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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour provided by BigBus Chicago

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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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 several stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the Adler Planetarium. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
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 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. You 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 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 views of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on, hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live Guide
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
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 2 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
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Imaditani wrote a review 17 Mar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates78 contributions24 helpful votes
I have tried the big-bus tours in other countries. However in Chicago, the tour is very personal with a tour guide in the cabin which I didnt experience before. The tour overall was good and takes 24 minutes between each stop, and it actually stops at all the key locations. I
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Date of experience: March 2020
justinbx wrote a review 14 Mar
County Dublin, Ireland66 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a great day on this tour stopping at the various stops Must give a mention to Lance and Mario great craic We got the Chicago city pass giving us access to the bus and two attractions
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing Big Bus during your stay here in Chicago. We're so glad you enjoyed your ride with lance and Mario, and we hope you'll consider us again during your next visit!
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markeljarez wrote a review 9 Mar
Detroit, Michigan15 contributions
This is my second time riding with the Big Bus Chicago and just like the previous time Steven( Stephen) the tour guide and Karen( the bus driver) made it a wonderful experience. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Big Bus Chicago is a definite must if you’re
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for riding with us. We're glad you enjoyed your time with Karen and Steven, they really are a wonderful team to receive a tour from. We hope you'll consider us during your next trip to Chicago.
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Liam Domenico wrote a review 6 Mar
Houston, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Lance was very informative and funny! He knows a lot and is the type of man you wanna go grab a beer with! Thank you very much Lance, you taught me a lot.
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
We're so glad you enjoyed your tour, and if you do, ask for a 312!
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Hiroko Sekiguchi wrote a review 4 Mar
Chicago, Illinois10 contributions
+5
I had a fun tour with Jack and Karen this afternoon! He was very professional, made the tour genuinely fun as well as great sense of humor, and very informative!
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
We take great care to make the tour as informative and fun as possible and are so glad you had the opportunity to experience exactly that. We hope you'll consider riding with us again during your next trip to Chicago.
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By: BigBus Chicago
Imaditani
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Best Big-Bus Tour in My Life
I have tried the big-bus tours in other countries. However in Chicago, the tour is very personal with a tour guide
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justinbx
County Dublin, Ireland
464
Great tour excellent guide
Spent a great day on this tour stopping at the various stops Must give a mention to Lance and Mario great craic We
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markeljarez
Detroit, Michigan
30
All aboard
This is my second time riding with the Big Bus Chicago and just like the previous time Steven( Stephen) the tour
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Liam Domenico
Houston, Texas
11
COLD BUT AMAZING TOUR
Lance was very informative and funny! He knows a lot and is the type of man you wanna go grab a beer with! Thank
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Hiroko Sekiguchi
Chicago, Illinois
10
Big Bus Tour with Jack and Karen
I had a fun tour with Jack and Karen this afternoon! He was very professional, made the tour genuinely fun as well
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KannVYR
10
Best way to get around to the sites with consistant easy stops.
Mike(my dear guests😀), Alisha and Jack were GREAT! It was easy to hop on/off. I'm sure the L might be faster.
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Jodi F
10
Ms.
Second to the last route, bus was running 10-15 minutes late. Workers don’t seem to be in any kind of hurry. Last
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lovesaltyair
1912
Excellent guide and driver
As Newbies looking to get an overview of the city, we couldn't have been more pleased with Alex, our knowledgeable
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Sergio S
Ibiza, Spain
121
Great option
It is the best option when visiting Chicago on a short trip. Bongi gave us great information and made the journey
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TibiV
10
Excellent
Excellent tour, great guide! The views were spectacular and the information provided by the guide were relevant. I
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  • 98 E Wacker Dr, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and 46 more
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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