The Highlights of Chicago - 3 Days

Prohibition, Architecture & History

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Free time at the Magnificent Mile
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Visit to Millennium Park
  • Experience "Chicago's Original Gangster" Tour
  • Visit the Rock n Roll McDonald's in Chicago
  • Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Admission to Chicago's Skydeck
  • Free time at Navy Pier
  • Guided Architecture Cruise on the Chicago River
  • Admission to the Shedd Aquarium

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    Upon arrival in Chicago, you will meet your Tour Manager and enjoy free time exploring the Magnificent Mile.

    Next, you will visit the Art Institute of Chicago. This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the trademark "American Gothic."

    You'll visit Millennium Park, where you'll see the amazing art and architecture including the reflective Kapoor Sculpture at Cloud Gate, the BP Bridge, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and more.

    This evening you will enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner at Tommy Guns Garage. You'll join “Vito”, “Gloves”, and the “gangsters” and the “flappers” for non-stop comedy and dangerous fun. You will be transported back to the 1920’s complete wit da boss’s 1928 Model “A” Ford, Roaring Twenties music and memorabilia from the Twenties.

    Day 2

    This morning you'll take a guided tour on your bus and... EXPERIENCE...Chicago as it was during the 1920s and 30s! SEE...the old gangster hot spots and hit spots! HEAR...historically accurate accounts of the exploits of Capone, Moran, Dillinger and the rest a da boys! FEEL...the excitement of jazz-age Chicago during the era of Prohibition! ENJOY...a journey into the past as you cruise the city in search of the old hoodlum haunts, brothels, gambling dens and sites of gangland shootouts!

    Next, you'll visit the original McDonald's Flagship restaurant in Chicago. The Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's features a collection of memorabilia from the 1950s and '60s, including Elvis Presley on the cover of Time magazine, a plaster cast of the Beatles and an authentic 1958 Corvette.

    After lunch, you will enjoy live science experiences at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere at the Museum of Science and Industry.

    You will then enjoy spectacular views spanning up to four states from atop the Chicago Skydeck.

    This evening will explore Navy Pier. Located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier showcases a unique collection of restaurants and shops in addition to unequaled recreational and exhibition facilities - in a setting like no other!

    Day 3

    This morning you will experience the beauty of Chicago is on a sightseeing architecture river tour. This 60-minute tour takes you past dozens of world-renowned buildings, including Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, Marina City, and Willis (Sears) Tower. Your entertaining boat guides will enthrall you with the stories behind these, and dozens of other, Chicago landmarks.

    After lunch, you will visit the Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world, with more than 8,000 aquatic animals.

    Your Chicago journey comes to a close as you begin the return trip home.





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