Chicago Land, Lake & River Tour

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See Chicago by boat and by bus and Save! Enjoy a Mercury Urban Adventure or Chicago By Night Cruise and a 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Tour with Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Thank you for a great summer season – please check back in April 2017 to purchase your Land, Lake, and River tickets.

Can’t decide between a hop on hop off double decker tour and a boat cruise? You don’t have to anymore! Once again, we’ve teamed up with our long-time friends at Mercury Cruises for this award-winning package. Get a 48-hour hop on hop off ticket which includes the Downtown Tour, Night Tour, and all three Excursion Tours plus Mercury’s Urban Adventure Cruise or Chicago By Night Cruise. These boat cruises are an hour and a half and go up and down the skyscraper-lined Chicago River as well as out into scenic Lake Michigan.

We’ve made this package inexpensive and our tour takes you right to the boat dock. Book your ticket on our website, then redeem at any of our 13 tour stops downtown. This is the hottest and most popular tour package in town!

Adult Ticket: Kids Ticket* (ages 5-15):
$80.00 $63.00 $31.00 $25.00
  • 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.

YOUR LAND, LAKE AND RIVER TICKET INCLUDES:

TOUR ROUTE & STOPS

  1. Michigan Avenue Bridge