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Discover Chicago as night falls with our new Sunset Live Tour + 360 Chicago & Cocktail combo ticket!
First, you'll hop on our new Big Bus Sunset Live Tour for a 90-minute panoramic tour of Chicago at sunset, narrated by one of our expert live guides! While on board, you'll get fantastic views of the elegant Museum Campus, River North’s vibrant nightlife scene, and travel every inch of Michigan Ave, from The Magnificent Mile to The Cultural Mile, all in one exciting loop. Next, you'll be taken directly to the iconic John Hancock building, home to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, located over 1000ft above Chicago. Super-fast elevators will have you to the top in no time, where you can enjoy a cocktail at the exclusive Cloud Bar while you soak in incredible 360° views of Chicago as it sparkles in the evening.
Tours operate from May–October only.

Sunset Live Tour

See Chicago lit up at night.

See the entire skyline lit up from the Museum Campus, discover River North’s vibrant nightlife scene, and travel every inch of Michigan Ave from The Magnificent Mile to The Cultural Mile, all in one exciting loop with our expert Live Guide.
- The Big Bus Sunset Live Tour lasts 90 minutes and is a non-stop, panoramic tour.
- Tours depart daily from Stop 11 (Hard Rock Cafe).
Departure Times:
- 7:30 pm May 1 to Aug 11
- 7:00 pm Aug 12 to Sep 2
- 6:30 pm Sep 3 to Sep 22
- 6:00 pm Sep 23 to Oct 19

360 Chicago Observation Deck

See Chicago from 1000ft at the top of the John Hancock Center.

This ticket includes entry to the 360 Chicago observation deck, located over 1000ft above Chicago on the 94th floor of the iconic John Hancock Center building. On arrival, you'll enjoy 360° views across the city, explore the Skywalk, visit the elegant Cloud Bar, play with the interactive touchscreens, and perhaps even buy a ticket for the thrilling TILT! Important Information: please show your booking confirmation (printed or on a device) to a Big Bus Tours staff member before you visit 360 Chicago. Entry to 360 Chicago must be made within 30 minutes of the pre-booked time. 360 Chicago is open from 9:00am – 11:00pm daily.

360 Chicago Cocktail

Enjoy a cocktail from the Cloud Bar's Sip & View menu!

This ticket includes a cocktail from 360 Chicago's Cloud Bar Sip & View menu! You can select 1 x cocktail (or beer, glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage) to enjoy while you soak in the incredible views. Located on the 94th floor observation deck, Cloud Bar features elegant european design elements and celebrates Chicago's 77 neighborhoods with a locally inspired menu, and illustrations from renowned Chicago street artist Lauren Asta.

Live Guides

Live guides on your tour!

Our entertaining and experienced English and Spanish speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of your tour. Please choose your preferred tour language when booking your ticket.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in English and Spanish.

Our bus tours include an entertaining pre-recorded commentary. During the tour, you can tune in to hear facts and stories about Chicago's fascinating history, impressive architecture, unique culture and more! Simply pick up a pair of free headphones when you board the bus (or bring your own), plug them into the set by your seat, and tune in to hear our expert virtual guides. Commentary is available in English and Spanish.

See all the top Landmarks

Big Bus gives you the best view of all Chicago's famous sights.

Our Chicago routes have been carefully designed to show you The Windy City's best landmarks and attractions, including Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Willis Tower and John Hancock Tower.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

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Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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