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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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  • A hop-on, hop-off tour of downtown Chicago makes sightseeing easy 
  • Hop off and get back on as many times as you wish
  • Live onboard commentary provides important historical context 
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Known as a world-famous hub for architecture, art, and politics, the lakeside city of Chicago has a wealth of must-see sights. Know exactly where to go in the Windy City on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, complete with 14 stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the steel bean in Millennium Park. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
What to Expect

Hop on the double-decker bus at any of the 14 designated stops to begin your tour. Pop on the earphones provided to listen to live commentary on the history of the Windy City, from its iconic architecture to the life and times of famous Chicago residents like Al Capone.

The full circuit takes 2 hours, but you can hop on and off at any stop you choose. You’ll have your pick of sights such as Willis Tower, with panoramic views of four different states, the Field Museum, home of world-class history exhibits, or Navy Pier, where you can grab some cotton candy and take a ride on a classic Ferris wheel. And make sure to enjoy the bus ride. You’ll cross the Chicago River and get a front-row view of the Magnificent Mile, with its historic waterfront and luxury retail stores.

Don’t forget to save time for the Impressionist masterworks at the Art Institute of Chicago. An insider's tip: duck into the lower-level to see the astonishing detail in the Thorne Miniature Rooms. 

Night tour include 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 

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Reviewed yesterday
Don't go in the late afternoon !!!

So ... the Big Bus has two programs ... a "daytime" bus tour ... and a "night time" bus tour ... and the tickets are not interchangeable without a pricey upgrade. So we were at Navy Pier at about 5:00pm in July. It says light...More

Thank ArizonaJT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Miss B !

What an entertaining hour we spent in the company of Miss B and driver Frank yesterday afternoon. She was absolutely hilarious and mixed historical facts about the city with some piercing wit and repartee ! What a joy Miss B ! Coming back to Chiiiiicaaaaagoooo....my...More

Thank robbarratt1969
Reviewed 3 days ago
A perfect way to spend the day

We were only able to spend 2 days in Chicago and we had a great one on the Big Bus. The kids were thrilled just riding on top of the double decker through the city. My husband and I were thrilled to be able to...More

Thank E G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent bus ride around Chicago

Big bus Chicago, Thank you! for what was a great and interesting experience we had. From the start of getting tickets too being on the bus we were treated with great customer service. We got on at Navy Pier and swapped on to another bus...More

Thank helenclaire2018
Reviewed 5 days ago
Beware of lazy *(%^# employee at stop#1

Ok, I only give this 3 stars because of the lazy*#%^* employee who refused to even acknowledge me when I had a question. Other than that, the tour and guides were funny, informative, and very engaging. On to my experience...my wife and I purchased the...More

Thank pacificcoastins
Gama T, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

pacificcoastins - - This review seems very harsh and unnecessary. - - At Stop 1, we have an employee with a Cognitive Disability that's also a bit shy at times. He's a bus cleaner and focuses on that job, as it's very important to present...More

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Kristine C
31 July 2018|
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Response from Patty K | Reviewed this property |
According to the brochure I have the stops are: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago Theatre, The Willis Tower & Skydeck, Millennium Park & Palmer House, Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Hilton and Grant Park, Adler Planetarium... More
16 July 2018|
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Response from AllisonL68 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them on the day. There are lots of vendors in the street.
8 July 2018|
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Response from techdude221 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nor familiar with the Classic ticket. I used the Chicago Explorer Pass that allows you to visit multiple venues with one ticket. I believe if you buy the tickets from Big Bus, the tickets are only for the bus tour.
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