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About Shoreline Sightseeing
TripAdvisor ranked Shoreline Sightseeing as the #1 Most Booked Tour in America! 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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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. See all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task on foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and more.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from $38.15

Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

Check many Chicago landmarks off your must-see list on this small-group sightseeing tour aboard a minibus. Cover more ground than on foot, and hit lots of highlights over the tour. See Museum Campus, the Rookery, and Lincoln Park, accompanied by in-depth commentary from your guide. Upgrade to include a Chicago architecture tour by boat, one of the most popular tours in the city.
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2 to 4 hours
from $39.95
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Alicia Wolke wrote a review Yesterday
Noblesville, Indiana1 contribution
It was a real nice trip. Educational and interesting. Our guide really seemed to enjoy himself and he loved Chicago. I’ve been on walking tours, first time on boat one, did not feel we missed anything. We actually got to experience and see things we probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to if we hadn’t been on a boat. Smooth ride.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Sylvia E wrote a review Yesterday
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Victor the tour guide did a great job combining historical architectural information with good humor! I will recommend this tour to all of my friends.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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poohneller wrote a review Yesterday
Cartersville, Georgia238 contributions47 helpful votes
Great activity!! Our guide, Evan, May be young, but he was very knowledgeable and funny. It was a fun day with perfect weather!
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Ivon V wrote a review Yesterday
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Becky was amazing last night ! Great personality. You learn a lot about the roots of Chicago while having a great view
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Andrew A wrote a review Yesterday
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If visiting Chicago , definitely do this first . The guide gave us a really thorough history of Chicago. We have a new appreciation for the skyline as we learned all about the architectural terms and how these buildings are a living part of the city . Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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