Edit Vendor  Edit Product
TakeTours > USA > East Coast Tours > Chicago, IL > 3-Day Explore Windy City Tour from Chicago

3-Day Explore Windy City Tour from Chicago

Tour Code: 962-3839   
Daily (3/15/2016 - 10/31/2016)
Depart from:
Chicago, IL
3 Days 2 Nights

Refer a Friend

Friend's Email Address:
Your Message:
Verification Code
Refresh the image
Register as affiliate
  • Already have a TakeTours account? Sign In
  • Not registered yet? Create Account and start earning commissions today.
  • Earn 3%-5% commission when your friend makes a purchase through your unique encoded link in the email.
  • Purchases are tracked automatically. See complete details at the TakeTours Affiliate Program
  • If you don't log in or register as affiliate, we can't award you any commission! Sign up here to become an affiliate.

Highlights: Visit Chicago (Chicago Botanic Garden, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Grant Park, Lake Michigan Cruise, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Northwestern University, United Center). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodation, Airport transfer, Local transportation

Price a Trip, Book Now

1 Departure Date:
2 Number of Rooms:
3 Activity Option:
4 Flight Info (if any): To be advised
Arrival Date
Arrival Airport
Airline  Flight #
Arrival time
Return Date
Departure Airport
Airline  Flight #
Departure time
5 Do you need to extend hotel stay? Read more
If you arrive before the tour's starting date or stay later after the tour, you may book the pre and post hotel at discounted rates with us. Some tours will offer airport pick-up service accordingly and transfer you to the pre hotel. Please contact TakeTours for details.
Arriving Early? Yes No
Staying Late? Yes No
  Total Fares:
TakeTours will refund the price difference for this tour if the price goes down within 14 days after your purchase. Learn More
$0.00 (incl. tax and fees)

Create You Own Private Tour

You can use this tour reference to customize you vacation

Find a Travel Companion

Post a request for finding a partner to share the tour!

Recently Visited Tours

    Travel insurance

    TakeTours Newsletter

    Enter Email for Travel Deals
    Privacy Policy
    Please Select Close
    Please select your regions of interest (check all that apply):
    Thank You Close

    Thank you for signing up for the TakeTours newsletter.

    • Details

    • Tour Map

    • Policies

    • Q & A

    • Reviews

    • Photos

    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person
    Adult Child Adult Child
    $380 $280 $180 $180 $180 $180
    What if my dates are not available or appear as sold out? Notify Me!

    What if my dates are not available?

    We're constantly adding new departures dates and times, as they're made available to TakeTours by our local suppliers.

    In some cases our suppliers have not yet confirmed their future schedules. So bookmark this page and keep checking back with us if you don't see the dates you're looking for.

    We also recommend you sign up for TakeTours's monthly email newsletter, in order to stay on top of the latest deals & travel news.

    Day 1


    Today, guests will join with the tour as they arrive in Chicago. Those who fly into Midway Airport will have to arrange their own transportation to the hotel. There is an optional night tour for those who wish to participate.

    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 $35; Child $35
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 2


    Today, we will get to see the magnificent architecture of Chicago over the course of one day. We will visit places like the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, the Chicago Board of Trade, the Bulls Arena, the campus of the University of Chicago, Navy Pier, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Old Chicago Water Tower, and Michigan Avenue. If time permits, we will also get the chance to take an optional Cruise of Lake Michigan and visit museums (The Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium).

    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» At the time of its construction in 1973, Chicago, IL's Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world and remained so for twenty-five years. It is still the second-tallest in the US and eighth-tallest in the world. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18
    • Always Visit
      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 iconic Art Deco building in downtown Chicago was constructed in 1930. As its name suggests, it is the headquarters of the Board of Trade. In 1978, it was made a National Historic Landmark. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • 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
    • Always Visit
      More» Consistently ranked among the world's top 10 universities, the University of Chicago dates back to 1892. It has been associated with 89 Nobel Laureates, 49 Rhodes Scholars, and 9 Fields Medalists, and has made incredible contributions to the sciences. «Less
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      More» Nicknamed "Chicago's front yard," Grant Park sits right on Chicago's waterfront. It is home to gardens, museums, live performance venues, several pieces of art, like a monument to Abraham Lincoln and the Agora, a collection of headless statues. «Less
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      More» Part of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue is one of the city's major roadways, running north-to-south through the heart of downtown. It is home to many famous buildings and upscale shops. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Visitors to the Chicago, IL area can enjoy scenic ventures out on the waters of Lake Michigan, one of the United States' "Great Lakes." This unique view of the wonderful Chicago skyline is a fantastic opportunity for photos. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child $36; Senior $36
    • Always Visit
      More» With a famous, award-winning design, the Adler Planetarium, which sits right on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, strives to inspire interest in the cosmos in its visitors. The Doane Observatory is located inside. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Always Visit
      More» The Art Institute is the 2nd-largest art museum in the US after the Met in New York. It houses pieces by renowned painters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, as well as an extensive collection of African-American art. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10:30am - 5:00pm, Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» Chicago's Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. It is home to Sue, the largest and most-complete T-rex skeleton ever found. Its collection contains more than 24 million specimens and reports. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-11 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
    • Always Visit
      More» One of Chicago's most popular attractions by attendance, this is th largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Its attractions include a full-size replica coal mine, German subs from World War II, and the Apollo 8 spacecraft. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-11 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26
    • Always Visit
      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 $29; Child (3-11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 3


    Option 1:

    Chicago (66 miles)

    Today, we will visit the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, the McDonald's Headquarters, Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio, Naperville Village, and the The Tribune Family Estate.

    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 Hemingway Birthplace and Museum offers a unique perspective into the life of this monumental American author. Visitors can see both the house he was born in and the associated museum. This is a perfect attraction for literature buffs. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (5-12 yrs) $8; Senior $8|Opening Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Closed January 1st, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday. Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, December 25
    • Always Visit
      More» This building in Oak Brook, IL, a suburb of Chicago, is the central corporate headquarters for the McDonalds Corporation, the largest fast-food chain in the world. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» The city of Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, was the home of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the most notable buildings in town. This house was where he lived and worked until 1909. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $17; Child $14; Senior $14|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

    More» This large suburb of Chicago is home to a sizable historic district that features over 600 older buildings that date back to the time of the area's original settling. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The historic district of the city of Naperville is a collection of over 600 buildings that mark the original plots from when the town was settled. There are several historically significant buildings in the area. «Less
    Option 2:


    Today, we will visit Northwestern University, Baha'i Temple, the area with the densest area of mansions, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Afterwards, guests will transfer to the airport. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book departure flights.

    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» 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
    • 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» Built on a series of 9 islands, this living plant museum outside of Chicago features 25 distinct display gardens and 4 natural habitats. Opened in 1972, the gardens cover 385 acres. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Pickup: Free pickup from O'Hare is available between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Outside this window, the transfer costs $120 per group of four people. There is no free transfer from Midway.
    • Return Flight Arrangement: please book a flight that departs after 7:00pm from Chicago (O'Hare) airport.
    • Price Includes

    • 2 nights hotel accommodation
    • Airport transfer
    • Local transportation
    • Tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      Adler Planetarium (Optional) $25 $20 (3-11 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Art Institute of Chicago (Optional) $25 $19 $19 (Over 65 yrs)
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 /
      Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum (Optional) $12 $8 (5-12 yrs) $8
      Field Museum of Natural History (Optional) $18 $13 (3-11 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Optional) $17 $14 $14
      Lake Michigan Cruise (Optional) $36 $36 $36
      Museum of Science and Industry (Optional) $27 $18 (3-11 yrs) $26 (Over 65 yrs)
      Shedd Aquarium (Optional) $29 $20 (3-11 yrs) $29 (Over 65 yrs)
      Willis Tower (Optional) $20 $12 (3-11 yrs) $18 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Meals and beverages
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, personal insurance costs, etc.
    • Gratuities for guide and driver ($ 8.00 per passenger per day)
    • Policies


    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.


    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.

      Terms & Condition

    • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
    • 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 Gotobus through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.354.2101. Cancellation penalties per person as follows, there is 6% handling fee add-on to the penalties.
      • Cancellations received up to 15 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of $175 per booking.
      • Cancellations received within 7-14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
      • Cancellations received within 7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • We cannot grant 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 (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Gotobus' 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.

    Did you take photos during your trip?

    Upload Share them with the rest of the community and you can earn 20 Loyalty points per photo! (*maximum of 100 points per tour). Please check the Loyalty Program FAQ for more information.
    footer logo Copyright © 2016 by TakeTours.com. All rights reserved. TakeTours is a registered trademark of IvyMedia Corporation.
    Use of this website constitutes acceptance of TakeTours's Security Statement Privacy Policy and User Agreement