Chicago City Exploration - 3 Days

Architecture, History & The Windy City

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Free time at the Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Visit to Millennium Park
  • Guided Architecture Cruise on the Chicago River
  • Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Admission to Chicago's Skydeck
  • Free time at Navy Pier
  • Admission to the The Field Museum
  • Admission to the Shedd Aquarium

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    Upon arrival to Chicago, you will meet your Tour Manager and have free time for shopping at the Water Tower Place shopping mall on 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.

    You'll have dinner and see the show at Medieval Times. As you thrill to a rousing, two-hour live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

    Day 2

    After breakfast, 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, Willis (Sears) Tower. The entertaining guides will enthrall you with the stories behind these and dozens of other Chicago landmarks.

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

    After lunch, you will enjoy spectacular views spanning up to four states from atop the Chicago Skydeck.

    After dinner, you 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

    On your final morning, you'll visit the Field Museum. As one of America's premier natural history museum, the Field's "Live Over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

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

    You'll board your bus to head to the airport to begin your return trip home.





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    Chaperones travel for free!

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    Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

    ETA includes up to $50,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

    Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

    This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

    24 Hour Support

    We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

    Full-time Tour Manager

    ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

    Air, Land & Water Transportation

    We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.

    Accommodations

    Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

    Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

    If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.

    Meals

    You choose which meals are included in your program.