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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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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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:
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
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.

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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

Reviews

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star-5
The way to go!
Darnell_S
, Oct 2021
This was a fantastic way to see Chicago and learn about the sites! To see the beautiful architecture and the artwork on the buildings from the top of the bus is the only way to see this city!
star-1
Worst ever
Patricia_M
, Oct 2021
We were traveling with my elderly mother. Our driver was impatient and down right mean. There was no “tour”. We literally sped around town on a bus. We got nothing out of the trip. Second to last stop we changed drivers and the second driver was great. I only wish we had him the whole time. We got a few Chicago facts from him. But that’s it. Complete waste of money. And an awful experience too. Drivers should be friendly and patient. There was no reason for his actions. He yelled at me two times. Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. I can’t say enough bad things about this.
star-1
Overly expensive public transportation
Zubeena_C
, Oct 2021
The "tour" was just us trying to get out of traffic, going back and forth to get from one place to another. They had to cut down on hop off spots due to traffic. The "tour bus" operated more like a public transportation that we paid $100 for to get from point A to point B
star-3
Nice way to get around...
bretg
, Oct 2021
Nice way to get around and see the city, but the narration in the tour was disappointing. Very little discussion of the history and the buildings we were seeing.
star-1
Disappointed
Glen_N
, Oct 2021
No audio on 2 different busses…..couldn’t understand what the driver was saying….poorly done. The earbuds were a good idea except you could only hear music on both channels of the audio system. Very disappointed
star-1
Terrible - I want a refund !
Joni_B
, Oct 2021
This bus company was terrible. The driver was completely disinterested. I am not even sure he said hello to the patrons. The audio system on the right side of the bus was not working, so passengers all had to try and sit on the left side of the bus , but there weren’t enough seats to accommodate everyone. Once the audio did start , it was 80% advertisement. We lasted 5 minutes until the second stop . My plan is to try and contact the company to get a refund . Do not take this hop on hop off tour !
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do
CHARLA_R
, Oct 2021
Wonderful overview of Chicago. Earphone narrative was enjoyable and full of historical information. A must do tour
star-5
My driver with 7 yrs...
Ival_G
, Oct 2021
My driver with 7 yrs experience was excellent. Far more meaningful than the silly scripted recordings. His commentary should be recorded and used. (I got on the bus at 10am at stop #11)
star-5
Big Bus Adventure
Latonya_B
, Oct 2021
This is a great way to see everything on your Chicago bucket list. We stayed on the bus for the complete two hour tour to see and hear about every stop. After that we hopped off to go to attractions. We tracked the bus on the Big Bus app and hopped back on for other attractions. Well worth the money. We paid for the premium ticket which allowed us two days to hop on and hop off. This saved us Uber money and saved our feet from walking to locations. We stayed at the Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile and Bus stop number 8 (Sheraton Hotel) was right up the street across from the NBC building. We purchased our tickets online. When we arrived at stop number 8 a big bus member was waiting there to print you a receipt prior to the bus arrival.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
longest 1 1/2 hour in my life.
Herbert_G
, Sep 2021
The WORST Hop on- Hop off tour ever. What a waste of money. Amateurish narration by 5 year olds (so it seemed). Narrative did not match trip. NEVER TAKE THIS TOUR FROM BIG BUS. Would love to get refund - did not get money's worth in tour. HORRIBLE TOUR.

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