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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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
From US$29.00
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1-day hop-on hop-off tour
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October 2018: 2-day hop-on hop-off tour until November 2018-April 2019: 1 Day hop-on hop-off with ticket to the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel
From US$49.50
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October 2018: 2-day hop-on hop-off tour and Panoramic Night Tour November 2018-April 2019: 2 Day hop-on hop-off with ticket to the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel
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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 include 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 

Reviews (376)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dorothy is awesome!

The big bus tour is really cool and a great way to experience Chicago! Dorothy is an awesome saleswoman!

Thank Ryan T
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ryan T Thank you for your review, we'll make sure to let Dorthy know how much you liked her. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting sights & tour path

I have used Big Bus in other cities (New Orleans, DC, etc.) They are always a good 'overview' of a town if you are new to it. Our tour guide, Shea, was particularly good as she was local to Chicago and knew/shared a lot of...More

Thank MB58_II
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Getaway30352642184 Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you really enjoyed Shay's tour experience. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Everyone's right, you have to do it your first time.

Quite informative and fun and you can hop off and on at your discretion. Don't buy the Chicago Go Card unless you really plan on doing everything and then some, if not, you may end up biting off more than you can chew. Food for...More

Thank mbsixto
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

mbsixto WooooOOOOooooooo! Now THIS is the reaction we want to hear from our guests! It's great to hear that you totally and fully enjoyed your time with us while in Chicago. We'll make sure to share your review with our team. Best The Big Bus...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Shay and Bicari were GREAT!!

My sisters and I came to Chicago for the first time. Rode with Shay and Bicari and had an awesome time!! Even ran back into them after we got finished at Navy Pier. Shay was very knowledgeable and had great information. They were both so...More

1  Thank Tina M
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tina M Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed one of our last Night Tours of the season! We'll make sure to share it with Bakari and Shay. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to get around to see the sights.

My grandson and I took the Big Bus tour and everything went as planned. We got off at attractions we wanted to see and when we went to the bus stop we never waited over 10 minutes for the bus to arrive. Our tour guides...More

Thank 942bettyb
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Betty B Wow, it's amazing that you planned your day around our bus service. We hope you had a great time; we hope you visit us again! Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

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Response from Carol J | Reviewed this property |
I am from the desert part of the country so I am not use to real cold weather, but I would still do this bus tour. You get a lot of history while on the bus. Also the two museums that you should not miss are near stops - The... More
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Response from rhmisaki | Reviewed this property |
Your bus ticket is just for the bus. as an example if you visit the museum you'll have to pay a separate entry fee. This applies to all points of interest that charge a entry fee. Hope this helps.
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