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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 48 Hour Explore Ticket + Sunset Live Tour Details

Enjoy two (2) days of hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour as Big Bus takes you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. Once you've enjoyed the beautiful views of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers from the top of our double-decker buses, make unlimited returns to your favorite attractions at any of our 11 convenient stops. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop on and hop off as many times as you wish: take your time discovering Chicago!

At sunset enjoy a 90-minute guided panoramic journey on an open-top bus. From the illuminated Museum Campus to the vibrant nightlife of River North, and spanning every inch of Michigan Avenue from The Magnificent Mile to The Cultural Mile, this live tour offers an exhilarating loop of Chicago's top highlights.

With your Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 2-Day Essential Ticket, you'll experience the following highlights:

THE BIG LOOP (RED ROUTE) STOPS:

  • STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Drive - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
  • STOP 2: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower (319 W. Jackson Blvd - opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance)
  • STOP 3: Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave - in front of Citibank)
  • STOP 4: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park (800 S. Michigan Ave - outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub)
  • STOP 5: Adler Planetarium (Solidarity Drive)
  • STOP 6: Museum Campus (Museum Campus Dr. & E. McFetridge Dr. - near the CTA Bus Stop)
  • STOP 7: Sheraton Grand Chicago (441 N. Columbus Drive - across the street from NBC Tower)
  • STOP 8: Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave - Big Bus tent @north end of park)
  • STOP 9: Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile (163 E. Pearson St - near the corner of Michigan Ave)
  • STOP 10: 360 Chicago (150 E. Chestnut St - near the corner with Michigan Ave)
  • STOP 11: Hard Rock Cafe (614 N. Clark Street - in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)
* Admission to various museums and attractions along the bus route are not included in this ticket.
** First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

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Product Types

  • Bus Tour
  • Hop-on/Hop-off Tour
  • Sightseeing
  • Tours
  • Redemption

    Hop on Hop Off Tour

    Redeem your E-Ticket at any Big Bus stop. Simply show your E-Ticket to the bus driver or a member of staff at the stop and get hoppin'!  

    The Frog Family recommends redeeming your E-Ticket at:
    •  STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker - across the bridge from Trump Tower)

    Sunset Live Tour

    Redeem your E-Ticket at:
    • Stop 11: Hard Rock Cafe (614 N. Clark Street - in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)

    Availability

    The Big Loop (Red Route):
    • First Bus: 10:00 a.m.* from STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Last Bus: 4:00 p.m.* at STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
    • Bus Frequency: every 30-45 minutes
    • Daily
    * First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    Sunset Live Tour
    Fridays. May 1, 2024 through October 19, 2024.

    Departure Times:
    • 7:30 pm May 17 to Aug 11
    • 7:00 pm Aug 12 to Sep 2
    • 6:30 pm Sep 3 to Sep 22
    • 6:00 pm Sep 23 to Oct 19

    Blackouts

    • Chicago's Marathon Day
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption or in full six (6) months from selected redemption date.

    Duration

    48 hours

    Exclusions

    • Admission to the various museums and attractions along the bus route.
    • Food/beverages.
    • Optional guide gratuities.

    Inclusions

    • Two (2) calendar day ticket.
    • Hop-on, Hop-off day access to The Big Loop (Red Route).
    • See all the top Chicago landmarks including Millennium Park, Willis Tower, Soldier Field, Old Water Tower and the Wrigley Building.
    • 11 stops conveniently located close to key attractions including Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Theatre, The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium.
    • 90-minute panoramic Sunset Tour
    • Pre-recorded commentary.
    • Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App with Bus Tracking.

    Please Note

    We have introduced several new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and make changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include changes to frequency of departures, routes and reduction or removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
    • Refund Policy

      To be eligible for a refund, E-Ticket must be unused, not expired, and returned at least 24 hours prior to your selected redemption date. Once verified with the vendor that they are unused, 95% of the item(s) total will be refunded. Yup, we are friendly frogs. The 5% fee will cover the delivery, handling and the processing fees associated with accepting payment and fulfilling the order. Expired E-tickets, used E-tickets, or any E-ticket not currently sold on this site are non-refundable.
    • Changes

      Changes to your current order? Please contact Undercover Tourist with your order number and details of the change requested.
  • What to Bring

    • Camera
    • Comfortable Clothing
    • Comfortable Shoes
    • Drivers License/Photo ID
    • E-Ticket
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 48 Hour Explore Ticket + Sunset Live Tour

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