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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 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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Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I thought the architectural river tour was fantastic. It was a great way to see the city and learn a bit about the history of Chicago. Plus, there is a full bar on board so that you can buy drinks. I would like to do it again!

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The architecture tour was both informative and interesting! I had no idea each building had such a rich history with the city of Chicago. What really made the tour awesome was the tour guide named Becky M. She didn't just recite a canned 75 minute speech but actually showed interest in the history of Chicago. A little thing that I... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Took the tour on the river to see the architectural sights but learned so much more about the history of the rivet and the city. It was a true educational experience and the views of the buildings along the river are spectacular. Will do it again on my next visit. A must do in Chacago!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice tour on the river. The tour could be a bit shorter, however it was a very nice way to see the city. Our tour guide was fabulous and had a real passion for architecture - I will never look at the buildings the same way again. Make sure to bring water on board with you.... More

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Butler, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our original intention was to take the Fireworks Tour but with a little extra time to kill added the Architecture Loop also. So glad we did, the tour encompassed 3 branches of the Chicago River and it was great to learn some of the history behind the buildings. The fireworks were great too! Would definitely recommend spending the extra $6... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the architectural boat tour today and it was great. Our guide Victor was knowledgeable and charismatic. His joke were great and kept us want I g to learn more. I grew up in chicago and he taught me a number of new things. Great job.

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Dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about going on an architecture tour, but my other half wanted to so we went! I ended up really enjoying myself! Our tour guide Becky was fab! She was so knowledgeable. She made things fun and had lots of fun facts, so it was light and enjoyable! I learned a lot and... More

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have a splendid 75 minute tour with guide, James. Very informational and James was very well versed in the Architecture, of the Chicago Shoreline buildings . Relaxing and enjoyable way to learn a bit about Chicago history. Ink highly recommend this tour. Ask for James' excursions, he is very entertaining. - Sherri

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I did this for my partner's sake as he likes architecture (me, not so interested). Having said that, I had a really good time. I signed up to receive emails from them and got a code for $5 off each ticket which I would recommend. Parking was a little difficult so we valeted. The tour was awesome and I would... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a real treat. It was included in our Go Pass and we had a terrific guide - Becky. She knew her stuff very, very well and obviously loved the varied architecture of Chicago. We cruised up both arms of the river and she pointed out many, many buildings and was able to tell us who designed them, the... More

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