Shoreline Sightseeing

Group Tours

Shoreline Group Tours

We believe that everyone deserves a great view of our striking skyline.

That’s why we offer group rates on a number of our standard tours. Accommodating groups of 20 or more, these tours include our Architecture River Tours, Classic Lake Tours, and additional tours for School and Camp Groups. Gather your classroom for a fun field trip in Chicago, or 20 or more of your closest friends and book today!

Planning a corporate outing? There's no better way to bond with co-workers than by grabbing a drink at the bar and relaxing on deck as downtown Chicago passes. Whatever the occasion, we can host your party at a rate you won't believe.


General Information for All Tours

Aside from school and camp tours, group bookings follow our tours’ regular schedules. Receive a discounted rate for your group on one of our public tours. Advanced bookings are required and may be made online or via our group sales department at 312-373-7258. Further inquiries may be addressed via email to groups@shorelinesightseeing.com.

School Group Architecture Tours

Featured

Over 40 famed Chicago structures, including works by Helmut Jahn and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and their history from the Great Fire of 1871 to today

Run Dates

Groups will be accommodated during our public tour times. School group rates are available Monday-Friday only.

Length

75 min.

Tour times: Groups will be accommodated during our public tour times. School group rates are available Monday-Friday only. *Professionally prepared advance educational materials for teachers are included.

Waterfront Adventure Tours for School & Camp Groups

Featured

Exciting Lake Michigan boat tour with a professional narration on Chicago’s dramatic history, including the construction of the Shedd Aquarium and the reversal of the Chicago River

Run Dates

School Groups: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in April, May and the first half of June

Camp Groups: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in June, July and August

Length

40 min.

Tour times:

School Groups: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in April, May and the first half of June

Camp Groups: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in June, July and August

*All school tours include advance educational materials for teachers and their classrooms.

Group Architecture River Tours

Featured

More than 40 iconic Chicago buildings along the Chicago River

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park and Michigan Avenue Bridge

Run Dates

March – November

Length

75 min.

Group Chicago Architecture River Tours depart from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier or our docks along the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Daytime school group rates are available at a reduced rate.

Group Classic Lake Tour

Featured

Historic lakefront sights and attractions

Departure

Navy Pier

Run Dates

April - October

Length

40 min.

This Lake Michigan boat tour runs 40 minutes on weekends in April and October, with an expanded daily schedule May through September. Tours continue through mid-November on weekends. Receive a discounted rate for your group on one of our public tours.

Group Classic Fireworks Tours

Featured

Our Lake Fireworks Tour departs at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday nights and 9:00p.m. Wednesday nights

Departure

Navy Pier

Run Dates

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Length

60 min.

Our Lake Fireworks Tour departs at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday nights and 9:00p.m. Wednesday nights. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, this 60-minute group Chicago fireworks tour features a night time lake cruise ending with a front-row seat to enjoy the Lake Michigan fireworks.

Group Special Events

Featured

From Brew Cruises to Wine Cruises, Shoreline Sightseeing offers many occasions to celebrate this summer and fall in Chicago with your friends. Group Special Events Tours are available at a discount to qualifying groups of 20 or more. Visit our Special Events page for a list of upcoming events.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park