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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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US$ 33.60*
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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US$ 124.00*
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TripAdvisor ranked Shoreline Sightseeing as the #1 Most Booked Tour in America! Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the Chicago skyline as you've never seen it before. With so many options among our lake and river cruises, we're sure to offer a tour your whole group will love. Our famous Architecture River Tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides showcasing the city's rich architectural heritage. We also offer skyline lake tours, romantic sunset tours, and exciting fireworks cruises from which to see dazzling displays throughout the summer. Themed offerings include wine tasting cruises, brew cruises, 4th of July options, and St. Patrick's Day cruises. So set sail with Shoreline today, where every day is a celebration of Chicago!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-222-9328
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Reviewed yesterday

We took an afternoon Architectural River Tour with Blake as our guide. We'd actually booked a tour for a different time and the ticketing agents very easily accommodated our necessary changes after our other trip plans had changed. The tour offers spectacular views of the...More

Thank Kelli A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Chicago Architecture River Cruise was easily the best boat tour I've ever been on. Our guide was perfect - informative, entertaining and his delivery was clear and well paced. I learned loads about the city and more than I was expecting about architecture. I...More

Thank Goonoa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We noticed the kiosk for the architecture tour as we happened to walk down Michigan Ave and thought it sounded interesting, but didn't expect it to be nearly as great as it was. Ben was our tour guide and I can't begin to express how...More

Thank roughk10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great way to see the city if one is short on time. The tour guide provides a ton of information about the buildings and their architectural style.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took Chicago Architecture River Tour twice within 2 years. It' just breathtaking! Try to get tickets for a dusk/night time to enjoy beautiful city and romantic atmosphere. Loved our tour guide Rachel!!! She told us interesting facts about Chicago River buildings and was quite...More

Thank Flo_Fam4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thought this is a must do for a visit to Chicago. We did the river tour which was very informative and really interesting views of all the buildings. Our guide was Steve although really good just needed to speak a little slower and take...More

Thank wren76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For anyone visiting Chicago for the first time. You'll get a brief history of Chicago through its architecture. The presenter has good knowledge the delivered the information in a fun way.

Thank HockLye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour with a unique view of the city. Blake was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, quick, and with!!

Thank m69fowler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently rode the Shoreline for the Architecture River tour. It was my first time and I have been wanting to take this tour for years. It did not disappoint! My guys were at meetings so I rode solo and enjoyed it! The staff was very...More

Thank mki_home
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tour was great! Jim was awesome. Funny, informative, very entertaining. Would highly recommend! So much fun.

1  Thank Katherine C
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
These tours are not offered on Groupon. However, you can purchase tickets through Viator, the Go Chicago Card, and directly through the company website.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Vicki P | Reviewed this property |
You can take the chance that it won't be full but there was a long line waiting to get on when we got there. We did book ahead and arrived 25 minutes early and there were at least 50 people in line ahead of us. The weekends... More
Stephane F
1 June 2017|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
Hi Stephane, the river tours from Navy Pier and Michigan Ave offer the same commentary and views. I would decide on dock location based on where your other plans for the day end up taking you. If you're planning on visiting... More