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3-Day Chicago City Explorer from Chicago

Tour Code: 900-9166   
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Chicago, IL
Duration:
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (360 Chicago, Architectural Cruise, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Theater, Cloud Gate).

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Outstanding guide and the weather was perfect. 3 days is a good amount of time to explore Chicago. This tour is very economical then of course the hotel is not right in the city. But the tour guide pi... More>>
This tour fully met our wishes and expectations. Loved the city tour on the second day of the itinerary. Tour Bus Driver was outstanding. The cost was very affordable!!
Very efficient and friendly tour guide. The city tour was informative and interesting. The airport pick up was very convenient. Thanks TakeTours.

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    Day 1

    Chicago

    After arriving at the airport in Chicago, guests will be transfered to the hotel. Once they are settled in, they can choose how to spend the rest of their day. For those who arrive before 3:00pm, transfer to a local outlet mall is available. Guests can also choose to stay back at the hotel and rest. In the evening, they can take a night tour of the city.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Quality Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Chicago

    This tour lets us see the best of Chicago in one day. We will take a walk in Millennium Park, see the Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, Michigan Avenue and more. Afterward, we will take an Architectural cruise. Then we will stroll around the Navy Pier. For the best view of the city, we will go to the top of 360 CHICAGO. We will next visit the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Theater.
    • 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.

      Millennium Park

      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.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00am - 11:00pm|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Cloud Gate

      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.

      Buckingham Fountain

      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.

      Opening Hours: Apr 15 - Oct 31 8:00am - 11:00pm

      Michigan Avenue

      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.

      Chicago Avenue Water Tower

      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.

      Architectural Cruise

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $42|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Navy Pier

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

      360 Chicago

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $18; Senior $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes

      Art Institute of Chicago

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Senior $19|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10:30am - 5:00pm, Last entry time is 4:30pm, Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Chicago Theater

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $10; Senior $15|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Quality Inn or similar
    Day 3

    Chicago Free Day

    Today our guests will enjoy a whole free day in Chicago, but we recommend that you get your fill of exploring while you still can. Or, if you're here for the food, make sure you get your fill of deep-dish pizza.
    • 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.
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Meet and Greet: Airport pickup method A: free O'Hare (ORD) airport pickup with less than 60 mins waiting during 9:00am-9pm, $9 service fee per guest is not included. B: Paid arranged vehicle with no waiting time. Suitable for Midway Airport arrival, and/or guests who arrive ORD Airport in a time interval that is other than 9am -9pm. $120 for the first 2 guests, and $10 for each additional. C: In event that the guests arrive days or hours early, guests can contact us and meet us up at ORD airports for taking advantage of our hotel shuttle service.
    • Price Includes

    • 2 nights hotel accommodations
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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      360 Chicago (Optional) $25 $18 $25
      Architectural Cruise (Optional) $42 / /
      Art Institute of Chicago (Optional) $25 / $19
      Chicago Theater (Optional) $15 $10 $15
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      • 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.
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    Booking changes
    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.

    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 Take tours for details.

    Cancellation penalties per person (Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • 8-14 days or more prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-7 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
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