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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  Flexible

On the Chicago City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, see the best of Chicago’s sights at a pace that’s right for you. Simply hop off the bus at a scheduled stop by Chicago’s most popular attractions, and then hop back on wherever you left off on the same or different route. With the exception of the Signature tour—which runs all year round—the North Neighborhoods Tour, South Neighborhoods Tour, West Neighborhoods Tour, and City Lights Night Tour run May to September, and begin at 6pm. For specific stops along the tour refer to the itinerary below.


  • Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
  • Fully-narrated trolley or double decker bus
  • Tour 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown
  • Routes include the signature tour, 3 neighborhood tours and the City Lights Night Tour which operates May - September beginning 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

This trolley or double-decker bus through Chicago (heated in winter) runs for 13 miles past many of Chicago’s most popular downtown sights. Lightly-narrated and with comfortable seating, the tour takes approximately two hours in total if you ride without getting off.

On this tour through Chicago, hop on and hop off as much as you like for three consecutive days. Stop at Greektown, Wrigley Field, or the Museum of Science and Industry, or spend an early summer evening on a tour of the City Lights.

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The bus ride was the best ever. My son and I had the time of our lives. The guides were the best! He and she gave us information about Chicago we never knew. I Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about Chicago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We did the two day tour. Both days were excellent. Frank the guide did an excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great itenary and supplying plastic smocks during brief rain shower was a great idea by your tour operator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Every tour guide was terrific. Never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus. Saw everything and enjoyed the beautiful city.Loved the free shirt and chocolate bars and popcorn. Used this site for SanFrancisco and had the same great experience.Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour Guide Chris was SMART, Funny and super knowledgable about Chicago and history. He made the tour so enjoyable. Well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very informative tour with great knowledgeable tour guides who made the trip fun as well as giving lots of tip and ideas. well worth doing and we were so pleased we did this at the start of our adventure in Chicago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

On the first day of our two day pass, it was unseasonably cold and very rainy so everyone sat inside the bus which made it next to impossible to see the buildings. On the second day, the weather was perfect. The guide was knowledgeable, well spoken and passionate about Chicago. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great and funny guides!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

great tour guides--extremely knowledgable about chicago. really good neighborhood tours--highly reccomend doing this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

awesome tour,very informative

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