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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312 222 9328
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Ranked #28 of 194 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Shoreline Sightseeing is Chicago's leader in river and lake cruises! Featuring state-of-the-art tour boats and expert guides, Shoreline presents the... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Chico, CA
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The architectural river cruise was the highlight of our three-day stay. Sarah, our narrator, was superb: informative, understandable, and appropriately humorous. Had no idea that Chicago was such a treasure trove of architectural interest. Great variety and great execution.

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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an architectural tour of Chicago, as seen from the 3 branches of the Chicago River. Tickets were a gift and we figured, why not. Lucked out with a 75 degree, sunny day. Tour was interesting, pointing out each building, it's history and type of design (Gothic, post modern, modern,, etc). Talked about the great fire and how the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Chicago for almost 7 years and do this architectural boat tour every summer!! I always learn something new and appreciate the knowledge gained after this. Plus, floating down the Chicago river is so peaceful, it doesn't even matter if you like the presentation or not ;) This is the best of all the architectural tours. Their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Our family (including our, easily bored, 9 year old daughter) agree this was the highlight of our stay in Chicago. We were lucky enough to have Victor as our guide, who was not only incredibly knowledgable, but also very engaging. He is clearly very passionate about his subject and this comes across in his commentary and what had the potential... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I have been to Chicago multiple times and this was the first time to take in any type of guided tour of Chicago. We chose the Shoreline Company because it was included in our Go Card. This tour is not only informative, but fun. We had the pleasure of having Sarah as our guide. She's feisty and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We took this tour from Navy Pier around April 1st, 2014. Great fun for our family of four with 2 young kids. Our kids both slept through the whole trip after having done the Field Museum that morning -- but that was fine with us! Gave us some peace and quiet! We really enjoyed our entertaining tour guide and saw... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I took this tour for the first time in June 2011 and again in July 2013- both times were very enjoyable. Its nice to be able to be on the water and experience the city from a different point of view. Our guides were great both times. Completely worth the money as well.

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Warfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wasn't intending to go on this but glad I did as it gets you some great photo opportunities and you also learn a lot about the architecture and Chicago history. Our guide on the boat was Kevin, he was nice and kept it interesting unlike other tours I have been on. It was then great when I walked around and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I went with a friend and victor had a wealth of knowledge about the city's architecture. It was a nice 75 minute tour. I would recommend it to family and friends.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Took the cruise at the end of September, in the afternoon. Perfect light for impressive pictures, knowledgeable guide, fascinating views of Chicago's skyscrapers.

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