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Big Bus Sightseeing Tours in Chicago, IL

Big Bus Tours Shedd AquariumChicago, IL 60605
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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.


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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.

(1) Fort Dearborn (2) ChicagoTheater (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) SheddAquarium (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 9am and last bus at 4pm from stop 1. Times vary depending on time of year. A full circuit takes 2 - 2.5 hours with pick-ups every 15-30 minutes.

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amy l
Winston Salem, North Carolina
"A Delightful Surprise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
We happened into the GoChicago city pass the morning we arrived & this was included on the pass. It ended up being a life saver & we save double what we had planned to see thanks to the bus. Thankfully, a stop was right behind our hotel at the Hancock building. The tour even came with a free cup of coffee! We loved the drivers & guides we encountered and even the staff at each stop were so friendly. It briefly rained in the morning & they were ready with ponchos. We were a little bummed we didn't have time for the river architecture tour but this bus tour definitely gave us some great city/building information. I would recommend this to anyone doing the tourist thing in Chicago. We hopped on and off about 3 times.
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Christopher F
"Big Bus Nailed It... Again"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2017 NEW
I'm always impressed with Big Bus Tours - every tour in every city I've visited is well planned. However, the Chicago tour was particularly well done. Matty was by far the best tour guide I've had. He was hilarious and extremely informative.
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Amy D
Brawley, California
"Spur of the moment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2017 NEW
Incredible tour made more incredible-er by our tour guide Ian! I've been to Chicago a hundred times and this tour showed me sights I'd never noticed! Loved the convenience and comfort and comedy! If I had it to do all over again, I would have gotten the two day ticket and spent more time downtown exploring museums and restaurants.
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"Great trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2017 NEW
Great way to see the city, Make sure you get Frank and Karen they are worth the price themselves!!!Frank is so informative and his quick wit is exceptional.
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Holland, Michigan
"Best way to see all the attractions of Chicago "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2017 NEW
I have an 8 year old that's hates to walk to much this was the best way to see all the attractions and get off where ever we wanted !! Fun tour the tour guides always had us laughing was not a boring ride !!
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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 9am and the last tour departs from stop 1 at 4pm. 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. Please Big Bus for further information.