Architectural Cruise

Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building.  YOU CAN BOOK THIS CRUISE here.

Chicago Architecture

The buildings and architecture of Chicago reflect the city's history and multicultural heritage, featuring prominent buildings in a variety of styles. Most structures downtown were destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Chicago's architectural styles include Chicago Bungalows, Two-Flats, and Graystones.  The Loop is home to skyscrapers as well as sacred architecture including "Polish Cathedrals". Chicago is home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of skyscrapers in the world.

The Polish Cathedral architectural style is a North American genre of Catholic church architecture found throughout the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic regions as well as in parts of New England 

Polish Cathedral churches generally have large amounts of ornamentation in the exterior and interior, similar to the Spanish Baroque style.  The decorations used reflect the tastes of the Polish immigrants to the region in generations past.   Symbols of saints are prominently displayed throughout. Additionally there is a heavy proclivity towards ornamentation drawn from the Renaissance era.


Speedboat Cruise

This cruise zips along Lake Michigan, moving past famous Chicago landmarks. Climb aboard your 2,000-horsepower speed boat at Navy Pier and then race past famous attractions like the Willis Tower, Grant Park, and Buckingham Fountain, while getting a guided tour about the history and architecture of Chicago.  YOU CAN BOOK here.


Sunset Cruise


Hop aboard your open-top vessel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, and cruise along the Chicago River, where your guide will point out architectural highlights. Then, see the skyline from a distance, and watch the skyscrapers light up, when you continue to Lake Michigan for a sunset viewing.  YOU CAN BOOK here.