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6-Day Chicago, Detroit, Great Lakes Tour from Chicago with Airport Transfers

Tour Code: 855-3786   
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Tue (May.1 - Oct.31)
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Chicago, IL
Duration:
6 Days 5 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (Chicago Night Tour), Detroit (Henry Ford Museum), Mackinaw City (Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island), Wausau, Frankenmuth, Milwaukee, Sault Ste. Marie. Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

    • 1.Enjoy Chicago with exclusive tour in Chicago Theater
      2. Exclusive tours to three of the five Great Lakes within the U.S.
      3. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Mackinac Island
      4. Detroit, the automobile capital; Milwaukee, birth place of Harley Davidson motorcycle
      5. Direct visit to Wisconsin ginseng farm with special ginseng dinner
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $430 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. 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

    Today, guests will gather in Chicago to begin this tour. Those who fly in O'Hare International Airport can meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area and transfer to the hotel for free between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Those who arrive before 3:00pm will also receive free transportation to the Chicago Premium Outlets to do a little shopping. Any guests who arrive before 5:00pm are also invited to take a Night Tour of this marvelous city for $25 per person (a minimum of 4 guests is required for this tour to be arranged).
    • 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 Premium Outlets

      The Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora, IL, are a collection of outlet shops that house over 120 stores including Kenneth Cole, Coach, Adidas, GAP, and many more.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm

      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 $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25

    Standard Hotel: Best Western or equivalent (Best Western Plus O'Hare International South Hotel or similar from 01/01/2018)
    Day 2

    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 3

    Milwaukee - Wausau (269 miles)

    Today, we will drive to the center of industry in Wisconsin, the city of Milwaukee, where we will visit the Harley-Davidson Museum. Next, we will go to Wausau, Wisconsin, to visit a ginseng farm. In the evening, we will enjoy an oriental ginseng dinner, dependant on time.
    • 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

    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn Wausau / Quality Inn or equivalent
    Day 4

    Wausau - Lake Superior - SaultSte. Marie (377 miles)

    Today, we will enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Superior as we drive along the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, a stunning area on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Then we'll go to Miner's Beach to nearly see the lake, to see the Lake Superior from a different angle and visit Amber Twin Falls. Late afternoon, we will go to Sault Ste. Marie, ON, by crossing the Soo Locks. Since there were rapids of water falling 21 feet from Lake Superior to Lake Huron and forbidding the waterway commuting, we will take Soo Lock Elevating Cruise to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. After dinner, we will check into the hotel.
    • 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.

      Amber Twin Waterfalls

      Taquahmenon Falls and Lower Falls are two of the most famous falls, also are called Amber Twin Falls.These two falls are colorful, silk like falls. Flowing water of this falls is shining like thousands of diamonds under sunshine.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18

    • Sault Ste. Marie, ON

      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.

      Soo Lock Elevating Cruise

      On this cruise, you will leisurely sail down and enjoy magnificent views of the most famous Soo Locks.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (5-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29

    Standard Hotel: Soo Locks Lodge, Days Inn Sault Ste. Marie or equivalent
    Day 5

    Sault Ste. Marie - Mackinac - Frankenmuth (254 miles)

    Today, we will head to Mackinac City, where we will take a scenic speedboat ride to Mackinac Island. Once there, we can take a carriage tour of the island (at our own expense) or visit the local museums and Grand Hotel. Later, we will head to Frankenmuth, where we will dine at a well-known local restaurant and enjoy some world-famous German sausage and authentic beer.
    • Mackinaw City, MI

      Grand Hotel

      This historic landmark is the marquee attraction on Mackinac Island, having hosted five U.S. presidents, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and even Vladimir Putin in its time. The front porch is the longest in the world.

      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 (3-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $53

      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.
    • Frankenmuth, MI

      Nicknamed "Little Bavaria" because of the history of German immigrants in the area, Frankenmuth is home to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, which bills itself as the largest Christmas store in the World.

      German Style Dinner

      At the Frankenmuth Brewery, a very popular local eatery, you will get to enjoy a dinner of traditional German food. Enjoy a fine Bavarian bratwurst and a pint of beer and experience delicious German-American cuisine.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $21; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Flint or equivalent
    Day 6

    Frankenmuth - Detroit - Chicago (375 miles)

    Today, we will tour the Motor City, Detroit, where we will spend the day visiting the best attractions in this city known for its music and mechanics, like the Henry Ford Museum. At the end of the day, we will head to 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.
    • Detroit, MI

      Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States-Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state.

      Henry Ford Museum

      This National Historic Landmark in the suburbs just outside Detroit is dedicated to the collection and preservation of Americana. The Henry Ford museum contains things such Lincoln's Ford's Theater seat and Rosa Parks' famous bus.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $16.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

    • 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
    • 5 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 Night Tour (Optional) $25 $15 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Chicago Theater (Optional) $15 $10 (3-12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      Detroit, MI
      Henry Ford Museum (Optional) $22 $16.50 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Frankenmuth, MI
      German Style Dinner (Optional) $32 $21 (3-12 yrs) $32 (Over 65 yrs)
      Lake Superior, MI
      Amber Twin Waterfalls (Optional) $18 $12 (3-12 yrs) $18 (Over 65 yrs)
      Mackinaw City, MI
      Mackinac Island (Optional) $53 $24 (3-12 yrs) $53 (Over 65 yrs)
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $20 $10 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Sault Ste. Marie, ON
      Soo Lock Elevating Cruise (Optional) $29 $12 (5-12 yrs) $29 (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. From Jan 1st, 2018, it'll be $10 / day / person. 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
    • Additional Note

    • 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.
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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. 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 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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