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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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Ontario, Canada
"See much more than you could by foot, but be careful of their "facts""
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2016 NEW
We had a three day pass and loved the trolley! We normally are on foot and walk everywhere we go, so seeing the streets we had never hit, and hearing interesting things about what we were seeing was a bonus, but that comes with a warning about their facts. Since we were on some of the same routes more than once, we got narration from a few different people. The good thing about it, is that they do not have a script. Different people hit upon different things, so we heard many different narratives. The trolley driver on the north tour says she Googles things and takes notes so that she can be informative on the tours and for when people ask questions, which explained why everyone hits different points during the tours. The problem with the -no script- method is that if there is no script, the guy with the mic can say anything, or look up something that was incorrect to start with and tell it as a Chicago "fact". Our group became suspicious of their facts when the one guy said that the Merchandise Mart was the second largest building in square footage only behind the pentagon. That sounded ok, but "400 million square feet" did not. (I made note of that right away on my brochure, because I was definitely looking that one up!). ...and its 4 mil, btw. Go for the sites and take what is said with a grain of salt!
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Bernadette P
"Depends on the guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW
We took the 24 hour option. We stayed on for the entire 13 stops to get the overview (about 90 minutes). Our guide, Faith, made all the difference!! Very knowledgeable. She had interesting tidbits and stories to give us a information that we will retain. The next day our guide was terrible... I wanted to point out a couple of landmarks and give some background from Faith's tour so the passengers would get something out of the trip. We only stayed on for two stops and enjoyed sharing our previous day's experience with each other.
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Vince M
Bathgate, United Kingdom
"Fab tour!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW
We hopped on and hopped off on this amazing tour. If you want to see the sights around Chicago then make sure you buy a ticket for this tour. The tour offers 24 hrs of touring in the day and the night. You also get discounted Skydeck tickets at the Willis Tower so be sure to ask about this option to save some cash. Tour guides are very knowledgable and very friendly. Amazing tour well recommended
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Chicago, Illinois
"One of the best ways to see the city."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2016 NEW
I have lived in Downtown Chicago 20+ years. I LOVE this tour. Its such a great way to see the beauty of this great city. Every time some visits us for the first time we either take them or insist they go! Here is a great tip...start by doing the entire loop trip before getting off. This way you can see what stops you would like to visit in detail. Also it is a great way to get around the city so consider 2 or 3 day pass! Have fun
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Wicklow, Ireland
"Find Rosetta & Miss Clare for a memorable tour of the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
We love to use open top bus tours to get a sense of a new city especially when time is tight. And so it was in Chicago when we joined Chicago Trolley & Double Decker tours. For the first hour we were in the wonderful company of Rosetta & Miss Clare whose double act deserves a bigger stage. History, anecdotes, relationship advice, experiences were shared with humour and easy delivery as the story of the city streets unfolded before us. Unfortunately we couldn't complete the full circle in their company ... and when we did rejoin the bus tour it just wasn't the same without them. This company is lucky to have these wonderful ambassadors ...
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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.