Shoreline Sightseeing

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60-minute tours explore the history of more than 40 Chicago landmarks while cruising down the three branches of the Chicago River

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather conditions. Subject to availability. No advance reservations accepted. Valid on Architecture River Tour or Night Architecture. Not valid on fireworks or specialty tours. Not valid on 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, 7/2 – 7/7, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/7 - 8/11, 8/17 - 8/18, 8/31 - 9/2. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$18 for an Architecture Tour by Boat (Up to $32 Value)

Choose a sunny sky or starlit night for your setting as you travel down the three branches of the Chicago River. During 60-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. Both tours depart from Gateway 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Very nice tour on a nice boat. Highly recommended.
Amy H. · September 1, 2014
Lovely trip-great narration. We were pleased with the experience. I brought my parents and we had a GREAT time! Thank you.
Sherri K. · August 11, 2014
Get in line early for best seats.
John M. · July 28, 2014

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