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Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

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  • 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 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Made sightseeing so convenient!

We used the Big Bus Hop On Hop Off service for three days while visiting Chicago. The drivers are brave souls that navigate the city very effectively. The tour guides were helpful and entertaining. Some seemed to be more knowledgeable than others, but they all...More

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 5 days ago
Tour would have been better with a recorded than the guides

Where do I start? One girl (Joy) made her voice contort so badly by adding odd inflections and extra syllables that she was hard to understand. Later Jack D. was rude, and made sexual comments about the buildings and racial jokes. He said it was...More

1  Thank retiremeinGB
Reviewed 5 days ago
An excellent time in Chicago!!

Shay and Eddy were our tour guide and driver and they were WONDERFUL!!! Shay was very knowledgeable and personable. She knew her stuff and was very entertaining as well. She also pointed out the best places for pizza, dogs, popcorn, and shopping!! Eddy was an...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago
Just one day in Chicago

After arriving late the night before from Seattle on the Empire Builder train, it left us only one day in Chicago. The Big Bus Hop on Hop off was the only way to make the best of our time. Sean was our guide for half...More

Thank LandD1
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Over View and Good Tips If you Pay Attention

My sister and I did this tour last year but didn't make the whole circuit so we decided to go again. Our guide Alex was very informative and mentioned a little known park in the city near Maggie Dailey Park. We were able to find...More

Thank CMBarbie
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Response from 399frederickh | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the exact locations, but Big Bus Chicago has a web site under big bus tours that can give you all the info.
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Response from AllisonL68 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them on the day. There are lots of vendors in the street.
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