Voted Chicago's Best Tour, this Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour has long been the gold standard for touring downtown Chicago. The tour gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions on Red & Green Trolleys and Big Red Double Decker Buses.

The Explore Tour allows you to hop off to visit a Chicago attraction or museum, shop, dine, and just explore as you have 3 full days to use it. With the same ticket, you also get seasonal access to three Neighborhood Tours (North, West and South) as well as the Nights and Lights Tour (May through September).

Your tour can begin at any of the stops in the downtown area. Stops include: the Art Institute, Field Museum, Navy Pier, John Hancock Observatory, Skydeck Chicago and the River North district, among many others.

Take your time and hop-on/hop-off for three days!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(1 Day Only):
Adult Rate
(1 to 3 Consecutive Days):
Child Rate
(1 to 3 Consecutive Days, Ages 3-12):
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

valid for 3 days
Daily departures from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mid March to Early November) Daily departures 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Early November to Mid March) Time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and reflects the earliest tour departure time each day.

Pickups available only at designated trolley stops. Neighborhood Tours and Night Tour only available May through September. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

With the Explore Chicago ticket, you can go visit a Chicago attraction or museum, shop 'til you drop, or just explore - and you have 3 full days to use it.

Please Note: The Neighborhood Tours and City Lights Night Tours only operate May through September.

With every ticket purchase, customers enjoy special offers including a souvenir T-Shirt, Garrett Popcorn, Chicago-made candy and much more.

Hop-On-Hop-Off Stops: Departures occur approximately every 20-30 minutes.

  1. Skydeck Chicago
  2. Michigan Avenue Bridge
  3. Block Thirty Seven
  4. Art Institute
  5. Hilton Chicago
  6. Museum Campus
  7. Sheraton Hotel
  8. Navy Pier
  9. The Magnificent Mile
  10. Water Tower
  11. 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
  12. Hard Rock/River North

Specific boarding locations will be noted on your E-Ticket. Route subject to change.

Neighborhood Tours:

West Neighborhoods Tour - approximately 2 hours

  • Departs from Skydeck Chicago
  • Chinatown - experience the food and shopping
  • Little Italy - experience the food and shopping
  • Greektown - experience the food and shopping

South Neighborhoods Tour - approximately 2 hours

  • Departs from Skydeck Chicago
  • Museum of Science & Industry - Explore 14 acres of exhibits that are sure to entertain your brain, and don't miss the 40 foot tornado, the German U-boat submarine, the Apollo 8 space capsule and so much more!
  • President Barack Obama Hometown Highlights will also be included.

North Neighborhoods Tours - approximately 2 hours

  • Departs from Skydeck Chicago
  • Lincoln Park Zoo - Explore the city's largest public park and maybe pilot a paddle-boat in the lagoon
  • Blue Man Group - If you haven't seen Blue Man Group, you haven't seen Chicago. Everyone loves the hilarious show the Chicago Tribune calls "the perfect entertainment." Show ticket not included in tour price
  • Tour will not run on Cubs Home Game Days - abbreviated schedule on night game days

City Lights Night Tour - approximately 2 hours. Last return departure is 10:00 pm.

  • Departs from Skydeck Chicago
  • Magnificent Mile - Shop, shop, shop, and shop. Admire the spectacularly illuminated Wrigley building with the historic Water Tower in the distance
  • John Hancock Center - Watch the sunset from the Observatory and Open Air Skywalk at 1,000 feet above Michigan Avenue
  • Navy Pier - Chicago's #1 Attraction! Music, food, IMAX, fireworks and more. Enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the skyline at night from the 150-foot Ferris wheel!

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a cultural, architectural, and historic showcase. Welcome to your urban adventure! With 7,000 restaurants and 77 neighborhoods, Chicago offers innumerable choices.

It's said that all roads lead to Chicago. The trolley staff will help you have the most fun with the greatest ease. With diverse backgrounds, your tour guides and drivers have one thing in common - a passion for Chicago. While you tour everything from underground streets to internationally-acclaimed skyscrapers, they're excited to share their knowledge. Enjoy the ride!

No boarding or exiting from the trolleys and double deckers except at the designated stops.

Pickups available only at designated trolley stops. Neighborhood Tours and Night Tour only available May through September. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5.0 / 5
recommend to all !!!! Everyone should try it!!! personal driving and narratting, Excellent, Enjoyable. Knowledgable and Funny....five Stars!!!!
5.0 / 5
Excellent tour and well worth the money.
4.0 / 5
I would definitely suggest this tour to anyone visiting Chicago.

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