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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:Flexible

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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 October 2015

Whenever we are in a new city we always try to book a bus tour. It is simply the best way to make the most of the time available and with the option to hop off you can take in all the attractions that take your fancy. Our guide, Kevin, was particularly good. His dry sense of humour appealed to us and he had great knowledge of the Windy City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was informative, interesting, and fun. I wish I could recall the name of the young lady who was the tour guide for the first part of our tour she was educational and was obviously passionate about sharing her love for the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We did the 48hr tour which is great value not only allowing us take the daytime but also the nighttime tour which shows Chicago in a different light literally ! A great way to get to know your way around

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really good and informative. never waited long for a bus. went on the night tour which was great. only small complaint is they clean the buses and don't wipe the seats so first people on end up with wet bottoms!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really enjoyed the tour and the knowledge the guides had. I would do this again and recommend to others.
Thanks again for giving me a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Love Viator's hop on hop off. We used this for 2 days and were able to see all the relevant sites of Chicago. Avoid Little Italy, as it is no longer Little Italy - maybe it's now Asia Town. There is absolutely nothing to see there. The thing with us going to Little Italy is that it is one of the last stops on the neighborhood tour, so instead of waiting 45 minutes for the bus to loop around we just took the subway back to downtown. Go to Pilsen and Germantown instead. The bus is very convenient and a pleasant experience. Take the loop once around and then figure where you want to stop. Our guide was very informative. Bus was clean, etc.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very friendly and knowledgable drivers and tour guides. The routes cover all of the areas that a tourist would wish to visit and the timetables allow for visits to all of the tourist attractions. The free tee shirt that is available for all ticket holders was a bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed every moment of the tours. The tour guides were fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Knowledgeable guides, but some did not speak clearly, so hard to understand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well priced and well resourced.

Had used similar hop on hop off service in San Francisco which apart from Fishermans Wharf or Union Square you had to sort of flag them down and know where the stops kinda were located.

Handy difference in Chicago for most of the stops was either a sign clearly showing the stop or with an in place red jacket wearing team member there to manage new business and help you out if you needed anything. Different city and can't expect same everywhere but made a little difference that helped get my bearings in a new city. First time visit to Chicago.

Buses were plentiful and never a long wait at all. Hosts were funny and knowledgeable about the city. Commenting about the features of the city and some history without being too much like stand up all about them. Bought a 48 hour pass which covered my needs and really had great use of the bus to get around and hit the tourist points of interest.

Well run and professional. Great service.

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