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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Traveling for work I had one full day in Chicago and only knowing very little about the unique architecture there I decided to take an Architecture-focussed boat cruise. Our tour guide was awesome as he explained who built what as part of what movement along with pointing out the contextualism between some buildings. It was an enriching experience and some building details are truly mesmerizing. The tour lasts just under two hours and the boat itself has all the amenities you need for such an undertaking: clean bathrooms and a bar (which sells snacks also). Another things which gets you a much better experience: Book the tour for the for when the sun sets. You’ll get so much more dramatic photo opportunities.

Date of experience: June 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

We're happy to hear you spent your free time with us! We're glad you enjoyed your tour and we hope you had a great time in Chicago!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A must when in Chicago. Beautiful buildings, tour guide very knowledgeable and funny. Only negative is that it's not disable friendly.

Date of experience: July 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for riding with us, we're glad you enjoyed your tour! Our location at Michigan Ave is not handicap accessible, however our Navy Pier location is. Both offer the same Architecture River Tours just from a different starting point.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I really enjoyed our tour and felt that I learned both about architecture styles and the history of the city. Our kids (age 9 and 6) enjoyed being on a boat, but did get a little bored. I, however, was enthralled and really enjoyed our tour guide's enthusiasm and knowledge.

Date of experience: August 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for riding with us! We're glad you enjoyed the tour!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Guide was Blake for this tour down the Chicago river. We then made our way through the city and Blake provided an amazing recount of history, fun, and facts to take us through the style of Chicago Architecture throughout the tour and was able to asked questions. Grabbed a cocktail at the start and enjoyed that too. All the staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Blake!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were in Chicago with our 10-yr-old and my husband who is an Architecture fan wanted to do the Architecture Tour. It was beautiful weather, about 5pm, on a Wednesday afternoon so even though two out of three of us weren't overly excited we decided to do it. We weren't sorry. The tour is an hour and 15 minutes and ran true to time. William, our guide, was excellent. The tour was entertaining and informative. Overall just a nice way to spend a little time and to learn about the city, viewing it from a different perspective.

I was glad that I had a sweater and scarf because it got a little cool on the water even though it was sunny. Our son said it was more interesting than the Art Museum. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for the great review and for riding with us! We're so glad you ended up enjoying the tour!

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