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Shoreline Sightseeing

Chicago, IL, USA
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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 $35.49
$40.33

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 $43.95

Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

Discover the Windy City your way with a Go Chicago Explorer Pass. Valid for 60 days, the pass is ideal for travelers who want to take their time exploring the city. You can visit top attractions such as the SkyDeck, Field Museum, and Lincoln Park Zoo. You also have the option to choose activities, including a sightseeing cruise or hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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60 days
from $66.00

Chicago City Minibus Tour

PLEASE NOTE: Our mini buses are disinfected after each tour. We will do our best to make each tour fun, informative and as SAFE as possible!
Freshly discounted private tours are also available. They will be the best way to travel for a while. Select the Private Tour category.

Enjoy Chicago’s famous sights (now including Wrigley Field!) and fabulous views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like early skyscraper "The Rookery" (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view in town), Millennium Park (The Bean), Buckingham Fountain, The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, Chicago River, The Gold Coast, Lake Shore Drive and more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its many attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 10 people ensures a more personal experience. 
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $43.95

Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

If your feet need a break from the city streets, a short sightseeing cruise is the perfect way to see the best of Chicago without breaking a sweat. Offered regularly throughout the day, it’s easy to fit this tour into your itinerary. Enjoy unobstructed views of Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Aon Center, and more. Along the way, get the inside scoop on the Windy City’s exciting history.
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40 minutes
from $25.07
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Count N wrote a review Yesterday
Indianapolis, Indiana10 contributions
Much better than I thought it would be. My wife and i had a great time. We will definitely do this again, i plan on taking our son next time.
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GlobeTrotting312822 wrote a review Aug 10
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The cruise was very smooth. The tour guide introduced the characteristics, history, and allusions of each building very carefully. She is dedicated and enthusiastic.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Bella525 wrote a review Aug 10
San Francisco, California4 contributions
Great tour! The tour guide was amazing, good spacing of seats for covid so we felt okay all open air. Get in line early if you want shade, limited seats in shade, we got two of them. Perfect length 1 hr 15 mins. Highly recommend and would go again. Great price!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sc1411 wrote a review Aug 6
New York5 contributions8 helpful votes
My family and I really enjoyed an hour on the Chicago river while receiving a very informative lesson on the city's history.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Faith P wrote a review Aug 6
Elgin, Illinois93 contributions61 helpful votes
Took the cruise at Navy Pier that departs at Polk Bros Park. It was 75 minutes long but went by so fast. Blake was our guide and he was so informative about the buildings and architects. Lots of backstory about Chicago. I have been in Chicago numerous times but didn't know half
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Date of experience: August 2020
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