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Chicago River Architecture Tour

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    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, 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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • River Sightseeing Cruise
    • Tours are narrated by professional tour guide
    • Indoor and outdoor seating available
    • indoor seating is climate controlled
    • Full bar in vessel cabin accepts cash and card
    • restrooms on board
    • Tours are narrated by professionally trained tour guide
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • 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 275 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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    Great tour and very knowledgable. Speaker system wasn't the greatest and hard to hear what was being said but overall very fun and worth it!
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    Everything about this tour was wonderful. The young lady who narrated the tour shared her love of Chicago and the beautiful architecture. She was very entertaining and certainly knowledgeable.
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    Had a great time on the Wendella cruise. Our guide Dave was excellent. He provided a lot of great information, while being funny and not overbearing or intrusive. Highly recommend the experience and a great way to see things in a more open environment, while still being up close
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    We very much enjoyed the Chicago architeture river tour. Tour guide was very good. She knew her stuff and made the trip very entertaining. I reccommend this tour.
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    We loved our Chicago river and lake tour with Wendella! It was a cold day, but we enjoyed being out on the water with nice rooftop seats plus easy access bar drinks. The trivia and history about Chicago was fun to learn - and you see a lot of the city in an hour and half!
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    • Duration: 1h 15m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English
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