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Chicago Sightseeing Tour on the River

Chicago River Walking Tour

Our private walking tour is the perfect way to learn all about the history and breathtaking infrastructure of the Chicago River!  On this Chicago tour, we will explore the rolling promenades, historic landmarks, and relaxing mini-parks that frame the legendary waterway. One of our enthusiastic and informative tour guides will provide in-depth knowledge about the only river in the world that flows away from its mouth!

This Chicago River tour is a customizable journey, perfect for families, business groups, team building events, history buffs, school trips, or anyone looking to have a good time!

Book this private walking tour and let Bobby’s Bike Hike be your ambassador to the city’s amazing riverfront!

What To Expect

The newly redesigned Chicago Riverwalk is a stunning feat of recreational architecture. The rolling promenade features bike paths, shops, eateries, and plenty of space to relax and watch boats float by.

The Chicago Vietnam Memorial Plaza is one of the largest monuments dedicated to Vietnam War veterans outside of Washington DC, featuring fountains, a waterfall, and a plaque wall with the names of 2,900 servicemen.

The site of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is an integral part of the city’s history, and allowed for the chance to rebuild into the skyscraper-laden metropolis Chicago is today.

The iconic Wrigley Building is a skyscraper in downtown Chicago located on the Chicago River, modeled after a Spanish cathedral with French Renaissance details.

The McCormick Bridgehouse & River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges, and provides the unique opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.

The site of the Eastland Disaster is located on the Chicago River in the downtown area. In 1915, the passenger ship SS Eastland overturned and killed 844 people.

Featuring breathtakingly clear blue freshwater, views of Lake Michigan are unmatched at the mouth of the Chicago River.

The Centennial Fountain & Water Arc is located on the river at McClurg Court, and was dedicated in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city’s river reversal.

The Chicago River is covered by some of the most gorgeous bridges in the world, famous for their movable lift technology.

DuSable Harbor is located in the heart of downtown and is one of the only harbors with slips in the Loop area, making it a very popular mooring destination.

Book a Chicago Riverwalk Tour for Your Family Today

Our river tours of Chicago are accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. That makes them an excellent family activity. It can be difficult to find things to do on vacation that every member of your group will enjoy. No matter what age they are, everyone will get something out of this tour. Youngsters love the physical aspect of traipsing around the river area, while older folks like hearing about the history.

We encourage you to book your tour at the beginning of your vacation. Why? This gives you greater flexibility. Say you hear about something you really like during the tour. You have time to explore it before you go home. Other reasons to book a tour with us include:

  • Our outstanding safety record
  • Our recognition from industry groups, such as an award of distinction from Viator
  • Our No. 1 ranking among all Chicago tour companies on Trip Advisor for 10 years running

Take your family on a Chicago River Tour they will remember for years to come. Contact us to make your reservation!

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What Our Customers Are Saying“We had a fabulous tour guide who provided loads of interesting information about the local buildings, relevant history and great stories. I loved walking right down beside the river! Much appreciated.”

– GillyKiwi  Napier, New Zealand

Chicago River Walking Tour

Duration: 1.5 hours
Length: 1 mile
Level: Easy
Schedule: Private Groups Only
Age: 1+
Price: Fri-Sun Mon-Thurs
Adults $34.99 $34.99
Youth (Ages: 4-11) $19.99 $19.99
Infants (Ages: 0-3) $9.99 $9.99

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