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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences


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 875 N Michigan (Formally the John Hancock Center) and the historic Water Tower. If you like heights, hop off to visit '360 Chicago'  to enjoy a bird's-eye vantage point of the city. See below for the complete list of stops.
Stop 1: Chicago Riverwalk
Stop 2: Chicago Theatre & State Street
Stop 3: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower
Stop 4: Millennuim Park & Palmer House Hilton
Stop 5: The Art Institute of Chicago
Stop 6: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park
Stop 7: Alder Planetarium
Stop 8: Museum Campus
Stop 9: Maggie Daley Park
Stop 10: Sheraton Towers & Loews Chicago
Stop 11: Navy Pier
Stop 12: The Water Tower
Stop 13: 360 Chicago
Stop 14: Hard Rock Cafe


Choose from one of the following options

1-day hop-on hop-off

1-day hop-on hop-off with ticket to Navy Pier Centennial Wheel (November 2018-April 2019)

2-day hop-on hop-off with ticket to Navy Pier Centennial Wheel (November 2018-April 2019)

Panoramic Night Tour
75 minute night time tour. Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 

All tickets include the following 

• Receive a complimentary sample of Garrett Popcorn (from 1st May 2018)
• Other offers: Foodlife, Hard Rock Cafe, and more
• Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App with Bus Tracking
• Free WiFi


  • Hop-on hop-off bus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3 pm will be valid for the next calendar day.
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points

Meeting Point

You may board at any of the 14 stops
Night Tour starts at Navy Pier
Departure Time:
Classic, Premium or Deluxe Ticket
May - October 
9:00am - 5:00pm, Every 15-20 minutes

November - December & March - April
9:00am - 4:00pm, Every 30-45 minutes

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

Night Tour
May: 7:30PM
June-September: 7:30PM, 8:00PM, and 8:30 PM
October: 7:00PM
November-April: Night Tour is not available
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