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“Nice way to see Chicago's architecture”

Shoreline Sightseeing
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice way to see Chicago's architecture”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

The tour was on the river, an hour or so long. The tour guide was knowledgable, not only did she provide the name of the building but some history to it as well. It was enjoyable despite the hot weather. Recommended for everyone who visits Chicago

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We went on an architecture tour on the boat,the view of the buildings from here is simply breathtaking.......knowing about the story behind each building was fun.....must watch....

Visited September 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Experience”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We took the architecture river tour and it was a nice time. I'm not all that into archecture but my companions that are loved it. I just enjoyed getting onto the river and seeing the city from that vanatage point. Shoreline also has water taxi rides that also get you onto the river and are less expensive. Crew was freindly and helpful, boat, is very clean, cash bar on board. No complaints! Aso very wheelchair friendly and the crew helped get on and off.

Visited September 2011
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Windsor, Canada
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend!”
Reviewed September 2, 2011

We did the Architextual Cruise with Shoreline and it was great. There was a tour guided explaining everything in site. Large wide boat with comfy seats. Bar on board also. Lots of bathrooms too. The tour was about 60 minutes. We had the GO Chicago cards so this was included in the card. Highly recommend the tour and the card!

Visited August 2011
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“This is a great idea!”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

I used to live in Chicago and I wish this existed when I lived there. The water taxis are a terrific idea! If you want to get to popular tourist spots like Navy Pier, this beats the buses and cabs. Not terribly expensive, direct and one of the most scenic ways to see the downtown, the water taxis are highly recommended.

Visited August 2011
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