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Virtual Boat Tour for Kansas Wesleyan Alumni

See iconic architecture and hear forgotten stories along the Chicago River

Thursday, July 23rd, 5:00pm-5:50pm CDT

Join fellow Kansas Wesleyan alums to see iconic Chicago architecture on a virtual boat tour from the comfort of your own couch. For this boat tour, your guide will go beyond dates and names to weave a timeline of Chicago history as seen through the landscape. At just $8 per person, this virtual boat tour is a fun, safe activity to combat cabin fever.

Your guide uses Google Street View images along the river to simulate travel and envelope you with incredible, 360-degree views! With years of experience leading river tours for private groups, your Chicago Detours tour guide will give commentary that shares stories and places even locals don’t know of both famous and overlooked sites. He or she will connect the city’s roots in transportation with its growth, challenges and revival. You’ll gain new perspectives on architectural history during this engaging 50-minute presentation, which is led via Zoom.

This virtual boat tour will be unlike any architecture river cruise you’ve taken. Plus, you get to satiate your curiosities with live questions for the guide! Guests can also express ideas to each other via comments in the chat window.

Why Book This Virtual Boat Tour?

We are a small, woman-owned business that’s been leading in-person walking and bus tours since 2010. We have shared more than 150 virtual tours to curious people since March of 2020. Voted “Best Tour of Chicago” in 2019, our passionate and professional tour guides bring people to explore stories and places that locals don’t even know. 

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Thank you, Chicago Detours, for an interesting and very informative zoom boat tour! I will go again!” — Dan B. 

“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.

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 this live, ticketed event begins.


50 minutes


Virtual Tour



  • Days & Times

  • Thurs, 7/23


  • Ping Tom Park
  • Goose Island
  • Wolf Point
  • Chicago's famous bridges
  • Stunning buildings from over 100 years of Chicago history

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

50 minute presentation from our expert tour guide, presented live via Zoom with visuals on Google Streetview

Your Couch

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Call: 312.350.1131
E-Mail: [email protected]