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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Andrea B
"Ms. Bea's Historical Community Tour "Freedom Thirteen""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2018 NEW
It was an awesome tour. Ms. Bea was a great guide. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Love love love the experience!!!
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Jan B
Columbia, South Carolina
"Great Way to See Chicago!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2018 NEW
We loved the bus tour. Nick and Darius were fantastic! Nick is very knowledgeable about Chicago. Would defiantly recommend the Big Bus tour.
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Brenda_Trevor
Manchester, United Kingdom
"Great to get your Bearings"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
When you arrive do this as soon you can. It helps you to get your bearings and to take note of attractions you want to visit. It's a good informative trip and they gave us a great skyline photo opportunity back across the lake. Its worth the money.
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daniellaeiou
Liverpool, United Kingdom
"Wonderful tour guide, and a great way to chill and see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2018 NEW
Hello! I’m just writing to say how much my boyfriend and I enjoyed the Big Bus Chicago tour on Tuesday. We caught the bus by chance (after deciding we where too cold and lazy to walk), and throughly enjoyed being driven around and taking in all of the sights. Shout out to our tour guide Alan, who was hilarious and a pleasure to speak to. At one point, since we where the only two on the bus, Alan came over and gave us a great personalised and candid commentary of everything. He was so funny and a credit to your company. Our highlights include getting a chance to get photos at the museum campus of the beautiful view of the city’s skyline. It really made the tour special and our pictures came out amazing (thanks Alan!). Please pass on our feedback and regards to Alan and Eddie the driver for making an ordinary sightseeing tour into a spectacular one.
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AhartAK
Anchorage, Alaska
"BigBus-The Windy City"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2018 NEW
Big Bus is a great way to see any city. It was so much fun in Chicago. The informative, friendly and funny tour guides made my visit to The Windy City so enjoyable. I would highly recommend BigBus Chicago!
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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.