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  4. Navy Pier

Chicago: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour

Product ID: 65119
This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago takes you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. The tour travels through Grant Park and Millennium Park, to the city’s top skyscrapers, and to other top attractions.
About this activity
Valid 1 - 2 days
(from first activation)
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See Chicago's top attractions like the Willis Tower and Navy Pier from the top of a double-decker bus
  • Hop on or off any of the 13 convenient stops on the route
  • Enjoy live guides as they offer informative commentary about the city of Chicago
Full description
From your vantage point on the double-decker sightseeing bus you'll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers, including the 875 N Michigan, the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building.

Take in the city's impressive landmarks as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history. Enjoy exploring 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 Museum.

You’ll travel down the famous Magnificent Mile, considered one of the great avenues of the world, and continue across the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. The bridge connects the north and south sides of the city.

This hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Chicago makes it easy for you to explore the city's sights at your own pace. There are 13 stops, where you can hop-off to visit attractions and explore places of interest. The stops are conveniently located to make navigating your way around the city easy, and with a choice of Classic, Premium or Deluxe tickets, you can take your time discovering Chicago.

Be sure to take advantage of admission to the Chicago Architecture Center, included with the Premium and Deluxe tickets, to dive deeper into the city that invented the skyscraper. So don't wait, just hop-on an exciting journey through Chicago.
  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour of The Big Loop
  • Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Live guides
  • Free Wi-Fi, Big Bus App and Bus Tracker available with every ticket
  • Complimentary bag of Garrett's Popcorn
What’s Not Included
  • Admission to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please redeem your pass at Stop 1, Chicago Riverwalk (located at 98 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601) with one of the local tour guide's representatives. Once you redeem your voucher, you will have the freedom to hop on and hop off any of Big Bus Chicago's 12 stops.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Big Bus 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.
• 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 local partner reserves the right to deviate from the service route whenever it is reasonably prudent to do so, given circumstances beyond their control.
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From US$ 49 US$ 44.10 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Overall great experience

This was a truly great experience, we rode all day and had 3 different guides with 3 different personalities. My only down fall on all 3 rides was that the speaker could have been a bit louder, this may have prevented people from carrying on with their own conversations when their attention got diverted.

October 17, 2019

This was the first time my husband and I visited Chicago. This tour was enjoyable and informative for us. The guides and drivers were very informative and enthusiastic about their city. We were not able to do tour until afternoon therefore we didn’t have time to hop off/on. Recommend starting tour before noon to get money’s worth. Great for first timers in Chicago.

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August 18, 2019

I really enjoyed it! I was a bit concerned because I had read very mixed reviews. Our guide had many interesting facts and information to share and was a bit funny. The driver drove safely and I felt at ease. My boys said it seemed like the air conditioning was not working below, but we sat upstairs so we had the sun and the breeze. One thing that should be addressed is that the microphone worked well but the way the speaker spoke into it made a muffle and it was hard to understand. The commentary while under the bridges was also difficult to hear and understand.

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August 9, 2019

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Big Bus - Chicago

Product ID: 65119