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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Morehead, Kentucky
"Great stops but needs to last longer"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
Loved all the great places it takes you but stops going to a lot of the stops early in the evening which is inconvenient for visitors using that for part of their transportation. Very nice tour guides and drivers. Wouldn't want to use any other company for a sight seeing and history tour of the great city of Chicago.
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Russ W
Bristol, United Kingdom
"Great for visitors with a limited amount of time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017 NEW
For visitors to Chicago with a limited amount of time, the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker company provide a great city experience. The 2 main routes - north and south of the river pass and stop at many of the best locations and provide commentary from local guides. The tour to Wrigleyville is very good as is the night tour. The 3 day ticket offers excellent value for money and buses can be used just to get around in addition to enjoying the tour and commentary. Recommended.
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Tonia B
Vacaville, California
"hhhmmmmm I am not sure if it was a great deal"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
We bought a couple of day passes and not really sure if it was a great deal or not. Some of the signage was not very visible so it took some time for us to find the stop. I would suggest the company makes sure all signs are visible from both directions. I was not happy to find one sign pointed the opposite directions and it felt like forever in the heat to find it. Curtis was by far the best guide!!!!! He gave us real facts...I really felt like some of the guides were talking just to hear themselves as one of them gave us wrong information and we had to take a Lyft because we ran out of time. Please note it takes some time to get around the city plus they take a break between the red and green lines. During the hot afternoons we sat inside but the speakers were up way to high, please turn it down on the inside! It was a great way to get around in the city since the traffic was heavy. I must say the bus drivers were damn good at their job. AJ the ticket agent was extremely nice and professional...If I were to do it again, I would only buy a 1 day pass as it is a great way to see the city.
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Isanti, Minnesota
"Easy Peasey Day in the Sun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
A L L A B O A R D This review pertains to the Hop on Hop off tours. Buy a ticket, and it is good for 24 hrs. Cool. After 2 days of sight seeing with several tour guides, I can tell you this: CHICAGOANS are proud of their city, their diverse heritages, their restaurants, their history, their founders, and their tourists. Darn Proud. And locals I encountered were over the top friendly and helpful. Hmm, sitting on the top level of an open bus, taking in the sounds, smells, and people of Chi Town, what a great way to spend a day. It would have taken a lot to ruin this activity! The guides kept switching off, so it was kept fresh and interesting. They were all so passionate and informed. That part was terrific. Yes, the routes took longer than projected, but traffic was crazy busy. And apparently, your vehicle, whatever it is, is required to have a super loud horn, used as often as possible. So plan accordingly, and take advantage of the hop off hop back on feature to look around and go eat. I would have liked to see more stops to do that, but still the best way to see The Loop and get the " lay of the land " . Many photo ops too, very stunning from the trolley roof. D O T H I S T O U R F I R S T
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Ventura, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
It helped that we had gorgeous weather. Guides were excellent and we did the lake and river tour/trolley combo.
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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.