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Voted The Best Hop On Hop Off Tour In Chicago!
The first tour begins at 9 a.m. and the last tour starts at 5 p.m.

 

 

We’re excited to show you the intricacies of our spectacular city! We make this as easy and fun as we can for you. If you buy your tickets online, just show up with your confirmation number at any of our 13 stops to redeem. You also get a free guidebook with maps, recommendations, schedules, and coupons for free Garrett Popcorn and other goodies. We have team members at each of our stops, so you can buy tickets from them if that’s more convenient. On our Downtown Tour, you can hop on and off as much as you want at the city’s most popular and famous attractions. We try to be at each stop every twenty to thirty minutes.

Our drivers and tour guides are passionate and knowledgeable about history, sports, architecture, restaurants, and all sorts of fun Chicago stuff.  We’re the longest-running tour company in Chicago and we authentically care about this city. Please be our guests!

ADULT TICKET

1 Day

$37 / $39

Online / In Person

2 Day

$47 / $49

Online / In Person

3 Day

$50 / $52

Online / In Person

KIDS TICKET*

1 Day

$18 / $19

Online / In Person


(Ages 5-15 / 4 & under ride free)
*Good for up to 3 days!

NIGHT TOUR ONLY

1 Day

$19 / $20

Online / In Person

CHICAGO LAND, LAKE & RIVER TOUR

ADULT

1 Day

$68

KIDS

1 Day

$26

  • No refunds will be given for unused tickets. Route stops, timing and pricing subject to change. Tickets purchased online can be redeemed at any of our numbered tour stops.
  • PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES: It is required that you contact CHICAGO TROLLEY® at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel at 773-648-5000 seven days a week.
  • Charges will appear as “CoachUSA/Megabus” on your credit card statement. We are a United States merchant and all card payments are processed at our corporate office located at 160 S. Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ.

You can start your tour at any of our 13 downtown tour stops.  We have sales staff members who are there to help you at our booths and kiosks. Take your confirmation number from your web tickets or you can buy tickets directly from our staff.  You can just hop on the double deckers and trolleys. Our drivers and tour guides can also help you.

If you have tickets for our Land, Lake and River Package with Mercury Cruises, you can board the hop on hop off tour at any stop just as you normally would. The Mercury boat dock is at our Michigan Avenue Bridge tour stop or you can easily walk to it from our Magnificent Mile stop. There’s a staircase that goes right down to the river!

EL Train

  • If you arrive to downtown Chicago by the Elevated train, you have plenty of options on where to start your tour.  For our stop at the Willis Tower Skydeck, you can get out at the QUINCY STOP for the Orange, Green, Brown, and Purple Lines.
  • BLUE LINE
    Jackson or Monroe Stations
    Tour stop Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • RED LINE
    Grand Station
    Tour stop at River North / Hard Rock Café (west side of Clark, south of Ontario)
  • Chicago Station
    Tour stop at Water Tower (south side of Pearson, east of Michigan)
  • Jackson or Monroe Stations
    Tour stop at Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • Harrison Station
    Tour stop at the Chicago Hilton / Grant Park (west side of Michigan, north of 8th)BROWN LINE
    Merchandise Mart Station
    Tour stop at River North / Hard Rock Café (west side of Clark, south of Ontario)
  • Adams/Wabash Station
    Tour stop at Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • GREEN LINE, ORANGE LINE, PINK LINE
    Adams/Wabash Station
    Tour stop at Art Institute

METRA TRAINS

If you’re arriving by train into Union Station, Ogilvie Station, or LaSalle Station, go to our Willis Tower Skydeck tour stop to begin. We’re located on the north side of Jackson, east of Wacker.

DRIVING BY CAR

From Interstate 90-94, it’s easiest to take the Ohio St. exit east if you’re on Interstate 90-94 East. You can find a wide variety of parking lots and garages in River North. If you’re on Interstate 90-94 West, the Lake St. exit is the easiest.  Go right (east) after you exit and head right into the Loop.  You can go right on Wacker to park near our Willis Tower Skydeck. You can go left on Wacker to park near our tour stop at the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

From Interstate 55 North, take the highway past Soldier Field when it turns into Lake Shore Drive. You have some options here. You can take a left (west) on Monroe, then a right (north) on Columbus and park underneath Maggie Daley Park and Millennium Park. This is very close to our Maggie Daley Park stop. You can also go past the Monroe turn and take Lake Shore Drive right to the Navy Pier exit. They have parking there.

There are hundreds of parking lots in downtown Chicago. We love this website:  http://chicago.bestparking.com. It shows plenty of inexpensive options in the Loop, River North, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park areas. These are all very near many of our tour stops.

Your Ticket Includes

Featuring 13 Hop On Hop Off tour stops.
Our downtown tour is the best way to see the city’s most popular destinations.
The first tour begins at 9 a.m. and the last tour starts at 5 p.m.

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

Click to show stop location.

Red Tour

  1. Sheraton Hotel
    Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower
  2. Navy Pier
    Blue tents on the north side of horseshoe driveway
  3. Magnificent Mile
    Northeast end of Michigan Avenue bridge
  4. Water Tower
    Southeast corner of Pearson and Michigan
  5. 360 Chicago/ Hancock Center
    Southeast corner of Delaware and Michigan
  6. Hard Rock / River North
    West side of Clark between Ontario and Ohio

Green Tour

  1. Sheraton Hotel
    Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower
  2. Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Northwest Corner of Wacker and Michigan
  3. Skydeck
    On Jackson across from the Skydeck entrance
  4. Art Institute / Millennium Park
    Across from museum at Michigan and Adams
  5. Hilton Chicago
    Northwest corner of Michigan and 8th, near bus stop
  6. Adler Planetarium
    On westbound Solidarity Drive
  7. Field Museum / Shedd Aquarium
    Near the bus stop at the south main Field Museum entrance, east end
  8. Maggie Daley Park / Millennium Park
    North side of Monroe, east of Columbus

Hop on and off at Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Chicago History Museum.

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

Click to show stop location.

  1. Sheraton Hotel
    Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower
  2. Chicago History Museum
    On Clark, ½ block north of North Ave.
  3. Lincoln Park Zoo
    On Stockton Drive South of Webster Ave.
  4. Wrigley Field
    On Clark just north of Addison

SHERATON HOTEL
Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower DEPARTS AT: 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 12:45PM, 2:00PM, 2:45PM, 3:30PM

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
On Clark, ½ block north of North Ave. DEPARTS AT: 10:20AM, 11:50AM, 1:05PM, 2:20PM, 3:05PM, 3:50PM

LINCOLN PARK ZOO
On Stockton Drive South of Webster Ave. DEPARTS AT: 10:25AM, 11:55AM, 1:10PM, 2:25PM, 3:10PM, 3:55PM

WRIGLEY FIELD
On Clark just north of Addison DEPARTS AT: 10:50AM, 12:20PM, 1:35PM, 2:50PM, 3:35PM, 4:20PM

Stop is not available on home day games. *Dates are subject to change

CHICAGO CUBS HOME DAY GAMES
May 4-5, 18-21, 25
June 2-3, 9-11, 21
July 4-5, 7, 9, 21-22, 24-25
August 3-5, 17-20
September 1-2, 8-10, 15-16, 29-30
Oct. 1

Hop on and off at the Museum of Science & Industry and in Chinatown.

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

Click to show stop location.

  1. Sheraton Hotel
    Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower
  2. Museum of Science & Industry
    North entrance of museum, where CTA and taxi pickups
  3. Chinatown
    East side of Wentworth north of Cermak

SHERATON HOTEL
Northeast corner of Columbus and North Water, across from NBC Tower DEPARTS AT: 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
North entrance of museum, where CTA and taxi pickups DEPARTS AT: 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM

CHINATOWN
East side of Wentworth north of Cermak DEPARTS AT: 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PM

Featuring views of the dazzling skyline and illuminated landmarks.
Night Tour tickets may be purchased separately.
Operates daily from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Skydeck
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Navy Pier
  • 360 Chicago/ Hancock Center