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Chicago: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour

Chicago: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour

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This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago takes you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. The tour travels through Grant Park and Millennium Park, to the city’s top skyscrapers, and to other top attractions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 - 2 days
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  • See Chicago's top attractions like the Willis Tower and Navy Pier from the top of a double-decker bus
  • Hop on or off any of the 13 convenient stops on the route
  • Enjoy live guides as they offer informative commentary about the city of Chicago
Full description
From your vantage point on the double-decker sightseeing bus you'll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers, including the 875 N Michigan, the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building. Take in the city's impressive landmarks as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history. Enjoy exploring 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 Museum. You’ll travel down the famous Magnificent Mile, considered one of the great avenues of the world, and continue across the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. The bridge connects the north and south sides of the city. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Chicago makes it easy for you to explore the city's sights at your own pace. There are 13 stops, where you can hop-off to visit attractions and explore places of interest. The stops are conveniently located to make navigating your way around the city easy, and with a choice of Classic, Premium or Deluxe tickets, you can take your time discovering Chicago. Be sure to take advantage of admission to the Chicago Architecture Center, included with the Premium and Deluxe tickets, to dive deeper into the city that invented the skyscraper. So don't wait, just hop-on an exciting journey through Chicago.
  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour of The Big Loop
  • Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Live guides
  • Free Wi-Fi, Big Bus App and Bus Tracker available with every ticket
  • Complimentary bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Admission to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please redeem your pass at Stop 1, Chicago Riverwalk (located at 98 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601) with one of the local tour guide's representatives. Once you redeem your voucher, you will have the freedom to hop on and hop off any of Big Bus Chicago's 12 stops.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Big Bus 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 local partner 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 285 reviews

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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

It was our first time booking with the big bus. It was a beautiful day and we learned Alot of interesting facts along the way. It was convenient for us to hop off to go do other activities and hop on when we wanted to get back on. Also we enjoyed the flexibility to on top of bus with views or be downstairs in the air-conditioning in case it got too hot. The bus operators were very kind and knowledgeable. We stopped to visit the Field museum which I must say was an all day even in itself. The bus also had a live app to follow what stop they currently were on and when a bus was full another back up was right behind them to pick up the slack. We had a pleasant experience. To get the best money out of the experience, I recommend doing other little activities that won't take up your majority of your day like the field museum did to get the best value. We were too tired to stop anywhere else after that museum.

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May 23, 2021

Overall great experience

This was a truly great experience, we rode all day and had 3 different guides with 3 different personalities. My only down fall on all 3 rides was that the speaker could have been a bit louder, this may have prevented people from carrying on with their own conversations when their attention got diverted.

October 17, 2019

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