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Chicago: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

Chicago: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

From US$ 49.99 per person

Explore Chicago at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tour. See Chicago's most famous landmarks including Willis Tower and Magnificent Mile from aboard an open-top double decker bus.

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English, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, Spanish


  • See Chicago's top sights like the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building
  • Hop on or off the bus any of the conveniently-located stops along the route
  • Hear the stories that made Chicago through expert digital commentary
  • Cross the the Michigan Avenue Bridge and travel down the Magnificent Mile
  • Look out over Lake Michigan from famous Navy Pier
Full description

From your vantage point on the double-decker sightseeing bus, you'll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Take in the city's most impressive landmarks while listening to entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history. Explore this dynamic city with the freedom to hop on and hop off as many times as you wish to visit attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Natural History Museum. You’ll travel along the famous Magnificent Mile, considered one of the great avenues of the world, and continue across the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Chicago makes it easy for you to explore the city's sights at your own pace.

All stops are conveniently located to make navigating your way around the city easy, and with a choice of 24- or 48-hour tickets, you can take your time discovering Chicago.

With the 48-hour ticket, enjoy a non-stop Panoramic Night Tour of the city included with your ticket! Admire the illuminated skyline from the Museum Campus and see River North's vibrant nightlife scene.

  • Hop-on Hop-off tour along The Big Loop
  • Panoramic Night Tour (included in 48-hour option only)
  • Download the Big Bus app for city information and live bus tracking
  • Pre-recorded digital commentary (earbuds provided)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Admission to attractions

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Meeting point

Please redeem your pass at Stop 1, the Chicago Riverwalk (across the bridge from Trump Tower), with one of the customer service representatives. Once you redeem your voucher, you will have the freedom to hop on and hop off any of Big Bus Chicago's stops.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The bus service is closed on Thanksgiving (November 28) and Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Your pass is valid for either 1 or 2 calendar days from the time of first use (depending on option chosen). It is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Children under the age of 3 may travel free of charge but must be accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child) and cannot occupy a seat that's meant for a fare-paying passenger
  • The activity provider reserves the right to deviate from the service route whenever it is reasonably prudent to do so, given circumstances beyond their control
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 336 reviews

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The first driver we had was wonderful. Very energetic and full of knowledge. She would tell us a little about an area or building and then tell us to listen to the recording which gave us more information on what we just saw. The second driver, not so much. He relied heavily on the recording. Which was different from our first driver, and was hard to hear on the top of the bus. So the second half of our trip around Chicago was kind of a blur.

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May 9, 2022

The best way to see downtown! The fact that you can get on or off at any of the 12 stops was so great. And you’re ticket last for 12 hrs I didn’t even realize when booking it but really made our next day as well. they have headphones to listen to an automated tour but we enjoyed the driver’s info more. We will definitely book again thank you!

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April 4, 2022

The tour itself was excellent. I was impressed that at many stops there was an employee before we boarded. My only difficulty was in finding the start point. The address given for "redeeming vouchers" was just a stop on the street, & I saw no sign. The phone number given for contact indicated it opened @ 9 AM but it was not "open" when I called it twice. Then when we finally saw the bus the employee said "Oh we don't start till 10." Very poor handling. It was also curious that no hotel or tour people in the area seemed to know anything about it, but we finally found a person who "thought" it might be where it in fact was. Quite frustrating for even seasoned travelers who are used to finding the way around easily.

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July 10, 2021

Product ID: 65119