Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Customer Reviews

95 Ratings


Christine S ·
· Redeemed February 27, 2018
Amazing tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable about Chicago ! He was also very humorous !


SB ·
· Redeemed January 22, 2018
We used this bus many times! Even for night tour- Guide was hilarious!


Candice B ·
· Redeemed December 5, 2017
We didn't have a ton of time in Chicago and had done these bus tours in other cities and it didn't disappoint. It was a great way to see everything and choose 1-2 things to get out and see more of for the day.

What You'll Get

Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago, and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. The full circuit takes about about 2 hours, but you can hop off and back on as many times as you. Buses run regularly, giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure.

The bus route takes you through Grant Park, known by locals as Chicago’s ‘front yard,’ 319 acres (129 hectares) located in the city’s business center. Perhaps hop off at Millennium Park and gaze at your warped reflection in the world-famous Cloud Gate, more commonly known as ‘The Bean,’ an outdoor art installation made of polished stainless steel. Or if you're an art lover, don't miss the nearby Art Institute of Chicago, home to 300,000 works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and American eras of painting, including Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American Gothic by Grant Wood.

As the bus crosses the Chicago River and rolls onto the Magnificent Mile, you can admire some of the tallest buildings in the United States, like the John Hancock Center and the historic Water Tower. If you like heights, hop off to visit '360 Chicago' at the John Hancock Center to enjoy a bird's-eye vantage point of the city. See below for the complete list of stops.

Stop 1: Fort Dearborn
Stop 2: Chicago Theatre
Stop 3: The Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
Stop 4: Millennuim Park & Palmer House Hilton
Stop 5: Art Institute of Chicago
Stop 6: The Chicago Hilton & Grant Park
Stop 7: Alder Planetarium
Stop 8: Shedd Aquarium
Stop 9: Field Museum
Stop 10: Sheraton Towers & Loews Chicago
Stop 11: Navy Pier
Stop 12: The Water Tower
Stop 13: The John Hancock Observatory & 360 Chicago
Stop 14: Hard Rock Cafe

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points
  • Hop-on hop-off bus
  • Live commentary on board (English Live Guide, Spanish Recorded Audio)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
You may board at any of the 14 stops

Departure Time
Classic, Premium or Deluxe Ticket
May - September

9:00am - 5:00pm, Every 10-15 minutes

October - December & March - April
9:00am - 4:00pm, Every 20-30 minutes

January - February
10:00am - 4:00pm, Every 60 minutes

1- or 2-days

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

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