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Mon-Sun: Cruises & Tours starting at 10am

75 minutes

When to Go:
Spring, Summer & Fall

Tour Highlights:
Architecture and History

Age Restriction:

Quick Facts

  • Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago offers Architecture River Tours, Classic Lake Tours and Water Taxis.
  • On Shoreline's Architecture River Tours you'll see and learn about famous buildings like Marina City and Tribune Tower.
  • Enjoy a cash bar on Shoreline Cruises featuring generous servings of beer, wine and mixed drinks on the Architecture Cruises.

600 E Grand Ave (Navy Pier)
Chicago, IL 60611
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Prices Range From: Adults $37-$45

Kids $18-$24 | Infants Free


Features: Shoreline's Architecture River Tours are a great way to explore the cradle of modern American architecture, Chicago! You can find a variety of tours offered by Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago, including their award-winning Architecture River Tours. These exciting Chicago cruises are led by knowledgeable, entertaining guides who are passionate about Chicago's world-famous architecture and will share the inside stories behind the city's famous skyscrapers.

Why We Go: Shoreline Sightseeing offers 3 great ways to get an overview of Chicago's famous architecture, and see the city from a very different point-of-view, the water.

  • Architecture River Tours: This seventy-five minute cruise takes you up all three branches of the Chicago River showcasing the amazing history and architecture of Chicago.
  • Architecture/Fireworks Cruise: These cruises run Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer. They include a guided architecture tour, but end with a bang with an up-close view of Navy Pier's famous fireworks show.

Inside Knowledge: The nighttime Chicago Architecture River Tours have a cash bar, and the drinks are very reasonably priced.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring your kids: on the various Chicago Architecture Tours, especially the ones ending with fireworks. Kids 2 and under- FREE!
  • Do Check out some of the other great cruises offered by Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago. They have so many great tours that take place day and night, including Classic Lake Tours, Fireworks Tours, and special event cruises as well as and Water Taxis.
  • Don't Forget your camera: because the boat offers amazing views of Chicago's skyline. You can go home with some great shots of the skyscrapers that glisten like jewels, or the landmark buildings reflected in the river.
  • Don't Wait: to book your cruise because they fill up fast, and you don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity.