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 $33-41 and Children $17-22

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).*please note due to construction neither dock is wheelchair accessible 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. *bars have been winterized for the 2016 season

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 $38-45 and Children $16-22 (Tours on Saturday and Wednesday nights only)

The Architecture Fireworks Tour begins with a guided tour along all three branches of the historic Chicago River. Passengers enjoy an entertaining architecture tour as well as close-up views of the city's iconic skyscrapers. The tour ends with a front-row seat for Navy Pier’s fireworks display. Saturday night Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tours depart at 9:00 p.m. (beginning May 28). Wednesday night Tours depart at 8:15 p.m. (beginning June 1). The last summer fireworks display is on Saturday, September 3, 2016. This tour departs from two locations; Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner) and from the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner).*please note due to construction neither dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. A cash bar is available on board.* For updated scheduling information for the Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tour please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328. *bars have been winterized for the 2016 season

Architecture River Tours in Spanish – Returning Spring 2017

Featured

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

Departure

Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $33-41 and Children $17-22

Shoreline's famed Architecture River Tours are now offered in Spanish on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Shoreline's expert, bi-lingual guide will highlight more than 40 of Chicago's world-famous landmarks along the historic Chicago River and will also be available to answer questions after the tour.

The 75-minute Architecture River Tours in Spanish depart from the Michigan Ave Dock located at the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.