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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise provided by Shoreline Sightseeing

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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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US$27.25
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2 adults
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Overview
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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You'll start at
600 E Grand Ave
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USAShoreline Sightseeing Lake Tour is on Navy Pier’s Dock Street. Your tour will depart from Shoreline’s dock on the west end of Navy Pier.
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    Lake Michigan
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Chicago Skyline
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    Pass by John Hancock Center
    Pass by Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    Pass by Navy Pier
    Pass by Buckingham Fountain
    Pass by Millennium Park
    Pass by Chicago Cultural Center
    Pass by Chicago Architecture Center
    Pass by Historic Water Tower
You'll end at
600 E Grand Ave
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USAShoreline Sightseeing Lake Tour is on Navy Pier’s Dock Street. Your tour will depart from Shoreline’s dock on the west end of Navy Pier.
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Highlights
  • See the top sights in a short amount of time
  • Photograph the skyline from an ideal vantage point
  • Take a tour that the everyone can enjoy
  • Choose a start time that works for you
Important Information
Departure Point
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cash-only bar on board
  • Some boats are single deck vessels, the type of vessel you are placed on cannot be guaranteed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nickie M wrote a review Oct 2019
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My mom and I enjoyed the sightseeing cruise. Loved seeing the buildings from the water and learning a little about them. Cruise was very relaxing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TATU67 wrote a review Sep 2019
Gross-Gerau, Germany37 contributions4 helpful votes
My family and I needed a getaway weekend and so we had a short trip to Chicago for the Buddhist Obon (Summer festival). We booked our trip to see Chicago on the water and it was well worth it! The whole family loved the sights and the crew was very knowledgeable about the area
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Date of experience: August 2019
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dtgone wrote a review Sep 2019
Sylva, North Carolina16 contributions
This Wendella trip is excellent! very informative cruising up and down the Chicago river...and then the highlight....passing through the lock out on to Lake Michigan.Very fun! Followed by a wonderful time out and back viewing the city skyline! If your in Chi-town, don't miss
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Date of experience: June 2019
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254joanng wrote a review Aug 2019
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Very informational tour it gave history on Chicago as well as architecture information of buildings. Staff was friendly I would recommend this tour its was very enjoyable,
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Date of experience: August 2019
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kiwi10122014 wrote a review Aug 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
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Beautiful day. Excellent cruise. We learnt so much. Highly recommend. Chicago is a beautiful city and I’d definitely go back.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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About the operator

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By: Shoreline Sightseeing
Availiam
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Fast Track Learning - Chicago Architecture - on the river!
I live here. This is by far the best and fastest way to get familiar with Chicago's architectural marvels and hist
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Lauren C
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Architecture River Tour
Highly recommend! Full bar, tour guide was super entertaining and the view was amazing. I will definitely do this a
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PEBBLEFAN
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Well spent 90 minutes
Did a 1:45 afternoon tour. Weather was cloudy and very cool. Tour boat was top notch, had a bar which we used. Chic
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Rwell
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Very informative!
We took the “architecture” cruise from the Navy Pier up the river and back (approx $40 per adult) but well worth it
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JB93110
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A must-do in Chicago!
The Architecture River Cruise is a fantastic way to see the sights, learn some history, and enjoy Chicago. The boat
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Ronald C
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Excellent Tour
We have been trying to do this tour during several past visits to the city and it finally worked out for us and we
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Qmartd
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Great tour
The guide was fantastic. There is so many interesting things to know about the architecture in Chicago. A histor
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Ram32006
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Perfect tour
Jim and crew were fantastic. I learned so much about the city in just an hour. Great experience and the crew was es
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lindsayhT5506AQ
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Architectural Cruise Is A Must Do!
This is a perfect activity to do in Chicago! Jim was our guide and is so smart and passionate about the history of
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nicole_boarman
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Great Architecture Tour
We enjoyed our river tour. The tour guide was very informative and full of information. He didn't seem to miss a bu
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Fearless595222
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Chicago
The architecture river cruise is the most important thing you should do in Chicago. You see a lot and learn the his
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G2801BXmarkb
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Second time and still learning
We took this trip before many years ago, but we were with some friends that had never gone before. We saw and heard
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marge a
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Summer 2019 family trip
A sister and her hubby and their 2 college age kids came to visit us. The son is a budding photographer and wanted
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JCLJCLJCL
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River Architecture Boat Tour
Jim was great in telling and describing the architecture. The boat ride was fantastic and relaxing. We learned a lo
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davip3060
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Exactly what I expected - quite good!
We were able to find a time slot on the long weekend in August when the city was super busy, which is accredited to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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