Architecture Tour by Boat for Two Adults from Shoreline Sightseeing

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Customer Reviews

1,790 Ratings

Great great trip. Cant say enough about it.
Denise A. · June 29, 2016
Beautiful views of the city from the river! Also very informative, loved it and would do it again!
Joanne L. · September 22, 2015
Great fun!
Judy G. · September 21, 2015

What You'll Get


The Deal

Choose a sunny sky or starlit night for your setting as you travel down the three branches of the Chicago River. During 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 Nov 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 as gifts. Must print off emailed PDF voucher from Shoreline Sightseeing before arrival and redeem voucher at a Shoreline Sightseeing ticket booth for a timed ticket. Subj. to weather conditions. Not valid on fireworks or specialty tours. Subj. to availability. Valid on Architect River Tour or Night Architect Tour from Michigan Ave. or Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park. Valid for 2015 season only. Not valid 7/3, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 9/5, and 9/6. Must provide email address at checkout which will be shared to facilitate shipping. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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