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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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    What to Expect
    Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. 

    We are born-and-raised Chicagoans ourselves, passionate about the community that we know and love. That passion and desire spills into all of our tours, drawing on personal experiences for curating a tour that just can’t be duplicated by a book or a movie. We want you to experience everything firsthand.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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 175 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    If you are into buildings, this is your tour !!! The lady giving the speech was very knowlegeable. Never stop talking during the whole trip.
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    My wife and I took the 2PM tour on a sunny cool fall afternoon. The views were fantastic. I would definitely recommend going early in the morning or later in the afternoon, just to have the light of the sun bouncing off of all of the glass towers. The young lady describing
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    This tour was fantastic, fun, and informative. It was hard to take in all the information in one tour, but I would definitely go again. Every time I go to Chicago now, I have a new perspective of the buildings and their history.
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    The river architecture trip is a must. The guide on this trip was know leading and pointed out amazing things about buildings and gave great historical context. Would do again. So much to absorb. Bring warm clothes!! It gets nippy.
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    Our fantastic guide JJ Tindall was insightful, entertaining and extremely funny. His knowledge about the history and building styles blew me away. He style was professional. He was like a seasoned professor with incredibly deep knowledge.
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