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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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The lakeside metropolis of Chicago is famous for its striking skyscrapers, world-class museums and colorful political history. Explore the Windy City at your own pace during a hop-on hop-off bus tour with 13 stops strategically located near the city’s top attractions. Hop off along the Magnificent Mile to shop, see the great city at heart-stopping heights from Willis Tower’s Skydeck or '360 Chicago' at 875 N Michigan, visit the Art Institute or Shedd Aquarium, or snap a selfie in front of the shiny steel bean in Millennium Park. Live commentary on board the bus is provided.
Highlights
  • A hop-on, hop-off tour of downtown Chicago makes sightseeing easy 
  • Hop off and get back on as many times as you wish
  • Live onboard commentary provides important historical context 
  • See highlights including the Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park
What to Expect
Hop on the double-decker bus at any of the 14 designated stops to begin your tour. Pop on the earphones provided to listen to live commentary on the history of the Windy City, from its iconic architecture to the life and times of famous Chicago residents like Al Capone. The full circuit takes two hours, but you can hop on and off at any stop you choose. You’ll have your pick of sights such as Willis Tower, with panoramic views of four different states, the Field Museum, home of world-class history exhibits, or Navy Pier, where you can grab some cotton candy and take a ride on a classic Ferris wheel. And make sure to enjoy the bus ride. You’ll cross the Chicago River and get a front-row view of the Magnificent Mile, with its historic waterfront and luxury retail stores. Don’t forget to save time for the Impressionist masterworks at the Art Institute of Chicago. An insider's tip: duck into the lower-level to see the astonishing detail in the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  The night tour includes 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Duration
1h
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off bus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Complimentary Drawstring Backpack from the Park Shop (May10th-October 13th)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3 pm will be valid for the next calendar day.
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great way to see the city! Rich was our guide and he did a great job. I recommend this tour. Great way to hop off and on at all the big sites.

Thank JessicaW23
Reviewed today via mobile

I enjoyed the bus ride. We had several guides as we did use different buses by getting on and off. It’s a great way to get your bearings and decide what you want to go back to visit during your trip. Each guide is different...More

Thank Andi07
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We loved the bus tour. It was informative & the guides were humorous. We would definitely take the bus again.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nancymdot
Reviewed yesterday

Great way (if a little pricey) to see Chicago highlights at a glance, Well narrated with friendly and enthusiastic staf.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NJanicki
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great day weather wise. Sunny, 83 degrees, slight breeze. After the first stop it was obviously a much better plan to stay on and enjoy the good seats we had on top near the back. I don't think you can get even...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GrandmaL10
16 August 2019|
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No. The day you buy the ticket for, thats the day your 1st day starts. You can’t get 3 days with a 2 day ticket.
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Jayne W
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
There are kiosks at each stop. You can buy them over there.
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Response from lisa f | Reviewed this property |
Although the tour guide is live and speaks only English, I saw some small boxes that looked like they might have been a way to listen to a recorded tour in other language ( we have been on such bus tours in europe... More
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