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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This comprehensive 90 minute tour will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River while your professionally-trained architectural guide tells the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique and why it is important today. The Chicago River Architecture Tour is the most authentic and encompassing Chicago experience the city has to offer.

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Travionne
1 day ago
We had a great experience with the guides. One was a trainee and the other was a veteran guide. These guys rocked it. They were personable and professional. The bartender made myself and wife a great drink and I was really impressed by the tour.
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Maureen
3 days ago
great tour guide and the purchase process was super easy! It was nice to show up at the boat and already have our tickets.
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Clayton R
4 days ago
We enjoyed it very much. The guide was very knowledgeable. Great way to see all the buildings on the river.
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About This Deal

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wendella, Chicago, IL

Vessels depart from Wendella's docks at the northwest corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (DuSable Bridge), at the foot of the Wrigley Building.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive entrance on Jackson Blvd (south side of building), Chicago, IL 60606-7147

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere

Pass By: Centennial Fountain and Water Arc, North bank Chicago River at McClurg Court 400 N McClurg Ct,, Chicago, IL 60610

Dedicated in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, known for reversing the flow of the Chicago River in 1900. For the first five minutes of every hour, the fountain shoots a water arc across the river from a tiered waterfall.

Pass By: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103

The largest commercial building in the world.

Pass By: Michigan Avenue Bridge, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901

Michigan Avenue is home of the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the shopping on the Magnificent Mile.

Pass By: Wrigley Building, 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4213

This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.

Pass By: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601

An open, pedestrian waterfront called the city's 'Second Lakefront.'

Pass By: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806

Second-largest opera auditorium in North America, with an Art Deco interior

Pass By: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414

Pass by these iconic mixed-use apartment buildings - "a city within a city" with their unique corn-cob exterior.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Near public transportation
  • Employees wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Guests must wear face coverings
  • Increased sanitation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 100 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Inclusions
  • Indoor and outdoor seating available (indoor is climate controlled)
  • Narrated tour on board by professionally trained tour guide.


Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks and snacks available for purchase on-board the vessel.


Duration
1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Wendella Boats in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

  • ALL SALES FINAL.
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates.
  • Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment.
  • Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply.
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  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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