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Land & River Architecture Tour featuring INSIDE CHICAGO - Grand Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

This tour will be a comprehensive tour of everything Chicago has to offer. Comprised of both the Scenic Nrth Side Tour and the Historic South Side Tour you will see and hear about Chicago’s Architecture, Beautiful Parks, Skyscrapers, Lakefront, Churches, Museums, Sports Stadiums and Neighborhoods. Scheduled stops will be taken at Lincoln Park Conservatory and Museum Campus. This tour includes many of Chicago’s historical sites and the fascinating stories that go with them. This is the best tour value in Chicago! Plus a 90-minute Architecture River Tour!

Land & River Architecture Tour featuring INSIDE CH Highlights

Highlights include: Scenic & Historic Architecture Beautiful Parks Skyscrapers Chicago’s Lakefront Museum Campus: Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium & Adler Planetarium Sports Stadiums: Guaranteed Rate Field(White Sox baseball), Soldier Field(Bears football) & Wrigley Field(Cubs baseball) Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Hyde Park, Woodlawn & River North Plus many more historical sites! A 90-minute Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago Line Cruises.

Land & River Architecture Tour featuring INSIDE CH Inclusions

  • INSIDE CHICAGO - Grand Tour
  • Chicago Architecture Cruise aboard Chicago Line Cruises

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and beverage
  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation to/from Chicago Line Cruises

Please Note

You must email Chicago Line Cruises to request your cruise time at info@chicagoline.com. Be sure to provide your name as it is on your confirmation, number of passengers and Gray Line confirmation number. A member of Chicago Line Cruises will reply to your email with confirmation of date and time. Boat Cruise Schedule: April 30 - May 24: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm May 25 - September 2: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm(Monday -Thursday only), 4pm, 5pm September 3 - September 30: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm October 1 - November 25: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

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Tour Itinerary

This is a comprehensive tour of everything Chicago has to offer. Travel through both the North Side and South Side business and residential districts. All the points of interest covered in the North Side and South Shore tours are included in the Grand Tour.
You will also enjoy a 90-minute Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago Line Cruises.
Throughout the signature cruise one of the award-winning Docents will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites.
In a world of iconic architecture, only a few images are so instantly recognized they need no subtitle. Think of the Venetian canals, a Shinto temple, the medieval Cathedral at Chartres, or the unmistakable skyline of Chicago. Each year thousands of architecture lovers travel to the City of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper… and thousands book passage aboard this enthralling river tour, widely considered the best 90-minutes spent in Chicago. On your Architectural Tour you will learn how the Great Chicago Fire jumped a river and allowed for visionaries of structural steel and plate glass, such as John Wellborn Root, William Le Baron Jenney, Louis Sullivan (Wright’s mentor) and Daniel Burnham, in less than ten years, lift Chicago from the ashes of the fire to new heights. Chicago’s ascent continued into the 20th century with titanic figures such as Bertrand Goldberg, Fazlur Khan and Mies van der Rohe – (higher/taller) buildings, sleeker – and it has soared in the 21st century with audacious new steeples such as The Trump Tower and Aqua designed by Jeanne Gang, an internationally known artist of architectural design. A jaw-dropping excursion through a city that defied all expectations … even the laws of gravity.

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