Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours in Chicago, IL

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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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Wentzville, Missouri

"Great Idea, Needs Some Tweaks"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2016 NEW

This company has a lot of potential! I actually really liked the route and the fleet seemed in fairly decent condition. The guys who actually sold us our tickets were very friendly and helpful- one even remembered us later in the day and checked in to see how we were doing. There were a couple of things that could be improved. First of all- the unnecessary long waits at stop points. At one point, we were sitting for almost 20 minutes. We saw the driver out smoking. We weren't waiting on anyone and there were no problems. It was frustrating, especially since we have small children. Also, the guides were very hit or miss. One guide was very clear, personable, and had lots of insight into the city. The others were very difficult to understand or didn't give very much information. Overall, we were pleased, but at $35 a pop, we were expecting a bit more.

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"Great Deal for Memorial Day Weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2016 NEW

We used this tour all weekend to learn about the architecture of Chicago, but also as a means of transportation to all the major sightseeing venues. Today we had a tour guide named Shannon and Wanda was the bus driver. We had four different tour guides over the weekend and Shannon out ranked them all by far with her amazing amount of knowledge, her great disposition and the way she engaged everyone. Really impressive. Wanda was wonderful and a master in the traffic. Great time.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

"Wonderful Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2016 NEW

I have been to Chicago numerous times but had never taken a tour like this one. We took the day tour which had 13 sightseeing stops. The night tour has 9 stops. You can hop off at any of the stops that interest you, then hop back on later. I recommend sitting atop the bus for a spectacular view of the sky and all the sights. I also recommend starting early in the day. The traffic gets bad and the amount of time it takes to get through all 13 stops eats into your day. Take your sunglasses and sunblock if sitting atop on a sunny day. This is a great way to see and hear the history of Chicago.

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mike c

Klamath Falls, Oregon

"Thisis why I know love Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2016 NEW

But the weather was perfect too. I had a lot of fun learning about this city. I went 3 times in my 24 hour period...the city is loaded with history. I might prefer it over N.Y. And the trolley and bus had alot to do with that.

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Nicole M

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"Awesome Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2016 NEW

We bought two of the three day passes for a total of six days. We used this as our transportation around the city as my father is older and needs some breaks from walking. We also took some night tours, some of the extra tours, and even stayed on for the whole tour many of times. Each tour guide gave a different tour which is awesome. I learned something new each and every trip. We loved it. Only thing that I have to say is that I wish that each and every morning when they were to start at nine that they would be there by nine and not run late, but other then that no complaints. Have used this everytime I have come to Chicago and plan to continue to do so. Ps hope the one tour guide that hit his head on the street light on Wednesday 5/18 is ok.

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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.

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