Chicago Fact: Grant Park has seen two events of great importance for American culture - the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and the 2008 election night acceptance speech of Barack Obama.
CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER COMPANY
TAKES YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
Chicago’s Premiere City Sightseeing Tours Connect Guests to All the Greatest
Attractions in the City and Much More
CHICAGO – Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company operates Chicago’s premiere Hop-On, Hop-Off city sightseeing tours in classic red and green trolleys and fun-filled double decker buses. As the gold standard for entertaining and informative tours for the last 17 years, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company connects visitors and Chicagoans alike to key cultural, shopping, dining and attractions throughout the city. Knowledgeable, fun tour guides keep guests entertained in their seats with amusing and educational facts along the way to key cultural, shopping, dining and attractions throughout the city.
“With 15 stops at all of the top sites in Chicago, we believe our route is the conduit to all of the greatest attractions in the city,” says Rob Pierson, president and a founder of Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company. “We are thrilled to celebrate another year in this beautiful, world-class city, and continue to make every exciting location accessible to visitors from around the world.”
Covering 13 miles and 15 stops, the Signature Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour is an eye-popping adventure through the heart of Chicago, giving patrons the option of hopping on and off at their choice of stops to visit the hottest retail, cultural and family attractions. Among the stops on the Signature Tour are Skydeck Chicago, the famed museum campus (Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium), the historic Chicago Theater, Millennium Park, Water Tower Place, The Art Institute, Navy Pier and the John Hancock Observatory.
Passengers on the Signature Tour receive a comprehensive guidebook that offers over 30 tips on what to see and do at the various stops and includes coupons valued at more than $100 worth of savings. Passengers also receive free goodies including a Hershey’s chocolate bar and a sample of Garrett’s gourmet popcorn.
From May 28 – September 6, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker also offers a new Explore Chicago ticket which features three fabulous neighborhood tours, a fresh perspective on Chicago, and the chance to discover the home of the Cubs, President Obama’s Chicago neighborhood and the home of Harpo Studios:
• The North Neighborhoods Tour travels to Wrigley Field (day games excluded) and gives guests a unique opportunity to hop off and purchase an insider's tour of historic Wrigley Field. The route also includes stops at the Chicago History Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Blue Man Group's Briar Street Theatre.
• The South Neighborhoods Tour adds a stop at the Museum of Science and Industry, and a tour of the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood. During the lively tour, guides will weave in stories and highlights about President Obama's Chicago experiences and connections.
• The West Neighborhoods Tour offers a peak into the cultural diversity Chicago offers. This tour visits key destinations from Greektown to the Oprah Store and adjacent Harpo Studios, to Chinatown and Little Italy.
New this year, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co will also offer an Explore Chicago Ticket which will be $35 for Adults and Seniors (65+). All tickets for children ages 12 and under are $17 and include the full Explore Chicago package. The Explore Chicago ticket is a 3-day pass that includes access to all three Neighborhood Tours as well as the Signature Tour. Explore Chicago ticket holders will also receive a free Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. t-shirt, as well as the other free goodies included in the regular Signature Tour ticket. Signature Tour Tickets include all day access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off Signature Tour. Adult tickets are $29 and Senior Tickets (65+) are $24.
Tours operate daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Vehicles depart the designated stops every 10-15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. year round. The last chance to board during summer tours is 6 p.m. (May 28 – Sept. 6), and last chance to board from Sept – May is 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the Park Shop in Millennium Park, from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker red-vested tickets sales agents posted in multiple locations throughout the city or online at www.chicagotrolley.com. Riders will save ten percent off of regular rates when purchasing tickets in advance online.
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 the Group Ticket Sales Department at 773-890-2046.
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker also provides a genuine Chicago experience for private events such as weddings, college event transportation, corporate charters or pub crawls. The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker fleet consists of 75 vehicles including 32-passenger trolleys, 70-passenger Double Decker buses, and three 24-passenger Land Yachts. Recognized as part of the fabric of Chicago the Trolleys evoke warm, positive emotions at first sight. Each vehicle has unique qualities: Trolleys offer an open feel to the seating area which encourages conversation and networking; the Double Deckers offer a wind-through-your-hair experience; the Land Yacht offers style and comfort for a longer drive, or for the next big game.
For more information, visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call 773-648-5000.
About Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company
Founded in 1994, this unique transportation company has entertained and informed millions of locals and visitors on their all-day sightseeing tours and private charters. Today, the 75 vehicle fleet includes San Francisco-style Trolleys, open-top Double Decker buses and a Land Yacht. The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. offers a unique and professional transportation service to entertain clients or guests that seek insider's tips on the best of Chicago, or for interesting travel options to transport business and social groups. The affiliated Coach USA companies also provide deluxe motor coach charter service to destinations throughout North America if that is required. The popular tour company has earned two Chicago Visitor's Choice Awards, including honors for Chicago's Best Tours/Transportation and for Best Service.
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