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Where to Find Chicago Architecture Boat Tour Discounts

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Chicago is filled with an abundance of wonders, both natural and manmade, and there is one way to enjoy them at the same time. Taking a cruise along the majestic Chicago River while passing the city’s renowned architecture is an experience like no other. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult deciding which one to choose. So here’s why Tours & Boats’ boat: the Summer of George should be your first port of call.

What is an Architecture Boat Tour?

An architecture boat tour is the opportunity to absorb the remarkable facades and towering buildings that grace the Chicago River and Lake Michigan’s edge. Just like Chicago history tours, our tours delve into the contexts and stories that make up the designs and constructions. The devastation of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire meant that a large part of the city needed to be rebuilt and it was done so through innovative practices. With the invention of a new process of steel manufacturing, known as the Bessemer process, Chicago architects became the world’s first to use steel frames in their ever-growing skyscrapers. Many of the buildings in the Windy City were the tallest in the world at the time of their completion. A trip down the Chicago River is a journey through time, where the change in practices and styles throughout history is made clear along the way, examined and explained by your friendly guide.

Why Tours & Boats has the Best Pricing

There is an abundance of great options for Chicago cruise tickets but Tours & Boats’ best price guarantee means that you shouldn’t look any further. Our price match guarantee means that if you find the same tour at a cheaper cost, we will match the price! We are confident that our tour is the longest and the most affordable, and ultimately the one that you’ll wish you had done sooner. Tours from Chicago are a dime a dozen, so having a clear understanding and trust in what you’re buying is essential. We have almost one thousand positive reviews across Google and TripAdvisor. Our previous customers have loved taking an architecture boat tour with us but if you have any doubts, we will let their reviews speak for themselves.

Discounts Available

Beyond our price match guarantee, we also have discounts for various individuals. This includes special prices for veterans, active-duty military, seniors, and students. Even children aged 5 and under are free! Although they ride for free don’t forget to get them a ticket in order to secure them their own space on the boat. We also provide discounts for groups of six to ten adults. The best Chicago architecture tour discount can be found with us.

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, we are also providing discounts for healthcare workers as a way to thank them for putting in a lot of hard work for our community. Now more than ever, we need to support local businesses and community members. In order to best prevent the spread of infection, we are doing our part to help minimize the risk while still providing an enjoyable experience. We have reduced our ticket numbers to allow for social distancing, we are providing hand sanitizer on board, all passengers are required to wear a face mask, we are conducting temperature checks for both tour guests and staff, and we are also regularly disinfecting all surfaces. You can rest assured that an architecture boat tour with us is both a safe but also fun outing.

Discounts for Large Groups

For groups of more than 10, we have even better discounts! Our sturdy vessel, the Summer of George, provides 100 feet complete with an upper deck with 360-degree views, an enclosed main deck, a full-service bar, and a dance floor. The amenities mean that the Summer of George is the perfect location for convention groups. A Chicago boat rental with the captain is an ideal way to show off our stunning city to business travelers, with additional options to take a Chicago twilight tour to unwind after a long day. An architecture boat tour is also a great choice for school groups. The lesson can be shifted to focus on a specific style of design such as the first 19th-century skyscrapers or art deco masterpieces like the Field Building, or we can delve deeper into the history and influences of our stunning skyline while floating along the city’s natural beauty — the options are limitless. A Chicago boat charter means that the experience can be catered and personalized to your group’s desires and needs. Tours & Boats will also soon be offering pontoon rentals so groups can take themselves out along the Chicago River.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions or are interested in joining one of our Chicago architecture boat tours, check out our tour page here or get in touch with us. We are more than happy to discuss our options and pricing to match what you’re looking for. Tours & Boats is the number one place to find the best Chicago architecture boat tour discounts guaranteeing that you have the best experience possible.