Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2985TROLLEY

See all the sights of Chicago at your own pace! On a Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour you can get off the bus at any scheduled stop to visit Chicago's most popular attractions, then pick up the tour where you left off or get on at any other regular stop on the route. For individuals and families, this is the best way to see the sites!

The tour includes the Signature Route which runs year round, while the West Neighborhoods Tour, North Neighborhoods Tour, South Neighborhoods Tour and the City Lights Night Tour operate May - September only, beginning at 6pm each night. See itinerary below for specific stops.


  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Your lightly-narrated trolley (heated in winter) or double-decker bus will tour 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and The Loop, taking you by the city's premier shopping, dining and attractions. The tour is about two hours if you do not get off.

Hop on and off as much as you please for 3 consecutive days! Or stay on board an experience a variety of seasonal tours around the city!

The West, North, and South Neighborhood Tours, as well as the City Lights Night Tour are seasonal and operates May - December.

Note: The 1-day ticket does not include the neighborhoods tours.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Board at any of the designated stops:

  • Skydeck Chicago
  • Michigan Ave Bridge
  • Block 37
  • Art Institute
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Field Museum
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Navy Pier
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Water Tower
  • 360 Chicago (Formerly John Hancock Observatory)
  • Hard Rock / River North
Departure Time:
Operating hours:
  • March 9 - November 2: First tour begins at 9am – Last tour begins at 5pm
  • November 3 - March 8 First tour begins at 9am – Last tour begins at 4pm
The tour vehicles will be coming to each stop every 10 - 15 minute during the summer months. The winter months vary depending on weather.

Routes closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Pricing information

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1-Day Ticket
Code: 1DAYTK

Unlimited use on Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 1 calendar day

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3-Day Ticket
Code: 3DAYTK

Unlimited use on Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 3 consecutive calendar days from time of first use and the 3 Neighborhood Tours which are seasonal and operate from May - December.

Pricing details

Pricing information

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • FREE Chicago t-shirt, sample bag of Garrett Popcorn, Chicago-made candy and more! (Only available on the 3-day pass)
  • 20% discount on all merchandise from the Park Shop (closed during winter)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Assistance on and off the vehicles is offered to wheelchair passengers. Wheelchairs which fold up can be stored on board. Some trolley tour vehicles have an elevator platform/lift
  • Hours subject to change
  • Route subject to close in winter months (November - February) due to inclement weather; please call ahead at +1 773 648 5000 +1 773 648 5000
  • Provide your paper voucher when boarding at the stop of your choice.
Signature Route: Runs daily, year round:
  • Skydeck Chicago (Willis Tower)
  • Michigan Ave. Bridge
  • Block 37
  • Art Institute
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Field Museum
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Navy Pier
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • Water Tower
  • 360 Chicago (Formerly John Hancock Observatory)
  • Hard Rock/River North
Bonus: 3 Neighborhood tours are also included in addition to a City Lights Night Tour available between May 1st - September 30th. These tours originate from Millennium Park.

West Neighborhoods Tour

  • Chinatown
  • Greektown
  • Little Italy

North Neighborhoods Tour

  • Wrigley Field
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Blue Man Group (if you haven't seen Blue Man Group, you haven't seen Chicago)
  • Tour will not run on Cubs Home Game Days (abbreviated schedule on night game days)

South Neighborhoods Tour

  • Museum of Science and Industry and includes President Obama's hometown highlights

City Lights Night Tour

  • Magnificent Mile
  • John Hancock Center
  • Navy Pier
Voucher Info:
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ron D, February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Zoe S, Australia, February 2015

Great tour with fantastic live comedy from the driver - highly recommend

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Tour code: 2985TROLLEY