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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

By Wendella
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Ages 0-100, max of 100 per group
Duration: 45m
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What's not included
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board.


Departure details
  • 400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA NW corner of the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge. Descend stairs next to the Wendella Logo awning to the river level. Dock is located at the bottom of the stairs. Parking is located at 430 N Rush St. Validate your parking at the Wendella ticket office which gives you 12 hours of parking for $12.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76126P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags subject to search
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Contact tour operator for wheelchair & ADA access
  • Indoor and outdoor seating is available on a first come, first served basis
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
  • All Wendella staff is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76126P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    400 N Michigan Ave
    400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    NW corner of the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge. Descend stairs next to the Wendella Logo awning to the river level. Dock is located at the bottom of the stairs. Parking is located at 430 N Rush St. Validate your parking at the Wendella ticket office which gives you 12 hours of parking for $12.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chicago River
    Stop: 45 minutes
    Cruise along the main and part of the south branch.
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    Pass by
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Wrigley Building
    Merchandise Mart
    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    Marina City
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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ldhp
ldhp
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Great tour!
Weather was perfect and the sunshine made the glass buildings glow. Took my 8 year old grandson along and he enjoy
stephaniez102
stephaniez102
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Fabulous tour!
We loved this tour. It was so informative and a great way to see different parts of the city. The tour personnel
Lemon_burst
Lemon_burst
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Will go again
Will likely go again the next time I'm in Chicago! Just very warmly in winter. It's a waste to go to Chicago and no
KenF1619
KenF1619
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Fabulous informative trip!
Loved this tour. Perfect way to see the city. Everyone was helpful and knowledgeable. Lots of seating and drinks a
Ruth M
Ruth M
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Must-do tour
Excellent way as time poor visitors to get a grounding & feeling for Chicago. Informative guides, interesting facts
Extraordinary746061
Extraordinary746061
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Not a tour for winter
We did the winter because it had a heated cabin. You can’t see a thing from there so if you are not willing to put
F7111FGjonathana
F7111FGjonathana
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Nice January Cruise
Very interesting and informative tour of the city with lots of photo opportunities. Tour guide had great stories an
Susan C
Susan C
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Beautiful and interesting tour
This was one of the highlights of our trip. Sure, it was cold, but the guide was very knowledgeable, easy to under
analO3999RE
analO3999RE
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A really nice experience.
The 90-minute tour may be the best option if you want to sit down and relax a little longer; there are pauses durin
Eddie W
Eddie W
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A great experience
Thus was a great experience. In 2015, I took a cruise from a different group when I was in town, and I liked it, bu
Sridhar T
Sridhar T
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Great views!
The 90-minute of the Chicago River Architecture tour was an amazing experience. The tour was very well-organized
sgusiyska
sgusiyska
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Great experience!
It is an amazing experience in Chicago that you can gift to your friends and family! It's definitely worth!
d0uglassearl
d0uglassearl
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Chicago River architecture and city tour
My Wife and I were on first Chicago visit and this trip was day 2 morning. It was well worth the cost being very in
SueannEnro
SueannEnro
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Very Informative
The staff were friendly, the tour guide was super informative & had lots of jokes, and the tour was really nice & t
220elizabethu
220elizabethu
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No Brainer to Entertain Guests
As a child, I always enjoyed Wendella boat trips. As an adult, Wendella is one of my go-to’s when hosting guests. T
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Donna31522
Saint Simons Island, GA278 contributions
Dec 2022
We chose the cheapest alternative for this riverboat tour because it was the only one that fit our schedule. Still, it was an informative ride on a chilly morning. Our guide was entertaining, and we don't feel like we missed anything by not taking a longer tour.
Written 24 December 2022
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Yuliya L
Oakville, Canada4 contributions
Sep 2022
We took this tour at the end of our stay, so it was kind of repetitive to a walking tour, as expected. The tour guide was very knowledgable, and was moving fast through the descriptions and facts. I would prefer longer stories about some buildings vs short facts about everything. Kids 6 and 10 didn't like it much.
Written 6 September 2022
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Elizabeth I
1 contribution
Nov 2020
If you are debating whether to attend a cruise or not... DO IT! I went on a windy afternoon in November, brought a jacket and some sunglasses and enjoyed the experience 100%! Craig was our guide. He was knowledgeable, approachable, and really facilitated the entire experience. All of the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Even the lady at the ticket booth helped get us set up and on our way! My friend suggested Wendella Tours and I am so happy she did! I can't wait to do it again! Thanks Wendella!
Written 6 November 2020
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Jennifer G
1 contribution
Nov 2022
There is no Handicap Accessibility to the docks which was not made clear. Upon arrival one of the tickets booths were closed, by the time I was able to physically make it to the other, we were told we were too late, but for $102, we could go on the next ride.

Unprofessional and rude staff
Written 29 November 2022
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WendellaBoatsChicago
We do offer ADA access at our west dock. However, we apologize for any misunderstanding on the procedure at this dock.
Written 5 December 2022
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Inspire33345458436
1 contribution
The cruise over all was great. The boat was clean, bathrooms were clean and your guide was knowledgeable. However when we were getting off of the boat there was a worker that was working on top of the boat. She repeatedly yelled at a group of tourists to get off the boat. This lady was so rude and kept telling them to get off the boat and quit taking pictures. However there was still a group downstairs there was several people still on the boat. Lady was racist towards this group of people. They were not even with us but several people noticed cause she made such a big scene. For this reason I would NOT recommend. I would give a zero if I could.
Written 11 April 2022
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Terah
Savannah, GA2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was amazing. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. I really just wanted to ride through the river at night on a boat. But the tour guide was phenomenal— he was very funny, VERY knowledgeable and he made it all so interesting! Everything was handled really well by the staff. Highly recommend.
Written 7 July 2021
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Vanessa C
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Jun 2022
Nothing about this trip was bad. It was all good. The price was most inviting and we took the tour more than once on different days just for the boat ride. We were able to take a day ride and a night ride. Makes for beautiful pictures. Everyone was friendly, the boat was super clean and the ride was very relaxing.
Written 8 July 2022
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Ranja V
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
The boat tour was nice. It’s parking that ruined the experience for me. I called ahead of time to ask about parking. I was informed on the phone that they validate parking at trump tower for up to 6 hours. We spent 1.5 hours in the trump tower parking and that was $32. The parking sticker Windella boat tour gave was good for $14. We had to pay $18 out of pockets, which was not planned. Getting innacurate information was beyond frustrating.
Written 5 November 2020
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Sorry to hear about your experience with the Trump Tower Parking. However, just for the record, we do not operate or control the parking.
Written 9 November 2020
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Paula O
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Great service and the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I went with the whole family in a very cold morning, it was still worth it. The guide kept reminding us that if we were cold to go downstairs where there is heat and hot beverages. He was very accommodating.
Written 8 January 2023
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Usfguy
Tampa, FL21 contributions
If you are visiting Chicago and want to experience learning about the downtown in a very relaxed manner this is it!! The ship was huge and staff was very courteous!! The whole tour lasted about 45 mins and it covered the perfect opportunities to capture the beauty of Chicago downtown. Breathtaking views of buildings along with the history behind them. My guide( Sara) was very knowledgeable and even after the tour she offered great suggestions to eat and shop in the area. Absolutely must if you are visiting and in particular short on time.
Written 23 May 2021
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