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North Side Chicago & River Cruise Tour

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from US$ 76.95 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Discover the scenic North Side of Chicago!
  • Go on a 90-minute architectural river cruise!
  • Pay a visit to the home of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field!
  • Learn about the history of gravity-defying buildings in Chicago!
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide!
  • Overview

    Conquer Chicago from both the land and the water on a North Side Chicago & River Cruise Tour!

    With North Side Chicago & River Cruise Tour tickets, sightseeing in Chicago is a breeze! Your tour will start by heading north out of the Loop. You will make your way towards Magnificent Mile and pass by Millennium Park, which is the home to the famously mirrored Bean. From Magnificent Mile, you will see the historic site of Fort Dearborn, as well as the Chicago River. Your friendly guide will point out the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower & Pumping Station. Then, make your to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. On your return route, you will pass by Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo, go down State Street, and see Chicago’s famous El Train! You’ll see Chicago Theatre, too! The North Side Chicago & River Cruise Tour practically ensures that you won’t miss a thing during your next Chicago trip!

    Then, come aboard for a 90-minute, architectural river cruise! Your well-informed guide will enlighten you about the history of Chicago’s famous buildings in the very birthplace of the skyscraper. Learn how the architects of Chicago restored the city after the Great Chicago Fire. Get to know about great American architects such as John Wellborn Root, William LeBaron Jenney, and Louis Sullivan. You will also learn about the modern architects who have designed the Chicago we see today, like Jeanne Gang, Bertrand Goldberg, Mies van der Rohe, and many more! Considered by many to be the best Chicago daytrip, you should definitely include the North Side Chicago & River Cruise on your list of things to do in Chicago!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    2018: Daily.

    2019: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


    Approximately 4 hours.

    Start time

    9:30 a.m.

    Meeting Point

    Inside of Feelings Gift Shop on the arcade level of the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603.

    Ending Point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • North Side Chicago & River Cruise Tour
    • A 4-hour experience highlighting Chicago’s landmarks
    • Tour of North Side Chicago
    • 90-minute river cruise
    • Professional guide and live commentary
  • Please note

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.

    This tour only operates until November 25th.

    You must email us to request your cruise time at Be sure to provide your name as it is on your confirmation, number of passengers, confirmation number, and other details.

    The cruise starts at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.