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Hours/Departures:
Tours usually leave every 10 minutes between 9am & 5 pm.

Duration:
2 hours

When to Go:
Always Fun, Rain or Shine

Tour Highlights:
Tour Top Chicago Attractions Via Trolley or Double Decker Bus!

Age Restriction:
None

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.

Quick Facts

  • Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour explores Chicago's top attractions via trolley or double decker bus.
  • Chicago Trolley Tours include a 13 mile circuit around Chicago.
  • Tour downtown Chicago and The Loop with the Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour.

Address:
821 N Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611
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User Average Review

Overall:
3
Location:
4
Information:
3
Guide:
3
Fun Factor:
2

Based on 1 review

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Tour Review : Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3
Location:
4
Information:
3
Guide:
3
Fun Factor:
2

Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Hop On Hop Off - A little TOO tourist-y for me

This actually was not my first time participating in a hop on, hop off double decker tour, and it certainly wasn't the best. (I took one in Philadelphia that went farther beyond the typical Downtown attraction tour. The Hop On, Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour stuck to the obvious tourist attractions.) Maybe it was because I took the far-superior Shoreline Architectural Cruise earlier that week, or by this time had heard all of the same "tourist" stories re-hashed several times over, but this tour just did not impress.

First, there was the wait. I took the L to the stop closest to the Hancock Observatory and waited for the double decker bus with ticket in hand. And waited. And continued to wait. After about 25 minutes, the bus finally showed - just in time, luckily, as it had begun to drizzle.

From there, I hopped into the middle of the tour given by a man whose mannerisms reminded me of none other than - wait for it - Bill Cosby! He was actually pretty entertaining at first, but eventually his slow delivery and usual "You gotta' try the deep dish pizza" schtick wore on me and I had to jump off. I saw a Giordano's pizza near the Willis Tower and decided eat lunch.  

After a delicious lunch at Giordano's, I hopped back on the bus (this time around, the wait was much shorter) with hopes of checking out the Museum Campus and Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, there were about five stops between me and my destination (14 stops in all, and they give you a helpful map to keep track), and it took about 40 minutes or so to get there. 

Once I made it to Museum Campus, I noticed that it was about 3:15pm. With the last pick-up coming before 4pm, I opted to skip the ride back into The Loop and instead take my time taking in the sights on foot. So, essentially, I paid $27 for a little entertainment, a ride around the city and, well, actually that was pretty much it. 

Not worth the money - I would recommend the Shoreline Architectural Cruise on the Chicago River instead.

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  • Adult Price
    $33.24

Summary

Features: Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour allows you to tour a multitude of top Chicago attractions via a trolley or double decker bus. Hop on and off the bus or trolley at any of the scheduled stops - giving you the freedom to enjoy your sightseeing day in whatever way or order you want! Popular attractions and venues include Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, the Field Museum - and many more! Chicago Trolley Tours are the perfect way to see all that this great city has to offer.

Why We Go: The Chicago Trolley Tour has all you need for a fun filled day of sightseeing. The 13 mile circuit around Downtown Chicago and The Loop allows you to see all the top sites with the added bonus of being able to hop on and hop off whenever you want!

  • Top Value: These sightseeing bus tours allow you to see all the top sights without having to splash out on expensive cab fares.
  • Convenient: The Chicago Trolley Tour is extremely convenient. Enjoy the luxury of being able to get on and off your bus and trolley at any of the scheduled stops in any order!
  • Family Friendly: The Chicago Trolley Tours is extremely family friendly and is a great way to tour the city without having to worry about the kids getting too tired or impatient!

Inside Knowledge: The Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour usually departs every 10-15 minutes making this an extremely accessible and convenient tour.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Enjoy the Freebies: A ticket on the Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour includes a Hershey Bar and a sample bag of Garrett Popcorn.
  • Do Bring the Kids: Kids will love touring Chicago via Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tours and will enjoy the freedom of being able to see so many attractions in one day!
  • Don't Forget Your Camera: A day on the Hop On Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour will provide you with endless photo opportunities, so make sure you have yours at hand!
  • Don't Worry If You Don't See Everything: If you can't fit in all the Chicago attractions you wish to visit on your day with the Trolley Tours Chicago, don't fret; 3-day pass tours are also available for purchase.

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Tour Review : Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3
Location:
4
Information:
3
Guide:
3
Fun Factor:
2

Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Hop On Hop Off - A little TOO tourist-y for me

This actually was not my first time participating in a hop on, hop off double decker tour, and it certainly wasn't the best. (I took one in Philadelphia that went farther beyond the typical Downtown attraction tour. The Hop On, Hop Off Chicago Trolley Tour stuck to the obvious tourist attractions.) Maybe it was because I took the far-superior Shoreline Architectural Cruise earlier that week, or by this time had heard all of the same "tourist" stories re-hashed several times over, but this tour just did not impress.

First, there was the wait. I took the L to the stop closest to the Hancock Observatory and waited for the double decker bus with ticket in hand. And waited. And continued to wait. After about 25 minutes, the bus finally showed - just in time, luckily, as it had begun to drizzle.

From there, I hopped into the middle of the tour given by a man whose mannerisms reminded me of none other than - wait for it - Bill Cosby! He was actually pretty entertaining at first, but eventually his slow delivery and usual "You gotta' try the deep dish pizza" schtick wore on me and I had to jump off. I saw a Giordano's pizza near the Willis Tower and decided eat lunch.  

After a delicious lunch at Giordano's, I hopped back on the bus (this time around, the wait was much shorter) with hopes of checking out the Museum Campus and Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, there were about five stops between me and my destination (14 stops in all, and they give you a helpful map to keep track), and it took about 40 minutes or so to get there. 

Once I made it to Museum Campus, I noticed that it was about 3:15pm. With the last pick-up coming before 4pm, I opted to skip the ride back into The Loop and instead take my time taking in the sights on foot. So, essentially, I paid $27 for a little entertainment, a ride around the city and, well, actually that was pretty much it. 

Not worth the money - I would recommend the Shoreline Architectural Cruise on the Chicago River instead.