Meet Your Chicago Architecture Experts

At Tours & Boats, we specialize in providing unique architecture tours along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. We’ve teamed up with some of Chicago’s best tour guides to introduce you to our city’s history and the landmarks that line its shores. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to tour the city with your family or want to book for a large group, we can help. Learn more about our cruises and charters here or reach out to us for more information.

Why is Chicago such an important place for architecture? Towering skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower and art deco masterpieces like the Field Building dot its skyline, giving it a look unlike anywhere else in the world. Once the site of the World’s Fair, the city was home to the first Ferris Wheel and boasts a whole host of other historical monuments. To see what the fuss is about, join us on one of our 90-minute architecture cruises! You won’t be disappointed.

Meet Your Vessel

Summer of George docked in the River City Marina

Our Chicago boat charters take place on the Summer of George, a 100-foot vessel docked at the River City Marina. Designed as a party cruise boat with an enclosed main deck, a full-service bar, and a dance floor, this vessel is the perfect location for your next big event. The interior has 360° views from all sides, and its windows are lined with a gorgeous mahogany finish. For those wanting an open-air look at the famous Chicago skyline, our upper deck offers guests bench seating along both sides of the vessel. Join us on one of our tours to see for yourself what gives the Summer of George its reputation as a premier tour and party boat.

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