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Architecture River Tour with Shoreline Sightseeing


Shoreline Sightseeing is a unique and memorable way to discover the beauty and history of Chicago’s famous architecture.

Discover why Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture River Tour, which was rated the #1 Tour in America by TripAdvisor, is a must-do adventure for both locals and visitors from around the world! Led by Shoreline’s experienced, educated, and entertaining docents, this 75-minute tour includes details, facts, and the history of more than 40 buildings that line the Chicago River. Find out how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire to become the birthplace of the skyscraper and how Chicago has ties to architecture marvels like the Burj Khalifa.

Enjoy breathtaking views and outstanding photo opportunities as you cruise down all three branches of the Chicago River. Shoreline Sightseeing has two docks, both conveniently located at popular Chicago attractions. Depart on your open-air boat from the NW corner of the Michigan Ave Bridge or from Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier.

Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour departs daily and frequently March – November. Advanced tickets are recommended to secure a spot on this one-of-a-kind tour. Shoreline’s tour schedule is posted daily at

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