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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...more
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Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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Reviewed today via mobile

A boat tour through the heart of Chicago , a very good 75 mins on board , The guide was 5 star knowledgable and interesting

Thank hugmee
Reviewed today

This tour came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The tour provides a nice overview of the architecture and history of Chicago. The docent was extremely knowledgeable. If you want to take pictures it would probably be best to sit in the front of...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed today via mobile

Instead of buying 2 pizzas, treat yourself to an utterly professional boat tour through downtown Chicago. The skyline comes alive through the narration of your professional guide. The sound system is great. The brief history from the great Chicago Fire through the latest in architectural...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the best sightseeing cruises of the Chicago river. The tour of the river was about 75 minutes. The guide was very friendly and funny. He knew what he was talking about. The boat was nice — it had bathrooms and a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of my family's favourite things we did in Chicago. Our tour guide Victor was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the architecture of Chicago. Seats were great, drinks available absolutely recommend it.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed yesterday

This tour was absolutely awesome! I can't say that I'm an architecture buff, but I loved learning the history of the buildings and more about this history of Chicago. We saw a lot of buildings in a short time and heard about everything from old...More

1  Thank RScottN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the last tour at 9 pm, the only one after sunset in july to see the enlighted buldings. Seems that with perfect weather, they are not prepared to pass under the very first bridge with a few more inches of water. We are...More

2  Thank Rosiker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Wendy, a former architecture student, and she did a terrific job in keeping us informed and entertained while viewing the spectacular buildings of Chicago. Even though I previously lived here, I learned a lot! Be prepared and n summer, it was brutally...More

1  Thank facedoc
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided last minute to book the Shoreline Architectural Tour during our trip to Chicago and WOW it did not disappoint!! The views were absolutely gorgeous and the tour guide was a wealth of information! We did the evening tour which at the time of...More

Thank kozy82487
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All of Chicago’s highlights in a single tour. Informative guides that give detailed commentary throughout the tour. Very enjoyable for teens and adults alike. We took a tour later in the day to escape some of the summer heat.

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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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30 June 2018|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
We offer a 75-min Architecture River Tour and also a 40-min Classic Lake Tour.
21 June 2018|
Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
You would need to contact the Shoreline call center.
Brenda S
2 June 2018|
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Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome on board all of our tours and water taxis free of charge.