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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours in Chicago, IL

Skydeck Chicago Trolley Location Chicago, IL 60606
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Overview

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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kml12017
La Crosse, Wisconsin
"Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2017 NEW
My husband and I had a glorious time on the tour. Our guide, Collin, knew a lot of facts about the city. The guide Nathyn who covered while Collin took a lunch break was a hoot with his WWE Belt. I thought he was quirky enough to be an true comedian/actor. We cannot say enough about the great time we had.... 5 stars!!!
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velasco2205
Houston, Texas
"Had a great time using this tour with elderly parents"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2017 NEW
My parents and i took this tour, it was a drizzly cool day. We opted to sit in the covered area downstairs on the bus as it was lightly raining outside. The seats downstairs are an obstructed view but it's good when you need to pass some time while it's raining. When the rain started the tour guide asked everyone upstairs if they wanted to move inside downstairs but no one did. she passed out rain ponchos to those that needed something. The upstairs offers the best views and she was very informative about the city and the buildings (she was a chi native). you can hop on/off at any one of the 13 or so stops which we did and there is about a 20 min wait for the next bus or trolley. you can get on the bus or the trolley. i would suggest if it's kinda a bad day, take the trolley, it's noisy (rough Chicago streets) but the views from inside the trolley are not obstructed so you can be protected from the elements and still see the sights, open your windows etc!
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Ian M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"Good ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2017 NEW
April 23/17 hopped on bus at stop number 3 and did the whole route. Route was good covering a lot of ground in downtown Chicago with Curtis an informative and entertaining guide on the microphone. Picked up the bus later in the day & travelled a few stops with them - man on the microphone (whose name I didn't catch) was a joy to listen to, a slightly dry sense of humour as he gave us the goods on the various parts of the city we passed through. Have travelled on hop on hop off tours in many other countries and the Chicago tour compared very favourably (only comment I would make is that they appeared to be geared up for English commentary only during the tour - perhaps they provide language headphones to non-English speaking tourists in the high season?). In general, thought it was well organised, plenty of buses on schedule, safe drivers, and good value.
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NutMeg1889
"Worst Tour Ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2017 NEW
Our tour guide Nathan spent most of his time discussing himself and nothing concerning the city. It would be nice to have an informative guide that knows the basic history and a few fun facts about the city. For the price, I would recommend using the free trolley at Navy Pier and buying a guide book.
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kbrewer16
Ontario, Canada
"Terrible Tour Guides and Very Uninformative"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
We boarded the Chicago Double Decker bus on April 22 expecting to learn interesting facts about the city of Chicago. The tour guide was terrible and knew absolutely nothing about the city. My husband and I were actually laughing at the commentary. Our guide pointed out such exciting and notable attractions as The Cheesecake Factory, Best Buy, and several Starbucks locations. He then mentioned that a very old church was coming up but he wasn't sure if it was ever featured in a movie. At one point he twice tried to say the great fire of Chicago was in the 1970s which was literally the only historical fact he mentioned for the whole loop and his date wasn't even close to correct! Hopefully this was just a one off terrible guide and others are better informed.
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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.