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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
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1-day hop-on hop-off tour
US$40.50
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2-day hop-on hop-off tour
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2-day hop-on hop-off tour and Panoramic Night 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 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 (364)
1 - 5 of 263 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great way to see the city

We hopped on using our City Go Pass. It was a great way to see the city and learn some fun facts about Chicago. We spent the longest part of our loop with Bongi. She was funny and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the freebies and...More

Thank DanielleL1203
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Funny commentator

I hopped on the bus because it was raining, very windy and cold! However it was a pleasant ride, as I had an informative guide who injected humour into the tour! They also kindly stopped at a spot near the Adler planetarium for some picture...More

Thank saw gaik t
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

saw gaik t Thank you for your review! The cold and rainy days are the worst for adventures, but the best for memories (if you sit on the top level.) We're glad that you were able to get a good picture of the Chicago Skyline!...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
We loved it!

We hopped off and on throughout the day. Tour guides were great, one was spectacular, he played blues on his harmonica for us!! Bonus! They came every 15-20 min. Loved the views of the city.

Thank lid535535
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

lid535535 Thank you for your review. We'll make sure to let Alex know how much you loved his tour and tiny concert! Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Had a great time!

What an awesome way to see the city, learn a little of it’s history, and hop off for the attractions you want to enjoy! The buses were well maintained and all the tour guides were great. Marty and Bacari were by far the best though....More

Thank JoRo72
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

JoRo72 Woooooo! We love to hear that your experience was great with Matty & Bakari; we'll let them both know. Best The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team

Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome Tour!

We always do a bus tour in every city as find it a good away to see the city and gain knowledge we wouldn't know! Our homie 'Chris' the tour guide was soo funny and very knowledgeable considering he'd only been doing it since june!...More

Thank Jjbxo
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jjbxo Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that he was able to show you so much about Chicago. Kris is a natural at speaking and showing people around. We'll make sure to let him know of your review. Best The Big Bus...More

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TracyP2143
September 13, 2018|
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Kristine C
July 30, 2018|
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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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packy2
July 16, 2018|
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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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