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6-Day Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Milwaukee, The Great Lakes Tour from Chicago

Tour Code: 862-3840   
Available:
Fri (5/12 - 10/06)
Depart from:
Chicago, IL
Duration:
6 Days 5 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (Chicago Night Tour), Lake Superior (Pictured Rocks National Shoreline), Milwaukee, Traverse City, Holland, Lake Geneva, Mackinaw City, Madison, Sault Ste. Marie, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Wausau. Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accommodation, Airport transfer, Local transportation

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    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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    Day 1

    Chicago

    Guest who fly into O'Hare Airport will meet our guide in baggage claim area and transfer to Fashion outlet for a shopping tour . 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 arrival before 5:00pm.
    • Chicago, IL

      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.

      Chicago Night Tour

      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!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Chicago - Madison - Wisconsin Dells - Wausau (277 miles)

    Today we will go to Madison, which is the capital of Wisconsin, the most livable city in the States and the home of University of Wisconsin. Visionary architecture, eclectic collection and incredible stories await you at the House on the Rock, Alex Jordan's imaginary, awe-inspiring man-made retreat. Wisconsin Dells has the largest water park in America, people from all over the world come here to enjoy their time with loved ones in summer. Then in Wausau where is the home of American Ginseng, we will visit the Ginseng Farm and shops.
    • Madison, WI

      Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. It consistently ranks among the best places to live in the US. It is the home of the main campus of the University of Wisconsin.

      House on the Rock

      The House on the Rock is a tourist attraction located between the cities of Dodgeville and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Opened in 1959, it is a complex of architecturally distinct rooms, streets, gardens, and shops designed by Alex Jordan, Jr.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (4-17 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28

    • Wausau, WI

      Wausau, located in central Wisconsin, is a center for the cultivation of American ginseng production and home to 37 city parks, including Whitewater Park: a class I-II+ rapid along the Wisconsin River. Interestingly, Hmong Americans are the largest ethnic minority in Wausau.

      Ginseng Farm

      Wausau is birth place of ginseng, only 10% ginseng from wausau in herbs market that we can say it's really rare.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 3

    Lake Superior - Sault Ste Marie (378 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Lake Superior, where we will take a boat to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall in the eastern half of the US, behind only Niagara Falls. The Soo Locks are one of the great engineering wonders of the world and an important waterway traffic system. In the evening, we will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, situated on the border between the US and Canada.
    • Lake Superior, MI

      The largest of the 5 Great Lakes, Lake Superior straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. It is renowned for its beautiful stretches of shoreline.

      Pictured Rocks National Shoreline

      This stretch of shoreline on the coast of Lake Superior in Michigan is known for its exquisite beauty and bountiful forest, full of oceanview trails.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $40; Sightseeing Boat

      Tahquamenon Falls State Park

      This state park on the Upper Arm of Michigan covers a total area of 46,179 acres. It is named for the waterfalls located within the park which pass an immense volume of water.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 10:00pm

    • Sault Ste. Marie, MI

      Soo Locks

      This set of locks on St. Marys River, which marks the border between Michigan and Ontario, allow ships to pass through. The locks see an average of 10,000 ships a year pass.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada or similar
    Day 4

    Mackinaw Island - Traverse City (141 miles)

    Today we will go to Mackinac Island, where the automobile never replaced the horse and carriage is the jewel of Great lakes and one of the most popular vacation islands in the world. Following the farm field and fruit yard, we will arrive at Traverse City, also called "cherry city", offers varieties of wineries and outdoor activities in wonderland.
    • Mackinaw City, MI

      Mackinac Bridge

      This suspension bridge, the fifth longest in the world, spans more than 26,000 feet above the Straits of Mackinac to connect the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

      Mackinac Island

      Mackinack Island, just off Michigan's shoreline, is only accessible by ferry or plane. A unique local law prohibits the use of motor vehicles, so be ready to either walk, bike, or horseback ride. Regular musical acts spice up the nightlife.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $53; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior $53

    • Traverse City, MI

      This city in Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the U.S., hosting the National Cherry Festival during the first week of harvest in July. It is also one of the Midwest's largest wine producers.

      Wine Tasting

      Get the chance to taste some of the finest wines of the region surrounding Traverse City, Michigan and learn about the region's history of wine-making.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15

    Standard Hotel: America Inn or similar
    Day 5

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park - Holland Village (189 miles)

    Today, we will go to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park , which features miles of sandy beaches, lush forests and more to make up a beautiful locale. Later on, we will travel to the Dutch Village in Holland, MI, passing the largest windmill in the US on our way.
    • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI

      It was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Miles of sand beach, lush forests, clear inland lake, unique flora and fauna make up the beautiful natural world.
    • Holland, MI

      Dutch Village

      The Dutch Village in historic Holland, MI is a living museum that pays tribute to the people who settled this quaint town. From wooden shoe factories to cheese-making, guests will think they've stepped into 18th-century Holland!
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar
    Day 6

    Milwaukee - Lake Geneva - Chicago (119 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Milwaukee, traveling along the coast of Lake Michigan. When we arrive, we will visit the Miller Brewery and the Harley Davidson Museum. At the largest cheese market in Wisconsin, we can sample a unique collection of cheeses. Afterwards, we will travel to Lake Geneva to take a cruise. Then, we will transfer to Chicago, where the tour will come to an end.
    • Milwaukee, WI

      Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.

      Miller Brewery

      This facility was the first brewery for the Miller Company, one of the most successful beer brewers in the U.S. Visitors can tour to learn about the company's history and the brewery process.

      Harley-Davidson Museum

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (5-17 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 9:00am - 6:30pm

    • Lake Geneva, WI

      Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. A resort city located on Geneva Lake, it is popular with tourists from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee.

      Lake Geneva Bay Cruise

      Beautiful estates, mansions and natural scenery that only be viewed from the lake unfold through a descriptive and insightful narrated tour or provide the backdrop for an unforgettable party or wedding celebration.
    • 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 Airport. Guest may pay $120 per group of four people if needed.
    • Return Flight Arrangement: please book a flight that departs after 7:00pm from Chicago O'Hare.
    • Price Includes

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

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 /
      Lake Superior, MI
      Pictured Rocks National Shoreline (Optional) $40 $10 (6-12 yrs) $40 (Over 65 yrs)
      Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Optional) $15 $10 $10 (Over 65 yrs)
      Mackinaw City, MI
      Mackinac Island (Optional) $53 $24 (5-12 yrs) $53
      Madison, WI
      House on the Rock (Optional) $28 $15 (4-17 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $20 $10 (5-17 yrs) $14 (Over 65 yrs)
      Traverse City, MI
      Wine Tasting (Optional) $15 $12 $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Meals and beverages
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, personal insurance costs, etc.
    • Gratuities for guide and driver ($ 8.00 per passenger per day)
    • Policies

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    • 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.

      Redemption

    • 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.

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