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Chicago: Navy Pier Fireworks with River Architecture Cruise

Product ID: 178002
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Enjoy an up-close view of the Navy Pier Fireworks at the end of your nighttime architecture cruise along the Chicago River. Learn about many of the city’s renowned landmarks as you pass more than 40 structures, and sail under historic bridges.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See a spectacular fireworks display off Navy Pier with unobstructed views from the best seats in the city
  • Enjoy a nighttime narrated architecture cruise along all 3 branches of the Chicago River
  • Get an insight into 40 landmark buildings from a knowledgeable guide
  • See Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City, Willis Tower and more
  • Relax on board with a drink from the cash bar
Full description
Climb aboard a state-of-the-art cruise vessel for an unforgettable night-time cruise of all three branches of the Chicago River, followed by the best seats in the city for the legendary Navy Pier Fireworks Display.

On your 75-minute architecture cruise, marvel at the architecture that has made the city of Chicago so legendary. Get an insight into the buildings and engineering of the city that gave birth to the skyscraper, spiritual home of modern American architecture. Your expert guide will lead you down the Chicago River to uncover hidden gems, as well the city’s most renowned landmarks, such as the John Hancock building, Trump Tower and more.

Pick up a glass of something cold from the cash bar as you cruise the Windy City’s waterway and learn its status as a modern metropolis, and one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Top off your tour with an unobstructed view of the Navy Pier Fireworks Display. Seated on the open deck of the boat, enjoy unparalleled views of the fireworks and the city’s unique sparkling skyline. 
  • Night architecture cruise
  • Live docent giving expert commentary
  • Viewing of the Navy Pier fireworks display
What’s Not Included
  • Boarding photo
  • Food or drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress for an outdoor activity
• A cash bar is on board most vessels, depending on the season
• Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time
• Don't forget your camera
• Fireworks display occurs every Wednesday and Saturday evening in the summer
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Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 52 reviews
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Shoreline Sightseeing

Product ID: 178002