Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady


Explore Chicago’s iconic architecture aboard TripAdvisor’s #1 rated boat tour of the city. Welcome aboard! Our 2021 season begins Saturday, April 17.

The only Chicago River cruise partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), Chicago’s First Lady Cruises offers visitors the city’s most engaging architectural tour experience.

Highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer CAC docents (guides) provide visitors with a compelling and detailed narrative of Chicago's numerous architectural styles and the stories of the legendary figures who designed and built our city.

This relaxing 90-minute tour features both indoor and outdoor seating, a full-service bar and snack bar, and is consistently named by locals and visitors alike as the best way to see Chicago. Plus, you can upgrade your ticket for $5 to include admission the Chicago Architecture Center, valid for up to 7 days after your cruise.

Special Cruises: Our popular daytime CAFC River Cruise currently has one specialty cruise: Our Evening River Cruise.

Event Details

Apr 17 to Nov 21

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