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Big Bus Chicago

Chicago, IL 60611
+1 877-285-4796
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Hop-On and Discover! Hop-Off and Explore! Your visit to Chicago isn't complete without an open-top hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour; let us take you on an adventure with Big Bus Tours Chicago! Our hop on and off service includes the two-hour 'Big Loop' showcasing Chicago by day, with 14 stops conveniently located close to key landmarks and attractions. Tweet, snap, and live stream your Chicago tour experience while using our WiFi enabled open top buses! Our double decker buses are ADA compliant and temperature controlled lower sections. Explore Navy Pier, shop on The Magnificent Mile®, stand on air at the Willis Tower, and take fun selfies at Millennium Park all while learning about the history of Chicago. As our Chicago Bus Tour rolls down The Magnificent Mile and crosses the Chicago River, you can admire the ever-changing architectural styles on a historic avenue!
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  • Average5%
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“hop on hop” (92 reviews)
“night tour” (72 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chicago, IL 60611
Streeterville
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"the big bus tour"
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"hop on hop"
in 92 reviews
"night tour"
in 72 reviews
"tour guide"
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"day pass"
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"great tour"
in 80 reviews
"bus driver"
in 13 reviews
"navy pier"
in 83 reviews
"top deck"
in 25 reviews
"the windy city"
in 28 reviews
"interesting facts"
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"great city"
in 18 reviews
"willis tower"
in 29 reviews
"the loop"
in 25 reviews
"shedd aquarium"
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"field museum"
in 21 reviews
"millennium park"
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Reviewed yesterday

The "Guide" tried to be a comic, pushed restaurants, and his general knowledge was somewhat lacking. Spent more time parked at stops than touring. I was disappointed. We took a boat tour later in the same day--which was fantastic--and covered many of the same architectural...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide, Bongi, was knowledgeable and fun. The bus tour provided an excellent overview of downtown Chicago. Go at the beginning of your Chicago visit, to gage where you want to go and how far it will take to travel there.

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We did the day tour with Miss B and she was fabulous. She kept us entertained during our tour. We were delighted to see that she was our guide for the night tour and our driver Frank was fabulous as well. Thank you Miss B...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At 9 in the morning i wanted to start the Tour at the arts institute of Chicago, but the gentlemen at the desk told me that it would be best for me to do the Willis/ sears towers first as later on there would probably...More

Thank Gerben P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tour was a great way to see Chicago and get your bearings. Tour was made great by Chloe the guide .. very upbeat with lots of knowledge of the city. Guide makes all the difference to the experience so look out for Chloe !

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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Jennifer E
August 1, 2018|
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Response from JoanieMarieLuke | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. We didn't have a car.
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Delehla
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Karina S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can ride the buss as many times as you want during the day. If you want to ride it a different day you’ll have to pay a $10dlls fee which I consider reasonable price because cabs are more expensive. The tour guide... More
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Marjorie M
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Gama T | Property representative |
Hi Marjorie Our ticket agents at Stop 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Upper Wacker Dr.) will be available until 5:00pm. They will scan you GoChicago Pass and print out your Big Bus paper ticket. In order to ride our bus, you... More
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