Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago

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Chicago's First Lady and her sister ships, Chicago's Fair Lady, Chicago's Little Lady, Chicago's Leading Lady and Chicago's Classic Lady - are the definition of elegance along the Chicago River.

Home to Chicago's #1 Architecture Tour - the Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises - guests aboard our vessels experience 90-minutes of amazing. Stories and rich details of Chicago's architectural history are narrated by volunteer docents from the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

In the evening, the vessels transform into private event spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, business presentations, baby showers, networking events and much more. For a more intimate setting of one to six people, vintage yacht Lady Grebe is a must see. Built in 1961 in Chicago, this luxurious vessel has seen the likes of movie stars, dignitaries and corporate executives aboard her deck.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
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  • Loved this cruise with the history of Chicago before and after the Great Fire. Many important building designs and decor were explained as well as the history of what makes Chicago unique and diverse.  more »
  • I cannot say enough about how amazing of experience this tour is. Does the fact that I've now done it 3 or 4 times help paint that picture? Every time I visit Chicago (and have the time) I try to...  more »
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  • Our tour guide was so energetic and fun to listen to! I've never had someone who was more engaging and enthusiastic to listen to about the history of Chicago's architecture. The boat itself was quite nice and the route was substantial for a river cruise. All in all super fun! It was a great experience and I would recommend this for both entertainment and educational purposes!
  • Fabulous experience at this tour! I am not a big ‘architecture’ fan so didn’t have high hopes but the entire 90 mins was super interesting with fun historical facts and details on designs!! Highly recommend if you are a tourist at Chicago!

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