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First Lady Architecture River Cruise

Highlights / General details

Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago's First Lady Cruises can showcase Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. Don't settle for imitations, look for the CAF logo.


General admission seating.

Taxes and fees.

Tours are presented in English and travel on all three branches of the Chicago River.

Luxurious cruise vessels with open-air-upper deck and climate-controlled indoor seating.

Complimentary map provided to each guest.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Hours of operation

Tours depart Sunday to Friday from April 2-November 20, 2016.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time.


Approximately 90 minutes.


Departure location: Chicago’s Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive, GPS: 112 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL USA.

Additional Information

Tour departs rain or shine (indoor seating is provided).

The Chicago's Leading Lady vessel is wheelchair accessible. Tickets for tours on this vessel can be purchased by selecting 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm or 5pm departure times.

Full service bar onboard.


For safety reasons, motorized scooters and electric wheelchairs cannot be accomodated aboard the ship. Guests who are unable to transfer may use CFL's manual wheelchair. Dockside staff will gladly monitor wheelchairs and scooters left at the dock during a tour.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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