Hop On Hop Off Chicago Tour: 48 Hours

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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!

$45 Online Price: $43

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):
48hour-green@2x $45.00 $43.00 $18.00 $17.00
24hour-gray@2x$35.00 $33.00
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 Institut

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.

APRIL TICKETS INCLUDE:

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

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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

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 48-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

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

Featuring stops at Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Chicago History Museum.
Trolley departs Stop 1 (Skydeck) at 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM
*If you don’t hop off, you will return to Stop 1 in approximately 90 minutes.

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

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  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

Featuring stops in Chinatown and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Trolley departs Stop 1 (Skydeck) at 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 2:30PM
*If you don’t hop off, you will return to Stop 1 in approximately 90 minutes.

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

We’ve wanted to do this for years and we’ve finally done it! Our passionate tour guides designed specialty tours for our travelers. These will change each day and will involve very specific themes like sports stadiums, vintage shopping, African-American history, stars of the Chicago flag, music, sculpture, murals, and Spanish-language tours. The tour guides, who stay with you the entire time, will show you Chicago as a local sees it. Ask a sales staff member at our stops which specialty tours are running today or for the week. You can also call us at 773.890.2050 and ask. You’re going to be thrilled with what our diverse guides have created and developed for you!

Tour Du Jour #1:
Trolley departs Stop 1  (Skydeck) at 10:30AM and 1:15PM
*Note: There are no hop off stops on this specific tour. You stay on the trolley until you return to Stop 1 in approximately 90 minutes.

Tour Du Jour #2:
Trolley departs Stop 1 (Skydeck) at 12:00PM and 2:15PM
*Note: There are no hop off stops on this specific tour. You stay on the trolley until you return to Stop 1 in approximately 90 minutes.

Our tour changes constantly. Please call for details.