Hop On Hop Off Chicago Tour: 24-Hour

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We’re the ORIGINAL and essential hop on hop off tour of Chicago. Our tours are narrated by our charismatic and passionate drivers and guides. Our tour is the perennial favorite of locals and the winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence year after year as voted by travelers. We’re also the 2016 Chicago Concierge Favorites Award Winner. Hop on and hop off the easiest and most exciting way to experience Chicago!

$35 Online Price: $33

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: Kids Ticket* (ages 5-15):
24hour-green@2x $35.00 $33.00 $18.00 $17.00
48hour-gray@2x$45.00 $43.00
72hour-gray@2x$48.00 $46.00

*Kids Ticket is good for up to 72 hours

  • 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 Stop 2 at the Michigan Avenue Bridge. 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 1 at the Willis Tower, you can get out at the QUINCY STOP for the Orange, Green, Brown, and Purple Lines!
  • BLUE LINE
    Jackson Stop or Monroe Stop
    Tour Stop 3 at Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • RED LINE
    Grand Stop
    Tour Stop 13 at River North / Hard Rock Café (west side of Clark, south of Ontario)
  • Chicago Stop
    Tour Stop 11 at Water Tower (south side of Pearson, east of Michigan)
  • Jackson Stop or Monroe Stop
    Tour Stop 3 at Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • Harrison Stop
    Tour Stop 4 at the Chicago Hilton / Grant Park (west side of Michigan, north of 8th)
  • BROWN LINE
    Merchandise Mart Stop
    Tour Stop 13 at River North / Hard Rock Café (west side of Clark, south of Ontario)
  • Adams/Wabash Stop
    Tour Stop 3 at Art Institute / Millennium Park (west side of Michigan, south of Adams)
  • GREEN LINE, ORANGE LINE, PINK LINE
    Adams/Wabash Stop
    Tour Stop 3 at Art Institute

METRA TRAINS

If you’re arriving by train into Union Station, Ogilvie Station, or LaSalle Station, go to our Tour Stop 1 to begin. This is our Skydeck stop at the Willis Tower 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 Stop 1 at the Skydeck. You can go left on Wacker to park near our Stop 2 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 Stop 7 at Maggie Daley Park. 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.

FALL TICKET INCLUDES:

Featuring 13 Hop On Hop Off tour stops. Our guided Downtown Tour is the best way to see the city’s most
popular destinations. Monday through Friday the first tour begins at 9 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 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.

  1. Skydeck Chicago
    On the south side of W. Jackson halfway between S. Wacker and Franklin
  2. Michigan Avenue Bridge
    On the north side of E. Wacker just west of N. Michigan Ave.
  3. Art Institute / Millennium Park
    On the west side S. Michigan just south of E. Adams
  4. Hilton Chicago / Grant Park
    On the west side of S. Michigan just north of 8th St.
  5. Adler Planetarium
    On the north side (westbound) of Solidarity Drive about 50 yards west of the Planetarium
  6. Field Museum / Shedd Aquarium
    On the north side of McFetridge Drive just west of Museum Campus Drive
  7. Maggie Daley Park / Millennium Park
    On the north side of E. Monroe between N. Lake Shore Drive and N. Columbus (closer to Columbus)
  8. Sheraton Hotel
    On the east side of N. Columbus between E. North Water and E. Illinois
  9. Navy Pier
    At the tents on E. Grand between the two biggest sections of N. Streeter drive
  10. The Magnificent Mile
    On the east side of N. Michigan north of the river in the semi-circle at Pioneer Court
  11. Water Tower
    On the south side E. Pearson just east of N. Michigan
  12. 360 Chicago at John Hancock Center
    360 Chicago at John Hancock Center on the south side E. Delaware just east on N. Michigan
  13. Hard Rock / River North
    On the west side of N. Clark between Ontario and Ohio

Our Downtown Tour fully narrated in Spanish by a live tour guide is the best way to see the city’s most popular destinations. Our Spanish – Language tour departs once a day from Stop 1 (Skydeck) at 1pm and is approximately 2 hours.

Our Spanish- Language Tour will run through Jan. 1st 2017.

SUMMER 24-HOUR TICKET ALSO INCLUDES:

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

  • Skydeck Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • Hilton Chicago / Grant Park
  • Maggie Daley Park / Millennium Park
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Navy Pier
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • 360 Chicago at John Hancock Center
  • Hard Rock / River North