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Shoreline Sightseeing

Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312 222 9328
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Ranked #27 of 195 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I spent 70 minutes in a lovely boat on the 'sea' of Chicago today. The weather was absolutely astonishing - and the lovely city showed itself from the best side possible. I enjoyed listening to the great and intelligent guide - Heather - who very warmly talked about the great architecture along the river. Amazing how a woman can talk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What a great tour. I've been wanting to do the architectural tour for a long time. Both my kids DS11 and DD15 both really enjoyed the tour and felt they learned lots. It is a relaxing trip on the river and Sarah our guide was great, a good mixture of facts and fun,. Highly recommend !

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful time cruising the river and learning about the city from an architectural point of view. Our narrator, Heather, was knowledgeable and humorous and made the experience that much better. Highly recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

With only a couple of hours to spare prior to my journey back to the airport, I was looking for a quick tour of the main sites. After considering the bus tour I opted for the 75 minute river cruise with Shoreline Sightseeing. The tour was absolutely fantastic. The view from the boat is superb. We had a guide by... More

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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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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