Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour has been named the best and most popular tourist attraction in Illinois by the online media company Insider Inc.  The May 2019 Insider Inc. report named one attraction per state based on TripAdvisor statistics. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour was named for Illinois. Led by Shoreline’s expert, entertaining guides, the 75-minute Architecture River Tour highlights more than 40 of Chicago’s world-famous landmarks lining the historic Chicago River. Guides share the inside stories behind Chicago’s historic architecture as well as the latest news on 21st Century Chicago landmarks now under development.  Shoreline’s Architecture Tours also offer close-up views and exceptional photo opportunities along the Chicago River route.

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tours depart from two locations; Polk Bros Park at the southwest corner of Navy Pier and from the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Tours depart daily beginning at 10:00 a.m.  April through October and weather permitting early spring and late fall. Shoreline also offers Classic Lake Tours, Fireworks Tours, Water Taxis and private charters. Departure times for all tours are updated daily on the Shoreline website: or call 312-222-9328.