Ride through Chicago on an open-air, red or green trolley, and enjoy a narrated Windy City tour led by a knowledgeable and ... More
Chicago Trolley Tours
Ride through Chicago on an open-air, red or green trolley, and enjoy a narrated Windy City tour led by a knowledgeable and entertaining driver. Take time at the various stops to explore some of Chicago's first-rate museums and attractions, and catch a meal at the Rain forest Cafe or other nearby restaurants. Re-board at any stop along the 13-mile route. Call for departure times and locations. Tours are open year-round.
WOW!! Now I know why they call Chicago the Windy City, because being up top a Chicago Double Decker Bus not only do you get a great view of the city but you also get a taste of the wonderful wind that Chicago is famous for and a fabulous Tour. My family and I visited Chicago during the Memorial weekend. Our tour started a the Navy Pier stop, my family and I were mesmerized by the bright colors of the Chicago Trolley bright red ticket booth and how professional the ticket agent looked and handle other customers in front of us. When we approach the ticket booth the ticket agent greeted us with a big smile that sold us automatically. They were very polite and informative; they answer all of our questions and new a lot of the service that they were selling. They told us about the great gift you get with the purchase of their tour tickets; which was music to my children ears to here that they would get a free bag of the famous Garrets Popcorn and a Chocolate Hershey�s bar with their ticket. They also told us about their great Ethnic Tour, two tours for the price of one what a deal.
There was another tour company that was next to them "Grey Line" but they looked scary and mean and instead of inviting they actually scared customers away with the "I don't want to be hear" look in their face and their unwelcoming ticket booths.
Of course we went with the bright company Chicago Double Decker co. We took the Tour aboard a London Style Double Decker Bus when the bus approach the stop the driver and tour guide came down and introduce themselves to all the customers that were waiting. We felt right at home with our Tour Guide �Walt� he was funny and informative. Our tour was full of Chicago history as well as Chicago comedy. The best thing is that Walt like other tour guides that work for this company really enjoyed their job which made us enjoy even more our Tour. We had lunch at the great millieum park were we also learned that this same company �Chicago Double Decker Co.� just open a new retail store where you can get all your Chicago souvenirs as well as tickets to take this great tour.
If you are going to be in Chicago for more than one day I do recommend their three day pass you get a free t-shirt plus the other great gifts. Overall I truly recommend this tour company our experience was one of the best.
I went to Chicago to visit a friend of mine last summer. I had been there before but this time my friend got us some tickets for the Chicago Trolley hop on and hop off tour and I am so glad that she did! We had such a great time on the tour that I even took the tour twice!
One of the best things about the tour were the tour guides. The tour guides were absolutely excellent. They were so knowledgeable about the city, which I found to be fascinating and I learned so much about a city that I had visited before! They were interesting and they were also very entertaining and kept us laughing the whole time. I had two different tour guides when one went on break, and I was given a completely different tour, which made the whole thing so wonderful to hear someone else�s view of Chicago. It is refreshing to know that they are able to give their own tours and not just read off of some script.
If I had had the time I would have probably stayed and taken the tour again! I learned so much about Chicago and I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about Chicago and be entertained at the same time.
This was the best way to get around Chicago and see all the major sights in the downtown area. We decided to ride the trolley & double-deckers after comparing cabfare. This went to all the places we wanted to see like the Water Tower, Navy Pier and the Museum campus plus more (A total of 13 stops). The price was very affordable. You even get complimentary Hershey's Candybar & Garret's popcorn (you actually have to redeem the coupons at each respective store but it was worth it!!!) The tourguides on the buses and the trolleys were very informative without being drones. They mixed in fun facts and funny annecdotes while still being educational. This is the best way to get around and not have to drive your own car around thoses crazy cabbies. I highly recommend if you are visting Chicago to make Chicago Trolley/Double-Decker part of your experience...you will enjoy it immensley.
My friends and I decided to drive down to Chicago from our homes in Wisconsin for the Memorial Day Weekend. We got into town early Friday morning and decided that the best way to start out our weekend would be to take a tour of the city. We were told by our concierge that we could pick up the tours at the Sears Tower, so we set out to start our adventure.
When we got to the Sears Tower, we noticed that there were in fact two separate tour companies that picked up in front of the Skydeck entrance. Our first impressions of the two companys were very different. On one hand there was the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker company, they had two new and expensive looking ticket booths staffed by some very sharp looking young people in clean white shirts with bright red vests. On the other hand, the competition was Grey line. Their booth looked as though it had just washed up on shore somewhere. Their lone sales person was not a little bit disturbing. When comparing the two tour companies, the grayling representative continually bothered us and babbled on and on, whereas the Chicago Trolley sales agents were very helpful and polite. It goes with out saying that we chose the latter.
Our tour started aboard a double decker vehicle. The driver introduced herself as Cassandra and way very pleasant. We then went up stairs where our tourguide Walt introduced himself to us and asked us where we were from. After a little goodnatured ribbing about the brewers and packers our tour began. Walt was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and hilarious! If only my college proffessors were this entertaining! We rode with Walt and Cassandra untill the Field Museum where we got off to explore.
When we finished at the Field Museum, we headed back out to the tour stop. We were not waiting more than about ten minutes when another bus pulled up to pick us up. Again the driver (I think her name was Sheila) was very nice as we boarded and found some seats on the upper level. Our new tourguide, Lorenzo, introduced himself to us in a voice that makes James Earl Jones sound like Betty Boop. Just like Walt, Lorenzo was very informative and witty with the added bonus of the coolest voice I�ve ever heard.
Very simply, our time with the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. was fantastic! I highly recommend them and will certainly use their company the next time I visit Chicago!
I have lived in Chicago my entire life and thought I knew all there was to know about the city. I was wrong! After graduating from College, my friends and I went to Chicago for a day of fun. We wanted to get around the city without having to walk miles and miles or without having to pay for a cab every 10 minutes. So we decided to hop on a Chicago Trolley.
We purchased the all-day pass so that we could get around from place to place while also learning about the great Windy City! It was amazing! The drivers were both very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Once off the trolley, the wait was never long to get back on. I would highly recommend them to anyone visiting or currently living in Chicago. We loved every second of it!
My wife & I are big travelers and have visited most medium & big cities in the U.S. Whenever we travel we always try and utilize a tour similar to this to learn about the city & to use as a way of hopping around the city.
Of all the tours like this that we have been on, this one was the best we have ever taken. They had funny & knowledgeable drivers and tour guides that kept us entertained informed & laughing through most of our tour.
We especially liked our ability to get on & get off the trolleys & double decker buses all day long. They go almost every place you want to go and this tour even included a separate route to take you to 3 ethnic neighborhoods (Chinatown, Greektown & Italian Town).
It costs considerably less than identical tours in other cities. We bought a two day ticket which made it an even better deal.
Be CAREFUL there is another operator that behaves very unscrupulously by the name of Gray Line. They try & tell you they are the same as Chicago Trolley but they were horrible. At first we bought their tickets (thinking it was Chicago Trolley), but after experiencing long waits and surly employees we got a refund & switched to Chicago Trolley.
All in all it was a great tour and we would highly recommend it when you visit Chicago. Thanks to all the tour guides we met along are way !!!
We loved the whole concept of riding the trolley to all the tourist attractions. It was a little difficult getting info about stops and times when we didn't know the city. We did not realize there was a FREE Trolley until after we had paid for the Hop on & Off tour. The kids loved the double deckers and it was nice to just ride around the city and learn about the great structures in it.
This tour was fantastic! The tour guide showed us the best sights around Chicago and was extremely funny and knowledgeable.
The best part was that you can hop on & off the trolleys and double decker buses all day long at great spots around the city. This saves lots of ttime and cab fares!
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
DO NOT RIDE THE TROLLEY!!!!!
The architectural cruise tour by the company Shoreline is the same price & 100 times the value, more fun, informative & relaxing.
The trolley rides worse than a school bus, & you're sitting on 'park benches' (NO PADDING) on the trolley. From hearing people honk their horns & seeing very little of Chicago to the bored, monotone drivers - the trolleys should NOT be ridden even if someone PAID ME $20!!
I'm a Generation X'er.
I wish we had taken this tour the first day we arrived in Chicago! It showed us all the places we wanted to go back and see and which ones we could skip. The driver/tour guide was a little goofy with his stories, but informative and sometimes amusing. As a handicapped person, the lift was excellent. For non-handicapped people, being able to stop and get off and then reboard the trolley is a great way to see everything in the City! Can't wait to take it again!
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