Shoreline Sightseeing

Architecture Tours

Chicago Architecture Tours

Explore your Chicago on a 75-minute Shoreline architecture tour!

Our expert guides will share an insider’s glimpse into the buildings, architecture, and engineering that made Chicago famous as the birthplace of the skyscraper and home of modern American architecture. Nothing is more impressive than this world-renowned architecture as seen from the Chicago River on an architecture tour!


Your Architecture Tour options:

Architecture River Tour

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Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City; more than 40 Chicago landmarks.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $31.75 - $35, senior rates $28.75 - $32, children $17.75 - $21

Discover hidden architectural gems as well the city’s most renowned landmarks along all three branches of the Chicago River while you relax with a drink from our cash bar.* Chicago River Architecture Tours depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner) and also from the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner). Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago River Architecture Tour, please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328. *Most boats have bar service, check with your crew prior to boarding

Night Architecture Tour

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Enjoy all the sights of our guided Architecture River Tour, but lit up at night!

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $29, seniors $26, and children $13

See Chicago shine on a Shoreline Sightseeing Night Architecture River Tour! While traveling all three branches of the Chicago River our guides will tell the story of Chicago’s path to prominence, covering elegantly lit buildings from world-famous architects like Helmut Jahn, Jeanne Gang and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. These Chicago River night cruises depart from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner) and from the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner). Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. A cash bar is available on board.* For updated scheduling information, please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328. *Most boats have bar service, check with your crew prior to boarding

Architecture Fireworks Tour

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Enjoy all the sights of our guided Architecture River Tour followed by viewing of the Navy Pier Fireworks display.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

90 min.

Price

Adults $31.75 - $37, seniors $28.75 - $35, and children $17.75 - $21 (Tours on Saturday and Wednesday nights only)

The Architecture Fireworks Tour takes you down all three branches of the Chicago River to view the iconic skyscrapers close up, and ends with a front-row seat for Navy Pier’s fireworks display. Saturday night Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruises depart at 9:00 p.m. (beginning May 24) and Wednesday night at 8:15 p.m. (beginning May 28th). The last summer fireworks display is on Saturday, August 30, 2014. This tour departs from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner) and from the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner). Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. A cash bar is available on board.* For updated scheduling information for the Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise , please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328. *Most boats have bar service, check with your crew prior to boarding