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“One of the best tours ever!!!”

Shoreline Sightseeing
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$75.00*
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$43.68*
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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$25.76*
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took the 10 an tour this morning. It was the architectural tour. I didn't know what to expect but I must say this was one of the best tours we've ever taken. Our guide was extremely knowledgable yet entertaining. I wish I had a recording if hs stories. The feeling of downtown from the river is amazing! I would highly recommend this tour!

Thank Pjvantravel
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The tour around Lake Michigan is very educational and interesting. We took the short tour and although it was a bit chilly, we were able to enjoy ourselves while listening to the tour guide inform of the many interesting buildings and some of the events that have occurred in downtown Chicago. It's about $17 per person. I wasn't happy about the short amount of time we were on the water, but it was still worth it and I learned a few things in the process.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great way to see the architecture of Chicago, learn the history of The Second City, get some fresh air, and maybe a little sun, (you may want to pack sunscreen). Customer service was excellent and there are a variety of tours, so I want to do more than just one. Yes, I will be back for more.

Thank economissed
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Have done this several times before, but it's always interesting again. Added the walking tour this time ahead of the boat tour, which was great exercise and educational. The guides are so knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great way for tourists to see the city, even if they don't care about the details of each building. Shoreline also operates water taxis which go to Navy Pier. It's a great way to see Chicago, a world-class city when it comes to most everything!

Thank boltsnnuts
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

One hour tour departed from the Michigan ave bridge - no crowd, great guide (David)- comfortable boat. Gives perfect view and story about most recognizable buildings in Chicago including but not limited to Trump Tower, Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago Tribune, board of trade - just to name a few, explanation of different architectural styles and historical events linked to many buildings.

Highly recommended.

Thank eandys
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