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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • 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 
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Known as a world-famous hub for architecture, art, and politics, the lakeside city of Chicago has a wealth of must-see sights. Know exactly where to go in the Windy City on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, complete with 14 stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the steel bean in Millennium Park. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
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 2 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. 

Night tour includes 1.5 hour of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 

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Reviewed yesterday
Good option to get your bearings

We were here as part of our Route 66 roadtrip. We've used hop-on-off bus tours in various cities around the world, this ranked about average. The commentary was clear and contained some useful information but the guide seemed a little obsessed with quoting costs and...More

Thank DorMart
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
best part of our trip!

i was in chicago for a short 2 day trip with 7 family members ranging in age from 12-67. we decided the easiest way to see the city was to take the hop-on hop-off bus trip. the staff selling tickets at stop 1 were all...More

2  Thank foxytricksy
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun and Convenient

We hopped on the bus early in the a.m. and did a complete loop of all the stops before going again that day with specific stops in mind. Such a convenient and fun ride. The tour guides were fun and interesting...each one a little different...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great way to get around the city!

This really is a great way to get around the city. Most of the information they share is pretty good. One bus had a guide that most certainly took liberties with the facts. I would suggest getting a two day pass in conjunction with a...More

1  Thank justin w
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great way to see the city of Chicago. Our guide (Buzz) and driver (Tyrone) were brilliant. Local knowledge was great and ideas of where to visit were excellent ( especially Portillos for hotdogs) would highly recommend Big Bus

Thank AllisonL68
Gama T, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

AllisonL68 WOW!!! Buzz and Tyrone are newer additions to our team and it's great to hear that they're being so well received. We'll make sure to let them know of this review. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

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