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Chicago: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner River Cruise

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24 reviews

Chicago: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner River Cruise

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From US$ 105.05 per person

Enjoy views of Chicago's riverfront architecture as you cruise along the Chicago River. Admire the scenery from the ship's glass-enclosed dining area. Choose between a lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Host or greeter
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing food cruise along the Chicago River
  • Experience uninterrupted views of Chicago's riverfront architecture
  • Savor a celebrity-chef inspired meal, freshly prepared on board
  • Learn about some of the architectural highlights along the way
  • View the Navy Pier fireworks on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer
Full description

Enjoy a fine dining experience on the Chicago River while admiring unparalleled riverfront views on this city cruise trip. Explore the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk when boarding the boat. Be welcomed aboard by the crew as the ship's photographer captures the moment. Arrive early for your cruise, dressed to impress. Be escorted to your table in the dining area. With its gorgeous glass-enclosed design, enjoy Chicago's incredible architecture from your seat. Savor a delicious meal prepared freshly on board. You can also buy a cocktail from the bar. To add to your enjoyment, the dinner cruise includes music by an onboard DJ. During the lunch and brunch cruises, listen to informative commentary on some of the architectural highlights along the river. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer, enjoy the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Sample Dinner Menu

Choice of starter: Caesar salad, lobster soup

Choice of main course: Jumbo lump crab cakes, maple, and mustard glazed chicken breast, braised beef short rib, jumbo forest mushroom ravioli Choice of dessert: Eli’s original cheesecake, duo seasonal sorbet, chocolate decadent cake, odyssey signature warm butter cake

Sample Brunch Menu Choice of starter: Caesar salad, Scottish smoked salmon toast, Greek yogurt, and granola parfait, fresh blueberries and strawberries Choice of main course: Cannellini bean shakshuka, maple, and mustard glazed chicken breast, scrambled eggs, raisin and cinnamon french toast

Choice of dessert: Eli's New York-style cheesecake, tres con leche flan, triple chocolate mud pie, freshly cut fruit, and fresh strawberries Sample Lunch Menu

Starter: Caesar Salad

Choice of main course: Jumbo forest mushroom ravioli, maple, and mustard glazed chicken breast, oven-baked Atlantic salmon fillet, braised beef short rib

Choice of dessert: Eli's New York-style cheesecake, freshly cut fruit, and fresh strawberries, duo of sorbet

Includes
  • 2-hour cruise
  • 3-course meal
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Onboard DJ (for dinner cruises)
  • Architectural narration (for lunch and brunch cruises)
  • Navy Pier fireworks (on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of NBC Tower on the north side of the river, Cityfront Plaza Drive, between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • Tickets for infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • There is a dress code of dressy-casual attire, casual jeans, T-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Beautiful activity, highly recommended. The rich food Attire is not so elegant. The only bad thing is that at times the air was very cold.

May 4, 2022

May 1, 2022

April 27, 2022

Product ID: 233082