Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour ®

Looking for things to do in Chicago? Take a tour of Chicago and learn about the city’s renowned architecture and rich history aboard Wendella.

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Tour Guides

On Chicago's Original Architecture Tour ®, a professionally trained tour guide will lead you through all three branches of the Chicago River, sharing interesting information on Chicago’s architecture and heritage.

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Tour

On this tour you will see unique buildings along the river, with designs by notable architects such as Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Wendella’s tour guides are trained through an in-house education program, which provides on-going development and training for all our tour guides. Wendella has been a part of Chicago since 1935 and draws guests from all over the world. Our tours are fun, informative, and kid-friendly. Take one of our tours and experience the best views of Chicago from the water!

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Reviews

"It was a blast! I learned so much about Chicago architecture and the gentleman speaking on the tour had a great sense of humor. It was both relaxing and educational!"

"Well worth the money! You get beautiful views of the city, and the boat stops long enough at the really pretty scenes. It's very informative and fun!"

"Affordable price, fun ride, nice boats, and informative trip for the architecture piece. Highly recommend."

"This is about the 4th or 5th time I've taken this tour and each time learn something new...see something new...the guides are very informative and so relaxing...in case of bad weather have the lower enclosed deck to sit in."

"This has been the best boat tour yet! Super informative, fun, energetic, and genuine tour of the city."

"Highlight of any Chicago Trip"

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