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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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Archiecture tour, a must do

This a nice simple and quick tour. 45 minutes but you discover by the water all th e important landmark and history of Chicago. I have been in Chicago... Best tour so far

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This a nice simple and quick tour. 45 minutes but you discover by the water all th e important landmark and history of Chicago. I have been in Chicago... Best tour so far

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Took the architectural tour at around 3:30pm on a Friday. It was super fun and educational. It's really cool to know how the buildings along the Chicago River interact with each other and hear how Chicago has changed so much since the big fire. This is a MUST SEE while in downtown Chicago. Allow 90 minutes for the entire process... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Chicago five days - our first visit to the city - and we are so glad that we did this tour early in our stay. Sarah was an awesome tour guide - so very knowledgeable and with a sense of humor. We learned so much about the history and buildings of this friendly city and consistently referred... More 

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Bonita, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We used Shoreline Sightseeing for both the Architectural Tour and Taxi services. Loved the Architectual tour and highly recommend it as the top tour in Chicago. I didn't get the feeling that an one of them was much better than the others though. Navy Peir was so packed that we couldn't even get a cab or Uber back to the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

"Extraordinary" is how my 15 year old son described this tour, and I agree. Captain John, and our tour guide Jim were outstanding. Jim was informative and entertaining and made us see downtown Chicago in an entirely different light. We enjoyed every minute of it and would highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on the 75 min architectural tour that left from navy pier. It went down the Chicago river, both the north and south branch. Very informative and entertaining. A must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was quite cloudy but that turned out to be perfect for the Architecture Tour on the Chicago River. I believe our docent was named Becky(please forgive me if I am wrong) and she was so enthusiastic about the tour and the architecture. The whole thing was very refreshing. It wasn't cheesy or over-produced. She gave great explanations about actual... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

lf you only have time to do one thing in Chicago, take an architecture river tour. We did this through our Go Chicago card, and it was wonderful. You see views of the city that you can't appreciate by foot or by car. The buildings are beautiful and all so unique. We've been on this a few times, and our... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did the River Architectural Tour. It is 75 minutes long which is a great length. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out a variety of details as well as including some fun commentary. There are beverages available on the boat, but you can bring your own if you choose to which is nice if you already have water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We made the Night Architecture River Trip and it worth the 75 minutes it takes. We recommend that the trip is made at 8 pm on summer since the transition from sunset to night gives a great perspective of the buildings, and by the time you are bach, the night skyline is breath taking,

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Additional Information about Shoreline Sightseeing

Address: Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 222 9328
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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