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Chicago's Original Architecture Tour®

Wendella is Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour®, offering a variety of distinctive narrated tours, all focusing on Chicago’s rich architectural heritage and history. Whether you’re looking for an in-depth tour or a brief overview of Chicago, Wendella has many tour options to choose from.

Tours are offered year round (weather permitting).

Chicago River Architecture Tour

Adult: $39.00 | Child (4-12): $18.00 | Under 4: Free

Experience the city’s legendary architecture from the best seat in the house—the river. Our experienced tour guides detail the 130 year long history behind the skyline, while our bartenders and staff keep you comfortable and entertained. This comprehensive tour navigates through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River, and lasts approximately 75 minutes. It’s the one thing everyone tells you to do in Chicago, done right.

Lake & River Architecture Tour

Adult: $39.00 | Child (4-12): $18.00 | Under 4: Free

A Chicago family tradition since 1935, this is the tour that started it all. The journey begins with an up-close perspective of Chicago’s internationally-known architecture as seen from the Chicago River. Then, venture through the Chicago Lock to gain a new perspective of Chicago’s architecture from Lake Michigan.

Chicago River Experience

Adult: $21.00 | Child (4-12): $7.00 | Under 4: Free

Experience Chicago’s legendary architecture and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing legacy for all to admire. This family-friendly introduction to the Windy City’s rich history and architectural heritage features highlights from Wendella’s full-length architecture tours. This tour is offered on weekends and holidays May 25th – September 29th.

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