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24 Hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour 1

Best way to start your trip! Get to know the city’s layout and top attractions so you can plan your itinerary and make the most of your time.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $45.00
Child (3-12) $25.00

Brief description:

The Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago 1-Day Classic tour is one of the best ways to get to know the city and see all the top sights. From the Windy City’s famed skyscrapers to Magnificent Mile, you’ll see almost everything on your bucket list and you’ll be able to hop on or off at any stop.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy entertaining and informative narration about Chicago’s famous architecture, landmarks, history, and more. You’ll see some of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center, Willis Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Enjoy the freedom to hop-off at lots of top attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and more.

This Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago tour is a perfect introduction to the city for first-time visitors. Take a ride on the top deck for a birds-eye view of the city to capture some postcard-worthy photos.

What you get:

Your Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago 1-Day Classic Tour tickets will allow you to board and disembark the double-decker, open air bus at any stop!


  • Chicago Theatre
  • Willis Tower & SkyDeck Chicago
  • Millenium Park & Palmer House
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Museum Campus
  • Navy Pier
  • And more!

Tips for visiting:

  • Prior to boarding, take a free map of your route and plan out what to see and do around each stop that you’re interested in
The Go Chicago Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass at any stop.

Ticket pick-up is available from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Your Big Bus ticket starts at time of redemption. Once redeemed, you will need to show only your Big Bus ticket to the driver when boarding a Big Bus. Please note, you may redeem your pass for a Big Bus ticket only once per life of card.

Your pass is valid for a 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off ticket. Upgrade to a 2nd day for only $10 for adult and $5 for child! Upgrade fee is payable directly to Big Bus at the time of redemption.


Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Bus frequency about every 15-20 minutes. Last tour begins at 5:00 pm.

The schedule is subject to change. Please check the Big Bus Chicago website for an updates.


Open 362 days-a-year. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day of the Chicago Marathon., Service may occasionally be disrupted due to severe weather, major city events, or festivals, outside of the control of Smart Destinations or Big Bus.


(2) CHICAGO THEATRE 175 N State St
  • Chicago Theatre Tour
  • Skydeck Chicago

(4) MILLENNIUM PARK & PALMER HOUSE corner of N Michigan Ave and E Monroe St

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation


(7) ADLER PLANETARIUM 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
  • Adler Planetarium



(11) NAVY PIER corner of E Grand Ave and N Streeter Dr
  • Navy Pier Centennial Wheel & Rides
  • Tall Ship WINDY Seasonal
  • Classic Lake Tour Seasonal
  • Bike and Roll Chicago Seasonal
  • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise - Navy Pier Seasonal
  • Chicago Children's Museum
(12) WATER TOWER 835 N Michigan Ave
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
(13) 360 CHICAGO OBSERVATION DECK 875 N Michigan Ave

Please note: the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city and visit popular attractions. However, tours follow a specific route and time schedule and factors such as traffic or weather can lengthen the amount of time between each stop, so plan accordingly if you have timed tickets or reservations.


98 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
Chicago River Walk (Stop #1)

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