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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour provided by BigBus Chicago

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Overview
Known as a world-famous hub for architecture, art, and politics, the lakeside city of Chicago has a wealth of must-see sights. Know exactly where to go in the Windy City on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, complete with several stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the Adler Planetarium. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
Highlights
  • A hop-on hop-off tour of downtown Chicago makes sightseeing easy 
  • Hop off and get back on as many times as you wish
  • Live onboard commentary provides important historical context 
  • See highlights including the Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park
What to Expect
Hop on the double-decker bus at any of the designated stops to begin your tour. Pop on the earphones provided to listen to live commentary on the history of the Windy City, from its iconic architecture to the life and times of famous Chicago residents like Al Capone. You have your pick of sights such as Willis Tower, with panoramic views of four different states, the Field Museum, home of world-class history exhibits, or Navy Pier, where you can grab some cotton candy and take a ride on a classic Ferris wheel. And make sure to enjoy the bus ride. You cross the Chicago River and get a front-row view of the Magnificent Mile, with its historic waterfront and luxury retail stores. Don’t forget to save time for the Impressionist masterworks at the Art Institute of Chicago. An insider's tip: duck into the lower-level to see the astonishing detail in the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  The night tour includes views of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on, hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live Guide
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2 pm will be valid for the next calendar day.
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • 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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Roseietimesahead wrote a review Apr 2020
Michigan655 contributions145 helpful votes
We bought the two day pass and it was really worth the extra. This trip was very nice and we enjoyed the bus driver. The guide did a great job with the history and landmarks of the city. We had a great time.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Imaditani wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates78 contributions25 helpful votes
I have tried the big-bus tours in other countries. However in Chicago, the tour is very personal with a tour guide in the cabin which I didnt experience before. The tour overall was good and takes 24 minutes between each stop, and it actually stops at all the key locations. I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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justinbx wrote a review Mar 2020
County Dublin, Ireland63 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a great day on this tour stopping at the various stops Must give a mention to Lance and Mario great craic We got the Chicago city pass giving us access to the bus and two attractions
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thank you for choosing Big Bus during your stay here in Chicago. We're so glad you enjoyed your ride with lance and Mario, and we hope you'll consider us again during your next visit!
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markeljarez wrote a review Mar 2020
Detroit, Michigan15 contributions
This is my second time riding with the Big Bus Chicago and just like the previous time Steven( Stephen) the tour guide and Karen( the bus driver) made it a wonderful experience. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Big Bus Chicago is a definite must if you’re
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for riding with us. We're glad you enjoyed your time with Karen and Steven, they really are a wonderful team to receive a tour from. We hope you'll consider us during your next trip to Chicago.
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Liam Domenico wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Lance was very informative and funny! He knows a lot and is the type of man you wanna go grab a beer with! Thank you very much Lance, you taught me a lot.
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Response from RobertH12345678, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 7 Mar 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed your tour, and if you do, ask for a 312!
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About the operator

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By: BigBus Chicago
AmyC201529
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Great way to see and get around the city!
This was a great way to see the highlights of Chicago and get a feel for what we wanted to see more of! Our tour g
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klod29
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Good fun
Booked the two day tour online (hint: it is easy to do and usually cheaper). Although stop 11 was initially hard to
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Joannalmoore625
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Best travel and tour
Takes you by all the downtown tourist places inside the loop. Good information and good way to get around. A bus go
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AussieTribeTatura1
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Convenient way to get around in a short time.
BIGBUS Chicago was a convenient option for us. One of the stops was within a short walk of our hotel. There was one
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Orval P
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Enjoyed being able to get on and off at your choosing
Worth price and a great way to see Chicago and visit the places you choose. Wear walking shoes it you plan on getti
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Venture680536
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Really Great!
We took the Chicago Big Bus Tour and enjoyed the ability to hop on/hop off as desired. Our guide was Lance and he w
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Ichthyology1
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Good to do
The advantage of one of these open air bus tours is that it gives you a good idea of what there is to see and visit
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Jane Y
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Not the best Hop on Hop off experience
I’ve been on a number of these in various cities as I find them a great way to get your bearings & see what key pie
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Rudy F
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Big Bus
We alway take a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus when we travel to a large city. It's a good way to learn about the city and get
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Passenger305955
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Staying downtown on a work trip, I thought this bus would be a great opportunity to get around and see the sights i
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Voyage05676049584
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Great tour guide
I did this tour 3 years ago with my sister, after having done it several years ago on my first visit to Chicago. My
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Joannalmoore625
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Tours and transport
Best way to get around inside the L loop downtown. 13 stops. The guide tells you about the history and fun facts. H
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adrianan1689
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Horribly biased
Xio was our tour guide and was unbelievably rude and politically biased. This tour is for everyone and personal vie
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Matthew_Gardner
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Dark knight tour
Jack is an awesome tour guide. Informative and entertaining.He was having a little fun trying to startle my son.
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Sarah D
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Big Bus Hop on Hop Off
this was a fantastic way to get around the city! Our tour guide Jack was very knowledgeable and hilarious . He was
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Key Details
  • 98 E Wacker Dr, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and 46 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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