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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Chicago, United States
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
  • See top attractions like Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park
  • Capture unobstructed views from the open-top, double-decker bus
  • Learn about Chicago’s sights and history from the onboard audio commentary
  • Choose a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket to suit your schedule

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A full circuit introduces you to the city’s top attractions, with none of the logistical headaches.
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Hop-on, Hop-off, Open-top, Sightseeing Bus Tour
Audio Guide
Live Bus Tracking
Entrance to Sky Deck with Deluxe Ticket (Between 1st November 2021 - 30th April 2022)
7.30pm Non Stop Panoramic Night Tour included with Deluxe only (1st May - 31st October 2021)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Please note Deluxe Inclusion - Non Stop Panoramic Night Tour only runs 1st May - 31st October 2021
Please note - Sky Deck with Deluxe Ticket only Between 1st November 2021 - 30th April 2022

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

7:30 PM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2 pm will be valid for the next calendar day.
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
A bus arrives approximately every 40 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is one full circuit of the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
A full round trip takes approximately 2 hours if you do not get off on any stops.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:
Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure you get your Viator voucher validated before trying to board bus." See review
  • "It’s the best way to get the greatest views on the upper deck of a Hop on Hop off in the shortest time, with the least cost too!" See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour, the stops are perfect and the tour guides are excellent." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Enjoyable stay in Chicago made easier by tour bus
LJPA
, Jul 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff. The woman who helped with our ticket purchase went out of her way to help us and even remembered us and waved the following day. Drivers are pleasant, kept to schedule and drove safely. Thank you all
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star-5
We enjoyed so much that we plan to return with our teenages and do it again with them, we know they will enjoy as well.
William_S
, Jul 2021
The Bus operators we had not only played the recordings, but a few added commentary and color during the tour as well as pointed out attractions that we may want to visit at the stop that we were going to
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star-2
Nice but app didn’t work correctly
Amanda_E
, Jul 2021
We waited at stop #4 for an hour before the supposed last bus and it never came! We ended up walking back to Navy Pier. Very disappointing!
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star-4
Open top bus about Chicago
Debra_A
, Jul 2021
A great way to see the city - I wish there was a second big bus tour daytime loop to see more. A second day on this single loop is not required.
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Big Bus Tour
Melissa_B
, Jul 2021
Buses were on time and great way to view the city and learn interesting facts. From the bus saw points of interest that I wouldn't of know about and later visited.
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star-5
Worth it!
Kendra_M
, Jul 2021
It was a delight! We love it! So much fun! A little silly that the upstairs (outside) passengers have to wear masks, but we had no issue with it. It was a really great experience!
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star-5
Just what we expected.
Anthony_A
, Jul 2021
Everything as expected. Nice way to get sense of city perspective. Similar to other cities. Recorded description interspersed with humor and history tidbits
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star-4
Big city Big bus
Linda_G
, Jul 2021
It was a good experience . Riding on top outside was fun. The staff was great, I thought it was a bit pricy because we only hopped off once for the magnificent mile. So it felt like a very expensive short trip to go shopping. If thats all your going to do, save yourself about 40 bucks and take a cab.
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star-5
Great experience, great service
Juliette1121
, Jul 2021
Great service!! Our bus tour was full at 7:30pm they took us at 8:30pm. Very happy that I got to do this tour, again great service 🙌🏽Thank you both the chofer and the boy checking us in 🙌🏽
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star-5
Highly recommend this bus
Miriam_C
, Jul 2021
This is the perfect way to see Chicago and get to the most important attractions. I was lucky to have great weather and sit on the second floor. I really enjoyed it.
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