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Architecture cruise from Michigan Ave in Spanish

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • See Chicago’s world-famous urban architecture from the Chicago River
  • Enjoy views of the picturesque skyline at Wolf Point
  • Sail down all three branches of the river while admiring the works of Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill and more
What to expect

Your picturesque cruise is led by a professional Spanish speaking guide that will give you exciting details of the buildings that line the Chicago River, as well as their historical significance.

The departure point is from the dock at Michigan Ave. Once on board, you’ll set sail down all three branches of the Chicago River– the main branch, north branch and south branch. Don’t forget your camera –you’ll have an amazing photo opportunity at Wolf Point!

Marvel at the architectural masterpieces of Bertrand Goldberg, Jeanne Gang, Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill and Helmut Jahn. Hear the story of how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871.

The urban Chicago landscape is a living record of twentieth century architectural movements. Enjoy this picture perfect cruise that’s fun for the entire family!

Buildings along the tour:

  • 35 East Wacker
  • 222 North LaSalle
  • 225 West Wacker
  • 311 South Wacker
  • 333 North Michigan
  • 333 West Wacker
  • 401 North Michigan
  • Aon Center
  • Apple Store
  • Aqua
  • Boeing World Headquarters
  • Central US Post Office
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • Cityfront Center
  • Civic Opera Building
  • East Bank Club
  • Fulton House
  • IBM Building
  • Jewelers Building
  • John Hancock Center
  • Lake Point Tower
  • LaSalle-Wacker Building
  • Leo Burnett Building
  • London Guarantee Building
  • Marina City
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Montgomery Ward Complex
  • Navy Pier
  • NBC Tower Chicago
  • Plaza Citicorp Center
  • Prudential Plaza
  • RR Donnelley Center
  • River City
  • River Cottages
  • Tribune Tower
  • Trump Tower
  • USG Building Riverside
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  • Wolf Point
  • Wrigley Building

**Please note this tour is only available in Spanish. If you'd like to take this tour in English, please follow this link - Architecture Cruise in English - to the event page

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What's included
  • Professional narration of tour highlights in Spanish
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available on most tours)
  • Boarding photo
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  • Children ages 3-12
  • Infants (2 and under): free

Departure point: Michigan Avenue – 401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

What to remember
  • This tour is only available in Spanish, If you'd like to take this tour in English, please follow this link –- Architecture Cruise in English - to the event page
  • Departure location: Michigan Ave
  • Tour company uses both single level and double-decker boats
  • Please note boats are open aired vessels please dress for an outdoor activity
  • Restrooms are available on tour boats, one double-decker boats restrooms are on the lower level and only accessible via stairs
  • Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Leashed dogs are welcome on the tour
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  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9.45am from Michigan Avenue dock
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