Chicago River Walk Tours

  • Operates Daily - 2 hours
  • Refundable
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Operates Daily
Activity Highlights
Completed in October, 2016, the Chicago River Walk is one of the Windy City’s most exciting new additions. On this 2 hour tour including 15 minute boat ride, held every day of the week at 2:00 pm, you’ll have the chance see the best of this scenic, riverside walkway, from its stylish new restaurants to its pretty green spaces and other relaxed attractions. As you go, learn about Chicago’s unique history, encounter its iconic skyscrapers and other architectural highlights, and even take a break in the form of a water taxi ride.

The tour begins at 2:00pm sharp at Peet's Coffee & Tea - Wrigley Building Plaza - across from Walgreen's - 400 North Michigan Avenue. After a short boat ride, guests will be told riveting stories about Chicago’s history, architecture, and place in popular culture. After a brief introduction, your guide will immerse you a riveting tale of the city's greatest tragedy in terms of lives lost - S.S. Eastland Disaster.

Guests will view architectural gems, ranging from the Marina City towers and Lyric Opera House to the Mather Tower and River Point, and hear more fascinating episodes from Chicago’s history. As you wander, you’ll also have the chance to play some entertaining trivia games — pay attention, as multiple prizes are awarded throughout the tour.

The tour concludes at the River Theater on the River Walk - Clark & Wacker Street Intersection.
Activity Details
The recently expanded River Walk is Chicago's newest hot spot and beautiful pedestrian walkway that follows the Chicago River as it flows through downtown.  It is one of the best ways to discover the Windy City. On this 2 hour walking tour including short boat ride, guests hear riveting tales about the "Second City" and what makes Chicago truly unique. To keep things exciting, a 15-minute water taxi trip and ongoing trivia challenges will make this a walking tour one to remember!
Departure & Return
Departure PointRiver North, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Departure Time2:00 PM
ReturnChicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL, USA
What's Included
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Water Taxi
  • Gratuities (recommended
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • Rick kept us entertained and informed. Learned a lot, saw very interested places. And finally got a photo of the two of us together!!! Rare on vacation. Highly recommend Rick and the river walk tour. EXCELLENT. Give Rick a big thumbs up. Very informative. Highly recommend.

  • The tour was excellent- tour guide -Cindy kept us entertained with history/stories of Chicago River. Being a Chicagoan. I am proud to have such a beautiful river walk.

  • The best tour in Chicago! Started of great with free coffee/drink and a wonderful river taxi ride before walking the river walk. Cindy was so knowledgeable, fun...with trivia for everyone. The River Walk is beautiful and we saw buildings that were absolutely gorgeous with the reflection of the city.

  • Our guide Cindy led us in a very small group on this tour. She was great, really engaged with the group. The history, stories, information, anecdotes and humour really enhanced our knowledge and understanding. It's an easy walk, includes a short boat trip and is great way to spend a morning in Chicago.

  • Our guide Cindy led us in a very small group on this tour. She was great, really engaged with the group. The history, stories, information, anecdotes and humour really enhanced our knowledge and understanding. It's an easy walk, includes a short boat trip and is great way to spend a morning in Chicago.

  • Our tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable on Chicago, and the Riverwalk. The tour lasted an extra 30 minutes, jam packed with interesting info. I highly recommend this tour.

  • The tour guide was well-informed and had a great personality. Everything the tour guide shared was very interesting. We learned a lot, and had fun doing it. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • I loved this tour! Our tour guide, Cindy, was awesome! I learned so much from the tour and saw amazing sites! Such a value for the money.

  • Great tour! Our guide, Rick, was knowledgeable and energetic. He provided an interesting tour. Great way to learn more about the city of Chicago.

  • The tour was good and the guide quite friendly and informed. I would recommend and look forward to taking more tours. Just a couple of friendly suggestions. The tour is actually two full hours -not an hour and a half. I would amend the description to reflect the correct time so those taking the tour can plan accordingly.

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