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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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New Jersey
"Ryan was excellent, learned so much while having fun "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2016 NEW
Took the trolley tour for 2 days. We had Ryan our first day. He was awesome and gave us many tidbits of info on Chicago that made the tour fabulous!!! There was another guide that also made the trip fun. He had a great voice and probably could have sung on a jazz club! Because we had a 2 day pass and you could get on and off the trolley we had various guides... Some said very little So we were lucky Ryan was our first. The trolley was clean. We sat up stairs by choice and enjoyed it!! The downstairs area was hot. They covered the main attractions Sears Tower (can't call it Willis), the cloud Mag mile, Navy Pier, Water Tower, Hancock building, Shedd and planetarium etc. I would definitely recommend anyone traveling to Chicago to do this!!!!
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"Know before you go"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2016 NEW
We bought the 24 hour pass as a way of getting around the city for a day. Picked up the bus outside our hotel on the Chicago riverfront. Know that you cannot purchase tickets at every stop, so make sure you either purchase tickets in advance, or that where you are boarding, they sell tickets. Our first leg of the trip was slow due to Chicago traffic. It was a Monday mid-morning. Rest of the legs of our rides were relatively smooth. Most of the tour guides were good, except for one. He was our tour guide during the morning traffic ride, and seemed to have difficulty filling in the time that we waited in traffic. Also know, that they take a break from 5:00-6:30, so you need to be ready to stay put, walk, do CTA, or taxi during those times. Once they start back up, I believe the buses don't run quite as frequently. The longest we waited was 20 minutes at any stop. All in all, it was a decent experience. There is another company (Chicago Big Bus) that seemed to have more buses at the stops, Not sure about them, but one of our favorite parts of our tour was riding in the evening on top of the double decker. Less traffic, cooler, and beautiful buildings.
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"Mixed Review"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
This attraction was questionable. We boarded and enjoyed the first guide very much - she was informative and extremely friendly and patient with people taking the tour. We got on at stop 2 or 3 and rode to the Navy Pier. We decided to get off at Navy Pier and then pick up the rest of the tour after seeing the pier. Bad idea. We waited right at an hour for a bus to show up. When one did, the people on the bus were pretty rude. We didn't ride any more as they did give us a refund when I requested it. So, we just handed in our tickets and walked from there. The salespeople are so anxious to sell the tickets but in their hast fail to tell you important information - like the fact that the route changes once they switch to the night tour. So, best to ride the whole route once on the bus and then attempt to use it as on/off bus. They just don't manage things well.
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Orlando, Florida
"Great tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
This was a fun and easy way to see Chicago. We had 2 small children with us and once we were on the bus it was great, but waiting at the stop was a little long for them. Great stops and tour guide was fun!
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
"Great Way to Sightsee"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
This tour was an awesome way to visit Chicago. We only had a short window of time to try and see as much of Chicago as possible. The buses ride a loop around the city and stop at all the points of interest. You can hop off, see and do what you want then hop back on when the next bus arrives. The wait for the bus is not long at all. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and add to the enjoyment.
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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.