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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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Davenport, Iowa
"Excellent Way to See the City"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2016 NEW
I am so glad we used this option. We did the hop on/off option - we used three different stops. They give history of the buildings you go by and tell you about celebrities. Each bus has a different guide and some were really great. We only had to wait a couple minutes at each stop for the next bus, it was perfect! You don't have to fight traffic or try to find/pay parking fees.
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"Great way to see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
We really enjoyed this hop on hop off bus tour of the city. Gave us chance to see some of the sights this beautiful place has to offer. Our tour guide was Kent who provided an entertaining factual guide about the city. We stopped off at various locations to walk around . Plus included in the price was a voucher for free garrets popcorn
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John S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"Disappointing "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
This company does not achieve its advertised schedule. As a result, buses arrive overcrowded and no seat is available on the top deck. Defeats the whole object of the service. With one exception, the guides were poor. Little serious information about the city architecture. Mostly trying unsuccessfully to be funny. While waiting 50 minutes for what proved to be the final bus of the afternoon, four Big Bus buses went past. Seems i made the wrong choice.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Easy to get to multiple places "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2016 NEW
I've done hop on/off in other cities and felt there were more stops at places I wanted to see. But I loved it in Chicago because the distance is hard to cover without something like it. Great stopping spots and the tour/speaking aspect was very good. Also we used groupon to get better pricing.
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"way too long of wait"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2016 NEW
I think this tour was a poor choice for us. We wanted to quickly see as much downtown as possible. We paid $25.00 with a groupon and had they arrived within 15-20 minutes as told at the beginning, it may have been ok. However, we never waited less than 25-35 minutes for a bus. if you add up the 5 to 7 stops we made, that equals 3 wasted hours just waiting for the bus. Traffic was also bad, so really we could have walked more quickly from stop to stop. Two gentlemen did a good job with history along the way. One was excellent in that he was VERY knowledgeable about the architecture of the area which was nice as waiting in traffic was broken up. In the future, I'll study my own history and take cabs or uber if not wanting to walk. I would not recommend primarily due to the very lengthy waits for buses. Also, we NEVER had a double decker pick us up, only trolley which was also disappointing.
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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.