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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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"Best way to tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2017 NEW
We purchased Groupons for our tour. A stop was right across from out hotel, did take a little bit to get to our destination but all the guides had their own stories and were awesome to listen to! Nice weather made for great opportunity to sit up top, during the evening this is an amazing ride to see all the lights.
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"Good option to see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2017 NEW
We did the crime tour and the hop on hop off. Both tour guides, Tommy from the Hop on hop off and the guy who did the Crime Tour were very good. there was a hiccup with the Hop on Hop off, with 2 of the trolleys telling me that I had to wait on the other service, before that was sorted out. All in all, the tour went well, we were able to hear so much of the history of Chicago from both tour guides, I am definitely happy we did them.
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
"Trolley Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2017 NEW
We did the holiday light tour a few days before Christmas, when it was especially cold, and the trolley was a little to chilly for us. The tour guide (who by the way looked EXACTLY like Jason Bateman) was excellent, well informed, truly terrific. If I was reviewing it based on him I would give it 5 stars. BUT, I'm only giving it 4 because there was a woman on the trolley holding several seats and not letting people sit. The trolley was too full and we ended up sitting in the pull down seats, 3 of us in a seat for two. Anyhow, everyone wished the driver or someone would have told the lady she couldn't do that; it was incredibly frustrating. Other that it being slightly cold, and the obnoxious seat-holder lady; it was terrific.
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Shantel R
"Holiday Lights Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2016
"Heated" trolley was so cold inside that the windows had a layer of frost on them. Combined with the filth on the outside it was impossible to see the lights. The driver had to spray the inside of the front window with a de-icing solution so that he could see to drive. Lights on the Magnificent Mile were far from impressive. The Christkindlmarket was closed due to frigid temps so we stopped at the Planetarium instead to see the skyline which was beautiful. The Christmas music and great attitude of the driver made it festive but definitely not worth the $29. The highlight of the trip was the free cupcake from Sprinkles.
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Wausau, Wisconsin
"This is a bargain and a must do!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2016
We ended up getting tickets for the entire weekend and could hop on and hop off at 12 different locations! We were able to do the Christmas lights on Friday night and it was a great way to see the city lights! If you have never been to Chicago this is an excellent value and a great way to learn about the city! This is the second year we've done this and will probably do it again next year!
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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.