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3-Day Explore Windy City Tour from Chicago - West area in depth Tour Code: 162-5507

From USD$280  
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat (3/15 - 10/31)
Chicago, IL
English; Mandarin Chinese
3 2
Visit Chicago (Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Grant Park, Lake Michigan Cruise, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, United Center). Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodation, Airport transfer, Local transportation
Price (/person)
    Single $480
    Double $280
    3rd Person
    Adult $180
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $180
    4th Person
    Adult $180
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $180
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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, 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

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.
  • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Willis Tower

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23

    Museum Campus

    The Museum Campus provides 57-acres of scenic greens and footpaths near three natural science museums: Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History. Situated near Lake Michigan, it also offers a view of the Chicago skyline.

    Millennium Park

    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.

    Chicago Board of Trade Building

    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.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm

    United Center

    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.

    University of Chicago

    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.

    Navy Pier

    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.

    Wrigley Building

    This lovely cream-white building sits right along the Chicago River and marks the beginning of the Magnificent Mile. It was built to hosue the Wrigley Gum Company. Its tower was designed to resemble the Giralda of Spain's Sevilla Cathedral.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Merchandise Mart

    Merchandise Mart for a longtime was the largest building in the world and has always been a Chicago landmark. Rich in history and gorgeous to behold.

    Marina City

    Completed in 1964, these very distinctive towers were the first buildings in the US to be built with tower cranes. The apartment complex covers an entire city block and gets its name from the marina at its base.

    Tribune Tower

    It is the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and tronc, Inc. The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic structure, listed as a Chicago Landmark and is a contributing property to the Michigan - Wacker Historic District.

    Grant Park

    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.

    Buckingham Fountain

    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.

    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.

    Michigan Avenue

    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.

    Lake Michigan Cruise

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child $36; Senior $36

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar

Day 3: 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.
  • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (10-18 yrs) $13; Senior $13|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

    McDonalds Headquarters

    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.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Cantigny Park

    Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick Museum, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitor Center with banquet and dining facilities.
  • Naperville, IL

    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.

    Naperville Historic District

    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.
  • 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: Tours depart on Wed, Sat, please book a flight that departs after 9:00pm from Chicago O'Hare. Tours depart on Mon, Tue, Fri, please book a flight that departs after 7:00pm from Chicago O'Hare.

Price Includes

  • 2 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 /
    Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum (Optional) $15 $13 (10-18 yrs) $13
    Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Optional) $18 $15 $15 (Over 65 yrs)
    Lake Michigan Cruise (Optional) $36 $36 $36
    Willis Tower (Optional) $23 $15 (3-11 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, personal insurance costs, etc.
  • Gratuities for guide and driver ($ 8.00 per passenger per day)

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    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.
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