Saw a lot of Chicago and learned so many interesting things. I recommend staying on the bus for the first loop, finding where you want to go and then hop off. You can do a lot in 2 days.
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 include 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night. Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off.
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So ... the Big Bus has two programs ... a "daytime" bus tour ... and a "night time" bus tour ... and the tickets are not interchangeable without a pricey upgrade. So we were at Navy Pier at about 5:00pm in July. It says light...More
ArizonaJT Thank you for the overview of our service. How was the actual tour experience, though? Did you like the guides and their stories; how were the drivers skills navigating the city? Tickets are not interchangeable between the Day Tour and Night Tour since they...More
What an entertaining hour we spent in the company of Miss B and driver Frank yesterday afternoon. She was absolutely hilarious and mixed historical facts about the city with some piercing wit and repartee ! What a joy Miss B ! Coming back to Chiiiiicaaaaagoooo....my...More
robbarratt1969 Wow, Wow, WOW! It's great to hear that Ms. Bea and Frank provided such an amazing introduction to Chicago! We'll make sure to let them know of your review. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team
We were only able to spend 2 days in Chicago and we had a great one on the Big Bus. The kids were thrilled just riding on top of the double decker through the city. My husband and I were thrilled to be able to...More
E G We're thrilled & pleased to hear you had a great time! To this day, we're still excited to hop on top of a double decker bus and point at stuff in Chicago. It's easy to be excited with this job in such a...More