5-Day Chicago & Milwaukee Tour: Prohibition, Route 66, Motorcycles & Skyscrapers
Product Code: 82-427344
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Historic City Chicago
  • • The Mother Road
  • • Airsoft Shooting Experience
  • • Lake Geneva
  • • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • • Miller Brewing Company
  • • Chicago Mafia
  • • McCormick Estate
  • • Exchequer Restaurant & Pub
Tour Code
82-427344
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Chicago
End City
Chicago
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides

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

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Chicago

Chicago Arrival

Hotel: Best Western O'hare or similar

For passengers arriving with domestic flights, please wait at Baggage Claim area; for passengers taking International flight, please wait at the Exit doors after retrieving your luggage. Tour guide will lead you to the meeting point.

For those guests who arrive at O’Hare meeting point before 3:00pm, you can enjoy a free transfer to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago which features many shopping and dining options.

There’s no complementary airport pickup and shopping option for Midway Airport arrival.

Tips:
The first day’s itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.

If your departure day is Tuesday, the Itinerary will be:
Day1: Chicago Arrival
Day2: Chicago City Tour
Day3: Milwaukee Lake Geneva Tour
Day4: Prohibition & McCormick Tour
Day5: Route 66 Tour

If your departure day is Thursday, the Itinerary will be:
Day1: Chicago Arrival
Day2: Prohibition & McCormick Tour
Day3: Route 66 Tour
Day4: Chicago City Tour
Day5: Milwaukee Lake Geneva Tour

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Pontiac

Route 66

Hotel: Best Western O'hare or similar

U.S. Route 66, nicknamed the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. The highway began from Chicago and ran all the way to Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).

We will first visit the crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue, which is the starting point of Route 66. Then we will have breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s (admission not included), also known as "the first stop on the Mother Road." The restaurant has kept its original decoration since 1949 so you can feel Route 66’s classic golden age.

We will then stop at Joliet and visit the Old Joliet Prison Park where the famous TV series Prison Break was made.

Afterwards, we will visit Pontiac, another important destination on Route 66. We will have a guided museum tour through which you can have a comprehensive understanding of the Mother Road.

The tour will be guided by the city staff and includes Route 66 Hall of Fame (admission not included, the largest collection of Route 66 Memorabilia in Illinois), the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum (one of the world’s greatest and most expansive collection of Pontiac) and the Museum of the Gilding Arts (store signs on Route 66 used to be made of gold! Here you can also learn how to make gold leaf).

Then the highlight comes, we will depart downtown for the mayor’s farm where we will have an authentic central Illinois farm experience including the chance to shoot an air softgun (admission not included).

We will go back to Chicago in the evening.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Farm Shooting experience $20/Adult; $20/Child(2-12)
Route 66 Association Hall of Fame Adult$25/person;Child(2-12years)$25/person
  • 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
Chicago

Chicago City Tour

Hotel: Best Western O'hare or similar

This Chicago city 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 see Cloud Gate, the impressive signature urban sculpture and one of the best public spaces that you can find on earth. Take a break at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, one of the world's largest artificial fountains.

Stroll around the Navy Pier, the former Navy training center, which is the most visited lakeshore park in central United States now. You will also take an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theatre (admission not included), an exquisite French Baroque style theatre.

Another stop is Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, where the Art Institute of Chicago (admission not included), Grant Park, the historical Chicago Water Tower, shopping malls and boutique stores are located.

To have the best view of this famous city, you will 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. It newly presents an enclosed, glass and steel moveable platform that tilts outward 304 meter above the Magnificent Mile and safely holds up to eight visitors at a time, which will be another thrilling experience for whom like to challenge themselves.

As the birthplace of skyscrapers, Chicago has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers. Chicago River flows backwards from Lake Michigan and is lined up with best architecture in town: the corncob shaped Marina City buildings, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and etc. Take our river cruise (admission not included) to enjoy the beautiful urban view of Chicago, or take an In-depth Walking Tour (in winter) through the underground Pedway system which connects numerous famous landmarks.

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 04
Milwaukee

Milwaukee - Lake Geneva

Hotel: Best Western O'hare or similar

We will start in the morning towards Milwaukee, the largest city of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is the birthplace of Haley-Davidson motorcycles. We will first visit the Harley Davidson Museum (admission not included) that showcases the American legendary motorcycle brand by collection of 450 motorcycles and artifacts including the oldest known Harley Davidson motorcycle. Every handcrafted bike is passing the message of Harley Davidson spirit: passion, freedom, bravery, and individuality.

We will then visit the historical brewery of the Miller Brewing Company, another pride of Wisconsin. As you might have tried the famous Miller brand beers many times, now you can see where they come from. This historical brand also has 155 years of history and interesting facts to share, which will definitely add a kick to your beer when you drink it next time. More importantly, you will end every tour with their famous ice-cold beer samples! Relax and enjoy your brew in the Bavarian-style Miller Inn or outdoor Beer Garden (seasonally) with friends and family at this historic Milwaukee landmark.

After lunch, we will go towards Lake Geneva, a favorite resort city for Chicagoans. Originally called “Big Foot” by the Indians, the area became a popular summer retreat with railroad access from Chicago for the barons of wealth in lumber, cattle, oil, steel, cement, manufacturing, and durable goods (e.g., Morton Salt, Wrigley Chewing Gum), with mansions and large homes such as Stone Manor and Black Point built on the lake from the 1850s, through the heyday of the Roaring, and up to the present day. We will take a walk alongside the lake and take the popular Geneva Lake cruise (admission not included) to enjoy the narrated highlights of many of the elegant, historic estates as you travel around the eastern end of the lake known as “Geneva Bay” in approximately one-hour.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Harley Davidson Museum $20.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(5-7); $14.00/Senior(65+)
Lake Geneva Cruise $30.00/adult(13-62); $14.00/child(3-12);$28.00/senior(62+)
  • 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

Prohibition & McCormick Tour

In the morning, we will leave for a famous Chicago prohibition tour (admission not included). This guided bus tour will educate you on the full history of prohibition in 1920s and hear about American gangster who attains fame on prohibition era - Al Capone. We will be visiting the "dark side of Chicago city", where the gangster under Al Capone was active.

On the trip, we will go back to the 20s and taste intriguing cocktail made by professional bartenders in a famous bar (own expense) where Al-Caroline was back on time.

After lunch, we will visit the majestic estate and ten-acre garden of late Cole-Robert R McCormick (admission not included), former publisher and editor of Chicago Tribune. The newspaper is the Most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region.

Our visit, a guided tour, will explore how Colonel McCormick lived here with his family from 1936-1955, and you will be immersed in McCormick's legacy of journalism, history, architecture, politics, first amendment issues patriotism and philanthropy.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
McCormick Estate $20/Person
Exchequer Restaurant & Pub $35/person
Mafia Tours $35/person
Chicago University Campus Tour $10.00/Person
  • 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 Pick-Up】
Complementary airport pickup is provided between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm at O’Hare Airport. (You may have to wait for other guests.) No complementary pick-up service at Midway airport.
24-hour charged pick-up service is available. Please contact our support for price information.

【Airport Drop-Off】
For departure from Chicago airports (ORD and MDW), please book flights after 7:00pm.
Please consult tour guide or support for more information.
Free airport drop-off is provided after 9:00 pm at O’Hare Airport.If you leave Chicago from MDW Airport, you can contact us for a quote or self-transfer to the airport.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 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 8.00/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.
  • In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
  • In the event of overbooking during peak season, we will arrange for you to stay at a hotel of equal or near-equal standards of service.
  • If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, the local provider reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
  • If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and transportation is not refundable.
  • 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.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • 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.

*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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