Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours in Chicago, IL

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Featured in bustling Chicago, Illinois, The Red & Green Trolleys and Big Red Double Decker Buses let guests hop on and off to visit a variety of top area attractions. The two-hour tour covers 13 miles of Chicago’s downtown area and the Loop, covering an assortment of shops, restaurants, museums, stores and more. Using the All Tours Ticket, guests can explore at their leisure for up to 48 hours.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Tours begin daily at 9:00 am with the last loop beginning at 4:00 pm.
  • Tours available year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • The tour includes 12 “hop on, hop off” trolley stops.
  • Tours operate rain or shine.


from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker tours are the most entertaining and informative way to see Chicago’s landmarks, attractions and neighborhoods. As we wind through our comprehensive route, customers have unlimited boarding access to the Trolleys and Double Decker buses at any of the designated stops. Departure times are seasonal, and availability is subject to change. *Tour offerings after November 2, 2019 will be announced in early fall 2019.

DOWNTOWN TOUR (May 1-November 2)
This tour covers all the main highlights of Downtown Chicago.
12 Stops Included:
  • Magnificent Mile/Pioneer Court

  • Water Tower

  • Hard Rock

  • River North

  • Skydeck

  • Chicago Theatre

  • Art Institute

  • Hilton Chicago

  • Adler Planetarium

  • Field Museum/Shedd Aquarium

  • Sheraton Hotel

  • Navy Pier

Tours start at 9:00am and last loops start at 4:00pm.
May 20th - September 29th: Every 15 minutes.
September 30th - November 2nd: Every 30 minutes.

WRIGLEY FIELD/LINCOLN PARK ZOO ROUTE - Seasonal (May 20-September 29)
-Stops include Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum and Wrigley Field
-Trolleys depart from Stop #3 - 360 Chicago / 875 N. Michigan Ave at 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 2:00PM and 3:30PM.
-Tour will not run on Cubs home day games. Game schedule is subject to change.
Game Day Schedule:
  • May 3-4, 9-11, 23-26

  • June 6-7, 9, 21-23, 27

  • July 12-14, 17, 19-21

  • August 2-4, 7, 22-25, 31

  • September 1-2, 13-15, 20-22

NIGHT TOUR - Seasonal (May 20-September 29)
-Night Tour will make one full loop of the Downtown Tour starting at 7:00PM
-Two departs from Stop #3 – 360 Chicago / 875 N. Michigan Ave.
-This is not a hop-on-hop-off tour.
-Vehicles will return to the starting points approximately 2 hours later

-Tours start at 9:00AM and last loops start at 4:00PM.
-Tour closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Language App
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company now has a FREE, foreign language app for both Android and iPhone! This new, easy to use app provides a fully narrated tour in Chinese (Mandarin), German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish. We're excited to offer this option to our international guests!

How to download?
1) On the guest's phone, search and download "Chicago Trolley Tour" in the application store.
2) Once downloaded, open the app and the language options will appear. Choose the language needed and download.
3) There will be a prompt to enter a password. The password is Chicago (not case sensitive). Please provide password information only once ticket has been purchased. That's it!
So how does it work?
  • Headphones will be provided for any guest using the app.

  • Using GPS, the app follows the guests as they enjoy the views from our double deckers and trolleys.

  • The narration is based on plotted points along our tour route. Guests can even click on each point to read the information.

  • Once downloaded, the app does not use data. Guests can turn cellular data OFF if they would like to. However, GPS accuracy IS improved when Cellular Data is left ON, even though no data is use.

*Route subject to close in winter months due to inclement weather, hours subject to change.
PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES: It is required that you contact CHICAGO TROLLEY at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel at the number listed on your E-Ticket to arrange any special needs.

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"Andersonville and Lincoln Square Holiday Trolley from Westin Michigan Ave"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2019 NEW
Michigan avenue is a great place to begin your Chicago vacation, but to get a feel for locally owned businesses in kitchy urban neighborhoods, Andersonville and Lincoln Square are the quintessential holiday stops. You'll find a multitude of cafes, restaurants, novelties, gifts, vintage shops and locally produced goods all in the pleasant comforts of two neighborhoods with Swedish and German roots respectively. Check the Chamber of Commerce events calendar of each neighborhood to find little treasures like the St Lucia festival of lights on Dec 13. Ask for the Neighborhood Love Affair: Andersonville & Lincoln Square Have a blast!
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Dublin, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019 NEW
Great tour & lots to see in this wonderful city. Gretchen Marsch was entertaining and very knowledgeable!
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Valley Park, Missouri
"Should have believed the reviews"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2019 NEW
Over 45 minute wait; chose to walk back to the hotel. Mid-afternoon about 2:30 in front of the Millennium Park
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Niederwil, Switzerland
"Chicago tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019 NEW
Not bad for the money that you pay. I learned a lot about the windy city. You pay once I you can drive two days
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Corpus Christi, Texas
"Great trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 06, 2019 NEW
Gretchen was a great tour guide. The bus was clean, the guides had good information and overall great time
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours

What does hop on hop off mean?
Our Hop On Hop Off Tour ticket gives you transportation to the most famous Chicago attractions. You can get on or off the trolley at any one of the trolley stop locations. You will enjoy our two hour Downtown Tour, covering 13 magnificent miles of Chicago's downtown and the Loop.

What operating hours does the trolley run?Our Downtown Tour begins daily at 9AM with last day tours starting at 4PM. Excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Where do we board the trolley?
You can board a trolley at any one of the 12 trolley stop locations. 

Where are the stops located at?
1. Magnificent Mile/Pioneer Court.
2. Water Tower.
3. Hard Rock.
4. River North.
5. Skydeck.
6. Chicago Theatre.
7. Art Institute.
8. Hilton Chicago.
9. Adler Planetarium.
10. Field Museum/Shedd Aquarium.
11. Sheraton Hotel.
12. Navy Pier.

How often do the trolleys run?
Tours start at 9:00am and last loops start at 4:00pm. Occasionally there can be delays caused by traffic or weather.
May 20th - September 29th: Every 15 minutes.
September 30th - November 2nd: Every 30 minutes.

Do tours operate in inclement weather?
We still operate our open-top buses on cold or rainy days. With Chicago’s unpredictable weather, we’re unable to offer refunds due to weather, however, we’ll try to make these days comfortable for you.