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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312 222 9328
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Ranked #26 of 206 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Baxter, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I've been to Chicago six times nd this was the first time I took the architecture tour. It was SO worth it. I appreciate the city and it's beautiful building so much more now that I know more about them. Our tour guide did. Nice job of informing, while also being entertaining. He even kept my 14 and 12 year... More

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New York, NY
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went on the architectural tour of Chicago and it was very interesting. I've been to Chicago many times over the years and have done all the regular tourist sites many times over. On this boat tour I leaned so many new things about the city and many of these very historic buildings and sites. It's a nice, relaxing ride... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting, informative, and enjoyable time. We were booked on the first tour of a chilly and overcast day. Ended up being the only two on the boat! Still, the Captain, tour guide and crew were very professional. They really know their history of Chicago, the buildings, the river...everything! Very entertaining! Definitely recommend this to people visiting... More

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Dillon, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you travel to Chicago you must take the Architectural Boat tour! It was very interesting and you learn a lot about the designs of the buildings as well as a little history!

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This tour is well worth it for adults. Children would probably become bored after a short time. What I found interesting was that the tour was more about the history of the downtown area and why the buildings look as they do. It was interesting to hear how a building's structure had to be modified or adapted so that it... More

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Kanab, Utah
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Overall, we enjoyed our time on the architectural tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and told many interesting stories - not just a dry list of who built what and how tall it is. There were drinks available for purchase on the boat, and the one we were on was a single deck, so we didn't have to move around... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our family went out on the Architecture Cruise. This is one of the best things you can do in Chicago. We left from right across from Navy Pier. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I took the architectural river tour many years ago and it still stood out in my mind as one of my favorites, ever, in the world. I took it recently with my children, and it is still extremely well done. Chicago's architecture is like that of no other city, and the tour guides give wonderfully informative descriptions. the boats provide... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to do the 40 minute lake cruise at sunset (check the sunset time vs the cruise time !). Remember to take a jumper ! The cruise was good an informative- it wasn't crowded when we went on a Thursday eve in August which was good as we got to move around the boat. Was best to sit at... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you visit Chicago, you must take the architecture boat tour. Ben our host was very knowledgeable, and made the tour great. You get to learn a little history and take a nice boat trip on the Chicago River.

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