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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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On this tour, guests will get to see the best of Chicago in one day. Today, we will take a walk in Millennium Park, where we will see a combination of stunning architecture, sculpture, and landscape design in the heart of downtown. There, we will see the famous Cloud Gate before taking a break at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. After that, we will stroll around the Navy Pier. Then, we will get an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theater, an exquisite French Baroque style building. Walking along Michigan Avenue, we will be strolling down the brilliant Magnificent Mile, where we will see the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, and the historical Chicago Water Tower. For the best view of the city, we will go to the top of 360 CHICAGO. Afterward, we will take a river cruise to further admire the city's architecture.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $21; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32; Tax not included
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or similar
Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis (298 miles)
After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location in Chicago, this tour will begin. In the morning we will tour Springfield, the capital of Illinois. There we will visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (outside) and see the Old Illinois State Capitol Building. We will then head to St. Louis, MO, where we will stop at the Gateway Arch and the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. This is also where we will spend the night.
More»Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the largest city in central Illinois. The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. And The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government.«Less
More»This historic location, a house and the surrounding four blocks, was the home of President Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861, when he left for the White House in Washington. It was the only home he ever owned.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm
More»This historic site served as the state capitol building for the state of Illinois from 1840 to 1876. Built in the Greek Revival Style, both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama announced their candidacy for president here.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
More»St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's border. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.«Less
More»This iconic stainless-steel monument in St. Louis is the tallest arch in the world. It was built as a homage to the westward expansion of the United States and sits on the site of St. Louis' founding.«Less
More»Located in the central West End of St. Louis, this Roman Catholic cathedral was designed in a mix of Neo-Byzantine and Romanesque Revival architectural styles. It was consecrated on June 29, 1926.«Less
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or equivalent
St. Louis - Memphis - Jackson
From St. Louis, we will head to Memphis, TN, where we will visit Graceland, the former estate of Elvis Presley. We will got to Jackson, MS for the night.
More»Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.«Less
More»This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate.«Less
Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, or equivalent
Jackson - New Orleans (187 miles)
We will make our way from Jackson into Louisiana, where we will have the chance to take a Swamp Tour on a riverboat that will bring us closer to the unique nature of the South. From there, we will head to New Orleans, LA, stopping along the way at the Oak Alley Plantation. There is an optional Night Tour of New Orleans available.
More»The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.«Less
More»This historic plantation on the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to its function as a museum, the Oak Alley Plantation has served as a set for films and TV shows.«Less
More»Get up close and personal with the bayou! These tours take guests into protected swamps to see some of the South's unique indigenous wildlife. Guests may even meet an alligator! These guided tours are fun and informative.«Less
More»This walking tour of New Orleans is one of the best ways to explore the city after dark. It is dramatic, historic, and entertaining, providing you with anecdotes detailing some of the darker parts of local history.«Less
Today, we will get to explore New Orleans. Our stops will include the French Quarter, Jackson Square, Royal Street, and the many antique stores and jazz bars on Bourbon Street. We will head to Birmingham, AL for the evening, where we will get to see Kelly Ingram Park.
More»The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.«Less
More»The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.«Less
More»Royal Street, located one block from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the oldest streets in the city and famous for its antique shops, art galleries, and stately hotels. Described as the quintessential French Quarter street, Royal Street is also home to restaurants and cafes.«Less
More»Extending 13 blocks in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the most famous thoroughfare in New Orleans, a top destination for generations of partygoers. It is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.«Less
More»This historic park in the French Quarter is home to the St. Louis Cathedral. It's history dates all the way back to 1721, when it was built by French colonists in the area.«Less
Standard Hotel: Days Inn Attalla/Best Western or similar
In the morning, we will explore Chattanooga, TN, heading up the slopes of Lookout Mountain and Rock City. Then, we'll drive through the Great Smoky Mountains, home to a variety of animals. Eventually, we will reach Gatlinburg, a charming mountain town with a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and hotels. Afterwards, we will continue to Pigeon Forge, TN to see the Dixie Stampede show, created by the famous country singer Dolly Parton.
More»Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A unique distinction for Chattanooga is the fact that the city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.«Less
More»This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War.«Less
More»Rock City is as famous for its aggressive mid-19th-century marketing campaigns as for its views and gardens. Still, Rock City does offer a lot to visitors: panoramic views, botanical gardens, and amazing rock formations are all features.«Less
More»The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.«Less
More»Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Route 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park.«Less
More»Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. Pigeon Forge is primarily a tourist destination. The city's attractions include Dollywood, numerous outlet malls, and music theaters.«Less
More»In 1988, the first Dixie Stampede opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, just outside of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park. The show is still going strong today, and has expanded to two other locations in the American South.«Less
Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites or equivalent
Berea - Lexington - Louisville (124 miles)
Today, we will stop by the Kentucky Artisan Center, which celebrates the state's charming local folk art. Later, we will arrive in Lexington to visit the Kentucky Horse Park. Lastly, we will head to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville to do some shopping. We will spend the night in Louisville.
More»Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 61st largest in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located on the Kentucky River in the heart of the state's Bluegrass region.«Less
More»Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky. It is located off Kentucky State Highway 1973 and Interstate 75, at Exit 120, in northern Fayette County in the United States.«Less
More»Located just a few minutes from Louisville, Simpsonville is a small Kentucky town known as the American Saddlebred horse capital of the world.«Less
More»This large outlet mall in Kentucky, opened during the summer of 2014, is home to over 80 outlet stores, including Old Navy, Nike, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, and American Eagle.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm
Standard Hotel: Ramada Louisville, Days Inn or Similar
Indianapolis - Lafayette - Chicago (189 miles)
After seeing the exterior of the Indiana State House in Indianapolis, we will travel to Lafayette to see the campus of Purdue University. Later in the day, we will reach Chicago, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
More»Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city in Indiana. Indianapolis hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NFL Scouting Combine, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the Indianapolis 500.«Less
(Outside Visit)More»The Indiana Statehouse is the center of governmental function for the entire state of Indiana. This member of the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1878 and is an important historic and architectural building.«Less
More»West Lafayette holds the distinction of being the most densely populated urban area in the state of Indiana and having the most culturally diverse population in the Midwest. It is home to Purdue University.«Less
More»Named for business leader and philanthropist John Purdue, Purdue University consists of 6 campuses, the main location of which is situated in West Lafayette, Indiana. Notable highlights include the Purdo Mall, Memorial Mall, and South Campus, which offers visitors pristine lawns and a horticulture garden.«Less
Chicago Architecture Walk Tour (Winter) (Optional)
$15 (3-12 yrs)
$20 (Over 62 yrs)
Chicago Theater (Optional)
$10 (3-12 yrs)
$15 (Over 65 yrs)
Kentucky Horse Park (Optional)
$9 (3-12 yrs)
$20 (Over 65 yrs)
$18 (3-12 yrs)
$35 (Over 65 yrs)
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Night Tour (Optional)
$15 (3-12 yrs)
$25 (Over 65 yrs)
Oak Alley Plantation (Optional)
$5 (6-12 yrs)
$8 (13-18 yrs)
$22 (Over 65 yrs)
Swamp Boat Tour (Optional)
$16 (4-12 yrs)
$27 (Over 65 yrs)
Pigeon Forge, TN
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede (Optional)
$41.50 (2-12 yrs)
$67 (Over 65 yrs)
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University (Optional)
$7 (3-12 yrs)
$10 (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.
All meals and drinks during the trip.
A mandatory 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
Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
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.
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.
This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort on the departure date.
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, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
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 tours last 5 or more days(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase
21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase
8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase
1-7 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase
Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
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.
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.
We currently offer Buy 2 get 3rd Free promotion and the rate in the shopping cart has been adjusted automatically to reflect this discount. If you have 3 people sharing one room, when booking online, you need to enter 3 people so you will get three seats and one room. There's no difference for adult rate and child rate. If you have 4 people sharing one room, you will need to enter 4 people, so you will get 3rd one for free. Again, the price will be automatically adjusted.
Optional activities admission fee is not included in the tour price, but the tour guide will arrange activities for passengers during the tour. If passengers are interested in activities,they can pay cash directly to the tour guide on the tour.
When booking the tour online, under "Price a Trip, Book now", you will find an option - "Do you need to extend hotel stay?"
By clicking on "Yes" you can enter the date you need for extended hotel and decide the hotel option.
Meals are not included in the tour price but the tour guide will arrange meal stops. Normally the tour stops at shopping plaza or food court where passengers can see a few options and decide their own meals. For breakfast, if the hotel has complimentary service, the tour guide will inform passengers upon check-in.
The places where we make stops for meals have different variety of food selections including vegetarian options.
At Niagara Falls there are several Indian restaurants, where passengers can choose from.
There's a parking within walking distance from the Manhattan pick-up location. The parking address is 38 Bowery St,New York, NY 10013. The parking fee is $45 for overnight parking.
There's no parking service in Edison (Kam Man Food Inc) and Parsippany (Top Quality Food Market)in NJ. The stores do not allow parking. There's some free street parking space nearby. But the space availability is not guaranteed.
Departure information, including time and location, is listed in the “Departure And Return Details” section of the tour itinerary. There is a link to a map online as well. Also, e-Ticket will include full pick-up time and location information. Once the booking is done online, you will receive eTicket in your email.
We appreciate our customers feedback. Once you complete the tour, TakeTours will send you an email regarding your travel experience. By submitting a review or photo taken during the trip, you will be able to earn 100 points.
How do I redeem my loyalty points?
Simply log in to your TakeTours account and select the product you wish to buy. Add the product to your shopping cart to see how many points are needed to purchase it. If you have enough points to purchase the product, select "yes" to pay by points.
Taketours/Gotobus is a complete online travel company and uses a completely secure and automated booking system, therefore we can only accept bookings made online, using an authorized and valid credit card/debit card (visa,mastercard and amex)and paypal, check (by fax or mail) and money order (by mail).
All the tour available dates are listed online under "Departure Date" drop-down menu. As long as you can select the date online and complete the booking, that means that date is available. You can also refer to the calendar. All the available dates are shown in blue color.
The tour gets sold out fast so we encourage to book the tour in advance.
For local tours, please arrive at the pick-up location stated on your eTicket 20 minutes in advance. The tour bus will have the name of the trip placed on the bus front window.
For tours with airport pick up. Airport greet and meet: Your tour escort will be wearing a yellow uniform and holding a sign with your name. Domestic arrivals, your tour escort will wait at the baggage claim area/outside of the arrival's (restricted) area. International arrivals, your tour escort will wait just outside of customs exit.
No. You do not. E-Ticket will be automatically emailed to you after you complete your booking online. All you need to do is to bring a valid picture ID along with a printout of eTicket you receive to board the scheduled bus.
You will find an electronic brochure for each tour on our website describing all activities and itineraries. Printed brochures are not available. If you do not find adequate information about a tour on our website, please contact our online help.
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