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3-Day Chicago In-Depth Tour from Chicago

Tour Code: 255-2309   
Mon (Apr - Oct)
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Chicago, IL
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (Baha'i House of Worship, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Avenue Water Tower, Cloud Gate, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Northwestern University, Shedd Aquarium, United Center). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person
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    (Age 2-9)
    Adult Child
    (Age 2-9)
    $320 $205 $140 $140 $140 $140
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    Day 1


    Today guests will gather in Chicago. Those who fly into O'Hare can meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area and be transferred to the hotel for free from 9:00am to 9:00pm. There is an optional night tour for those who arrive before 5:00pm.

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

    • Always Available
      More» Beginning downtown, we will first head to Grant Park. The fountain here is illuminated in the evening by colorful lights. Then, we will go to the 360 Chicago observation deck to see a panoramic view of the city at night! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $25; Senior $25
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn O'hare or similar
    Day 2


    Today, we will spend the day seeing the best locations around Chicago.. Our stops include United Center, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Theatre, the Magnificent Mile, and Chicago Water Tower. To have the best view of this famous city, we have to go up to the 360 CHICAGO. We will take a river cruise to enjoy the beautiful urban landscape of Chicago.

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This arena is home to the Chicago Bulls of the NBA and the Blackhawks of the NHL. It was built in 1994. The plaza in front of the stadium has statues of athletes like Michael Jordan and Bobby Hull. «Less
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      More» Buckingham Fountain in Chicago's Grant Park is one of the largest fountains in the world and one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions. It throws as much as 15,000 gallons of water into the air every minute. «Less
      Opening Hours: Sun Apr 15 - Oct 31 8:00am - 11:00pm
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      More» Located in Chicago's busy Loop area, Millennium Park was opened in 2004 and is a state-of-the-art park. The Pavilion and Great Lawn is now a popular spot to host concerts, and the iconic Cloud Gate is located in this park. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00am - 11:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» This impressive and somewhat bizarre stainless steel sculpture is the focal point of AT&T Plaza in Chiago, Illinois' Millennium Park. Nicknamed "The Bean" due to its shape, it was constructed in 2006 and designed by British artist Anish Kapoor. «Less
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      More» Both a designated Chicago Landmark and a member of the US National Register of Historic Places, this is Chicago's most popular tourist spot. It is home to a small theme park and fairground, as well as a minigolf course. «Less
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      More» The Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 25,000 fish and other marine animals of more than 1500 species. It has been honored as both a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $30.95; Child (3-12 yrs) $21.95
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      More» In the busy Loop area of Chicago is the city's namesake theater with its iconic marquee, which has become an unofficial symbol of the city. It hosts performances of all kinds, including drama, comedy, dance, and more. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $5; Senior $10
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      More» The Magnificent Mile is an upscale neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. It is known for its shopping, hotels, and nightlife. It is also home to famous Chicago landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower. «Less
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      More» The Chicago Avenue Water Tower and Pumping Station was built in 1869 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Now defunct, the building serves as an art gallery for locals and tourists alike. «Less
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      More» This observsation deck sits atop the John Hancock Tower in Chicago, providing exquisite aerial views of the city's skyline that you can't get anywhere else. The new LIFT feature extends out above the city below for an exhilirating experience. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior $19|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm
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      More» The Architectural Cruise of Chicago is a perfect way to view one of America's most formidable cities, all from the comfort of a boat leisurely sailing down the Chicago River, either during the day or at twilight. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $42; Child (3-12 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $35; Tax not included
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or similar
    Day 3

    Chicago - Milwaukee - Chicago (184 miles)

    This morning, we will head to Milwuakee, the biggest industrial city in the state of Wisconsin. We will visit the Harley-Davidson Museum to learn about the history of this legendary motorcycle company. Then, we will see the BMO Harris Bradley Center, an indoor basketball arena, and the Basilica of St. Josaphat. When we return to Chicago, we will visit the campus of Northwestern University, one of the top colleges in the country, and the Baha'i Temple. At the end of the day, guests will be transferred to O'Hare International Airport for their flights out of Chicago. Please see "Departure and Return" for ore detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

    • Always Visit
      More» This indoor arena in downtown Milwaukee is home to the Bucks of the NBA and the Marquette University men's basketball team. It seats over 18,000 people. If needed, it can be converted to host hockey games. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Closed Sunday
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      More» The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company has over 100 years of history, making some of the finest "choppers" - a style of motorcycle - in the world. This museum chronicles that history through exhibits, real motorcycles, and other artifacts. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child $10; Senior $12|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 9:00am - 6:30pm
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      More» Located in the Lincoln Village area of Milwaukee, this Catholic Church was modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its construction was completed in 1901. «Less

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Baha'i Temple in the Chicago suburbs is a unique member of the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest remaining Baha'i House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the US. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Northwestern University is perhaps best knows for its Medill School of Journalism, which is widely considered to be the best school of communications in the country and one of the best in the world. Alumni include George RR Martin. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $7; Senior $10
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Meetup: Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area at O'Hare, where pick-up service is available between 9 AM and 9 PM; charged pickup service is available for $120/person on 1st and 2nd guest, and $10 for each additional guest; at MDW, you have to get to the hotel by yourself.
    • Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from Chicago O'Hare airport after 7:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • Roundtrip airport transfer (excluded service fee $8/per person)
    • 2 nights hotel accomodations
    • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide (Level 2: semi-guided tour)
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      360 Chicago (Optional) $19 $12 (3-12 yrs) $19
      Architectural Cruise (Optional) $42 $23 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 62 yrs)
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $25 $25 $25
      Chicago Theater (Optional) $10 $5 $10
      Northwestern University (Optional) $10 $7 $10
      Shedd Aquarium (Optional) $30.95 $21.95 (3-12 yrs) /
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $18 $10 $12
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip.
    • Service Fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
    • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.
    • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
    • Itineraries are subject to change due to the weather, transportation and other conditions, in order to provide the best experience for you.
    • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
    • Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children), and existing bedding must be used
    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
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    Booking changes
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    Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

    Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

    Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours

    • 15-30 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-6 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

    Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

    Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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