Odyssey Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise


  • -A two-hour cruise on the Chicago River

  • -A three-course plated lunch with attentive table-side service

  • -Curated music selection from our on-board DJ

  • -Narrated architectural highlights

  • -The most breathtaking views of the Chicago architecture and attractions, including the Wills Tower, the Wrigley Building, Civic Opera House, and much more


Come aboard the Odyssey Chicago River for a delicious, freshly prepared meal while taking in the best views of Chicago's infamous architecture.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your lunch while our guide narrates the scenery along the way. We’ll show you unmatched views of Chicago's world-renowned architectural feats from Marina City and the Merchandise Mart to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Willis Tower and so much more!

Tour info

2 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point

455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL, 60611

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Sail across the beautiful Chicago River Odyssey Lunch Cruises are great for spending time with family, entertaining business clients and associates, or enjoying the company of a group of friends. Retreat from a busy day for two hours of relaxed sophistication aboard the Odyssey for an Architectural Lunch Cruise. Watch the famous Chicago skyline float by from the panoramic windows surrounding your table, or enjoy a drink on the outdoor observation lounge. Enjoy up-close views of the infamous Chicago architecture as they glide right by your table. Enjoy attentive service while you learn all about the world-class architecture as you take in the views and savor every bite of your delicious three-course plated meal. 

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4066

Tribune Tower

Pass By: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103

Merchandise Mart

Pass By: Chicago Opera Theater, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

Civic Opera House

Pass By: Union Station, 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606-5702

Union Station

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147

Willis Tower

Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Navy Pier

What’s included?

  • -2 hour cruise

  • -3 course plated lunch

  • -Light architectural highlights

  • -Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water

  • -Gratuities

  • -Transportation to/from dock

  • -Additional beverages available for purchase

Things to know

Before you book

  • -The vessel is wheelchair accessible. However, you must inform the supplier of your specific needs at time of reservations.

Before you go

  • -Valid photo ID required

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Redemption information

    Odyssey Chicago River is docked near NBC Tower at 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr, on the north side of the River Esplanade between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue.
    On the day of the cruise, Guest will check in at the ticket booth at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Voucher and photo identification is required to check in.

    Tickets will be held at the box office

About operator:

City Cruises, one of two sub-brands under City Experiences’ expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies, operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.