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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Chicago and its attractions at your own pace
  • The 14 stops along the Hop-On, Hop-Off route cover all the major attractions
  • Your hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with a validity of 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Give additional benefits with your 48-hour and 72-hour ticket
  • Get a 10% discount and a FREE extra day with your hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off bus:
    Buses depart between 9am and 4pm, every 10-20 minutes
    Full loop: 2.5 hours
    Night Tour: 7:30pm
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
    Night tour departs from Stop #1 at Michigan and Wacker.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Create your own Chicago itinerary with the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. Enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers from the open-topped, double-decker buses or hop on and hop off as many times as you wish at the 14 designated stops.

    Your Chicago hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with 3 options – the classic tour with 1-day validity, deluxe tour with 2-day validity and premium tour with with 3-day validity.

    The Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour shows you around the city. You can head to the Magnificent Mile for shopping; admire the stunning architecture and landscape of Millenium Park; visit the Field Museum and Art Institute of Chicago or see over 32,000 aquatic animals at the Shedd Aquarium. An English speaking guide in the bus will share useful information about the attractions.

    With this Chicago hop-on, hop-off tour, get a 10% discount and a FREE extra day on your tour.

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    Take this Chicago hop-on, hop-off tour to explore the major attractions in the city. The hop-on, hop-off tour gives you ample time to see places at your own pace. Board the open-topped, double decker bus and hop on and hop off at any of the 14 designated stops.

    The stops include:
    Stop 1: Fort Dearborn
    Stop 2: Chicago Theater
    Stop 3: Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
    Stop 4: Palmer House Hilton
    Stop 5: Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park
    Stop 6: Chicago Hilton and Grant Park
    Stop 7: Adler Planetarium
    Stop 8: Shedd Aquarium
    Stop 9: Field Museum (near Soldier Field)
    Stop 10: Sheraton Towers and Loews Chicago
    Stop 11: Navy Pier
    Stop 12: The Water Tower (near the Magnificent Mile)
    Stop 13: 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Center
    Stop 14: Hard Rock Café

    Your Chicago hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with 3 options:
    Big Bus Chicago Classic Tour
    Big Bus Chicago Deluxe Tour
    Big Bus Chicago Premium Tour
    All the tickets include hop-on, hop-off tour that covers the 14 designated stops and takes you around Chicago. Your ticket is valid for 1 day. Apart from travelling in the open-topped, double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus, you will also get the following additional benefits:
    • 10% off on Giordano’s Pizza
    • 10% off Chocolate Purchase from Ghirardelli
    • Free cup of Hand-Roasted Coffee from Corner Bakery
    • Night Tour (with premium ticket only)
    • Free Zoo Link (with Premium ticket only) - hourly bus loop to Lincoln Park Zoo, Nature Museum and History museum. Departs stop 13 every hour on the hour from 10am - 4pm

    Big Bus Chicago Deluxe Tour with Night Tour
    Apart from travelling in the open-topped, double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus, your tickets also includes Night Tour. Discover some of the famous sites at their floodlit best in one exciting loop. See the entire skyline lit up from the Museum Campus, discover River North’s vibrant nightlife scene in this 1 hour 15 minutes tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Unlimited travel for 1-day or 2-day (depends on the option chosen)
    • Live English Commentary
    • Night Tour with 48-hour ticket (with Premium ticket only)
    • 10% off at Giordano’s Pizza
    • 10% off Chocolate Purchase from Ghirardelli
    • Free Cup of Hand-Roasted Coffee from Corner Bakery
    • Free Zoo Link (with Premium ticket only)

    Exclusions

    • Entrances to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Coffee offer valid on day of ticket only. Giordano’s Coupon is valid at the 223 W. Jackson & Navy Pier locations only. Ghirardelli offer only available at 400 N. Michigan Ave.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Reviews
    • Best Tour

      The staff was very accommodating and tour guides were funny. It really was a wonderful tour. I can't wait to go again!...

      Harmonii Y Nicholson
    • The BEST way to travel and see Chicago!

      This is a great way to see all of Chicago and only see in depth what you want. I highly recommend this! Also, all the people working are so AWESOME and very nice!!...

      Jessica creech