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Shoreline Sightseeing

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Departing from Navy Pier, Departing from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Despite the cold this was a fantastic hour spent learning the history of Chicago through the architecture. The guide didn’t stop talking for the hour and was very knowledgeable. Do not miss this when in Chicago.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We lucked out that there was a break in the rain and we got a tour. It was a relatively clear Sunday morning and a full top deck on the boat. We had a friendly greeting and found the seats dry and clean. We sat...More

Thank Joc C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great view of Chicago’s inspiring architecture. The tour lasted for 1-hour, which was just about right for being put in the cold. The presentation was informative and humorous.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first visit to Chicago Thanksgiving weekend. Yes it was cold above deck but this tour was so worth it. We were quite lucky to have a very talented and informative tour guide during our cruise. Entire experience was organized; boat was tidy and clean,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was a last minute thing to decide to do this tour but really glad we did. The guide was very educated and delivered everything in an informative but entertaining way. An unusual way to see the impressive skyline.

1  Thank MarkNewham
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour allowed me to look at Chicago in a different light. Our guide Blake was knowledgeable and personable. Drinks that are made down below helped with the chill, reasonably priced as well. They end the trip by going out to the lake and turning...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick did an amazing job providing us with lots of stories and information about the different buildings in Chicago. The whole family enjoyed the tour and none of us are architectural buffs.

Thank Brooklintraveler_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Ben! Great tour lots of explainations Amazing vue of the buildings and pier But freezing...

1  Thank N4463TGmarieb
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold November day and we were pleasantly surprised that this experience was running. At this time of year it departs from the Riverfront near the new Apple Store. It goes past all the wonderful variety of Chicago architecture and back and then...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

LITERALLY one of the best tours I have ever been on. Chicago has always been one of my favorite cities. The city just knows what they are doing and keep is super clean and organized. The architecture in Chicago is famous, most people are aware...More

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Daisy P
20 July 2018|
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Response from 457lesleys | Reviewed this property |
Very easy access at Navy Pier. A gentle ramp rather than stairs. Large flat deck so again no need to go up or down stairs. Definitely have stairs if you choose to board a tour that start on the river rather than Navy Pier.
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.
22 June 2018|
Response from chicagohartnett | Property representative |
You would need to contact the Shoreline call center.