. Praised as the 2018 Concierge Preferred Winner, “Best architecture tour available” by the Chicago Sun-Times and “Most engaging tour of the bunch” by Time Out Chicago, their river cruises take passengers on three types of educational, 90-minute tours of the city. Chicago Line Cruises has transported more than three million Chicagoans and visitors along the river for entertainment, stunning views, and a deeper appreciation for architectural design.

Architectural Cruises

  • Learn how Chicago became the birthplace of the first buildings to be dubbed "skyscrapers."
  • Hear how the Great Chicago Fire paved the way for an architectural renaissance.
  • See a broad selection of modern architectural styles and discover the distinctive characteristics of each.
  • Experience Chicago's first architectural river cruise.

Historical Cruises

  • Hear the overarching story of how Chicago transformed from a swampy marshland to a world-class city.
  • Learn about the Chicagoans whose innovations helped influence architecture and commerce around the world.
  • Savor a cup of Starbucks coffee while a guide recounts Chicago's triumphant and tragic moments.
  • Historical tours are presented in partnership with the Chicago History Museum.

Chartered Cruises

  • Private outings are available for 20–173 passengers.
  • Full-service bars and professional sound systems are available for special events.
  • Celebrate while savoring views of the Chicago skyline from a different perspective.
  • Choose from three vessels: the Ft. Dearborn, the Innisfree, and the Marquette.