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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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The Best Tour Guide Ever!

Took our family (4 adults, 2 children) on the Chicago River Sightseeing Tour for Spring Break and it was worth every penny! The sky was clear, the weather was perfect, and Victor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Took our family (4 adults, 2 children) on the Chicago River Sightseeing Tour for Spring Break and it was worth every penny! The sky was clear, the weather was perfect, and Victor was AWESOME! He is so knowledgable and will make you laugh as well. We had a great time!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was alone.. Weather was OK (50Fs) and cloudy.. Found this place by accident while walking.. Paid 35.84 and decided to take the tour,, Was a nice surprise. The guide was nice.. and explained many aspects of the city. Good for pictures.. A bit pricey .. But I do recommend.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Everytime we take this tour we learn more and more about Chicago. The guides are very informative and always fun.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were on our way to the Art Institute but was approached by ticket sales people for this chicago architectural tour. Really pleased we did this on the day. Sun was shining but bad weather on its way...leave the indoor art institute for then!! The tour was brilliant. Not only were the skyscrapers discussed (ages, different building methods/materials used through... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very entertaining and very educational. Took the architectural tour and traveled through the rivers of Chicago. A little pricey for 70 minutes, but also very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I loved our tour guide Sarah, she was funny and made history and architecture so intertaining. If you go with this river tour you really should try to get on her boat.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

great way to experience architectural tour of chicago's landmarks. docent was very informative and humorous. booking online was easy. a relaxing couple of hours.

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We did this tour on a Wednesday at 3:30pm. Ordered tickets online with $5 discount. Just showed up at the river and stepped down below the bridge to check in and pick up tickets. No wait and no hassle. It ended up being in the 30s so with the breeze on the water and sitting above for the stories and... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Chicago in first week of March and were lucky enough to go on the first boat tour of the year !!!! We took the 75 minute river architecture tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgable giving us the background to the numerous building adjacent to the Chicago river. Whilst not cheap this a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I were in Chicago for a day to do business. It was St. Patty's day eve and the weather was 45F and sunny. The cruise was a perfect way to make the most out of a very short trip. We cruised Chicago River's three branches for 90 minutes and saw spectacular skylines. Our guide, Sarah, was entertaining... More 

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