Big Bus Sightseeing Tours in Chicago, IL

Shedd AquariumChicago, IL 60605
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Overview

Showcasing some of the best attractions and landmarks the Windy City has to offer, Big Bus Chicago Sightseeing Tours offers a live-guided tour aboard an air-conditioned double-decker bus. Guests can choose a 24-, 48- or 72-hour ticket to hop on and hop off at their leisure, stopping at several locations around the city. Panoramic views of the city include the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower, the Wrigley Building and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Operates daily starting at 9:00 am with the last tour departing at 4:00 pm.
  • Hop on or off at the stops of your choice.
  • Full tour circuit is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours long.
  • Most buses are wheelchair accessible.

Description

from Big Bus Chicago Sightseeing Tours
Our sightseeing bus tours of Chicago take you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. From the great vantage point of our double-decker buses, 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 impressive landmarks whilst our tour guides provide an 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 like the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum.

Our hop-on, hop-off buses and conveniently located stops make navigating your way around the city easy, and with a choice of 24, 48 or 72-hour tickets, you can take your time discovering Chicago.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR/TOUR STOPS:
(1) Fort Dearborn
(2) Chicago Theater
(3) The Willis Tower & SkyDeck Chicago
(4) Palmer House Hilton
(5) Art Institute & Millennium Park
(6) The Chicago Hilton & Grant Park
(7) Adler Planetarium
(8) Shedd Aquarium
(9) Field Museum
(10) Sheraton Towers & Loews Chicago
(11) Navy Pier
(12) Water Tower Place
(13) John Hancock Observatory & 360 Chicago Observatory
(14) Hard Rock Café

Tours depart daily from 9:00 am with the last bus leaving at 4:00 pm from stop 1. Times vary depending on the time of year. A full circuit takes 2 - 2.5 hours with pick-ups every 15-30 minutes.

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Sibongile N
"Bongiwe Sithole"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
What a blissful tour I had. You exude a lot of passion For what you do, I admire that about you. Great tour, great customer service 👵
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Jacey M
"Had a wonderful time even in the January cold!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019 NEW
We had a fantastic time sightseeing and learning cool facts about Chicago with Lance! He was very nice and even chatted with us and we loved his dad jokes. He was also nice enough to snap beautiful pictures of us against the Chicago skyline. Bundle up and sit on the top of the bus! It’s enclosed and definitely worth it to sit on the top level so you can see everything clearly. Would be nice for a little bit of heat inside the enclosure but it didn’t ruin the experience. Still a wonderful experience! Thanks Big Bus tours!
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kfitz777
"Good Overview of the City!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2019 NEW
This is a great way to see everything in the city when you have a short amount of time to visit! My first tour guide, Rick(?), was excellent and gave a very entertaining and informative tour! My second guide was not as good...it was the last bus of the day and he seemed kind of over it. Overall, would recommend!
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KTMKMO
New York City, New York
"Convenient"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019 NEW
It is a convenient way to get around the city especially in cold weather. It's worthwhile was you start the ride first thing in the morning until the end of the day. TIP; double check the hours as winter hours are different. The tour guides funny and informative
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Debbie D
Sky Valley, Georgia
"Convenient overview of attractions"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019 NEW
On a cold day this was a great way to get to the attractions we wanted to see. We were on two different buses, both with excellent guides who also gave us tips on navigating the train system.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Chicago Sightseeing Tours

How do I redeem my E-ticket?
Please print your ticket and present it to a member of Big Bus staff at any one of our hop-on, hop-off stops before you start your tour.

What kind of bus is the Big Bus Tour?
It is an open-top, double-decker bus. An entertaining commentary is provided in English by a live guide. You can hop-on and hop-off at any of the Big Bus stops to visit attractions and places of interest.

On which days does the tour operate?
Big Bus Tours Chicago runs every day of the year. Occasionally severe weather and special event days could affect service.

What time do tours start and how often do buses run?
Our service operates daily and the first tour is at 9:00 am and the last tour departs from stop 1 at 4:00 pm. Timings are subject to change, so please check with a member of Big Bus staff.

Where can I start the tour?
You may board our buses and start your tour at any of our ‘hop-on, hop-off’ stops.

How long does the tour take?
A full circuit takes approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. Please allow for more time if you plan to hop-on and off at any of our stops.

Is the commentary available in my language?
We have live guides providing commentary in English.

What is the child policy?
A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible?
Yes, most of our buses are wheelchair accessible.