Land and River Architecture Tour

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Take in the architectural beauty of Chicago from both bus and boat...

After exploring Chicago on a narrated bus tour, board a streamliner yacht for wonderful views of the amazing architecture that makes up Chicago's famous skyline - see more than 40 iconic buildings including the Aon Center, the Wrigley Building and the towering John Hancock Building.

Our guide to Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour

Enjoy wonderful views of Chicago's stunning skyline from two different perspectives as you soak up the city on an informative bus tour and then onboard a beautiful streamliner yacht.

Firstly, take to the road on a narrated bus tour which visits numerous sights and landmarks. The sights you will see on this section depends on the tour time chosen:

The 9:30am tour takes you through the South Shore by bus to museum campus and then through neighborhoods like South Commons and the streets that make up the campus of the University of Chicago.

The 11:30am tour takes you through the North Side by bus where you glide up thoroughfares like the Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue, and the Loop - see Daley Plaza and the exclusive shops and stunning architecture that populate the North.

At Navy Pier, you'll change modes of transport, switching to water for a comprehensive voyage covers more than 40 points of interest including Grant Park, Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, the Tribune Tower and the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States.

Crane your neck up at the John Hancock Tower - a skyscraper topped by an impressive observation perch some 300 metres (1,000 feet) up - among other points of interest as yoo float along the shores of the longest lake in the world, Lake Michigan.

What's more, an informative guide will provide narration along the way, telling the stories behind the major events which helped shape the architectural history of the city.

Please note: the tour ends at the boat dock adjacent to Michigan Avenue and its exclusive stores - there is no hotel drop off included.


The Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour only operates in the Summer between 1 June and 30 September.

Start times

There is a choice of a 9.30am or 11.30am departure.


Around 2 hours.

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