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Shoreline Sightseeing

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Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 222 9328
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Description: 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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Architectural River Cruise

I took the tour, along with 3 family members who were here for the weekend, and what a great tour it was! Our docent was Victor and did he really know his facts! Very articulate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Oswego, Illinois

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I took the tour, along with 3 family members who were here for the weekend, and what a great tour it was! Our docent was Victor and did he really know his facts! Very articulate young man who I could tell, loved architecture. He did a fantastic job! I don't remember the bartenders name but she was very friendly and... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This tour was the best thing we did in Chicago this weekend. It was a great way to see the skyline and then see them up close from the river. The guide were so informative. Knew so much about the city and very entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We took the architectural/fireworks tour with Jim. It felt like a two for one deal. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the city. You think about it differently after the tour.

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were using the Chicago Go Pass and there was a little confusion on how to board the boat (hint: present pass at ticket window for ticket). But once we boarded the boat, Lynn was so hospitable by sharing her seat and our docent JJ was very knowledgable about Chicago architecture. Thanks Phillipe for taking care of us at the... More 

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Boise ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip. Jim was knowledgeable and personable. The boat was comfortable, and the cocktails for purchase very affordable! A perfect way to spend time in Chicago. I recommend you do it early so you can appreciate the architecture the rest of the trip.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Paul was our fantastic guide. The 75 minute tour was educational and relaxing. We sat on the top, which would be the only was to go, since it would be tough to see the buildings with a roof over your head, so be sure to go on a nice day. They do have restrooms, beverages and snacks available on board.... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Thanks Jim for sharing your knowledge and making the architectural river tour fun, and educationanal. Coming from the UK, I love Chicago, and after Jim's teaching I now know why. Cheers!

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The river tour was excellent. Our guide knew the city inside and out. A must do for a trip to Chicago. I learned so much. The architecture was wonderful. It was a 75 min cruise.

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Athol, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took the Saturday night Architecture tour with the fireworks included. First off, don't look for any discounts on this particular Saturday night cruise as I was told they do not offer them for this particular tour. Having said that, it was worth the money. The crew is very knowledgeable and it makes for a totally enjoyable trip. The skyline... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Its a great way to see Chicago from the water. Cheap and they drop you off at major city site attractions. The tours of the river and Lake take long and are more expensive but are worth it if you have the time. A really cool and unique way to see Chicago.

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