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Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most popular tourist destinations—and with good reason. The 3,300-foot (1,010-meter) pier jutting into the waters of Lake Michigan, originally constructed in 1916 as a freight dock and public space, encompasses almost 50 acres (20 hectares) of exhibits, rides, parks, and family attractions.

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600 E. Grand Avenue, at N. Lake Shore Drive, Streeterville, Chicago, 60611
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.87
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.34
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.99
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$180.18
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Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship

Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship

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Escape the bustle of the city on a sailboat tour through Lake Michigan with a convenient departure from Navy Pier. The cruise offers plenty of frame–worthy photo opportunities, including sweeping views of the Chicago skyline rarely seen by visitors. As a popular choice for both locals and visitors, your experience is guaranteed to be family–friendly and tailored to your needs. Select from Pirates and Maritime Stories Sail at 1pm, Skyline/Architectural Theme at 3pm and 5pm, and Skyline Sunset Sail at 7pm. This sail is approximately 75 minutes. The ship leaves promptly at the scheduled time, please allow for time to park, off the pier if necessary.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Small-Group City Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Small-Group City Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

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Explore Chicago's iconic landmarks on this sightseeing tour led by an expert guide. Board a comfortable, large-windowed minibus and explore downtown and Northside neighborhoods. You have a chance to get out and visit several locations and hear about the historical and cultural factors that make Chicago unique. Upgrade your tour with a popular open-top boat tour on the Chicago River that focuses on the city's renowned architecture.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

30 Minute Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

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Zoom along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, zipping past famous landmarks as you go, during this exhilarating speedboat ride in Chicago. Climb aboard your 2,000-horsepower speed boat at Navy Pier, then hang on for the ride of a lifetime, as you zip past famous attractions like the Willis Tower, Grant Park, and Buckingham Fountain, pausing to learn a little about the history and architecture of the Windy City along the way.
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  • 30 minutes
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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

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See Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night during this 75-minute Big Bus tour. The entire loop takes passengers from Navy Pier, down the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, through the Museum Campus and around the architectural gems on the Loop skyline. Live and audio commentary available in English.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Chicago Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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Make your evening in Chicago one to remember with this luxury sunset cruise featuring dinner, sightseeing and dancing along the shores of Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.
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  • 3 hours
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Chicago City Minibus Tour
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Chicago City Minibus Tour

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Get to know the Windy City the easy and comfortable way on a small-group minibus tour. Instead of long walks and navigating public transit, see major landmarks like Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park from an uncrowded minibus with large picture windows. Your driver and guide knows where to find all the best views, and there are plenty of photo stops along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.95
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Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

Go City: Chicago Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

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The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City saves you up to 40 percent off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 25 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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2-Hour Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour

2-Hour Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour

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Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see Buckingham Fountain’s breathtaking, evening light show, with an illuminated Windy City skyline as the perfect backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, then witness Chicago's weekly summer fireworks display at Navy Pier from a secret location. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
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Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

Premier Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

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Travel down the Chicago River on an architecture cruise aboard the "Odyssey." As you pass by some of Chicago's most notable buildings, you'll dine on a 3-course lunch with salad, a main course such as chicken, salmon, pasta, or short ribs, and a dessert such as cheesecake or sorbet. Listen to onboard narration about the city's architecture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Enjoy a memorable, one-of-a-kind night out on Lake Michigan aboard this combination dinner, dancing, and sightseeing cruise. Make your own way to Navy Pier, and set off as the evening begins. You can admire views of Chicago’s picture-perfect skyline as the sun starts to set. While on board, take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, drinks to purchase, a DJ-helmed soundtrack, and even a fireworks display (weather permitting).
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  • 3 hours
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Private 45-Minute Chicago Skyline Helicopter Tour
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Private 45-Minute Chicago Skyline Helicopter Tour

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Take in sweeping views of Chicago from the air during a scenic helicopter flight that offers a premier experience of the Windy City. This private 45-minute flight provides an aerial look at landmarks such as Millennium Park, Navy Park, and Wrigley Field. Ideal for a special occasion, this helicopter tour accommodates up to three people and includes the use of noise-cancelling headsets to hear the pilot clearly.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Chicago Walking Pizza Tour
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Downtown Chicago Walking Pizza Tour

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Immerse yourself in the taste and culture of pizza on this Chicago walking tour that focuses on the food Chicago does best. You'll be with a group of 16, which gives you lots of access to your guide and time to ask questions. Sink your teeth into different styles—deep dish, grandma-style, Neapolitan, Roman, and pan style—then decide which one you like best.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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Enjoy a quintessential Chicago experience when you go on an architecture-themed river tour. Pick from multiple convenient start times, and board your vessel—the Lady Liberty—directly from the Chicago Riverwalk. Your trained docent guides will give you a rich introduction to the Windy City’s history, key landmarks, and architectural highlights—and you can spy landmarks like the Marina City towers and Navy Pier from the water’s edge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier
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Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier

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Watch Navy Pier's fireworks display from the deck of a sailboat. During this 75-minute cruise on Lake Michigan, get views of the Chicago city skyline lit up at night and the colorful fireworks exploding over the lake. Listen to your guide's commentary about the city's history and join in on some traditional shipboard working songs if you like.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

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See the the Second City from the water with a sightseeing cruise along the Chicago River and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take in towering skyscrapers and spot the gargoyles that live on to of the city’s historic buildings. Hear stories about the city’s history and culture as you pass Chicago landmarks, museums and iconic buildings. Capture unforgettable images of the city skyline from Lake Michigan, and get a unique look at Chicago that’s perfect for all ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago
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Private Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan with Breathtaking Views of Chicago

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Soak up the views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with a 2-hour sailing tour. This private charter is completely customizable, giving you the chance to choose your music, route, and up to 5 additional guests. Sail into the sunset with your own drinks and snacks (refrigerator and ice on board) and your family or friends by your side.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise

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Board a luxurious yacht at Navy Pier for a 2-hour lunch cruise along Chicago’s scenic shoreline. Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal as you take in views of the Windy City from a climate-controlled observation deck, then sip coffee or tea while the yacht’s onboard DJ spins a leisurely afternoon playlist.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Chicago

Small-Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Chicago

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The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in Chicago! Enjoy the City from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline. We zip you to many sights around the local waterways including the Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Fort Dearborn, Vietnam Memorial, Wolf Point, Shedd Aquarium, and many others. Come aboard our safe and seaworthy US NAVY built Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), and experience a unique & personal tour of the City!
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  • 2 hours
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Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour

Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour

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Pedal through Chicago’s scary heritage with a 3-hour Halloween bike tour that includes hauntings, tragedies and overflowing cemeteries. Experience the creepiest parts of the city as you follow your professional actor guides through the Halloween streets, and watch them bring Chicago’s ghosts to life. Learn about the infamous ‘Resurrection Mary,’ figure out why the Levee District is so famously haunted, and hear the story of H.H. Holmes, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer.
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  • 3 hours
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Go City: Chicago All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

Go City: Chicago All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

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Enjoy admission to more than 25 of Chicago's most popular attractions with Go City's All-Inclusive Pass. Go City lets you create your own itinerary and save far more than if you were to purchase individual attraction tickets. Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Windy City, admire the stunning views from SkyDeck Chicago, and much more. You can visit as many attractions as you like over the course of 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Save your pass, available as your 'ticket' after purchase, on your mobile device; browse the digital guide for attraction information and place reservations in advance where needed. On the day simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain admission. And what's more your pass is valid for two years from purchase date and only becomes activated with your first attraction visit. So rest assured should your travel plans need to change.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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