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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 $40.00
Child (3-12) $20.00

This hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour allows you to explore Chicago at your own pace and provides a convenient way to get around to Chicago’s most popular attractions and destinations.

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 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.

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets and your choice of other 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. As a Special Offer, upgrade to a Night Tour for only $10 for adult and $5 for child! Upgrade to a 2nd day for only $15 for adult and $10 for child! Upgrade fee is payable directly to Big Bus at the time of redemption.

Hours

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

Closings

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.

Note

Factors such as traffic or weather can lengthen the amount of time between each stop so please plan accordingly.

Popular Attraction Stops

The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour has 14 stops, including 9 at or near attractions on the Go Chicago Card listed below:

(2) CHICAGO THEATRE 175 N State St
  • Chicago Theatre Tour
(3) WILLIS TOWER & SKYDECK CHICAGO 233 S Wacker Dr
  • Skydeck Chicago
(4) MILLENNIUM PARK & PALMER HOUSE corner of N Michigan Ave and E Monroe St
  • Grand Tour - Gray Line
  • Panoramic & Scenic North Side Tour
  • Historic Chicago South Shore Tour
(5) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S Michigan Ave
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
(7) ADLER PLANETARIUM 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
  • Adler Planetarium
(9) FIELD MUSEUM 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
  • The Field Museum
(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
  • Architecture River Cruise - Navy Pier Seasonal
  • Chicago Children's Museum
(12) WATER TOWER 835 N Michigan Ave
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
(13) THE JOHN HANCOCK CENTER & 360 CHICAGO 875 N Michigan Ave
  • 360 CHICAGO

Please note: Please note that 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.

Address

98 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
 

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