Chicago Open-Top Bus Tour – Hop-on, hop off

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  • Discover Chicago's history with guided commentary

  • Hop on and off at 12 stops around the city

  • The best way to visit Chicago

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Visit Chicago at your own pace! Hop on and off the bus at sites throughout the city on this bus tour!

Upon boarding your authentic trolley bus or open-top bus, you will be provided with an information booklet to help you discover all that the city has to offer! A tour guide will also be present onboard throughout the journey, introducing the history of the sites and monuments that you see along the way.

The comprehensive circuit allows you to hop on and off at 12 stops located throughout the city, allowing you to visit a range of attractions including Navy Pier, the Field Museum, the Water Tower, Skydeck, the Magnificent Mile and even the John Shedd Aquarium!

Bus stops (click here to see the map):

Michigan Avenue Bridge, Block Thirty Seven, The Art Institute of Chicago, Hilton Chicago, Museum Campus (Field Museum), Sheraton Hotel, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Water Tower, 360 Chicago, Hard Rock/River North or Skydeck Chicago.


Upon reservation, you will be asked to choose one of the following options:

Standard Ticket: day pass giving free access to the bus from any of the 12 stops on the route.

VIP Ticket: 2-day pass giving free access to the bus from any of the 12 stops on the route for 48 hours from the first time of use. You can also take advantage of 3 other bus tours in the city's Eastern, Northern and Southern neighborhoods (May 1 to January 3 only). These tours provide 6 additional stops and allow you to get to areas such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Lincoln Park and the Museum of Science and Industry. A night tour with 4 stops in central Chicago is also included. The times and details of these tours will be indicated on the map provided in Chicago, upon presentation of your voucher

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 1 day (Standard Ticket) or 2 Days (VIP Ticket)
  • Language: commentary is provided in English
  • Times: departures from 9am to 5pm; final departure at 4pm from November 2 to March 7
  • Frequency: a bus will pass each stop every 8–10 minutes in summer, and every 15–20 minutes in winter
  • Departure point: any of the 12 stops on the route (see description for details). Bus stops are easily identifiable and route maps are also available in most hotels
  • To participate in the bus tour, simply present your booking voucher when you board the bus
  • The route may be changed due to severe weather or traffic conditions

Price includes: 

  • Tour of Chicago in a trolley bus or open-top bus (possibility to hop on and off at 12 stops) – Ticket valid 1 day (Standard Ticket) or 2 days (VIP Ticket)
  • Guided commentary (in English)
  • A small Chicago tourist guide and a map
  • Vouchers to use in local shops (a free bag of popcorn at "Garrett Popcorns", a free bar of "Hershey" chocolate etc.)

Not included:

  • Admission to any paying attractions
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity can be cancelled free of charge until the day before the scheduled date. After this time and in the case of a no-show, you will be charged in full for the activity.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Génial !! Les guides sont énergiques et très drôles, le tour permet de voir une bonne partie de la ville bien installés et les arrêts sont bien étudiés pour voir les principales attractions de la ville.
    Isabelle D.
    Aug 13, 2014

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