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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Chicago, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
  • See top attractions like Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park
  • Capture unobstructed views from the open-top, double-decker bus
  • Learn about Chicago’s sights and history from the onboard audio commentary
  • Choose a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket to suit your schedule

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A full circuit introduces you to the city’s top attractions, with none of the logistical headaches.
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Hop-on, Hop-off, Open-top, Sightseeing Bus Tour
Audio Guide
Live Bus Tracking
7.30pm Non Stop Panoramic Night Tour included with Deluxe only (1st May - 31st October 2021)
Entrance to Sky Deck with Deluxe Ticket (Between 1st November 2021 - 30th April 2022)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
A bus arrives approximately every 40 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.
Mar 2021
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How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is one full circuit of the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
A full round trip takes approximately 2 hours if you do not get off on any stops.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:
Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
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Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021

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star-5
Great experience
Juan_A
, Jun 2021
Best way to see the most beautiful and interesting places of the city. Staff very nice and very helpful. The ticket lux it is ok. Basically same round but at night
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star-5
Great way to see and learn some fun facts about the city!!
Marthaworld2021
, Jun 2021
I absolutely recommend utilizing the hop on hop off big bus… it was informative short and quick stops were nice and depending on your driver some we’re excellent while others were a little disturbed if you asked any questions But enjoyed the full circle anyway!!
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star-5
Great tour but know where you are going!
David_E
, Jun 2021
Fantastic overall view of downtown Chicago and a few other sites.... one caution..... all the sites give an address that is not specific enough.... it should tell you to meet at the Wabash bridge at Wacker. River side... can’t miss it... across the river from Trump tower..... I had to run around and ask different doorman where it was.... this is the best direction!
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star-4
Wonderful, enjoyed every moment, just wished I would of known the day trip did not drop off at navy pier.
Bruni_V
, Jun 2021
Beautiful night lights, informative and really enjoyed the trip. But please let folks know that it wl not stop at navy pier. So u will have to walk or cab there is u have the deluxe night tour
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Sharon
, Jun 2021
Pros were its a great way to see the city. Cons were we got on at Sears Tower and did not understand that the bus did not return us back to that starting point!! It took a very long time to find a cab at Wacker where we were told the tour was over. We were not on the last bus of the day either.
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star-1
Don’t use Viator
Stephen_D
, Jun 2021
There is no tours operating at this time which really ruined our trip to Chicago. I’m really disappointed in the unprofessional service on the phone trying to get my money refunded. Took 30 minutes and your representative was an idiot that kept telling me that the tours were currently operating. We love using gray line tours in other cities as a way to see and learn about the city we are visiting. You people need to get your act together as to what you’re selling is really operating. Once again extremely disappointed 😞
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star-1
Do not use
KATHLEEN_W
, Jun 2021
Bus never showed ...waited with people who had waited an hour! May try again today. Concept is one of convenience but there is none. ALSO phone guide would not display where bus was etc. BIG ripoff
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star-4
It’s worth the money!
Susanna_S
, Jun 2021
This is a must do! It is worth the money the landmarks was amazing you have to sit up on top to get the full experience . The only reason I am giving it four stars is because the big bus was late 30 minutes and there’s no signs on go to meet at the beginning!
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star-5
Awesome experience
Jenn_D
, Jun 2021
Driver was super friendly and informative! The views where breathe taking and seeing the city from the top of the bus was amazing!
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star-1
No bus came
Linda_G
, May 2021
Might have been great but I waited by the stop at the Riverwalk for one hour and 15 minutes; the bus never came. Very disappointed.
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