Child Ticket to an Architecture Tour by Boat with Shoreline Sightseeing

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What You'll Get


  • Duration of trip: varies from 60 to 75 minutes based on seasonality
  • Departure location: Navy Pier or Michigan Avenue dock
  • Departure time: multiple departures per day starting at 10 a.m. ending at 6:45 p.m.
  • Tours are available in English or Spanish; Spanish tours take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 9:45 a.m.
  • Age restriction: child tickets valid for ages 3–12; children 2 and under are free with a paid adult

During 60-to-75-minute architecture tours, knowledgeable guides explain the history behind more than 40 landmark buildings, including the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and the Willis Tower.

Tours depart from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier or from the docks along the Chicago River on the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Boats are equipped with bathrooms and a cash bar and allow leashed dogs onboard.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires May 23, 2019. Final sale. Ticket value includes all fees. Not valid until 6 hours after purchase. Limit 8 Per Person. Must exchange voucher for timed ticket at any Shoreline Sightseeing Ticket Window. Tickets subject to Shoreline's Terms & Conditions. Cruises available in English or Spanish. Redeemable for Architecture Tour from Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue dock through May 23, 2019, subject to availability. Based on availability of boat capacity set by the United States Coast Guard. Infants 2 and under free with paid adult. Expiration date: 5/23/19. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. 7 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Shoreline Sightseeing


Shoreline Sightseeing has been whisking passengers along Lake Michigan since 1939. Traveling down the reverse-engineered Chicago River, Shoreline’s architecture tours explore the history of the city’s landmark buildings—from the Great Fire of 1871 to the work of famed architects Mies van der Rohe and Jeanne Gang. Colorful bursts illuminate the sky during fireworks cruises, and nighttime tours allow for glimpses of lit-up buildings. Classic lake tours drift into Lake Michigan, giving passengers a chance to espy the whole city, and water taxis connect visitors from one destination to the next, speeding between Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, Michigan Ave., and the Willis Tower.

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