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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-222-9328
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises!...

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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US$ 33.60*
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My family and I took this tour (departing from Michigan Ave.). We chose this one over a competitor's due to the lower cost (when the ticket price difference is multiplied, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My family and I took this tour (departing from Michigan Ave.). We chose this one over a competitor's due to the lower cost (when the ticket price difference is multiplied, the cost difference can be large). Overall, the tour was very impressive. Some negatives first: 1. Although we could see where to get on the boat for the tour (we... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide Ben was great. His love for the city was evident from beginning to end. Didn't think I could love Chicago more but he made it come alive!

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We booked this tour as a birthday gift for my husband. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, quite funny and the length tour was just right. The full bar on board was a big plus! I think anyone would enjoy this tour.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The magnificent buildings, architecture and skyline of Chicago are best seen by a cruise up the Chicago River on the architecture cruise of 75 minutes. The commentary is thorough, knowledgeable and enjoyable. The boat is very comfortable, good facilities and all seats offer great uninterrupted viewing.

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Thank Russell V
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We took the tour today of the Chicago architecture. Great tour. Highly recommend this tour. Victor is the best tour guide.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The 75 min tour of the Chicago river was great. All the buildings and history made the time fly. Our tour guide knew her stuff and was very entertaining. A must do while in town.

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New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Well worth it! The tour guide Nick was great, friendly and very knowledgeable. The 75 minutes was a perfect amount of time- we learned so much! I highly recommend using this company for a river tour!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The shoreline sightseeing 75 min architecture tour from Michigan ave was great. Very easy to book online and convenient to our hotel. They use a speaker so everyone can hear from any where on the boat really well. It was informative and light/fun, not boring with information overload. It rained in the beginning but they had a covered area below... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Highly recommend. The guide was wonderful. Buildings are gorgeous. Lots of great information. If you're short on time, add this to your to do list!!

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Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ben, our tour guide, did a great job in sharing his passion for the architecture and history of Chicago while adding some humor as well. The tour provided photo opportunities that we wouldn't have had otherwise. I highly recommend this for your trip to Chicago!

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