Hop-on hop-off tour

Chicago: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

Chicago: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago

From US$ 44.99 per person

Explore Chicago at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tour. See Chicago's most famous landmarks including Willis Tower and Magnificent Mile from aboard an open-top double decker bus.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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English, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, Spanish


  • See Chicago's top sights like the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building
  • Hop on or off the bus any of the conveniently-located stops along the route
  • Hear the stories that made Chicago through expert digital commentary
  • Cross the the Michigan Avenue Bridge and travel down the Magnificent Mile
  • Look out over Lake Michigan from famous Navy Pier
Full description
From your vantage point on the double-decker sightseeing bus, you'll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Take in the city's most impressive landmarks while listening to entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history. Explore this dynamic city with the freedom to hop on and hop off as many times as you wish to visit attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Natural History Museum. You’ll travel along the famous Magnificent Mile, considered one of the great avenues of the world, and continue across the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Chicago makes it easy for you to explore the city's sights at your own pace. All stops are conveniently located to make navigating your way around the city easy, and with a choice of 24- or 48-hour tickets, you can take your time discovering Chicago.
  • Hop-on Hop-off tour along The Big Loop
  • Download the Big Bus app for city information and live bus tracking
  • Pre-recorded digital commentary (earbuds provided)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Admission to attractions

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Meeting point

Please redeem your pass at Stop 1 - Chicago Riverwalk (N. Michigan Ave. & E. Wacker Dr. - .across the bridge from Trump Tower), with one of the local tour guide's representatives. Alternatively, guests can redeem and board at any stop along the route.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The bus service is closed on Thanksgiving (November 28) and Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Your pass is valid for either 1 or 2 calendar days from the time of first use (depending on option chosen). It is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Buses run every 30-45 minutes
  • Children under the age of 3 may travel free of charge but must be accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child) and cannot occupy a seat that's meant for a fare-paying passenger
  • The activity provider reserves the right to deviate from the service route whenever it is reasonably prudent to do so, given circumstances beyond their control
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 400 reviews

Review summary

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This is the best way to see a city if you don’t have too much time. You can choose which stops to hop off or continue to the next stop. One of our drivers, Candace, was awesome. She narrated the tour herself, made it very funny and informative, and even made a trivia with a prize for the winner! Great experience overall!!

July 24, 2022

Candace was an excellent tour guide. Getting off at each stop was a fantastic way to see all the points of interest that Chicago has! The headsets were also a great way to learn more about the history of the area. We were only visiting for 1 day, and felt the HOHO Big bus tour was an excellent way to explore downtown, and all the sights! Made great memories!Thank you!

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July 18, 2022

Interesting tour, even if there is only the center which is interesting To do in good weather (otherwise watch out for caps flying off and there whipping rain) Friendly staff but AUDIOGUIDE ONLY IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH (Note that in the Bigbuses in Europe we have translations in about 6 to 7 languages)

July 5, 2022

Product ID: 65119