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American South and Midwest Tour: Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans

Code: 82-4590
**From Chicago with airport shuttle service**
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Start City: Chicago
End City: Atlanta
Tour Type: Bus/Coach Duration: 7 days
Language:
  • Chinese, English
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OVERVIEW
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Day 1

Chicago

Summary of The Day: Your guide will meet you in the baggage claim area of the O'Hare International Airport.

An optional night tour is available to guests checking in at the hotel before 5:00 p.m.

Tips:
Complimentary pick-up service is available at O'Hare International Airport between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

For pick-up outside of normal operating hours, please contact us for a quote.
Hotel:
Comfort Inn O'Hare or similar

Visiting Attractions

Day 2

Chicago City Tour

Summary of The Day: We'll show you the best of Chicago in one day. Highlights include the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls; Buckingham Fountain, the world's largest artificial fountain; and Millennium Park. We'll make a stop at Cloud Gate, Chicago's most iconic urban sculpture, then take a break at Navy Pier. The next stop is Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world, followed by a tour of Chicago Theatre. View the masterpieces in the Art Institute of Chicago (own expense), whose collection attracts two million visitors every year, then indulge in some shopping along Magnificent Mile. Don't forget to ask the tour guide for a 10% discount card for Bloomingdale's. For the most breathtaking views of the city, we'll ascend 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan to the 360 CHICAGO, formerly the John Hancock Observatory (own expense). The revamped observation deck boasts a new tilting platform for a truly jaw-dropping experience.Take an optional river cruise to appreciate Chicago's cityscape from a completely different perspective.

Hotel:
La Quinta Inn Chicago Matteson or similar
Day 3

Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis

Summary of The Day: We'll depart in the morning and head to Springfield, Illinois, hometown of Abraham Lincoln, one of our most revered presidents. There we will visit Lincoln's former residence and the Illinois State Capitol. Then we'll head to St. Louis in the afternoon, Missouri's commercial nexus situated at the geographic center of the continental United States. St. Louis was once America's premiere logistics hub, conveying both river and railroad cargo to points north, south, east and west. Erected here to commemorate the men who spearheaded Westward expansion, the Gateway Arch is the world's tallest man-made monument. We will also visit the St. Louis Cathedral, the ceiling of which is covered by 41.5 million pieces of mosaic tiles in more than 7,000 colors.

Hotel:
Comfort Inn Festus or similar
Day 4

St. Louis - Memphis - Jackson

Summary of The Day: We'll depart from St. Louis and travel to Memphis, Tennessee. Highlights include Graceland, the home of music legend Elvis Presley (admission not included). Accommodations for the evening will be in Jackson, Mississippi.

Hotel:
Ramada Pearl / Jackson Airport or similar
Day 5

Jackson - Baton Rouge - Vacherie - New Orleans

Summary of The Day: Our first stop is Baton Rouge for an optional swamp tour (own expense), where you'll have the opportunity to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, ibis and many other species.

Then we'll visit Oak Alley Plantation, a living museum of the antebellum South (admission not included).

Our last stop is New Orleans. Join our optional night tour see what happens on Bourbon Street after dark (own expense).

Hotel:
Sleep Inn New Orleans Airport or similar
Day 6

New Orleans - Montgomery

Summary of The Day: New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and French Creole culture. Walk down Royal Street, browse the antiques or drop in at one of the jazz bars along Bourbon Street.

Other stops on our tour include Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. Don't miss the chance to try authentic Cajun food!

Tips:
Accommodations for the evening are in Montgomery, Alabama.
Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Montgomery Carmichael Road or similar
Day 7

Montgomery - Atlanta

Summary of The Day: Today's itinerary is devoted to Atlanta. We'll first visit CNN headquarters (own expense) to learn the TV production process and tour the special-effects studio.

Join us on an optional tour of the World of Coca-Cola. Learn the history of this world-famous brand and sample more than 100 drinks at Taste It!. Other stops on our tour include the Olympic Stadium.

This tour concludes at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Tips:
We recommend that you book a flight departing after 7:00 p.m. Guests can also opt to stay an extra night in Atlanta and take the free shuttle to the airport the next day.
PRICING
Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Standard Price/Person By Occupancy

Double Triple Quad Single
$615.00 $410.00 $415.00 $870.00
*Buy 2 Get 1 Free

*The third guest joins the tour for FREE (excluding applicable entrance fees) on a shared room basis.

*The prices listed have been adjusted.

*Please select the actual number of customers when booking. We need to arrange the seats in advance.

**** Offers are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis.

**** If cancellation of free-fare passenger(s) is made 48 hours prior to the departure date, the Standard Cancellation Policy will be applied.

**** Cancellations of the Free Passenger(s) within 48 hours of tour departure and No-shows on the tour departure date will be assessed a penalty fee per passenger, that will be paid in cash by the other participating travelers of the reservation. This is a mandatory fee to be collected by the tour guide in order to participate on the tour.
*Price for single occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for double, triple and quad occupancy applies when two, three and four people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively.
*Triple and quad price does not guarantee a third and fourth bed in the room as each room is equipped with two beds only. Please check availability at time of check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adults and children/infants.
*Additional fees may apply for travelers under 2 years of age. Please ensure you inform us when booking if you are travelling with infants 2 years or younger by placing the number of infants and their dates of birth in the comments section when booking online.
  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 6-night hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Airfare and the cost of other transportation between your home and Chicago
  • All personal expenses, additional hotel services and meals
  • Service charge for tour guide (minimum $8.00/day per person)
  • Optional tours and activities (Prices and availability subject to change):
  •    - Chicago Night Tour: $25.00/Adult; $15.00/Child(11-); $25.00/Senior(62+)
       - The Art Institute of Chicago: $23.00/Adult; Free/Child(14-); $17.00/Senior(62+)
       - 360 Chicago: $19.00/Adult; $12.00/Child(3-12); $19.00/Senior(62+)
       - The Chicago Theatre: $15.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(3-12); $15.00/Senior(62+)
       - Shedd Aquarium: $30.95/Adult; $21.95/Child(3-12); $30.95/Senior(62+)
       - Chicago Cruise: $35.00/Adult; $21.00/Child(3-12); $32.00/Senior(62+)
       - Graceland: $37.00/Adult; $18.00/Child(7-12); $33.30/Senior(62+)
       - New Orleans Swamp Tour: $26.00/Adult; $15.00/Child(11-); $26.00/Senior(62+)
       - New Orleans Night Tour: $25.00/Adult; $15.00/Child(11-); $25.00/Senior(62+)
       - Oak Alley Plantation: $20.00/Adult; $4.50/Child(6-12); $20.00/Senior(62+)
       - New Orleans Dishes: $35.00/Adult; $21.00/Child(3-12); $35.00/Senior(62+)
       - World of Coca-Cola: $16.00/Adult; $12.00/Child(3-12); 14.00/Senior(65+)
       - CNN Worldwide: $15.00/Adult; $12.00/Child(4-12); $14.00/Senior(65+)
  • Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. The wages of tour guides and drivers are determined factoring in that they will receive service fees to augment their earnings. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.
*Prices listed have been adjusted.
SPECIAL NOTES
  • The order of the day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date. Please email or call us in advance for details.
  • The timing and sequence of events in this itinerary may be modified so that we can tailor the tour to your expectations.
  • Those experiencing a flight delay of more than 45 minutes will have to arrange their own transportation to the hotel. You are welcome to contact your local tour provider to see if they can accommodate your needs.
  • In the event of overbooking during peak season, we will choose a hotel of equal or near-equal standards of service.
  • Flight information must be provided in order for airport transfer services to be arranged. If flight information is not provided or relayed at the last minute, we will assume you have arranged your own transportation and no driver will be sent. If you decide to make the trip from the airport to the hotel yourself, please inform us at your earliest convenience. If you opt out of airport transfer service, you may still request said service provided we receive the request well in advance. Urgent requests to reinstate airport shuttle service will not be guaranteed. If a flight is delayed, Tours4Fun / local provider will attempt to arrange pick-up at a later time, but this is not guaranteed. If an airport transfer service is not available, all guests are responsible for arranging their own transportation from the airport to the hotel.
  • During spring and summer, we recommend that you wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes. Wear layered clothing in autumn and winter to ensure comfort in colder temperatures.
  • To protect your personal property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.
    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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Will you operate this tour between December 25 and December 31? Please provide the dates. 11/28/2013 20:29:29
Tours4Fun 11/29/2013 15:52:54

Dear Customer,

Regretfully, the tour you are interested in is currently not operating.

We have a similar tour available, but the tour departures do not start until March 2014:

http://www.tours4fun.com/cosmos-8240-dixieland-rhythms.html

Thank you for your inquiry.


Best Regards,
Edgar
Customer Service Rep

do you know the schedule for 2014? 11/27/2013 01:57:28
Tours4Fun 11/27/2013 15:29:20

Dear Customer,

Currently, we do not have the updated departure schedule for your interested tour.

Please check back with us in December/January for an updated operating schedule. You may also fill out the information in the following link to be informed when your desired travel dates become available.

http://www.tours4fun.com/wait_list.php.html?product_id=4590&tour_code=82-4590

You might also be interested in the following tour, with available departure dates in 2014.

http://www.tours4fun.com/cosmos-8240-dixieland-rhythms.html

Best Regards,
Tanya
Customer Service Rep

Hello Tours 4 fun,
I would like to ask if there is going to be any tour schedules of this one between January 18th and February 10th next year 2014.

Looking forward to your response. Thank you!
10/23/2013 15:16:22
Tours4Fun 10/23/2013 16:24:18

Dear Customer,

Currently, we do not have the updated departure schedule for your interested tour.

Please check back with us in November/ December for an updated operating schedule. You may also fill out the information in the following link to be informed when your desired travel dates become available.

http://www.tours4fun.com/wait_list.php.html?product_id=4590&tour_code=82-4590

You might also be interested in the following tour, with available departure dates in 2014.

http://www.tours4fun.com/cosmos-8240-dixieland-rhythms.html

Best Regards,
Edgar
Customer Service Rep

i'm interested on the may 8th tour but I'm coming from California, can you book a flight for 2 from LAX to Chicago then Atlanta back to LAX? Can you send me a quote please?
appreciate it!
03/26/2013 00:22:53
Tours4Fun 03/26/2013 00:27:41

Hi QueenS:

At this time we do not make flight arrangements.
We do offer flight information on our website:
http://www.tours4fun.com/flights/
Please note that when making flight arrangements it is done through our affiliate Hop2, not Tours4fun.com

Thank you for your inquiry.
Andy
- Customer Service Rep.
www.tours4fun.com

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