Shoreline Sightseeing

Architecture Tours

Chicago Architecture Tours

Explore your Chicago on a 75-minute Shoreline architecture tour!

Our expert guides will share an insider’s glimpse into the buildings, architecture, and engineering that made Chicago famous as the birthplace of the skyscraper and home of modern American architecture. Nothing is more impressive than this world-renowned architecture as seen from the Chicago River on an architecture tour!



Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

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Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City; more than 40 Chicago landmarks.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $33-41 and Children $17-22

Discover hidden architectural gems as well the city’s most renowned landmarks along all three branches of the Chicago River while you relax with a drink from our cash bar. Chicago River Architecture Tours depart from Shoreline’s dock at Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner).*Our Navy Pier dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago River Architecture Tour, please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328.

Architecture River Tour from Michigan Ave

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Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City; more than 40 Chicago landmarks.

Departure

Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $33-41 and Children $17-22

Discover hidden architectural gems as well the city’s most renowned landmarks along all three branches of the Chicago River while you relax with a drink from our cash bar. Chicago River Architecture Tours depart from Shoreline’s dock at the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner).*please note due to construction neither dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago River Architecture Tour, please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328.

Architecture Fireworks Tour from Navy Pier

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Enjoy all the sights of our guided Architecture River Tour followed by viewing of the Navy Pier Fireworks display.

Departure

Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Park

Length

90 min.

Price

Adults $38-45 and Children $16-22 (Tours on Saturday and Wednesday nights only)

The Architecture Fireworks Tour begins with a guided tour along all three branches of the historic Chicago River. Passengers enjoy an entertaining architecture tour as well as close-up views of the city's iconic skyscrapers. The tour ends with a front-row seat for Navy Pier’s fireworks display. Saturday night Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tours depart at 9:00 p.m. (beginning May 27). Wednesday night Tours depart at 8:15 p.m. (beginning May 31). The last summer fireworks display is on Saturday, September 2, 2017. This tour departs from Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (southwest corner).*Our Navy Pier dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. A cash bar is available on board. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tour please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328.

Architecture Fireworks Tour from Michigan Ave

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Enjoy all the sights of our guided Architecture River Tour followed by viewing of the Navy Pier Fireworks display.

Departure

Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

90 min.

Price

Adults $38-45 and Children $16-22 (Tours on Saturday and Wednesday nights only)

The Architecture Fireworks Tour begins with a guided tour along all three branches of the historic Chicago River. Passengers enjoy an entertaining architecture tour as well as close-up views of the city's iconic skyscrapers. The tour ends with a front-row seat for Navy Pier’s fireworks display. Saturday night Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tours depart at 9:00 p.m. (beginning May 27). Wednesday night Tours depart at 8:15 p.m. (beginning May 31). The last summer fireworks display is on Saturday, September 2, 2017. This tour departs from the Michigan Avenue Bridge (northeast corner).*please note due to construction neither dock is wheelchair accessible. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure. A cash bar is available on board. For updated scheduling information for the Chicago Architecture Fireworks Tour please check today’s schedule or call 312-222-9328.

Architecture River Tours in Spanish from Michigan Ave

Featured

Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City; more than 40 Chicago landmarks.

Departure

Michigan Avenue Bridge

Length

75 min.

Price

Adults $33-41 and Children $17-22

Shoreline's famed Architecture River Tours are now offered in Spanish on Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. from April 15 through June 3. After June 3, they will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:45 a.m. through Labor Day. (After Labor Day, please check our daily schedule for available dates and times.)

The 75-minute Architecture River Tours in Spanish depart from the Michigan Ave Dock located at the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.