Explore Chicago's Amazing Architecture and Dramatic History
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 Day Cruise in America for 2018 by TripAdvisor, is a must-do experience 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 21st Century 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 Avenue Bridge or make an Architecture River Tour the first thing you do when you arrive at Navy Pier.
Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour departs daily and frequently March – December. Advanced tickets are recommended to secure a spot on this one-of-a-kind tour. Shoreline also offer its popular Spanish Language Architecture River Tours with bi-lingual guide on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:45 a.m., departing from the Michigan Avenue Dock. Shoreline’s complete tour schedule is posted daily at www.shorelinesightseeing.com.