Shoreline Architecture River Tours
Take Shoreline’s guided 75-minute Architecture River Tour to discover Chicago’s amazing landmarks as presented by our famously knowledgeable and entertaining guides. You’ll learn how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become the birthplace of the skyscraper and a major influence on the school of modern American architecture. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour features commentary on more than 40 of the city’s most famous buildings, representing three different centuries of distinguished Chicago architecture. These tours depart day and evening from both the southwest corner of Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier and the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. For more information, click here.
Shoreline Classic Lake Tours
Shoreline’s 40-minute Classic Lake Tour offers a relaxing way to experience the panoramic of the city’s famed skyline as seen from majestic Lake Michigan. The tour covers the entire lakefront with vistas of the city’s landmark buildings and noted attractions including the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium and Buckingham Fountain. A recorded narration covers the highpoints of Chicago’s dramatic history and architecture. Shoreline’s Classic Lake Tours depart from Navy Pier. For more information, click here.
Shoreline Fireworks Tours
Architecture or Sightseeing
Chicago loves fireworks and so does Shoreline! Choose between two types of Shoreline Fireworks Tours to catch the dazzling Aon Summer Fireworks displays during the summer season as well as for special holidays. Shoreline’s Architecture/Fireworks Tour includes both a guided Chicago River architecture tour and viewing of the fireworks from the vantage point of the mouth of the Chicago River. Shoreline also offers Lake Fireworks Tours, which include a moonlit Lake Michigan cruise plus front-row viewing of the fireworks display. For more information, click here.
Shoreline Water Taxis
Take Shoreline’s Water Taxis for scenic connections to top touring destinations on lake and river routes. Hop on our taxis at Union Station/Willis Tower, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier and the Museum campus. Both single fares and one and two-day passes are available. For more information, click here.