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Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour – June 13


Sat, June 13, 6:00pm-6:50pm CST

See iconic Chicago architecture on a virtual boat tour from the comfort of your own couch. For this popular tour, Executive Director Amanda Scotese will use 360-degree Google Street View images to give the experience of virtual travel. Her commentary goes beyond dates and names to weave a timeline of Chicago history as seen through the landscape. She will connect the city’s roots in transportation with its rise, downfall and rebirth over history. Chicago Detours also always shares new perspectives on both familiar and overlooked buildings. At just $8 per person, this virtual boat tour is a great value for a fun, safe activity to combat cabin fever.

During the engaging 50-minute presentation, your couch will be the boat! With years of experience leading river tours for private groups, Amanda will give a Chicago Detours-style presentation that “shares stories and places even locals don’t know.” This virtual boat tour will be unlike any architecture river cruise you’ve taken in the past.

Why Book This Virtual Boat Tour?

The “Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour” was recommended by Block Club Chicago and Time Out Chicago.

This fun virtual boat tour is part of Chicago Detours’ ongoing series of virtual events. Upcoming “Historic Happy Hour for Curious People” talks range from neighborhood tours to history of food and drink to skyscraper engineering. 

Guests have said:
“Thank you, Chicago Detours, for an interesting and very informative zoom walking tour! I will go again!”

“Virtual tour was awesome! Did the virtual tour via Zoom which was very informative and fun. Would definitely recommend to both current residents and visitors!”

How to Join the Virtual Tour

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the live virtual tour on Zoom. If you don’t see the email, check your spam folder for an email from [email protected]

You will get a reminder email with the link to join one hour before the tour begins.

This is a live, ticketed event and will not be available on video for those who miss it.


Call: 312.350.1131
E-Mail: [email protected]