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Combine your Big Bus Tours Chicago 2-day Premium Ticket with a 75-minute Shoreline Sightseeing Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Discover the city's world-famous architecture from all three branches of the Chicago River. You'll see over 40 Chicago landmarks and hidden architectural gems, with expert guides on hand to tell you all about them!
Explore Chicago at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tours.
Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of Chicago’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket and simply hop on again when you're ready.
Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise
Cruise down the Chicago River
Over 40 Chicago landmarks await you on the 75-minute Shoreline Architecture Tour, from hidden architectural treasures to the city’s most famous landmarks. Expert live guides explain how Chicago’s buildings, architecture and engineering made the city famous. Select your cruise date & departure point after purchase via our booking portal; choose between Navy Pier or Michigan Avenue. On the day, please show your booking confirmation to Big Bus Tours staff member before boarding.
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.
1 Comprehensive Route
Offering you a full experience of Chicago's best sights.
There are 10+ stops where you can hop-off the bus to visit attractions and explore places of interest. You can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you like within the validity of your ticket and you may start and end your tour at any one of the Big Bus stops.
Buses every 30-45 minutes.
Our Big Loop (Red Route) buses run by each stop every 30-45 minutes, with 10+ different stops where you can hop on and off the bus. A complete circuit of our Big Red Route takes approximately 2 hours. The first bus departs Stop #1 at 10:00am and the last bus departs at 5.00pm.
Free Mobile App
Now with live bus arrival times!
Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.
Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates
Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.
If your circumstances change and you need to amend your ticket, we’ll need to know at least 72 hours before your tour.
The quickest way to make changes to your booking is by downloading the Big Bus Tours app and chatting with our friendly Customer Service team.