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Tour code: 2985TROLLEY
On a Chicago hop-on hop-off tour, you can enjoy easy transportation around the city to see the sights that interest you most at your own pace. Select the pass you want when booking, and create your own itinerary in Chicago to check out attractions such as the Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Hop off and on the double-decker bus whenever you wish, and listen to narration about the city on board. Route options include the signature downtown city route (daily), plus upgrades to the seasonal neighborhoods routes and night tour. 


  • 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 Chicago double-decker bus or trolley tour provides convenient transport around the city so you can visit the landmarks, museums and other attractions that most interest you (trolleys are heated in winter). With your selected type of pass, enjoy views of the city from the bus, and hop off at any of the stops when you want to check out places such as the Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute, Navy Pier and much more (the tour is about two hours if you don’t hop off).

See the Itinerary section for a list of stops, as well as the optional additional routes available if you upgrade when booking. The signature downtown city route introduces you to 13 magnificent miles of Chicago’s business district and the Loop, taking you by popular shopping, dining and sightseeing areas. The optional neighborhoods tour routes (Greektown, Wrigley Field, Museum of Science and Industry) and the City Lights Night Tour are seasonal. Click on the ‘View additional info’ link to see a map. 

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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

Greyson P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My wife and I took this tour on a vacation for her birthday. We hopped on and hopped off several times. Using this to get around the city is very helpful as it stops at all the biggest tourist attractions. We had a few different guides but they were all very informative and entertaining to listen to. I would recommend this tour whether you're visiting on vacation or a permanent resident to learn some very interesting facts about Chicago.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great way to get your bearings

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide was very knowledgable and humorous.

Rose G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great Tour!!!!! Highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fun tour. Informative and funny tour guide

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

All tour guides were informative, interesting and funny..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very nice!

LInette N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Loved the tour guide! This was a great way to see the city. We only had a short time there but felt we got a great intro to Chicago.

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!

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