Chicago City Tour
The tour will start with a stroll along amazing architecture, carvings and landscape design in Millennium Park, in the middle of downtown Chicago. After that, we will see Cloud Gate then stay for a while at Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. We will take a walk around the Navy Pier and an elite tour to the Chicago Theater. The next stay will be the Michigan Avenue and the Magnificent Mile; here you will have an opportunity to check out the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, Chicago Water Tower and several malls and boutiques. After that, to take a perfect view of the downtown Chicago, the lakefront, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, we will use Majestic Skyline by moving up to the 360 Chicago; it is at an altitude of 1000 feet above Lake Michigan. You will be amazed to see the state of art skyscrapers alongside the Chicago River; these are Marina City Building, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and much more. You can enjoy the river cruise to fascinate yourself with the astonishing metropolitan view of the city.
Hotel: Best Western Plus O’Hare International South Hotel or equivalent
Chicago – Detroit – London, Ontario
We will initiate our tour with Detroit. We will certainly visit Henry Ford Museum; you will get a chance to know about the background of Industrial revolution and the life of Henry Ford. In this museum, you will observe some of the rare antiques like Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theater, a presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Laboratory of Thomas Edison, bicycle shop of Wright Brothers and Rosa Park Bus. After that, we will take a visit to the General Motors Company.
Hotel: Comfort INN AND SUITES INGERSOLL or Similar.
London, Ontario – Toronto – Niagara Falls
We will visit Toronto, and the first stop will be the CN Tower; it is a famous and fantastic place, you will get a chance to see an amazing view of the whole and city and Lake Ontario from this tower. In the CN Tower, you will go to the Sky Pod at 447 meters; it is glass-floored perimeter which provides a safe and astonishing bird eye view. We will have lunch, and after that, you will enjoy Lake Ontario Cruise. In this voyage, you will be amazed by seeing the lake views and site of the whole city and vast waters. Next, we will overlook Ontario’s Provincial Parliament and City Hall. Moreover, we will go to Chinatown for a delicious Chinese dinner.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport or equivalent
You will get a chance to see “Niagara: Legends of Adventure”; the IMAX film will provide you the information related to Niagara Falls which covers the era of 12000 years, and humans relations to this natural wonder. We will watch American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall, and the Bridal Veil Fall. You will enjoy an exclusive cruise ride on the Maid of the Mist and see the Niagara fall from the nearest distance. Next, we will go to the Skylon Tower to enjoy a soothing atmosphere and a meal at 360 Revolving Dining Room. We will go to the US side of the border through Rainbow Bridge. On this side, we will visit Niagara Whirlpool and Old Fort Niagara.
Hotel: DAYS INN ERIE, COMFORT INN ERIE or Similar.
- American Falls, NY
- Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY
- Hornblower Niagara Cruise, ON
- Horseshoe Falls, ON
- IMAX Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON
- Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, NY
- Niagara Adventure Movie, NY
- Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY
- Niagara Falls, NY
- Old Fort Niagara, NY
- Rainbow Bridge, ON
- SkyLon Tower Lunch, ON
- Skylon Tower, ON
- Whirlpool State Park, NY
Cleveland – Chicago
We will start our day by visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In the museum, you will be able to visit four theaters, several interactive stations and there are seven floors where exhibitions describe the most famous music of the world. In the end, we will come back to Chicago.
- 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
- 2. The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
- 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
- 4. You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
- 5. Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
- 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
- 7. These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
- 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Pick-up and drop-off to a chosen location will be provided. ( Note the locations and times of pick-up)
A deluxe coach with air conditioning will be providing the transport. In case only a few passengers are there to take part in the tour a high top Mercedes 15 seat minibus may be used for this purpose.
Professional escort for the tour will be provided.
Hotel accommodation will be provided for nights.
All taxes are included in the price of tour package.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Expenditure for personal purposes.
Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
A minimum of $10 service fee per passenger per day is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of driver and the tour guide.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service-fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (65+ yrs)|
|Art Institute of Chicago, IL||$25.00||$0.00||$25.00|
|Chicago 360, IL||$28.00||$21.00||$28.00|
|Chicago Cruise, IL||$39.00||$18.00||$35.00|
|Chicago Theater, IL||$18.00||$13.00||$18.00|
|CN Tower, ON||$43.00||$31.50||$38.50|
|Hornblower Niagara Cruise, ON||$34.70||$23.40||$34.70|
|IMAX Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON||$15.00||$11.00||$15.00|
|Niagara Falls In-Depth Tour, NY||$25.00||$15.00||$22.00|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, OH||$26.00||$16.00||$24.00|
|SkyLon Tower Lunch, ON||$45.00||$39.00||$45.00|
|The Henry Ford Museum, MI||$23.00||$17.25||$21.00|
|Toronto Chinese Dinner, ON||$22.00||$22.00||$22.00|
|Toronto Cruise, ON||$28.00||$18.00||$28.00|
- 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
- 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
- 3. Prices may change without any notice.
- 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
- 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
- 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
- 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
- 8. A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
- 9. There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
- 10. Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM
207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616 at 8:00 PM
- 1. Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
- 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
- 3. There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
- 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
- 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
- 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
- 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
- 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption
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You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.
E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)
Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.
Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.
We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
⇒ A 15% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 13 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 40% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-12 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.
Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.
⇒ In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure.
⇒ In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy, reschedule and refund policies.
4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.
5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.
6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.
6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.
I loved the management process. Our tour guide was unique one and super good with making sure we do not miss any thing though it being a long weekend. The tour was so good one. Highly recommend this tour and this company GoldenBusTours to all of my friends.
I along with my family planned a 5-day trip to Cleveland, Millennium Park, Niagara Falls, Toronto and Detroit Tour. Believe me the trip was truly amazing and we enjoyed a lot. We are so impressed by this trip that we would love to go there again and experience the good time once again. This deserves a 5-star rating from me and my family.
I took a couple of people visiting from overseas and they did not even get to see the front of the Niagara Falls. Why put that in the list if you are going to dupe people that way. I thought we will go at least closer to the falls and the other places. It was NOT our fault that the bus was stopped due to safety concerns. It is the company\'s but it was the passengers time and money that was robbed.
Tabeed Yogesh Narang
The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theater, presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Laboratory of Thomas Edison, bicycle shop of Wright Brothers,Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Navy Pier, Chicago Theater, Michigan Avenue, Grant Park, Chicago Water Tower,the Art Institute of Chicago, the 360 Chicago, Henry Ford Museum,
The tour itself was really great, i just had a couple of issues, first the bathroom on the bus was for emergencies only,so we had to wait for breaks, also i really wish if admissions were included in the tour price. But other than that, we really had a great time, we loved all places we saw and the tour was very well organized. Hotels were really good and the tour guide was real nice guy. We loved Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Navy Pier, Chicago Theater, Michigan Avenue, Grant Park, Chicago Water Tower,the Art Institute of Chicago, the 360 Chicago, Henry Ford Museum, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theater, presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Laboratory of Thomas Edison,
I would really like to thank Golden Bus Tours for organizing that tour, it was really great and well organized and punctual. Next i was to thank the tour guide who was really a stand up guy, he was very helpful and very professional and really funny. great Job Golden Bus Tours. I would really like to use your services again, but next time i would visit the West coast.
The tour was really very well organized, we moved exactly on time, there was no delay and even during the tour we were right on schedule, it was a great effort from the tour guide who was a great guy by the way. The accommodation was really comfortable, really clean and cozy hotels and we saw some amazing places. It was really a great tour and great experience. I really hope i can do it again some time.
My teen kids loved the tour guide! great tour leader, great trip. My friend and family enjoyed it very much. I would definitely recommend GoldenBusTours to others. You will not find a better bang for your buck! Thank you
My family and I had a great time!we really enjoyed the whole trip. Our tour guide was excellent! a highly motivated person.He was very organized, punctual, dedicate,very informative,and most of all a very good communicator and a good story teller.
I, my friends Joy and Harry went to discover Chicago, Toronto and Niagara Falls over a weekend and combing two additional days. As it was a buy 2 and get 3rd discounted. The guide with us was really helpful and we never felt that we are being left alone.
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