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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 August 2015

On a trip across the States and took in city tours in several cities. This was by far the best - our guide Shannon? was fantastic, great commentary on history, architecture, places of interest, people of interest. Made the city come alive for us and made us want to come back to explore more. Very good value and worth the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see the city. Neighborhood tours are a nice addition to the city loop tour. Drivers and guides are friendly knowledgeable and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A good experience. The guides had a lot of good information for out of City visitors. I had lived 57 years just 30 miles away and was in and out of the city during those years. But it was very good for my 18 year old grandson who had never been to Chicago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Learned so much about the city, and the tourist guides were very funny and accommodating. saves a lot of money from cabs and ubers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was actually more than we expected! It was not just hop-on-hop-off, you had a tour guide on the bus who pointed out interesting things along the way. This is a great way to see some of the downtown area!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see a lot of the city in a relatively short amount of time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience so much better. We did not get off so we could continue to hear her talk about the architecture and the great city of Chicago! Really a must do. I used to live in Chicago and I learned a lot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour if you are short on time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved traveling about on the tour. The first time round we just went from beginning to end to see where we would be interested in getting off. Our guide was entreating as well as informative. I always enjoy learning about the areas I am traveling in. The frequency of buses was a bonus and the areas of stopping was worthwhile. I would definitely use this service again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is the way to see the city! It was a day that rained on and off so we were out of the weather when we wanted to be. Nice clean double decker buses give you that option. Very good guides. Helpful, courteous and friendly. Great way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I live in Chicago and I learned some things that I didn't know. I highly recommend this tour.

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