Take a sightseeing trolley tour of Chicago, Illinois. The trolley tour of the Windy City provides a comprehensive tour of Chicago, and you may hop on and hop off at a number of popular locations.

This tour takes about an hour and forty-five minutes and covers 13 magnificent miles. For those who would like to explore, this is the perfect tour because trolleys come along regularly to continue your tour and take you back to your starting point. Trolley stops include Willis Tower, Palmer House Hilton, Art Institute, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Water Tower, Rock 'N Roll McDonald's, Marriott Hotel, Wrigley Building, Fort Dearborn, and Marshall Field.


Type Rate
Adult Telephone Rate: $36.95
Adult Rate: $31.95
Child Rate
(Ages 5-14):
Child - Free
(Ages 4 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

90 minutes to 6 hours

10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Wednesday through Sunday (Mid April through November) Tours depart approximately every hour. Check availability calendar for specific dates.

Pickups available only at designated trolley stops. 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

Tour Chicago on an authentic San Francisco-style trolley car with solid oak and brass interiors; or, in warmer weather months, on either a trolley or an upper-decker bus with open-air seating. When both types of vehicles are operating, you can board the type vehicle you prefer when it stops at your boarding location.

Each trolley features etched windows, open sides or enclosable windows for enjoyment throughout the year, 32 passenger capacity, uniformed, professional and courteous tour guides/drivers, wheelchair accessibility, fully heated vehicles, central dispatch, an on-board P.A. system, and a stereo system. The upper-deckers are not enclosed and climate-controlled; guests ride in the open-air upper level. Food and beverages are welcome on this tour.

Trolley Tour Stops:

  • Willis Tower - Jackson at Wacker - Skydeck, souvenir shops, AMTRAK
  • Palmer House Hilton - 55 East Monroe Street - State Street shopping
  • Art Institute - Michigan & Adams - Chicago Architectural Foundation, Orchestra Hall
  • Navy Pier - Main Entrance - Ferris wheel, carousel, restaurants, shops
  • Water Tower - SE Corner of Michigan & Pearson - Water Tower Shopping Mall
  • Hancock Tower - Board at Water Tower, SE Corner of Michigan & Pearson - 94th Floor Skydeck 1000 feet high
  • Hard Rock Cafe, McDonald's - Clark & Ontario - Shop, rock and eat with the band
  • Wrigley Building - 410 N. Michigan - Chicago Tribune, Wendella Boat Dock
  • Fort Dearborn - Michigan & Wacker - Hyatt Regency, Swissotel, Hotel 71

Boarding and leaving the Trolley is permitted only at the designated stops.

You determine the length of this tour based upon how much time you want to spend at different locations and how many stops you make. You have access to the trolley throughout the day; simply hop on and hop off according to your plans and needs.

Route may be changed due to traffic.

This tour does not operate on Monday or Tuesday. No tours on Easter or Thanksgiving.

No refunds due to delays caused by traffic. No refunds due to lost tickets; if you don't have your E-Ticket, you must pay again.

Pickups available only at designated trolley stops. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
Excellent tour for first time visitors!
3.0 / 5
I didn't necessarily enjoy the ordering process and lack of instruction on obtaining my tickets. But we all loved the trolley tour itself. And have already referred it to someone else.

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