Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. announces the debut of the Deluxe Motor Coach Tour and the Land, Lake, River and Sky Tour plus new “buy one day get the second one free” package deals on its Downtown Hop On Hop Off and other tours. Tickets and packages are available online at ChicagoTrolley.com or in-person at a Chicago Trolley kiosk at any of its 12 Downtown Tour stops.
The new Deluxe Motor Coach Tour showcases Chicago’s finest neighborhoods, attractions and venues. The trip starts at 875 N. Michigan Ave, site of the John Hancock Center located on the north side of the city’s famous flower-filled Magnificent Mile before heading to Wrigleyville for a photo stop at the legendary Wrigley Field. Riders will enjoy viewing the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan while being driven down Lake Shore Drive to the home of the Chicago Bears’ historic Soldier Field, with a photo stop at the Museum Campus for the incredible vista of the lake and skyline. The driver and knowledgeable tour guide will then take passengers past White Sox Stadium, Chinatown, Greektown, and other vibrant and historical areas. Chicago is known for its architecture, so guests will love the masterpieces of the Loop on their ride back to the tour’s origin and the destination hotels. The company will provide transportation to and from the starting point and the Hilton Chicago, the Sheraton Hotel Chicago and Best Western River North.
The Land, Lake, River and Sky Tour is four tours in one! Each includes the Downtown Tour, complete with 12 Hop On Hop Off stops throughout downtown Chicago and River North. In partnership with Mercury Urban Adventure boat tours, guests will cruise in comfort and style floating on Chicago’s River and Lake Michigan for the best and most unique perspectives to see and learn about Chicago’s skyscrapers and architectural gems during this narrated tour. For the sky-high part of the journey, guests can choose between 360 CHICAGO observation deck, located 1000 feet above the John Hancock Building, with 360 degree views of the city and Lake Michigan. The deck also is home to TILT, an enclosed moving platform that literally tilts visitors out over Michigan Avenue. Or, guests can opt for a Skydeck ticket at the Willis Tower with fantastic panoramic views and a chance to step out onto The Ledge, a glass-paneled box with vertical views to the ground below. As an extra bonus, guests will receive a second day of the Hop On Hop Off Tour for free as part of the package. Each segment can be taken separatelyin any order the purchaser chooses.
All guests of the popular Hop On Hop Off Tours will now receive a second day free with the purchase of its Downtown Tours, Wrigley Field/Lincoln Park Zoo route and Night Tour. Purchases of the Land, Lake, River and the Land, Lake, River and Sky will include a Downtown Tour free the second day.
“We are excited to kick off our summer season with these new tours and package deals,” said Chicago Trolley Executive Director Walt Chadick. “For more than 25 years, we have been offering unique adventures to delight and educate both tourists and residents alike. Our tours highlight some of the best sites and venues of this beautiful city while providing excellent passenger experiences.”
All Downtown Tour Tickets are sold as buy one, get the second day free at $44 for adults and $42 when purchased online. Tickets for children ages 5 – 15 are $19 or $17 when booked online; Children four and under ride free. Tickets include treats from Garrett Popcorn as well as a coupon book with over $100 in savings at partner venues.
Tours operate daily with vehicles departing the designated stops beginning at 9 a.m. Passes can be purchased in-person at various stops along the tour route or in advance online at ChicagoTrolley.com. Groups of 15 or more receive a 20% discount off the regular retail price per ticket. To receive this group rate, tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (773) 648-5000.
About Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company
Founded in 1994, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. operates its famous "hop on hop off" tour year-round, stopping and starting at 12 different attractions downtown. From May through September, it also offers neighborhood tours and a night tour as part of the ticket package. Not only is it the largest tourism transportation company in Chicago, but its vehicles provide transportation for more than five thousand private events for locals each year all over downtown, the suburbs, and throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. The company provides festive and classic transportation for company outings, weddings, convention shuttles, school tours, parades, and parties. With 39 trolleys and 25 open-top double-decker buses, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company has won numerous Chicago Visitors' Choice Awards for Best Tours and Best Service, as well as Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence the past five years in a row.