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Overview
Explore Chicago at your own pace during this hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. See tons of city highlights in a short time, without worrying about driving and navigation, and enjoy onboard commentary from an expert as you ride. You can also listen on an app if you prefer a language other than English.
Highlights
  • Cover 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of Chicago during this guided tour 
  • See the city at your own pace by hopping off at popular landmarks 
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end time 
  • Trolleys are heated during the winter to keep you warm 
What to Expect
Your Chicago tour starts when you board the hop-on hop-off trolley. You can board at any of the stops around the city. Just turn in your voucher to an employee, and find a seat. The trolleys run regularly, so you’re never waiting a long time for one to come. Along the route, learn about the city’s history from your onboard guide, or use an app to hear the audio commentary in German, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese. Tour-stop highlights include Skydeck Chicago, Michigan Avenue Bridge, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and Navy Pier. Plan your own itinerary, and get off stops that interest you most. This flexible tour lets you decide your own ending time and location.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Coupon for Complimentary Bag of Garrett Popcorn
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Assistance on and off the vehicles is offered to wheelchair passengers. Wheelchairs which fold up can be stored on board. Some trolley tour vehicles have an elevator platform/lift - need 24 hours notice 773-648-5000
  • Hours subject to change
  • Route subject to close in winter months (November-February) due to inclement weather
  • Audio guide is available in German, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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frank S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Gretchen was great! She was a fountain of knowledge. We came from Canada for an extra long weekend and were treated with Gretchen’s love and knowledge of the City. She is an asset to her employers! Frank and Sherry Toronto, Canada
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Date of experience: December 2019
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terry s wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to the ticket seller on South Michigan Avenue. It was for the first bus to pass there and we we right on time. The ticket seller said he needed to go into the building near by, presumably to use the rest room . When he came back the bus had arrived . The ticket seller
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Date of experience: September 2019
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SummerSnowflakeFI wrote a review Dec 2019
Europe12 contributions1 helpful vote
I bought the land&sky tour. It included a two day hop on hop off tour and a Skydeck ticket. I loved the trolleys and guides. Everything was very Chrismassy. The busses/trolleys were never too crowded. Skydeck was also a great experience. I had printed out the confirmation
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Mazuza2 wrote a review Dec 2019
Camillus, New York1,491 contribution97 helpful votes
It's funny. I have been to Chicago on business over the years, but I have never really had the time to see much in downtown. The Hop on Hop off buses are a good way to see the highlights. Besides it was a bitter cold wave that hit Chicago. So a warm bus was better that walking
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Sir john S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Tyrone and Ritchie were really cool guides and entertained us while we we toured Chicago. Ritchie suggested great places to visit and things to eat. It made my trip worthwhile.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Holiday Trolley Tour
Brought my Belgian family on this tour during Christmas week. Enjoyed the drive. Had some Garretts popcorn. Saw the
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Holiday Lights tour bust
We did the holiday lights tour last Christmas and the weather was horrible but the driver and the other 4 passenger
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Land&Sky tour
I bought the land&sky tour. It included a two day hop on hop off tour and a Skydeck ticket. I loved the trolleys a
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Margie121
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Chicago Holiday Trolley
Shaymus was a fantastic guide.. he’s knowledgeable about the city and you can tell he loves what he’s doing. Sadly,
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Booked for a wedding
I was really hoping to keep my five stars for Chicago Trolley & Double Decker because we used them for my wedding a
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Robbed of paied attraction
Bought a plan that included Bus Tour and Chicago 360. When we arrived at the 360 they said the tickets they gave us
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Where's all the Buses and Trolleys
We spent more time waiting on the Buses and trolleys then touring around Chicago, next time we'll go with the compe
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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour
Gretchen did a fantastic job entertaining us between stops. The stop at the market outside of wrigley field was a
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Trolly in October
We rode the trolly. The guides and drivers that we had each time we got on were very knowledgeable about the city a
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Johnnsan
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Very Good
Excellent way to see main attractions in Chicago, only wish we had extra time to visit more attractions. Our tour g
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Andersonville and Lincoln Square Holiday Trolley from Westin Michigan Ave
Michigan avenue is a great place to begin your Chicago vacation, but to get a feel for locally owned businesses in
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pxfaust
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Entertaining
Great tour & lots to see in this wonderful city. Gretchen Marsch was entertaining and very knowledgeable!
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RAS60
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Should have believed the reviews
Over 45 minute wait; chose to walk back to the hotel. Mid-afternoon about 2:30 in front of the Millennium Park
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Chicago tour
Not bad for the money that you pay. I learned a lot about the windy city. You pay once I you can drive two days
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Prissymoreno
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Great trip
Gretchen was a great tour guide. The bus was clean, the guides had good information and overall great time
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Key Details
  • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 401 N Michigan Ave, and 19 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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