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Shoreline Sightseeing

Family-owned and operated for three generations and 75-plus years,  Shoreline has welcomed generations of Chicagoans as well as visitors from just about every country in the world on their tours and cruises. Explore your Chicago as never before on Shoreline’s lake and river tours! Visit Shoreline Sightseeing online at www.shorelinesightseeing.com or call 1-312-222-9328 for complete details. Group rates are available for purchase. Groups must meet a minimum of 20 guests per tour.

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Shoreline Architecture River Tours

Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour features commentary on more than 40 of the city’s most famous buildings, representing three different centuries of distinguished Chicago architecture.

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Take Shoreline’s guided 75-minute Architecture River Tour to discover Chicago’s amazing landmarks as presented by our famously knowledgeable and entertaining guides. You’ll learn how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become the birthplace of the skyscraper and a major influence on the school of modern American architecture. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour features commentary on more than 40 of the city’s most famous buildings, representing three different centuries of distinguished Chicago architecture. These tours depart day and evening from both the southwest corner of Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier and the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. For more information, click here.

Shoreline Classic Lake Tours

Experience the city’s famed skyline as seen from majestic Lake Michigan on this relaxing 40-minute tour.

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Shoreline’s 40-minute Classic Lake Tour offers a relaxing way to experience the panoramic of the city’s famed skyline as seen from majestic Lake Michigan. The tour covers the entire lakefront with vistas of the city’s landmark buildings and noted attractions including the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium and Buckingham Fountain. A recorded narration covers the highpoints of Chicago’s dramatic history and architecture. Shoreline’s Classic Lake Tours depart from Navy Pier. For more information, click here.

Shoreline Sightseeing Group Tours

Looking for the ideal Chicago experience for your group? Shoreline Sightseeing welcomes groups of 20 or more on many of our regularly scheduled tours including Architecture River Tours, Classic Lake Tours and Fireworks Tours.

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With convenient day and evening departures plus great group rates, a Shoreline tour is the ideal outing for social or corporate groups. Shoreline also offers additional pre-scheduled tours for School and Camp Groups. Advance booking for all Group Tours is required and may be made online at http://shorelinesightseeing.com/misc/group-booking/ or via our group sales department at 312-373-7258. For questions or to request information, please email groups@shorelinesightseeing.com. For tour descriptions, please visit http://shorelinesightseeing.com/group-tours/.

Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The best way to enjoy Navy Pier’s fireworks by boat is on Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours.

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Navy Pier hosts fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer and the best way to experience them is on Shoreline Architecture Fireworks Tours.

This dramatic, nighttime cruise takes you down all three branches of the historic Chicago River for a glittering view of our city’s iconic skyscrapers. The evening ends with an up-close view of Navy Piers spectacular fireworks from the mouth of the Chicago River. Shoreline’s 75-minute combination Architecture/Fireworks Cruises depart from our docks at Polk Bros Park in the Chicago River, near the entrance of Navy Pier.

Departure times are Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm and Saturday evenings at 9:00pm. Adults $38 to $45, Children $18 to $22, Infant Free. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time.

*Our Navy Pier dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. A cash bar is available on board. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tour please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328.

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Shoreline Water Taxis

Take Shoreline’s Water Taxis for scenic connections to top touring destinations on lake and river routes. Hop on our taxis at Union Station/Willis Tower, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier and the Museum campus. Both single fares and one and two-day passes are available. For more information, click here.

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