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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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 
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
US$29 per adult
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Panoramic Night Tour
Panoramic sightseeing bus tour of Chicago by night
US$29.00 per adult
Classic Ticket
1-day hop-on hop-off tour
US$40.50 per adult
Premium Ticket
2-day hop-on hop-off tour
US$49.50 per adult
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Overview
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 via mobile
Enjoyable & informative tour.

We had a great afternoon out. We dealt with Sean & Clifton. James the bubbles guy was our tour guide. He was very interactive with all passengers on the bus. We stayed on for the duration of the tour & it was a nice way...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 2 days ago
Didn't want to spend the $ but totally worth it

We spent 3 days in Chicago and the 1st day was nasty hot which my wife doesn't handle well so I bought tickets for me the wife and our two kids the following day. The bus was totally worth the money being able to hop...More

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Convenient way to see the city

We purchased a one day ticket and were happy with the frequency of service. You even get a voucher for a free sample of Garrett's popcorn and a cloth bag. Friendly tour guides. My only suggested improvement would be to better mark the stops to...More

Thank travelingteacup675
Reviewed 4 days ago
First Family Trip to Chicago

We came to Chicago for the first time ever over July 4th. We were nervous about navigating the city using public transportation with our 6 and 9-year-old daughters, so we bought 3 days worth of Big Bus tickets. We loved it and learned so much...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very Unhappy!

We purchased tickets at about 5pm on July 4th at the Navy Pier Kiosk. We were told we could buy tickets now and because they would end at 7pm we would be able to be dropped back off at Navy Pier, but have no time...More

8  Thank Danell L
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packy2
16 July 2018|
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Response from 943kennethe | Reviewed this property |
Can do either way, I like having my tickets ahead of time😀
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pbaker2009
8 July 2018|
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Response from techdude221 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nor familiar with the Classic ticket. I used the Chicago Explorer Pass that allows you to visit multiple venues with one ticket. I believe if you buy the tickets from Big Bus, the tickets are only for the bus tour.
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Teacher717
24 June 2018|
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Response from AllisonL68 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. There is a police discount
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