Certified Chicago Architecture Center guides point out more than 50 buildings on this comprehensive and entertaining 90-minute tour of the city's riverfront that departs throughout the day and in the evening. All tours leave from the Chicago First Lady Cruises dock on the south side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and are a great entry point to learning about the city's history and architecture. Plus, for an extra $5 you can gain admission to all of the exhibitions on display at the Chicago Architecture Center. Sounds good to us.
If you're looking to see some of the most incredible skyline views of Chicago, look no futher than the city's top boat tours and cruises. The Chicago River and Lake Michigan each offer unparalled vantage points for gazing at the city, and many of these boat tours also provide unique insight into Chicago history and culture with the help of their highly trained guides. There's a cruise for every mood: Whether you want to dine, snap photos or simply gawk at iconic Chicago attractions from new angles, the best boat tours in Chicago—from stately tall ships to wind-whipping speedboats—have got all of your nautical needs covered. Anchors aweigh!
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