- $29 for one adult admission to Holiday Express Tour ($29 value)
- $19 for one child admission to Holiday Express Tour ($19 value)
Multiple dates available.
Tourers can get into the holiday spirit with Big Bus Tours during a 90-minute non-stop visit to holiday light displays and Christmas-themed events. Starting in the heart of the Magnificent Mile at the Water Tower pumping station, guests board with a special holiday gift and tour downtown from the comfort of a heated and covered double-decker bus or trolley. Pass the Macy’s window displays, the Chicago Christmas tree, the annual Christkindlemarket in Daley Plaza, and ice skating at Millennium Park. Tours wrap up back at the Magnificent Mile pick-up spot with a cup of complimentary hot cocoa from Ghirardelli. The tour includes:
- 90-minute tour
- Complimentary hot cocoa from Ghirardelli and a Big Bus holiday gift
- Live guide
- Festive holiday music
Big Bus Tours
With these hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus tours, you can pick your own itinerary, deciding for yourself whether you want to merely see an iconic landmark or get off the bus to explore further. Both floors of the buses are heated and covered with a see-through canopy, and the vehicles run every 20–25 minutes. They make stops at 14 locations, where you can hop off or hop back on. Live guides narrate the experience, providing an introduction to Chicago's iconic architecture, rich history, and cultural institutions.