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Chicago, Illinois

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Millennium Park

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago,- also known as ”The Windy City” is located on Lake Michigan in Illinois, and is among the largest cities in the United States.. Known for its beautiful architecture and museums Chicago is sure to please every visitor!

Established

1833

Population

2.706 Million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation to Chicago

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations at student friendly hotel

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 dinner at the spectacular Medieval Times

  • 1 farewell dinner

  • Admission to Six Flags Great America

  • Chicago City Pass and all it’s attractions

  • Visit to Millennium Park

  • Visit to Navy Pier

  • Guided City tour of Chicago

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • Private security (at your request)

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon number of paying passengers

  • All taxes & fees

The city pass allows you to visit the five following sites:

Shedd Aquarium– featuring the following galleries: Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone, plus your choice of a 4-D Theater Experience.

The Field Museum – Visit the largest, most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. —67- million-year-old skeleton.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum -The Adler Planetarium is more than sky shows. The exhibitions span a variety of space science topics and allow for hands on exploration by visitors of all ages.

Museum of Science and Industry plus OMNIMAX – The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. It was the first museum in North America to allow guests to touch and interact with exhibits. Omnimax Theater Sit back, relax and enjoy a scientific adventure in Chicago’s only five-story, domed, wrap-around theater.

The Sky Deck Chicago – the highest observatory in Chicago and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper providing never-before-seen views of the city.

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Day 1

Morning – Arrive in the Windy City and meet your tour guide at Millennium Park. This extraordinary 24.5-acre public space is situated atop a parking garage in the world-renowned Loop District.  Our next visit will be The Shedd Aquarium.  Be sure to have your cameras handy.

Afternoon – Group will enjoy a pizza lunch – Chicago is known for it’s world-class pizzas! After lunch you’ll begin your city tour, starting at the Magnificent Mile.

Evening – Check into your hotel and prepare for your welcome dinner.  Your evening will conclude with a visit to the tallest building in the Western hemisphere – The Sky Deck Chicago! Return to hotel for a much needed rest.

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Day 2

Morning – After breakfast you’ll embark on a day of exploration beginning at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.  You will continue on to the Field Museum, where you will view the largest, most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever! – No bones about it, this is a spectacular sight!

Afternoon – Enjoy lunch then depart for historic Navy Pier, Chicago’s playground featuring fifty awesome acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions! There is something fun for everyone to do! Group returns to hotel and prepares for a night of fun and adventure.

Evening – Dinner and a show of jousting, horsemanship & falconry plus a 4-course, utensil-free meal will be served in a castle-like space at Medieval Times.

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Day 3

Morning – Depart for a thrilling day at Six Flags Great America! With so many choices, where do you begin? Enjoy everything from pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots. Cool off at Hurricane Harbor or take a break at one of our entertaining shows. Catch a bite at one of the restaurants and don’t forget to pick up your souvenirs so you can remember the day!

Afternoon – Lunch voucher provided

Evening – You’ll bid the Windy City Adieu and depart for home.

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