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5-Day Chicago, Route 66, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva Tour from Chicago with Airport Transfers

Tour Code: 655-5826   
Available:
Mon, Tue, Thu (7/15/2017 - 12/31/2018)
Depart from:
Chicago, IL
Duration:
5 Days 4 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago, Lake Geneva (Lake Geneva Bay Cruise), Milwaukee (Harley-Davidson Museum, Miller Brewery), Pontiac (Route 66 Association Hall of Fame), Wheaton (Robert R. McCormick House). Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted: (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $236 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs.
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    Day 1

    Chicago

    Today, guests will gather in Chicago. Those flying into O'Hare Airport should meet their tour guide at the baggage claim area. There will be free transfer to the hotel between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Anyone arriving before 3:00pm will be able to go on a special excursion to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago for shopping and dining options. There will not be complimentary pickup for guests flying into Midway Airport.
    Standard Hotel: Best Western O'hare or similar
    Day 2

    Chicago - Route 66 - Pontiac - Chicago (172 miles)

    We will drive out of Chicago along historic Route 66, which begins at the crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue. We will stop for breakfast at Lou Mitchell's, a famous restaurant along this route. When we reach Joliet, we will visit the Old Joliet Prison Park. In Pontiac, we will learn more about this famous roadway at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame, as well as visiting the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, and the Museum of the Gilding Arts. After wards, we will visit a local farm and get the chance to shoot air soft guns before we return to Chicago in the evening.
    • 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.

      The Start of Route 66

      U.S. Route 66 (US 66, Route 66) was a United States Numbered Highway in Illinois that connected St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. The highway had previously been Illinois Route 4 (IL 4) and the road has now been largely replaced with Interstate 55 (I-55).
    • Pontiac, IL

      Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,931 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Livingston County.The town is also the setting of the 1984 movie, Grandview, U.S.A.

      Route 66 Association Hall of Fame

      It was originally established by the Illinois Route 66 association at the Dixie Truckers Home on the former US Route 66, relocated in June 2004 to early-1900s fire hall,and is now located in the former Pontiac City Hall and Fire Station, now known as the Pontiac Museum Complex.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25

    Standard Hotel: Best Western O'Hare or similar
    Day 3

    Chicago

    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 Architectural cruise to further admire the city's architecture (the cruise will be closed in winter).
    • 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.

      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: Sun Apr 15 - Oct 31 8:00am - 11:00pm

      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

      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.

      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.

      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 (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15

      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.

      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; Child (Under 14 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10:30am - 5:00pm, Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm

      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 (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm

      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 $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $45; Tax not included

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or similar (Best Western Plus O' Hare International South Hotel or similar from 01/01/2018)
    Day 4

    Chicago - Milwaukee - Lake Geneva (230 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive to Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, where we will visit the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Miller Brewery, where we can relax and enjoy a cold beer in either the Miller Inn or the seasonal, outdoor beer garden. After lunch, we will continue to Lake Geneva for a cruise ( 11/1-5/1 off season closed). Around 8:00pm, we will arrive back in Chicago.
    • 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.

      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 (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

      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.
    • 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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28; (11/1-5/1 off season closed)

    Standard Hotel: Best Western O'Hare or similar
    Day 5

    Chicago - Wheaton - Chicago (57 miles)

    In the morning, we will embark on a Chicago prohibition tour,Guided bus tour will educate you on the full history of prohibition in 1920s and hear about American gangster who attains fame on prohibition era-- Al Capone. We will be visiting the "dark side of Chicago city", where the gangster under Al Capone was active. On the trip, we will go back to the 20s and tasting intriguing cocktail made by professional bartenders in a famous bar where Al-Caroline was back on time. After lunch, we will visit the majestic estate and ten-acre garden of late Cole-Robert R McCormick, former publisher and editor of Chicago Tribune. The new paper is the Most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region. Our visit, a guided tour, will explore how Colonel McCormick lived here with his family from 1936-1955. *If you are not attending the Mafia Tours, you may choose Chicago University Walking tour instead.
    • Wheaton, IL

      Robert R. McCormick House

      It is the former estate of Joseph Medill and his grandson Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publishers of the Chicago Tribune, and is open to the public.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

    Itinerary schedule for Tue Departure:
    D1 Home - Chicago
    D2 Chicago City Tour
    D3 Chicago - Milwaukee - Lake Geneva
    D4 Chicago - Wheaton - Chicago
    D5 Chicago - Route 66 - Pontiac - Chicago

    Itinerary schedule for Thu Departure:
    D1 Home - Chicago
    D2 Chicago - Wheaton - Chicago
    D3 Chicago - Route 66 - Pontiac - Chicago
    D4 Chicago City Tour
    D5 Chicago - Milwaukee - Lake Geneva

    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Meetup: Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area at O'Hare, where pick-up service is available between 9 AM and 9 PM; charged pickup service is available for $120/person on 1st and 2nd guest, and $10 for each additional guest; at MDW, you have to get to the hotel by yourself.
    • Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from Chicago O'Hare airport after 7:00pm. PAID: Midway International Airport (MDW) departures after 19:00. Paid 24-hour drop-off service is also available for $120 per first two persons with $10 for each additional person.
    • Price Includes

    • Roundtrip airport transfer (excluded service fee $10/per person
    • 4 nights hotel accomodations
    • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      360 Chicago (Optional) $25 $18 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Architectural Cruise (Optional) $45 $25 (3-12 yrs) $45 (Over 65 yrs)
      Art Institute of Chicago (Optional) $25 Free (Under 14 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Chicago Theater (Optional) $15 $10 (3-12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      Exchequer Restaurant & Pub (Optional) $35 $15 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
      Mafia Tours (Optional) $35 $35 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
      Lake Geneva, WI
      Lake Geneva Bay Cruise (Optional) $30 $16 (3-12 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $20 $10 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Pontiac, IL
      Farm Shooting Experience (Optional) $20 $20 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Route 66 Association Hall of Fame (Optional) $25 $25 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Wheaton, IL
      Robert R. McCormick House (Optional) $20 $20 (3-12 yrs) $20 (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. From Jan 1st, 2018, it'll be $10 / day / person.
    • 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
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    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 amount.
    • 21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • 1-7 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.
    • 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
    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 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.

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