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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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Wonderful Tour, YAY Victor

My husband and I took the Architectural water tour in Chicago. The guide Victor was wonderful full of facts and some funnies. Really knew his stuff and had passion. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2013
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I took the Architectural water tour in Chicago. The guide Victor was wonderful full of facts and some funnies. Really knew his stuff and had passion. Very relaxing trip down the river. Highly recommended.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Squeezed this activity in tonight...balmy 45 degrees, but guide gave an outstanding narrative and the night time view was spectacular. I have been to Chicago many times, but the night time view from the river was exceptional. Strongly recommend. We got 15pct discount...not sure why...but we're pleased to get discount.

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Lemont, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Bought through Groupon but would be well worth it at full price. Planned an overnight trip on the Magnificent Mile for my mother. Both of us born and raised in Chicago but our first time experiencing the tour. Learned a lot...well informed guide. Highlight was learning the site of the Eastland Disaster. Found out my grandmother worked at that Montgomery... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A great, informative tour. We had a really great guide, Victor, and I really believe he was what made it so fun. It was chilly and a little cloudy, but we got some great information not to mention photos.

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Bloomington, IN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a GREAT way to enjoy Chicago architecture BUT....BRING YOUR COAT....AND WINDBREAKER...AND SCARF. My sis and I were underprepared, and the sudden drop in mid-afternoon temperatures caught us unprepared. That meant we spent our time below-decks. We could still see the buildings, but it definitely would have been better to sit on the top deck!

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Dublin 11
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

From start to finish this was an excellent trip. There is a bar on board and it took approx. 1 hr. It's a great way to see Chicago and the tour guide was excellent I have to say. It was approx. $30 but it was opportunity for good photos and a great way to see Chicago

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It was a really nice way to see the City and was very relaxing. The views were beautiful since you are on the water. The guide was funny and very informative although sometimes she spoke quickly. The tour company was great! The boat was about to leave when we got there and they actually waited for us to buy our... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Truthfully, we tried to get a tour with another company (there are 3 for boat tours) but could not get a reservation since tickets were sold out for the day. Therefore, we decided to try the Shoreline Architecture boat tour located across from the Wrigley building, and boy am I glad we did! This was the best hour we spent... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It was a really near experience to see the city on the river. The tour was very informative. It's a perfect way for a visitor to get a feel for the city. The guide was knowledgable and fun. Cocktails on the lower deck. Had a delicious green river soda with vodka. My partner had a coffee laced with Kaluah and... More 

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have made a dozen trips to Chicago and this was the first time we have ever taken an organized tour. We should have done this years ago as it opened our eyes to all the magnificent buildings that create the city's skyline. It was informative, relaxing and plain out fun. The fact that it was a perfect day to... More 

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