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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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Miamisburg, Ohio
"Great way to see the city without driving yourself"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
Good value- cost worth the amount of the city you can see, and get on and off. It did feel like there were a lot of stops to just do the circuit, but had little kids that got hot and restless riding up top. Very fun and informative if you have a good tour guide.
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Vista, California
"To cold for this tour in March"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2017 NEW
The tour makes many stops and is cheep so we figured why not. Well I will tell you why you should only take this tour during summer. It is to cold for this tour in March. We were frozen and it is not much warmer inside on the bus. Another problem or not is the bus stops a lot. That means you sit and wait and it is cold. It felt more like a shuttle than a tour as well. We got off about a quarter of the way into the tour. I did not have my sheepherder jacket, boots and gloves on that day. Oh and I left my Huskies at home.
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Tiffin, Ohio
"Great way to see the sites and get around the city."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2017 NEW
There are 13 stops through out the city. You can get the passes in 24 hour increments. You may hop on and off at whatever stops you would like. They give you wonderful Chicago information as the trolley/double decker bus goes from stop to stop.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
"Chicago overview"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2017 NEW
This is a terrific way to see Chicago and get your bearings. We rode all the way around once and then half way around again before getting off the trolley. The guide gave additional information the second time around so we learned even more interesting facts about Chicago. We walked around town for a couple of hours and hopped back on. The trolley was very close to keeping on schedule (only 5 minutes late). We would definitely use the trolley on another visit because it was so interesting and convenient.
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Cynthia K
Frisco, Texas, USA
"Wanting a good layout of the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2017 NEW
Being March the choices are limited for tours & our concierge said this was the only one. So we gave it a try, it was COLD! At high 50s. It was very vanilla compared to some other city tours we've been on and seemed to circle back to the same spots. It wasn't even convenient for a type of transportation around the city as the last drop was at 430, no where near where we started. Maybe the big bus tour is better no guarantees on that, but it was another one that was available-we found out later. I wouldn't do it again, for sure. Cabs seem to be the most affordable even over the subway when there's more than one traveling. You can see what's out there, without the commentary.
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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.