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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Admittedly, I love the architecture in Chicago, and have studied many of the famous buildings, but what an unique way to see them. Out tour guide was not only very knowledgeable about the city and its architecture, but he was personable as well. Except when it is really cold, I would recommend this tour to anyone with an innate desire to learn more about Chicago - not only the architecture but also the city and its rich history.

Date of experience: November 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

We're so glad a fellow architecture buff enjoyed our tour! Thanks so much for riding with us and the great review!

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was in Chicago for the Marathon. I took the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. The guide was great, informative, entertaining, and friendly. I was having a great time until I went to get something to drink in the back. The bar tender was dismissive, rude and obviously did not want to be there. When I asked him if I was disturbing him he became even more belligerent. This behavior totally ruined everything. With the price of the tour it seems that someone could be hired that really wanted a job instead of someone who was disrespectful and truly did not want to be there. This was on the 12:30 curse on Monday Oct 9th. Unfortunatlly I can not recommend to curse because the unfortunate incident.

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

Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the behavior of the bartender, in no way do we feel his actions were appropriate. We have sent you a private message requesting more information in order to correct the situation. Again, we are sorry your experience was negatively affected by one of our employees.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The architectural cruises are our favorite thing to do in Chicago. This is a great way to spend 75 minutes. We were at the Navy Pier and were delighted to find out the tours were running on November 25. You are sitting out in the open which is necessary to see the buildings so bundle up. During the tour the guide narrates and points out buildings and tells fun stories about Chicago and its history. Take this tour as it is the best thing to do in Chicago.

Date of experience: November 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for riding with us and leaving such a great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your ride with us!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The cruise (Shoreline Sightseeing Tour) commenced with a questioning by the tour guide asking from where all the guests were. It was a pleasant revelation to realize that the cruise consisted of not merely Americans from various states but also representing various countries. The journey was a plunge into the historical narrative of the rise of Chicago, literally from the ashes, leading to its nomenclature, the second city. The tour (duration - 45 minutes) was a study akin to the study of paintings as each building revealed the style, genre and artistic temperament of that particular time which led to its construction. I recommend this tour not just for the cruise lovers but for anyone looking to wade through the minds of human resilience and endurance. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: October 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for such a great review! We're so glad you had a great experience riding with us!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I truly loved the tour of exactly 75 minutes and was so happy to do it towards late afternoon giving way to twilight and then evening. This allowed us to see the city's breathtaking skyline by the river in daylight and then when the lights of the gorgeous buildings took over the sun to light the city.

The service was good and the continuous commentary on telling the visitors about the story of Chicago was both passionate and interesting to hear. The seats are pretty open and allows you to see everything from every corner. If you're carrying a stroller then you might have to carry if for the last few steps.

Overall this is one of the best attractions of Chicago to me to a tourist. Must do!

Date of experience: November 2017
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chicagohartnett, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shoreline Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

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

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