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Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 3,507 reviews

Sparkling Presentation of Architectural Gems in Chicago

The tour was very well organized and informative. The boat was spacious and comfortable but the real 5 star rating of the tour belongs our guide, Jake. He was polished yet wittily entertaining and so knowledgeable not only about the history of the buildings but also about the construction techniques and what each building contributed historically to the shaping of Chicago's cityscape. He gave us an excellent experience, one that we heartily endorse to anyone seeking to understand how the architecture and strategic city planning has informed the city of Chicago.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable with great background informatio

Really good information about the Chicago crime and mob, however, a video to go along with the presentation would have been great to show what the buildings looked like, since so many of them are no longer standing, as the driver gets to the place where it once stood.

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Good for getting an overview of the downtown Chicago area

Our guide Rick was entertaining and knowledgeable. Also accommodating- let us change our tour time for earlier in the day. Found it helpful to get us familiar with the area, which we returned to the next day. Very limited stops- more of a drive by kind of tour.

Views were terrific and tour guide was excellent

We took the last tour at 7:30 pm (end of July) so we could see the river in the day and with lights on. Both views were wonderful; glad we did it. Our tour guide really knew his facts , but also had a nice sense of humor. Highly recommend!

Great Cruise - The audio needs to be much better though

This is a great cruise ... comfortable and actually uses up the 75 minutes. The only downside is that the audio is not clear and one could hear much of the details of the architecture of the buildings.

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