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Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour

Enjoy the best virtual boat tour in Chicago

See iconic and lesser known Chicago architecture on a virtual boat tour. This expertly designed virtual experience uses 360-degree Google Street View images to simulate virtual travel. Your professional guide will go beyond dates and names to weave a timeline of Chicago history as seen through the landscape.

This is also our most popular tour for private virtual team-building events.

Your professional tour guide 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 $18 per person, this virtual boat tour is a great value for a fun, safe activity to combat cabin fever.

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During the engaging 50-minute presentation, your couch will be the boat! With years of experience leading river tours for private groups, your tour guide will give a Chicago Detours-style presentation that “shares stories and places even locals don’t know.” Read: no hokey jokes or recitation of easily googleable facts. This virtual boat tour will be unlike any architecture river cruise you’ve taken.

This fun virtual boat tour is part of Chicago Detours’ ongoing virtual events

Why Book This Virtual Boat Tour?

    “Thank you, Chicago Detours, for an interesting and very informative zoom walking tour! I will go again!” — John H.

    “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!” —Sandy P.

“Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour” has been featured:  Block-Club-Chicago-logo

In business since 2010, we are a top-rated Chicago tour company. We hold five-stars on both TripAdvisor and Google. Many of our Chicago architecture walking tours integrate historic bars, food, and music history. We hope you’ll join us to explore stories and places locals don’t even know, both downtown and in Chicago neighborhoods.

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.


50 minutes





  • Days & Times

  • Sat, Oct 24
    1:00pm-1:50pm CDT


  • Stunning 360-degree images of iconic Chicago architecture
  • Goose Island and the North Branch
  • A giant city map on a building
  • Chicago's historic bridges

Stories & Ideas

  • How transportation networks shaped Chicago history
  • How to understand the history embedded in the architecture around us
  • The rise and fall of industry
  • The cleanup of the Chicago River and the rebirth of downtown

Tour Includes

  • Expert tour guide commentary
  • Exclusive live experience

Your Couch

Your own home

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Call: 312.350.1131
E-Mail: [email protected]