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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:Flexible

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

See all the sights of Chicago at your own pace! On a Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour you can get off the bus at any scheduled stop to visit Chicago's most popular attractions, then pick up the tour where you left off or get on at any other regular stop on the route. For individuals and families, this is the best way to see the sites!

The tour includes the Signature Route which runs year round, while the West Neighborhoods Tour, North Neighborhoods Tour, South Neighborhoods Tour and the City Lights Night Tour operate May - September only, beginning at 6pm each night. See itinerary below for specific stops.

Highlights

  • Chicago city hop-on hop-off tour
  • Ride on a fully narrated trolley or double-decker bus
  • Tour 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown on the signature tour route
  • Additional routes include the three neighborhood tours and the City Lights Night Tour (May to September at 6pm each night)

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What You Can Expect

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Your lightly-narrated trolley (heated in winter) or double-decker bus will tour 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and The Loop, taking you by the city's premier shopping, dining and attractions. The tour is about two hours if you do not get off.

Hop on and off as much as you please for 2 consecutive days! Or stay on board an experience a variety of seasonal tours around the city!

The Greektown, Wrigley Field, and Museum of Science and Industry Tours, as well as the City Lights Night Tour are seasonal.

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Itinerary

Downtown tour (runs daily, year round):
  • Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • Block Thirty Seven
  • Art Institute / Millennium Park
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Museum Campus
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Navy Pier
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • The Water Tower
  • 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
  • Hard Rock / River North
Greektown tour route:
  • Pilsen
  • Greektown
  • Little Italy

Wrigley Field tour route:

  • Wrigley Field
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Blue Man Group (if you haven't seen Blue Man Group, you haven't seen Chicago)
  • Tour will not run on Cubs Home Game Days (abbreviated schedule on night game days)

Museum of Science and Industry tour route:

  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Chinatown

City Lights Night Tour:

  • Magnificent Mile
  • 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Center)
  • Navy Pier

Customer Reviews

Christine A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

All our tour guides were entertaining and pleasant. You get a taste of the history of Chicago taking this tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone's visit to the city.

Shelly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, tour took you to great parts of the city. Would highly recommend this tour!

Cyn D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

absolutely wonderful!

Dale S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour guides were very knowledgable. We learned a lot about Chicago

Andy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour allowed me to see so much in just a short amount of time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and was helpful in pointing out information that visitors would like to know.

prunella w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

helped by really great weather this tour gave an overview of the city.we enjoyed your informative guides and would recommend your tour 100prue waite york uk

Christine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an interesting tour and worth the value. Needs to be promoted as a complete day excursion with all the stops listed. Also it would be helpful if a map was provided time of purchasing of tickets on line, especially when you are visiting the city for the first time. .

Belle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We hopped on and hopped off 3 times yesterday. We enjoyed the experience very much, as it was informative, educational and entertaining. Hope to hop on and hop off again next year.

Doreen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to get your bearings of the city and to determine what points of interest you may want to revisit. Our guides were very knowledgable and friendly.

Jason P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lively, informative guides and great schedule. Price was right, and a free t-shirt and popcorn was an added bonus!

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