Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Chicago

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The lakeside metropolis of Chicago is famous for its striking skyscrapers, world-class museums and colorful political history. Explore the Windy City at your own pace during a hop-on hop-off bus tour with 14 stops strategically located near the city’s top attractions. Hop off along the Magnificent Mile to shop, see the great city at heart-stopping heights from Willis Tower’s Skydeck or '360 Chicago' at 875 N Michigan, visit the Art Institute or Shedd Aquarium, or snap a selfie in front of the shiny steel bean in Millennium Park. Live commentary on board the bus is provided.
Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago, and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. The full circuit takes about about 2 hours, but you can hop off and back on as many times as you. Buses run regularly, giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park, known by locals as Chicago’s ‘front yard,’ 319 acres (129 hectares) located in the city’s business center. Perhaps hop off at Millennium Park and gaze at your warped reflection in the world-famous Cloud Gate, more commonly known as ‘The Bean,’ an outdoor art installation made of polished stainless steel. Or if you're an art lover, don't miss the nearby Art Institute of Chicago, home to 300,000 works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and American eras of painting, including Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American Gothic by Grant Wood. As the bus crosses the Chicago River and rolls onto the Magnificent Mile, you can admire some of the tallest buildings in the United States, like 875 N Michigan (Formally the John Hancock Center) and the historic Water Tower. If you like heights, hop off to visit '360 Chicago'  to enjoy a bird's-eye vantage point of the city. See below for the complete list of stops. Stop 1: Chicago Riverwalk Stop 2: Chicago Theatre & State Street Stop 3: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower Stop 4: Millennuim Park & Palmer House Hilton Stop 5: The Art Institute of Chicago Stop 6: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park Stop 7: Alder Planetarium Stop 8: Museum Campus Stop 9: Maggie Daley Park Stop 10: Sheraton Towers & Loews Chicago Stop 11: Navy Pier Stop 12: The Water Tower Stop 13: 360 Chicago Stop 14: Hard Rock Cafe

What’s included

  • Hop-on hop-off bus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences