Sunday, September 30th | 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

Pre-registration required. Please email to save your seat!


11:00 AM    Check-in begins (Swissotel lobby)
11:30 AM Tour departs
12:00 PM Lunch at Island Party Hut on the Riverwalk
2:00 PM  Check-in and boarding
2:30 PM  Architecture Tour River Cruise (1 hour, 30-minute tour)
4:00 PM Tour ends and guests return to Swissotel


All Chicago architecture boat tours depart from Riverside Gardens on Chicago's Riverwalk at Wacker Drive (southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge). Look for our blue awning. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged if you miss your boat!