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    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

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    Experiencing the architecture of the Windy City is a breeze (good one eh?) with Shoreline Sightseeing's 90-minute river tour. You'll travel all three branches of the Chicago River and leisurely view of more than 40 of the city's greatest architectural treasures. Knowledgeable guides will walk (or maybe float) you through the history of buildings like the Tribune Tower, the Trump Tower, the Wrigley Building, Marina City and more. You'll finish your tour with a spectacular fireworks display by the Navy Pier. Perfect for the architecture or history buff in your family!
    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • See the Chicago's architectural landmarks on this relaxing river tour
    • Discover the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building and more than 40 other sites
    • Learn the history of some of the most impressive buildings in the world
    • Cap your tour with a viewing of the Navy Pier fireworks display
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    27 positive reviews
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    Classic Lake Tours

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    What's the one thing everyone must do in Chicago? Besides eating pizza, you need to see that breathtaking skyline! Traveling along the great Lake Michigan on a cruise vessel, learn about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks. You'll enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline, showcasing all the notable skyscrapers, such as the John Hancock, Trump Tower, and Willis Tower. As you progress down the lake, bare witness to the scenic downtown areas like Gold Coast and Buckingham Fountain. For those of you looking for a quick trip that makes the ultimate punch, there's nothing better than heading out on the lake and seeing that irresistible skyline.
    Classic Lake Tours

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Take in the breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline from the calm tides of Lake Michigan
    • Photograph the towering buildings like the John Hancock, Trump Tower, and Willis Tower
    • Travel down Lake Michigan, along the city front, and see bustling downtown areas like Gold Coast and Buckingham Fountain
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    27 positive reviews
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    Little India Food Tour

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    Experience all the taste sensations of South Asia right in middle of the Windy City! Whether you are visiting Chicago for the first time or are just sick of deep dish pizza, this tour will have something for you. You'll sample a variety of cuisines from regions all over South Asia. Visit a temple and a variety of boutiques and specialty stores for spices and others. Additionally, indulge in a henna tattoo and more! Make sure to come hungry for food and for culture!
    Little India Food Tour

    2541 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Walk the vibrant streets of Chicago's Little India and sample the best foods it has to offer
    • In between food stops visit cultural and historical landmarks with your experienced guide
    • All foods and activities included in the ticket price
    • Learn about a neighborhood with a rich ethnic heritage while tasting some of the best food in Chicago
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    18 positive reviews
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    City Lights Paddle

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    This nighttime adventure is so riveting you're basically guaranteed to wet yourself. Hop into a kayaking and explore the Chicago River during a guided tour in which you over six miles of water. As you row, you'll be mesmerized by the lights of Chicago at night rising high on either side of you and reflecting off of the water all around you. Your guide will point out some of the historical sights along the way, but this ride is more about letting the thrill of an evening excursion take over your imagination and fuel your sense of awe. Whether you've got some experience paddling or a you're a complete novice, you'll appreciate this intimate perspective of the urban landscape. Quench your thirst for fun with journey through the heart of Chicago.
    City Lights Paddle

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Kayak across the city on the Chicago River during this energizing nighttime adventure tour
    • Learn about history and architecture Chicago as you paddle by several famous sites
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Feel adrenaline of adventure consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    28 positive reviews
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    Fireworks Paddle! / Navy Pier Fireworks Chicago Kayak Tour

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    Ready yourself for some explosive fun! This kayaking tour sets off about two miles away from Chicago's Navy Pier, and features a relaxed nighttime paddle that will leave you dazzled ... Particularly when you reach your destination just in time to take in a thunderous fireworks display! You'll be in prime position to take in the show as it lights up the water around you. Afterwards, you'll paddle back along the Chicago River to your starting destination, enjoying the nighttime luminescence of the Chicago's towering architecture on either side. Whether you're a novice who's never set foot in a kayak or an experienced river romper, you'll be touched by the poetic beauty of this introspective journey. Just remember to stow your paddle safely if you're going to clap for the fireworks - it's a long trip back if you have to swim!
    Fireworks Paddle! / Navy Pier Fireworks Chicago Kayak Tour

    500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

    • Embark on an evening kayaking adventure through the heart of Downtown Chicago
    • Arrive at Navy Pier just in time to be in prime position to catch a dazzling fireworks show
    • Get some light physical exercise while feeding your need for adventure
    • Indulge your sense of adventure without having to leave Chicago
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    3 positive reviews
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    Chicago Rivers, Parks, and Architecture Tour

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    Experience the architecture of Chicago on a unique segway cruise along the river-walk. You will be able to view iconic bridges, parks, and skyscrapers as you glide effortlessly from along each location. You will see "The Bean" up close and personal as you roll through Millennium Park and along Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue. See the lakefront from DuSable and Monroe Harbors with majestic views of Navy Pier at the mouth of the Chicago River. Finally, you will top off the tour by gliding through Grant Park where you'll stop at Buckingham Fountain to see the water display and glamorous views of Chicago's lakefront and skyline. Why walk or float, when you can glide! All riders must be at least 12 years of age and weigh a minimum of 100 pounds. All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum recommended weight limit as specified by the manufacturer, Segway, LLC, is 260 pounds. It is not recommended that pregnant women and any person with health restrictions, seizure disorders, intolerance or sensitivity to extreme heat and sun, or persons who have had recent prosthetic surgery participate in this activity. Riders must be capable of standing for extended periods of time.
    Chicago Rivers, Parks, and Architecture Tour

    300 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Experience the rivers, parks, and architecture of Chicago atop a nimble segway
    • See iconic figures of Chicago including The Bean, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue, DuSable Harbor, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain
    • Learn about the history of the area and the architecture from a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Stop for great photo opportunities and see the sites from the effortless glide of a segway
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    18 positive reviews
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    Chicago Pedway Walking Tour (Saturday)

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    Connecting many of Chicago's famous and lesser-known landmarks is a network of heated tunnels, bridges, passages and walkways. Your guide will take you on a 90-minute walk through the Pedway, highlighting a different side of Chicago. Doubling as a comedian, your guide will present to you a historical, interesting, and new perspective on Chicago's Pedway that dates back to WWII. You'll learn about how Mayor Richard J. Daley acquired the famed Pablo Picasso sculpture, as well as see the portion of the Pedway where the Dark Knight movie was filmed. Discover a side to the Windy City too often unseen!
    Chicago Pedway Walking Tour (Saturday)

    100 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Traverse the heated tunnels, bridges, passages, and walkways that connect many of Chicago's famous and lesser-known landmarks
    • Enjoy a comedic, yet historical, perspective on Chicago's Pedway that dates back to WWII
    • See Chicago from a new perspective as you listen to stories about everything from Chicago's mayors to where portions of the Batman: Dark Knight movie was filmed
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    1 positive reviews
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    City Tour and River Cruise

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    Experience the Windy City like never before by embarking on this scenic half-day tour where you'll sightsee by land and water. A narrated coach will take you through the city's South Side and you'll see highlights such as Grant Park, the Loop, and the Shedd Aquarium. In the second half of the tour, you'll board a state-of-the-art yacht and cruise along the Chicago River as you enjoy stunning views of the city skyline. You'll see all the best parts of Chicago while traveling in comfort and style!
    City Tour and River Cruise

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Experience the beauty of Chicago from both land and water on this comprehensive half-day tour
    • Discover the history and culture as you visit sites such as Grant Park, the 'front lawn of the city,' and the Adler Planetarium
    • Admire the breathtaking city skyline from the water as you travel on a beautiful streamliner yacht
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    11 positive reviews
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    Fireworks Paddle

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    Blow up your previous notions of a fun with an urban escapade for the ages! You'll have the best seats in the city to watch the Navy Pier fireworks show. That's because you'll be sitting in a kayak directly below as blasts of color light up the tranquil waters around you! But half the fun is in getting there and back, as this kayaking escape takes you down the Chicago River at night, with the lights of the buildings rising high on either side. All told, you'll venture six miles on the water, making for a nighttime row you can savor. While some athletic ability is recommended, all skill levels are welcome on this voyage, whether you've ever stepped foot into a kayak or not. Let the thrill of the night ignite your imagination, and add a little spark to your life!
    Fireworks Paddle

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a nighttime kayaking adventure below the glittering city via the Chicago River
    • Park your kayak off of Navy Pier and take in a thrilling fireworks show
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Feel the adrenaline of adventure consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    28 positive reviews
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    Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

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    Come explore all the culinary delights Chinatown has to offer! Whether bubble tea or Cantonese Dim Sum is your preference, you'll tour the area and get a feel for its unique history and culinary cultures. The tour starts with a trip to a dim sum restaurant for traditional Chinese appetizers, and then makes its way to a sampling at a herbal tea store and candy store. On this tour, you will have the ability to make your way through a variety of different stores and restaurants. You'll even get to enjoy an entree featuring the much sought after --and tasty--Beijing Duck! Expect to try foods from such notable places as Triple Crown Restaurant and Lao You Ju Restaurant. Enjoy a food experience that feels like much more than just a tour! The restaurants visited and their arrangement are subject to change. Tea and water are included.
    Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

    2002 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy the traditional culinary experience of a food tour of Chicago's Chinatown
    • Sample everything from appetizers to bubble teas to Beijing Duck
    • Work your way through a myriad of different stores and restaurants
    • Get a true Chinatown experience with a tour that offers and ends with Chinese pastries and desserts
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    1 positive reviews

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