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Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline continues to run its award-winning Architecture River Tours from 401 North Michigan during the holiday season, weather permitting.

From architecture river tours that show the highlights and history of Chicago's greatest buildings to tours on Lake Michigan that give you a whole new perspective on the Chicago skyline, Shoreline Sightseeing covers the waterfront. With the city’s largest fleet – 11 touring vessels and six water taxis – and dozens of architectural guides, Shoreline Sightseeing is one of Chicago’s most popular tours.

Shoreline Sightseeing tours and cruises have been delighting Chicagoans and visitors from around the world since 1939. Shoreline's 75-minute guided Architecture River Tours depart day and evening from the Michigan Avenue Bridge or Navy Pier to explore the city's dramatic history and world-famous architecture. Shoreline also offers panoramic 40-minute Classic Lake Tours from Navy Pier, spectacular Fireworks Tours and weekly Special Event Cruises, including Brew Cruises and Wine Tasting Cruises.Shoreline's convenient Water Taxis are the fun way to get to and from Navy Pier. The River Taxi runs between Navy Pier, the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Willis Tower/Union Station, and the Lake Taxi runs between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. Shoreline also offers customized private charters for 75 to 175 guests with a choice of lake and river itineraries.

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