Music & The Windy City - 4 Days

Architecture, History & Culture

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Performance at one of Chicago's legendary attractions
  • Admission to the Shedd Aquarium
  • Free time at Navy Pier
  • Guided "Chicago's Original Gangster" Tour
  • Visit the Rock n Roll McDonald's in Chicago
  • Admission to the Chicago Skydeck
  • Admission to the The Field Museum
  • See a performance from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Free time at the Magnificent Mile
  • Admission to a spectacular Blue Man Group show
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Visit to Millennium Park

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

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

    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 2

    This morning, for two hours you'll take a guided tour on your bus and you will...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. This 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.

    This afternoon you will enjoy spectacular views spanning up to four states from atop the Chicago Skydeck.

    This evening you'll visit and perform at The Field Museum of Natural History, once of the largest museums of its kind.

    After dinner this evening, you'll see a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

    Day 3

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

    You will enjoy free time to explore the Magnificent Mile.

    Once you get a true taste of Chicago deep-dish pizza at one of Chicago's most famous pizzerias,you'll see a performance of the Blue Man Group.

    Day 4

    This morning, 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.

    Your trip comes to a close as you board your bus, or head to the airport, for your return trip home.





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