Best of Chicago

From: $2099

per person dbl*

• 5 Nights in Chicago at One Hotel
• Chicago River Architecture Cruise  
Chicago City Tour
• Willis Tower  -Skydeck Chicago  
Wrigley Field
• Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio  
Cantigny Park
• “Untouchables” Gangster Tour  
Racine, Wisconsin
• Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Wax HQ Tour
• Wingspread by Frank Lloyd Wright

8 Meals: 5-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners, Tour Director,  Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotels

5 Night(s) – Palmer House Hilton, Chicago

May 25**  – $2099 dbl**
**Memorial Day Weekend
September 15  – $2099 dbl**

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Best of Chicago

6-DAYS

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHICAGO 
Arrive in Chicago and meet your Tour Director. Check in for a 5-night stay at the Palmer House Hilton, a historic hotel with modern amenities in the heart of downtown.  Chicago, also known as “the Windy City” and “the Second City”, is the 3rd largest city in the U.S. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. 
(D)   Overnight: Chicago  

DAY 2: CHICAGO CITY TOUR
Today join a local guide for your Chicago City Tour.  Learn about the Great Fire of 1871, the World’s Fair of 1893, Prohibition gangsters and famous residents like George Pullman, Oscar Mayer, Sears & Roebuck, Carl Sandburg and Louis Sullivan. See the Loop, “L” trains, Watertower, the Bean, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain & Magnificent Mile. Later, ascend up 1,450 feet to Skydeck Chicago, the top of Willis Tower (formerly Sears).  From 1974-1998 it was the tallest building in the world while today it is second tallest tower in North America.  Be sure to sample Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza and a Chicago style hot dog during your stay.
(B)   Overnight: Chicago 

DAY 3: GANGSTER TOUR – OAK PARK
This morning embark on an Untouchables Tour to learn the story of Chicago’s notorious past including the “gangster” era of the 1930’s when Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and John Dillinger ruled the streets of Chicago. This afternoon, travel to the lovely suburb of Oak Park, famous as the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, where he lived and designed from 1889-1909. Next take South Shore Drive and travel past Rockefeller’s University of Chicago and the Museum of Science in Jackson Park, the only building left from the great 1893 World’s Fair. This evening enjoy dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
(B,D) Overnight: Chicago

DAY 4: CHICAGO – RACINE, WISCONSIN 
Enjoy a day trip north to Racine, “The Belle City of the Lakes.” This factory town is home to the SC Johnson Wax Headquarters known for products like Pledge, Windex, Glade, Off and Raid.  Enjoy a SC Johnson Wax Headquarters Tour which features two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest designs, the Administration Building & Research Tower.  Later visit the Wright designed Johnson Family Mansion named Wingspread. At 14,000 square feet, this home is the largest of Wright’s “Prairie Homes” ever built. Return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
(B) Overnight: Chicago   

DAY 5: WRIGLEY FIELD – ARCHITECTURE CRUISE
This morning, motor north along Lakeshore Drive past Lincoln Park.  Stop in Wrigleyville and see famous Wrigley Field, built in 1914 and home of the Chicago Cubs.  Later enjoy a narrated Chicago River Architecture Cruise to learn about such landmarks as the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Merchandise Mart. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore at your own pace. Perhaps visit the famous Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum or explore Navy Pier. Tonight, reminisce with your fellow travelers during your Farewell Dinner at a fine local restaurant. 
(B,D)   Overnight: Chicago

DAY 6: CHICAGO – FLY HOME
This morning visit Cantigny Park, former 500 acre estate of Col. Robert McCormick, editor of the Chicago Tribune.  Go inside the elegant mansion, walk the 10 acre garden or visit the 1st Infantry Division Museum.  Later fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Best of Chicago experience.
(B)

Single Room Supplement + ($650) Triple Room Reduction  – ($50) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.