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.

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.

Description

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 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!

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 15-20 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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capec0dtraveler
Orleans, Massachusetts
"Guided city tour in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
Hop on - Hop off bus tour of 15 city attractions. The bus stops at the key attractions in Chicago. Narrated tour which gives a lot of the history of the city.
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Suzanne S
"Don’t hop off!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
The tour guide was very informative but if you hop off you’ll have to wait a while for another bus to come along. We waited over 45 minutes and saw 6 Big Bus Tour busses come by. I would suggest using them instead if you actually want to get off the bus and visit any of the sights. We were advised by our hotel to use Chicago Trolley and we will be letting them know about our bad service as well.
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Soleil060
Longueuil, Canada
"Real person saying the comments instead of a tape"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2018 NEW
I was so please. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the commentator I was on the bus for the “Night tour” on Tuesday September 4,2018 and the gentleman doing the comments knew all the information and architects names you could see he really liked his jobs ready to reply to all the questions I address to him , he was joyful The most important no hear plug or audio tape for the comments. But a helpful “Mexican by his family but American born to help us know better his City. I hope his boss will read my comments
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nllevine
Massachusetts
"Best guide ever"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2018 NEW
My wife and I do the Hop on Hop off style tours the first thing whenever we get to a new city. It gives us a good orientation of where we are. We have done them all over the world(Athens, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, London, Paris, New York, Savannah, Charleston, Dallas, San Francisco etc.... )Yesterday we came to Chicago and jumped on a Chicago Trolley double decker bus. Our guide Chuck on the bus was the best we ever had anywhere in the world. He had passion, knowledge and humor. Simply the best. Thank you.
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Camper194318
"Enjoyed the trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2018 NEW
We were on the double decker and trolley hop on hop off. The guide was animated and did a good job. We got off and went to the zoo, cabana Bob was our driver and very informative. We coincidentally had the same double decker guide on the way back. I think her name was Kathy, she did repeat herself a little.
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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.