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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I must confess that the only reason i selected them was because all the other architecture cruises were sold out.

But i must admit,I wasn't disappointed. Very well organized. The tour guide was informative, funny and talked almost non-stop for 75 minutes.

If you are planning on doing an architecture cruise, better to book online in advance, as tickets get sold out quickly

Date of experience: October 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for riding with us! We offer multiple tours at different locations throughout the city to help ensure a seat for everyone. We're glad you decided to ride with us and enjoyed your tour!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Even if you are not a student of architecture, this tour is not one to be missed. The guide is informed not only of the many style of architecture and the architects, but the history of the river and its transformation over the years. Cruising the river also gives you great view of the city.

Date of experience: September 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour with us!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

While at a conference, I watched these boats pass by daily and finally found myself with some time to check out the tour for myself. This 75 minute trip was a wonderful way to see the city, learn its history and get to know the extraordinary art in architecture featured along the river. What incredible buildings! The tour guide was interesting and informative. My only advice is to bundle up if you're going when the temps are cooler. This is a must for any Chicago newbie!

Date of experience: November 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much for using your spare time to ride with us! We're so glad you were able to explore Chicago while you were here!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My family took the tour last week during a brief stop in Chicago. Our party consisted of all adults. Our tour guide Kevin did a great job. Both he and the boat captain had a great sense of humor.

Kevin did a great job detailing the history of Chicago and the architecture of the buildings seen during the tour. Now I know the real reason that Chicago is known as the Windy City.

The weather was cold and rainy but ponchos were provided as it started to rain.

I would highly recommend the tour even with the poor weather conditions!

Date of experience: November 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much for enduring the weather and riding with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour of the Windy City!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We met the boat down near navy pier on a fresh October morning. The commentary guide was so knowledgeable and full of information it was enough to make your head hurt, giving you information on the history of the river and buildings along it.
Yes it was cold but what else do you expect in October so if you go this time of year make sure you are warm.
This really is a must do activity just for the sites alone. and believe me our kids got so much information of it I had to check it out because i couldn't remember it all but they appear to have done.

Date of experience: October 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much for riding with us! We're so glad you and your kids were able to learn a lot of great information on your tour!

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