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Chicago River Architecture Tour

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    Stop At: Wendella, Chicago, IL 60611-4104

    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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Beautiful cruise to take at sunset! Cruise narrator was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the buildings! Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank kcabezero
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I didn't quite know what to expect, but it was very interesting and enjoyable. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a lovely personality. We had a great time!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jennifer D
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I thought the tour guide was great. A little scripted at times but really enthusiastic and educated so overall he provided a very informative tour. Everything was on schedule and the pickup location (Wrigley Building area) was pretty easy to locate. Drop off was same...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Travel01089
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed the architectural boat tour. Our guide was funny, engaging and you could really tell he loves his hometown and enjoys what he does. We had a lovely day for our tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 239JenniferS239
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I was very disappointed they would not give me even a partial refund after we cancelled our trip to Chicago and couldn’t use the ticket.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jayne F
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    Passenger10023209718
    14 August 2019|
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    Response from Barbara K | Reviewed this property |
    Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. I would suggest you call the published number for Wendella to get a definitive answer.
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    Jonathan H
    11 August 2019|
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    Response from Christian S | Reviewed this property |
    About 75 Minutes. If you book with Lake Michigan than its 90 Minutes.
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    5 August 2019|
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    Response from Christian S | Reviewed this property |
    No, unfortunately not. You will need public parking which may be costly.
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