Cruise along the Chicago River on a 75-minute tour, and discover hidden architectural gems among the city’s renowned landmarks. Led by a docent…
What people are saying about Merchandise Mart
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.
Our tour guide's name was Kevin, and he was, in a single word, fantastic! Not only did he know the subject very well, he had the perfect personality to be providing the history of the architecture of Chicago. He had so much information, that we were not able to retain it all! And he presented it in a very engaging way, that kept everyone interested. Our entire group of 10 people loved the tour, and Kevin's knowledge. Great tour.
The boat ride was fun clean and very enjoyable. I learned a lot and would do it again the view was wonderful when we saw something turned around and came back and saw something else we all enjoyed our time and enjoyed hearing all about the buildings
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!
I visited a friend in Chicago and we took this tour together. The guide was really knowledgeable and great fun to listen to. I recook die this to every visitor as a starting point to discover this great city.