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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Tours begin daily at 9:00 am with the last loop beginning at 5:00 pm.
  • Tours available year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • The tour includes 12 “hop on, hop off” trolley stops.
  • Tours operate rain or shine.


from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours
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 9:00 am. You can Hop on and off until 5:00 pm with the last full tour beginning at 5:00 pm. 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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Loretta A
"A “must” when visiting Chicago!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2018 NEW
I have done this tour at least three times, and I found it worthwhile each time. It gives you a great sense of the city and an idea of where you want to go. Each time I did it, I was visiting the city with someone now so I wanted them to see as much as possible in a short amount of time. Then we would hop on again and hop off at the sites where we wanted to spend time. The tour guides are knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend it. The sales people are not pushy either. Enjoy! It’s well worth the price which I think is fairly reasonable.
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Norwood, Georgia
"The best overview of city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018
To keep out of the weather and get an overview of downtown city. Loop takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours and hits most tourist sites. One, two, day options. Stops at 4:30 pm. Comfortable seats inside. Double decker does not run in extreme weather. Guide flags sites of interest and will answer questions. Great for single, couples, family, group. Hop on and off as you want. Buses are clean and warm.
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Susan L
"Holiday Lights Tour amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 23, 2017
My daughter and I went on the 2 1/2 hr Holiday Lights Tour. The trolley was cozy and warm and had a narrated tour. We went to "Sprinkles" to have a free cupcake and then headed to Lincoln Park Zoo to see the amazing light displays. We were given about 40 min. to wander at our own pace. We also were taken to the famous "Kristkindle Market" in downtown Chicago. We were given about 30 min. here to see all the German Christmas items such as glass ornaments, beer steins, wooden items like nutcrackers and smoke houses. Food such as large pretzels, wursts, toasted nuts were available for purchase. Drinks such as the "Hot spiced wine" were very good. Was a beautiful warm evening so it was crowded, but much fun!
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Karen T
Xenia, Ohio
"Great way to see city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 21, 2017
We purchased the tickets to get around in the city. Stops at all the tourists sites. Really enjoyed the tour guides also. Will sell cheaper tickets for some of the sites. We also decided on the Christmas trolley which was so much fun. Sang Christmas carols, stopped for a free cupcake at Sprinkles, saw city Christmas lights, stopped at the German Market, and Lincoln Park Zoo Christmas lights. This is a must!
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Shari L
"Christmas lights trolley tour with wonderful guides Alicia and Daniel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 20, 2017
Jolliest event of the season! Our guide Alicia streamed Christmas music through the speakers and had a whole bus full of strangers singing and laughing like old friends. She had an amazing voice and wove in just the right amount of trivia and humor - and candy canes and cupcakes! At the zoo stop, my friend and I got lost (the zoo itself and the zoo lights were so much bigger than we expected!) and didn't make it back in time for our scheduled bus. Fortunately we found one of the later time slot busses where the delightful Daniel swept the door open and gave us the warmest welcome and great stories and hospitality while we waited for the rest of their tour group to return. What could have been a scary experience of being left in the cold actually turned into a pleasant addition to the trip :) The trolley itself was adorable and decorated on the outside, and the route was a nice way to see a lot of beautiful lights without the stress or chill of driving or walking it ourselves - but it was really the people that made the trip so memorable and got everyone in such a festive spirit :)
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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 9:00 am & 5:00 pm. 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.