Big Bus Chicago Skyscraper Tour

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Views from 1,350 feet up.

Chicago Architecture Center

Learn about the birthplace of the skyscraper.

Live Guides

Live English-speaking guides on all buses.

Hop-on, Hop-off

Explore Chicago at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tours.

See all the top Landmarks

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

1 Comprehensive Route

Offering you a full experience of Chicago's best sights.

Special Offers from Big Bus Partners

Garrett's Popcorn, Lou Malnati's, Corner Bakery and Food Life.

Free on-board WiFi

Available on all buses.

Tour Details

Discover Chicago's magnificent buildings from top to bottom with our new Chicago Skyscraper Combo Ticket. It includes 2 days of hop-on, hop-off sightseeing on our open-top bus tours, along with entry to Willis Tower's Skydeck and the Chicago Architecture Center.

What is the child ticketing policy?

A child ticket is available for children aged between 3 and 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

What time does the tour start and how long does it take?

A full circuit of The Big Loop (Red Route) day tour takes approximately 2 hours.

May - October 9am - 5pm
Nov/Dec - Mar/Apr 9am-4pm
Jan-Feb 10am-4pm

On which days does the tour operate?

Big Bus Tours Chicago operates every day of the year. If unexpected closures due to special events or extreme weather conditions arise, information will be published on our platform.

Do I need to specify a date for travel?

No, you can use your ticket on any date. Tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. If you purchase a ticket that's valid for more than one day you must travel on consecutive days.


Big Bus operates wheelchair accessible vehicles that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that the upper deck on our entire fleet is not wheelchair accessible. Passengers with mobility requirements may not be able to access the upper deck of our buses. Big Bus cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.


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  •     Skydeck Entry


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