5-Day Great Lakes, Detroit and Chicago Bus Tour
Product Code: 82-102106
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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Milwaukee
  • • Wausau
  • • Mackinac Island
  • • Lake Superior
  • • Chicago
  • • Rocks National Lakeshore
  • • Sault Ste. Marie
  • • Frankenmuth
  • • General Motors Company
  • • Henry Ford Museum
Tour Code
82-102106
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Chicago
End City
Chicago
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature

Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Chicago

Chicago

Hotel: Comfort Inn O'hare or similar

This tour will show you the best of Chicago in one day. You will take a walk in the Millennium Park, a combination of stunning architecture, sculpture and landscape design located in the heart of downtown Chicago. You will also see Cloud Gate, the impressive signature urban sculpture, which is one of the best public spaces that you can find on earth. Relax at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, one of the world's largest artificial fountains, and at the Navy Pier, the former Navy training center, which is the most visited lakeshore park in central United States. You can also take an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theatre, an exquisite French Baroque style theatre (admission not included, subject to availability).

Afterwards we'll visit Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, where the Art Institute of Chicago (admission not included), Grant Park, shopping malls and boutique stores, and the historical Chicago Water Tower are located. To have the best view of this famous city, you can go up to the 360 CHICAGO (admission not included) which soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s majestic skyline to offer the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and four neighboring states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

As the birthplace of skyscrapers, Chicago has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers. You can also enjoy a Chicago Cruise along the Chicago River which lines up with best architecture in town: the corncob shaped Marina City buildings, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and much more (admission not included, subject to availability).

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Chicago Cruise $35.00/Adult; $21.00/Child(3-12); $32.00/Senior(65+) Only available in Summer
The Chicago Theatre $15.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(3-12); $15.00/Senior(65+)
360 Chicago $25.00/Adult; $18.00/Child(3-12); $25.00/Senior(65+)
The Art Institute of Chicago $25.00/Adult; Free/Child(14-); $19.00/Child(14-17); $19.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 02
Milwaukee

Milwaukee - Wausau

Hotel: La Quinta Inn Wausau / Quality Inn or similar

We will start the day with the biggest industrial city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, birthplace of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. We'll visit the Harley-Davidson Museum (admission not included) and get a glimpse of American history that you’ve never seen before. This all-American legendary motorcycle brand showcases a collection of 450 motorcycles and artifacts including the oldest known Harley Davidson motorcycle. Every hand crafted bike is passing the message of Harley Davidson spirit: passion, freedom, bravery, and individuality.

Next, we will visit ginseng farm in Wausau, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is one of a few places that produce the finest ginseng in the world. These panax roots (ginseng) are excellent health supplement and a nutritious oriental cooking ingredient. Wisconsin ginseng is highly sought after, especially in Asia. We would organize an authentic oriental ginseng dinner depending on reservation and time.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Harley Davidson Museum $20.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(5-7); $14.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Sault Ste. Marie

Lake Superior - Pictured Rocks - Sault Ste. Marie

Hotel: Soo Locks Lodge / Days Inn Sault Ste. Marie or similar

Be ready to enjoy a breathtaking view of natural landscape of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. We will arrive in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a stunning U.S national lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Unique rock formation and colorful cliffs stand by the translucent blue water, dividing sky and the earth with a vivid horizon line.

Then we will go to the Sault Ste. Marie in the late afternoon, a city located on the northeastern end Michigan just on the Canadian border. Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan. Here we will overlook an impressive man-made wonder: the Soo Locks. Since there were rapids of water falling 21 feet from Lake Superior to Lake Huron and forbidding the waterway commuting, the Soo Locks enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. The locks pass an average of 10,000 ships per year, despite being closed during the winter from January through March, when ice shuts down shipping on the Great Lakes.

Afterwards we'll head to our hotel for dinner.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Soo Lock Elevating Cruise $29.00/Adult; $12.00/Child(5-12); $29.00/Senior(62+)
Pictured Rocks Cruise $38.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(5-12); $38.00/Senior(65+); $1.00/Child(under 5)
Amber Twin waterfalls $18.00/Adult; $12.00/Child(3-12); $18.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
Frankenmuth

Sault Ste. Marie - Mackinac Island - Frankenmuth

Hotel: Comfort Inn Flint or similar

Today, we'll leave Sault Ste. Marie for Mackinac City. We will drive through a five-mile-long suspension bridge connecting the upper and the lower half of Michigan peninsula to reach Mackinaw. This city is famous for the magnificent scenic view. We will take a scenic speedboat (own expense) to get to Mackinac Island, where you'll be immersed in a peaceful world where only life's essentials and natural beauty co-exist. The whole island is well preserved to remain the urban style of the 19th century.

Since motor vehicles are not permitted to intrude on the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, there is no better way to visit this historic isle and see the legendary points of interest than by carriage. You can take a carriage tour at your own expense to explore the parks or visit the museums and the Grand Hotel.

Built in 1887, Grand Hotel is famous as the filming site for the 1980 film Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Sip some coffee on the hotel’s porch (longest in the world) like its notable visitors of the hotel include five U.S. presidents, Russian president Vladimir Putin, inventor Thomas Edison, and author Mark Twain.

Later we will then head to Frankenmuth, a German town. To experience the entirely different local culture, we will dine at a well-known local restaurant, enjoy some world famous German sausage with authentic German beers (own expense) and visit the historical brewery.

Tips:
Accommodations will be in Flint, Michigan, for the evening.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Mackinac Island $53.00/Adult; $24.00/Child(3-12); $53.00/Senior(65+)
German style dinner $32.00/Adult; $21.00/Child(3-12); $32.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Chicago

Detroit - Chicago

Today we'll tour Detroit in the morning. We will stop at the headquarters of the General Motors Company, then visit Henry Ford Museum (admission not included). The exhibitions not only portray the history of Ford but also the Industrial Revolution. The collection contains many rare exhibits including John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.

We will return to Chicago in the late afternoon.

Tips:
When returning to Chicago, guests can choose to be dropped off at the rest stops or cities along the way. Please confirm with your tour guide in advance.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Henry Ford Museum $22.00/Adult; $16.50/Child(3-11); $20.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
【Airport Drop-Off】
For departure from Chicago airports (ORD and MDW), please book flights after 7:00pm.
We can transfer you to ORD airport for free. If you leave Chicago from MDW Airport, you must self-transfer to the airport.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
8:00AM Chicago Chinatown (Drop-off time: 4:00pm-5:00pm. The final time is subject to the actual situation.) 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary pick-up (see meeting point)
  • 4-night hotel accommodations
  • Roundtrip transportation in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Airfare and the cost of other transportation between your home and chosen pick-up location
  • All personal expenses, additional hotel services, and meals
  • Service Fee for tour guide (minimum USD 10.00/day per person)
  • Optional tours (prices and availability subject to change) (All optional tours that include a service fee must be paid for in cash before joining the tour.):
Special Notes
  • The itinerary and operating dates may change due to weather, traffic and other reasons during our busy season. Please reconfirm your order prior to the departure date.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted
*The third guest joins the tour at a discounted rate (except applicable admission fees, mandatory tips, optional activities, and own expense items) on shared room basis.
*For buy 2 get 3rd discounted promotion, please choose the actual passenger numbers so that we can reserve the bus seat for each passenger.
*** Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy applies to discounted-fare passenger based on triple or quadruple price.
*No-shows will be assessed a penalty fee $265.00 per passenger, that is to be paid in cash by the other participating travelers of the reservation.
*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Child enjoys the same price as adult as the 3rd/4th person in one room.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    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.

Terms and Conditions

    - 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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we are flying in from calif. and staying at the Radisson, Chicago O'Hare

How do you suggest we get to the pickup at 207 W. Cermack Rd by 8am
05/16/2017 00:01:22
Tours4Fun 05/16/2017 00:23:01

Dear Paul,

For this 5-day tour package, we only offer one pickup time/location for all participating guests:

8:00AM Chicago Chinatown 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616

According to Googlemaps, from Radisson Hotel Chicago O'hare to the pickup location is about 40 minutes driving distance. Please make sure if your reservation is confirmed, you will need to arrange your own transportation and arrive at the location on time.

Best Regards,
Jason
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I would like to join the 5Day Great Lake Tour from Chicago on 17/06/2017 so that I will be back on 21/06/2017 in Chicago . . I have booked and paid for the 6Day Chicago East Coast Tour on 22/06/2017.Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you 04/13/2017 12:20:47
Tours4Fun 04/13/2017 15:44:20

Dear Chew,

Thank you for your inquiry at Tours4Fun.

This tour only goes on Wednesdays, and the nearest date you can get would be on June 14, 2017.

We do have limited seats available on certain dates. We suggest you make your reservation now to secure your space on your desired departure date.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Best Regards,
Kristine
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