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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours in Chicago, IL

Skydeck Chicago Trolley Location Chicago, IL 60606
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Featured in bustling Chicago, Illinois, The Red & Green Trolleys and Big Red Double Decker Buses let guests hop on and off to visit a variety of top area attractions. The two-hour tour covers 13 miles of Chicago’s downtown area and the Loop, covering an assortment of shops, restaurants, museums, stores and more. Using the All Tours Ticket, guests can explore at their leisure for up to 48 hours.

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Rising from the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a cultural, architectural, and historic showcase. Welcome to your urban adventure! With 7,000 restaurants and 77 neighborhoods, Chicago offers innumerable choices. Your tour ticket gives you rides, guides and the chance to make this city your own. Called an architect's playground, Chicago is now your playground.

Ride The Red & Green Trolleys® and our Big Red Double Decker Buses. Your Hop On Hop Off Tour ticket gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions. You will enjoy our two hour Downtown Tour, covering 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and the Loop. We encourage you to take your time and hop on and hop off all day!
With the All Tours Ticket you can go visit a Chicago attraction or museum, shop until you drop, or enjoy lunch and just explore and you have 48 hours to use it.

The Downtown Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour runs all year long, seven days a week except for inclement weather days, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our vehicles run approximately 10-15 minutes apart so you can hop back on with your ticket all day.
All ticketed passengers receive a FREE Garrett Popcorn sample and much, much more!

It's said that all roads lead to Chicago. Our staff and your CHICAGO GUIDE will help you have the most fun with the greatest ease. With diverse backgrounds, our tour guides and drivers have one thing in common -- a passion for Chicago. While you tour everything from underground streets to internationally-acclaimed skyscrapers, we're excited to share our knowledge. This is your ticket to Chicago. Enjoy the ride!

Hours of Operation:
Downtown Tour: Operates daily beginning at 9am. You can Hop on and off until 5pm with the last full tour beginning at 5pm. Operates Year Round (excludes inclement weather days, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day).

E-Tickets can be presented at boarding locations beginning at 9:00 AM.

Route subject to change. No boarding or exiting from Chicago Trolleys and Double Deckers except at the designated stops.

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES: It is required that you contact CHICAGO TROLLEY at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel at the number listed on your E-Ticket.

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Ttoopel
"Best Way to Hit Many of the Landmarks in a Short Time Frame!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2017 NEW
I would highly recommend this tour if you either don't have a lot of time and want to see a number of landmarks in a very short time frame or if you want to get a good "lay of the land" and then decide which sites to go back and see individually. Either way, I think the double decker bus tour can be a very a good way to go. Our tickets were good for 48 hours from our initial ride and that allowed us plenty of time to see everything we wanted to see during our short stay in Chicago. You can purchase tickets for shorter and longer durations. We began by sitting through the complete 2 hour loop and then made a game plan of what we wanted to go back and explore. The Sears Tower, Millennium Park, Grant Park (both excellent stops to walk around, free and great picnic spots), the Field Museum, Aquarium, Art Institute, Navy Pier, Mag. Mile, and many, many other historical landmarks. While it was pricier than public transportation, we used the double decker bus service to get us closer to restaurants and other sites (not on the tour) that we wanted to check out. The hop on/hop off feature was great and we took full advantage of it. You jump off at designated stops and then just catch the next bus when you're ready to resume the tour. Bus stops are clearly marked throughout the city. Be aware though that there are designated hours of service. If you start early in the day it shouldn't be a problem. While there are some corny jokes, we found all of the guides to be exceptionally friendly, helpful and full of interesting facts about the city and the sites. If weather permits, sit up top for the best views, but dress accordingly. You might be able to score a discount ticket through your travel agent, hotel, or through sites such as groupon, like we did, making this an even better value.
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marymaudsley
Calgary, Canada
"Get Matthew!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2017 NEW
On a trip to Chicago we had the best guide ever. Trust me, we have done similar excursions around the globe. Matthew was not only knowledgeable but also funny. Go out of your way to travel through Chicago with him.
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Lisa M
"Excellent way to see downtown Chicago in 2 hours!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2017 NEW
I've lived in Chicago my whole life and have never toured Chicago. However, I've been to the many of the Chicago landmarks individually. This was an excellent way to hear some of the history behind the landmarks and see them all in a morning. We travelled from the Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium & Grant Park, all the way south to the museums and then back to the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower (shopping), all the way north to Navy Pier. Don't forget to check Groupon for discount on the tours. Caution: make sure no other major traffic events are happening because this drastically alters the route or timing of the trolleys. Enjoy!
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Nadia25
Montreal, Quebec
"The worst tour ever "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2017
The guide was rude, could not hear him!! Recommend to take big bus instead a lot better! I did put 35$ in the garbage :-(
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DHharris
MN
"Best way to tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2017
We purchased Groupons for our tour. A stop was right across from out hotel, did take a little bit to get to our destination but all the guides had their own stories and were awesome to listen to! Nice weather made for great opportunity to sit up top, during the evening this is an amazing ride to see all the lights.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours

What does hop on hop off mean?
Our Hop On Hop Off Tour ticket gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions. You can get on or off the trolley at any one of the trolley stop locations. You will enjoy our two hour Downtown Tour, covering 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and the Loop.

What operating hours does the trolley run?
Our Downtown Tour begins daily at 9 a.m. with last day tours starting at 5 p.m. Excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Where do we board the trolley?
You can board a trolley at any one of the 12 trolley stop locations.

Where are the stops located at?
1) SKYDECK CHICAGO - On Jackson across from the SkyDeck entrance
2) MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - NW corner of Wacker and Michigan Ave
3) BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN - W. Side of State between Washington and Randolph
4) ART INSTITUTE/MILLENNIUM PARK - Across from Museum at Michigan and Adams
5) HILTON CHICAGO - NW corner of Michigan and 8th near bus stop
6) MUSEUM CAMPUS - At the south main Field Museum entrance
7) SHERATON HOTEL - N of corner of Columbus & N. Water, across from NBC Tower
8) NAVY PIER - Blue tents on north side of horseshoe driveway
9) MAGNIFICENT MILE - NE end of Michigan Ave bridge
10) WATER TOWER - SE corner of Pearson and Michigan
11) 360 CHICAGO (FORMERLY JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY) - SE corner of Delaware and Michigan
12) HARD ROCK / RIVER NORTH - W side of Clark between Ontario and Ohio

How often do the trolleys run?
Tours usually leave approximately every 10-15 minutes daily between 9am & 5pm. Occasionally there can be delays caused by traffic or weather.

Do tours operate in inclement weather?
We still operate our open-top buses on cold or rainy days.  With Chicago’s unpredictable weather, we’re unable to offer refunds due to weather, however, we’ll try to make these days comfortable for you.