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“Well worth the money - exceeded all expectations!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing
Departing from Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312 222 9328
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$19*
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Ranked #28 of 301 Activities in Chicago
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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!
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“Well worth the money - exceeded all expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I had always heard the architectural tour of Chicago was a must do, but never wanted to fork over the $35. Needless to say, I was missing out. Great opportunity to sightsee from a different angle and not have to worry about traffic. The architectural information is great, but the general Chicago history is priceless as well. Jeff, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. I was expecting some dry, architecture buff. Jeff was funny, informative, and kept everyone enthralled throughout the entire tour. Don't miss out!!

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“Great sights; one of the best parts of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I took the architectural tour on Sunday. It was great, the price was a little higher than I wanted to spend but in the end it was worth it. It was a one hour ride (at night) down the Chicago River. The tour guide was friendly and informative and the rest of the staff was also friendly and helpful. Drinks were sold at the bottom part of the boat. Pictures were taken before the ride started, and were sold for $20 when we got off. There were a total of 5 pictures (one large photo and 4 wallet size) and we thought it was worth the money also. It's a great way to learn about the city whether you have been there before or not.

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“Great tour of Chicago!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

We managed to book on the architectural tour of Boston river. The tour was great and the tour guide (Jeff) was very knowledgeable and funny too!

It's a definite recommendation for Chicago - the only draw backs was that it was $32 each and after the tenth building all the facts & figures kinda roll into one as the tour can be a bit fast paced. Providing a data sheet or tour guide booklet would have helped the memory and tipped the balance into downright awesomeness.

There was also a bar on board so you could enjoy a nice beer whilst sunning it on the top deck - perfect!!

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“Chicago River tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I took the architecture tour of the Chicago River. I was absolutely amazed. The diversity and history of architecture along the chicago river was extremely interesting. A very enjoyable and relaxing experience...recommended for sunny day.

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“Very Interesting Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We did the Architecture boat tour leaving from near the magnificent mile. We really enjoyed the tour and commentary that came along with it. The tour guide did a great job of describing the buildings along with fun facts about each. We cruised up all three branches of the river briefly and ended up back where we started. The tour took about an hour. I would say that this is a must do for your trip to Chicago.

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