Chicago Tours

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Boat Tour

Best view in the city!

Best view in the city!

The best view of the city is during one of  the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruises.  These 1.5 hour tours go rain or shine, so we often suggest that you wait until you get to Chicago before making your reservation.  We can assist you by reserving tickets through our Concierge program for your cruise, just ask Sara, Lucy or Kapra at breakfast: $39.43/person.  This is discounted from the cost with tax and fees charged for on-line bookings. From the Two Urns it is just a quick trip on the Blue Line to Clark/Lake and then walk 1 block north to the river and 3 blocks east to Michigan Avenue and the ticket booth to claim your tickets.  It is highly recommended that you arrive 30 min. prior to your departure time to pick up tickets and board to get the best seats.

The Mercury Skyline Cruiseline offers a Chicago By Night or Fireworks Cruise $31.10 adult or $16.55/children and takes you along the lake front – a great way to spend a summer evening getting those wonderful panoramic shots of the skyline as the sun sets or to watch the fireworks.  The Mercury  Urban Adventure Cruise ($30.10 adult/$15.55 child) takes you along the lake front and down the Chicago River – again just ask Sara, Lucy or Kapra at breakfast about reserving tickets through our concierge program with Mercury Cruiseline.

Want to find out more about Chicago’s history? Murder and Mystery in Chicago – Devil in the White City – Mamma Mia! Little Italy – Paddle into the Past on a kayak down the Chicago River – Graceland or Rosehill Cemetery Walking Tours – These and many more “El”, walking and bus tours are available when you reserve a tour through the Chicago History Museum 1-312.642-4600 or visit

The newest tour in town is the Chicago Brews Cruise where you go for tours to 4 microbreweries.  For beer geeks, not frat boys!

You can also do a walking tour with Free Tours by Foot on the riverfront, Loop, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park or Wrigleyville.  Donations not expected, but always welcome on this “pay what you wish” tour.