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    Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off + Riverwalk Architecture Walking Tour

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?


    • Duration

      Hop-On, Hop-Off: The ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days (as per option chosen)

      Walking tour: Approx. 2 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-On, Hop-Off: 10am to 5pm, every 30 minutes
      Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)

      Walking tour: 10am

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off: You can hop onto the bus at any of the stops. Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.)
      Walking tour: Make your way to next to the Tribune Tower by the Jack Brickhouse Statue at the front of Pioneer Court (near N. Michigan Ave)

    • Ending Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off: You can hop off at any of the stops 

      Walking tour: Your tour ends at Riverwalk near Wacker Drive and Lake Street

    Key Highlights

    • Get ready for a comprehensive tour of Chicago with this bundle ticket
    • Discover the iconic Windy City of Chicago over 1 or 2 days with the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
    • Easily visit attractions like Fort Dearborn, Chicago Theatre, Skydeck and more
    • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from double-decker buses
    • Immerse in Chicago's architectural marvels along the picturesque Riverwalk
    • Unveil the city's rich history and secrets with passionate expert guides
    • Discover the legend of the "Founder of Chicago" and the mystery of the backward-flowing river
    • Explore hidden gems within renowned building facades, adding depth to your journey
    • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted!


    Experience the best of Chicago's architecture with our combo tour! Explore iconic landmarks by bus and enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque Riverwalk. With a single ticket, avoid multiple bookings and enjoy added perks along the way.

    Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off: 

    Explore the Windy City - Chicago - with this curated and convenient Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour from Big Bus. Discover the beautiful locations at your own pace, just as you wish - over 1 or 2 days. With comprehensive bus routes and strategic stops located close to all the major attractions in the city, it is perfect for first-time visitors looking for an engaging introduction to the city. 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!

    You have the following options to choose from –

    • Discover Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App
    • Essential Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App

    Some of the major attractions covered:

    • Fort Dearborn
    • Chicago Theatre
    • Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
    • Palmer House Hilton
    • Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park
    • Adler Planetarium
    • Shedd Aquarium

    ……And more

    Chicago Riverwalk Architecture Walking Tour: 

    Experience the pulsating energy of Chicago as you embark on our immersive Riverwalk Architecture walking tour. Delve into the heart of the city's architectural marvels, guided by passionate experts eager to unveil its rich history and secrets. Wander along the picturesque Chicago Riverwalk, where towering skyscrapers and iconic landmarks stand as testaments to the city's enduring legacy. Learn about the enigmatic "Founder of Chicago" and the intriguing phenomenon of the river's backward flow. Uncover hidden gems nestled within the facades of renowned buildings, adding depth to your appreciation of Chicago's architectural prowess.

    Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, this tour promises a captivating journey through the soul of Chicago. Join us and prepare to be enthralled by the stories and sights that define this vibrant metropolis.


    Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    • 1 or 2-day Hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
    • Audio commentary in English and Spanish
    • FREE WiFi on all buses

    Walking tour:

    • Chicago Riverwalk Architecture Walking Tour
    • Local guide


    Hop-On, Hop-Off: 

    • Entrances, unless specified

    Walking tour:

    • Hotel transfers
    • Gratuities

    Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Validity: The date you choose is for the attraction ticket. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 14 days from or before the travel date chosen.

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared with customers within 24 hours of booking.

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: 

    Stops and timings are subject to change. Updated route maps will be available on the buses.

    Chicago is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    Walking tour: 

    Please arrive at the pick up point 15 minutes prior to the departure time to avoid any last minute rush.

    Wheelchair/Stroller Accessible: Yes

    This tour covers 1 mile at a leisurely pace. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Customer Reviews


      It was convenient, worth the value and easy to use...

      United States 11/01/2017
    • Liza Privosnik


      Slovenia 10/13/2017
    • Donald Rossman
      Big Bus was Great!

      My wife and I both very much enjoyed using Big Bus to tour downtown Chicago. Every stop was just a short walk to sites we wanted to visit. When we return next time we want to...

      United States 09/24/2017

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