Take a boat and walking tour along the Chicago river
while indulging in food treats along the way. Learn about the rivers rich history and the great architecture that lines it.
This tour starts at Ghirardelli on the Mag Mile where we indulge in some gourmet chocolate before boarding the boat to Chinatown for more treats like authentic Asian BBQ pork or veggie stuffed buns and Mochi ice cream.
See all the iconic buildings along the river and take pictures you can't take from anywhere except a boat. The Wrigley Building, Merchandise Mart, Trump Tower, Marina City and more are all on your journey.
We exit the boat at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown where we stroll through the only Chinatown in America that is actually still growing. We stop and sample a variety of authentic Asian fare along the way, while learning of Chinatown's rich history. There are many great photo ops for you to take advantage of like the Chinese Zodiac Sculptures, the Chinatown Gateway and the "Nine Dragon Wall" as well as a stop to shop for Chinatown souvenirs. This tour ends by the CTA Chinatown-Cermak red-line stop.
This tour has a significant amount of walking, some stairs and is not handicap accessible.
We rest during the 25 minute
boat ride and at some of the food stops.
This tour is not recommended for anyone who has trouble with stairs or children in strollers.
Tour starts in Rivernorth and ends by the Chinatown Red Line train stop.
If guests need to get back to river north they can take the train or get back on the water taxi.
(Return fare is not included. Train is $3 water taxi is $5)
"Chicago’s neighborhoods have always been the city’s greatest strength."
Chocolate at Ghirardelli,
Chinese food samples, and boat fare from the Riverwalk
to Chinatown are included in
the ticket price.
Tour guides are always grateful
for any tips received for a great tour.