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Chicago: 1.5-Hour Open-Top Double-Decker Night Tour

Product ID: 237167
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Experience the Windy City’s dazzling skyscrapers lit up at night. Set off on a panoramic night tour from the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, passing by the Chicago Theatre and Buckingham Fountain.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Take in the best view of the Chicago Skyline from the Museum Campus along Lake Michigan
  • Experience the brand-new Art on the Mart light installation
  • Admire the dazzling lights of the Chicago Theatre, Chicago River, Magnificent Mile, and more from the top on an open-top double decker bus
  • Learn the stories behind the buildings from your expert local guide
Full description
From the top deck of a double-decker bus, experience Chicago at night. Enjoy a 75-minute, live-guided panoramic tour and take in unique views of the Chicago Skyline, comprised of world-famous skyscrapers and revolutionary architecture. Take a photo overlooking downtown from the Museum Campus in front of the Adler Planetarium. Be amazed by the beautiful water and light display of The Buckingham Fountain as you discover the bustling nightlife of Chicago.

Marvel at the magical light show of the one-of-a-kind Art on the Mart, displayed on the facade of the Merchandise Mart. See the city reflect off of The Bean (Cloud Gate) at the famous Millennium Park. Experience the city that built the skyscraper and see architectural marvels like 875 N Michigan Ave (formally the John Hancock Building), the Wrigley Building, the Chicago Tribune Building, and the Willis Tower.

End the tour at the Chicago Riverwalk, with the knowledge that you can continue exploring the city with confidence. From the pioneering skyscrapers, to the Great Chicago Fire, this night tour will take you on a journey you won't soon forget. Be sure to soak up the exciting atmosphere that makes the Windy City such a fascinating and dynamic place.
  • 75-minute panoramic night tour on open-top double-decker bus
  • Live expert tour guide
  • Complimentary popcorn
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check in with a Big Bus Chicago Representative at the Big Bus kiosk at Stop 1. Arrive 15 minutes early to get a seat on top. Stop 1: Chicago Riverwalk, 98 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, on the southwest corner of the bridge.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
• The tour does not run on the day of the Chicago Marathon (October 13, 2019)
• Children under the age of 3 may travel free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to 1 child)
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Big Bus - Chicago

Product ID: 237167