Guided tour

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Open-Top Double-Decker Night Tour

3.3 / 5

6 reviews

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Open-Top Double-Decker Night Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus - Chicago
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.49 per person

Experience the Windy City’s dazzling skyscrapers lit up at night. Set off on a panoramic night tour from the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, passing by the Chicago Theatre and Buckingham Fountain.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the best view of the Chicago Skyline from the Museum Campus along Lake Michigan
  • Experience the brand-new Art on the Mart light installation
  • Admire the dazzling lights of the Chicago Theatre, Chicago River, Magnificent Mile, and more from the top on an open-top double decker bus
  • Enjoy engaging audio commentary that will immerse you into the depth and culture of the Windy City
Full description
From the top deck of a double-decker bus, experience Chicago at night. Enjoy a 75-minute, live-guided panoramic tour and take in unique views of the Chicago Skyline, comprised of world-famous skyscrapers and revolutionary architecture. Take a photo overlooking downtown from the Museum Campus in front of the Adler Planetarium. Be amazed by the beautiful water and light display of The Buckingham Fountain as you discover the bustling nightlife of Chicago. Marvel at the magical light show of the one-of-a-kind Art on the Mart, displayed on the facade of the Merchandise Mart. See the city reflect off of The Bean (Cloud Gate) at the famous Millennium Park. Experience the city that built the skyscraper and see architectural marvels like 875 N Michigan Ave (formally the John Hancock Building), the Wrigley Building, the Chicago Tribune Building, and the Willis Tower. End the tour at the Chicago Riverwalk, with the knowledge that you can continue exploring the city with confidence. From the pioneering skyscrapers, to the Great Chicago Fire, this night tour will take you on a journey you won't soon forget. Be sure to soak up the exciting atmosphere that makes the Windy City such a fascinating and dynamic place.
  • Access to Michigan Avenue
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Check-in with a tour partner representative at the partner's kiosk at Stop 9. Arrive 15 minutes early to get a seat on top. Stop 9: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, at the north end of park.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    •  This tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
    • Children under the age of 3 may travel free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to 1 child)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.3 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Good trip to get layout and highlights with sufficient audio explanations. Bit cold, even when dressed up.

    May 4, 2022

    We did not receive pop corn, the fountain was not lit & did not see the art display. The entire tour was about 1 hr.

    May 2, 2022

    I prefer a real guided tour on a bus. Not a recording

    September 18, 2021

    Product ID: 237167