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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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Joanne P
Bowral, Australia
"Great way to see a big city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2016 NEW
Sure it is a snapshot of the city but we found with only 2 days it was a great option. We took the 48 hours plus the cruise option. The night tour was included. Curtis was the best guide of the day and we felt we had a great overview of a very impressive city. We could understand the layout of the city and then after touring either walk or taxi to things we wanted to see more of. It's not cheap, but it was worth it.
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Meighan W
Chicopee, Massachusetts
"Great guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2016 NEW
My husband and I were here for a conference and had limited time to sightsee. A large group of us from there had an evening free and decided to take a tour since most of us had not been to Chicago before. It was a great way to see the city with minimal time, the evening/night tour was magnificent and the ability to get on & off made for a fun time as well. Thank you to Paul, our guide for making it fun!
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Tim P
"Waste of money."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2016 NEW
The crew said they had a bus broke down but there were other buses (non-double decker but better than nothing) working with workers sitting in them doing nothing for hours. We paid for a day and got two rides after waiting over 2 hours for the bus (1.5 hours at Navy Pier and a bit over 30 mins at Millennium Park before deciding to walk). Contacted them and didn't get a return email.
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"Weekend in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2016 NEW
I always book a bus tour when I visit a new city. I found this company good value for money and the trip was great. My guide was Rosetta and she was good, a nice combination of fun and knowledge. Would highly recommend to others.
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Dallas, Texas
"Maybe things were off due to being in sept. "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2016 NEW
We bought our tickets at one location but then walked over to board from Millenium Park. We waited almost 30 minutes for a bus to come by. Three of the Big Buses came by while we were waiting. We finally got on and at the next stop where people were waiting, the driver told them we were full and another bus was coming behind us. The tour guide upstairs was telling him there were 7 seats up there and my husband and I were the only ones who were sitting below. But we went on without picking anyone up. Got off at Field Museum. When we got back on the guide was more interested in singing and entertaining than giving a tour. But he took a break and another older lady got on who was very good. Took a long time to get around so not a good option if you are trying to get somewhere in a timely fashion. But always good to use to get the lay of the land.
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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.