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Chicago: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

4.2 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

Chicago: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

From US$ 31.49 per person

Experience the Windy City’s dazzling skyscrapers lit up at night. Set off on a panoramic night tour from the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, passing by the Chicago Theatre and Buckingham Fountain.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Host or greeter
Audio guide included
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the best view of the Chicago Skyline from the Museum Campus along Lake Michigan
  • Experience the Art on the Mart, the world's largest outdoor light installation
  • Admire the dazzling lights of the Chicago Theatre, Chicago River, Magnificent Mile, and more from the top on an open-top double decker bus
  • Enjoy engaging audio commentary that will immerse you into the depth and culture of the Windy City
Full description
From the top deck of a double-decker bus, experience Chicago at night. Enjoy a 75-minute, panoramic tour and take in unique views of the Chicago skyline, comprised of world-famous skyscrapers and revolutionary architecture. Take a photo overlooking downtown from the Museum Campus in front of the Adler Planetarium. Be amazed by the beautiful water and light display of The Buckingham Fountain as you discover the bustling nightlife of Chicago. Marvel at the magical light show of the one-of-a-kind Art on the Mart, displayed on the facade of the Merchandise Mart. See the city reflect off The Bean (Cloud Gate) at the famous Millennium Park. Experience the city that built the skyscraper, and see architectural marvels like the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Chicago Tribune Building, and the Willis Tower. Finish your tour at the Chicago Riverwalk, with the knowledge that you can continue exploring the city with confidence. From the pioneering skyscrapers to the Great Chicago Fire, this night tour will take you on a journey you won't soon forget. Be sure to soak up the exciting atmosphere that makes the Windy City such a fascinating and dynamic place.
  • Access to Michigan Avenue
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach

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    Meeting point

    Check-in with a tour partner representative at the partner's kiosk at Stop 9. Arrive 15 minutes early to get a seat on top. Stop 9: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, at the north end of park.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    •  This tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
    • Children under the age of 3 may travel free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to 1 child)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 27 reviews

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    Lots to see in a short amount of time. I also enjoyed the experience of being on a double decker bus for the 1st time. The speaker system on the bus and the radio announcement from the driver was not the best. Also there were several points on the trip that the bus drove under very low bridges and low lying branches. A few patrons in the bus were smacked by the branches as we drove by.

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    July 13, 2022

    August 28, 2022

    Had to listen close to follow the items seen along with the recording. There were no scenes reflected on buildings that I expected to see. That was dissapointing. That is why it was good and not excellent. CV

    August 24, 2022

    Product ID: 237167