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5-Day Chicago to Route 66, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and McCormick Estate Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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5-Day Chicago to Route 66, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and McCormick Estate Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Chicago IL US
Return City Chicago IL US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Mon,Tue,Thu (2018-09-24 To 2018-12-31)
Duration 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-140A

Explore US Route 66, Lou Mitchell’s, Old Joliet Prison Park, Route 66 Hall of Fame, Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, Museum of the Gilding Arts, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Prohibition Tours, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Water Tower, 360 Chicago, Harley Davidson Museum, Miller Brewing Company, and Lake Geneva on our exciting 5-day bus our starting from Chicago with special discounts and exclusive offers.

Day 1
Hometown – Chicago

Passengers reaching the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will encounter our travel agent at the Baggage Claim Area, and international arrivals will wait at the Exit Area after claiming the luggage. Free airport shuttle service is available for our guests from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Arrive before 3:00 PM at O'Hare International Airport to enjoy our complimentary expedition to the famous Fashion Outlets of Chicago which houses famous brand stores and a variety of eatery options. *No complimentary services are available for the arrivals at Chicago Midway International Airport.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 2
Route 66

Route 66 is one of the most famous highways of America, mainly known as the Mother Road of America. Today, we will explore the top-notch sites on Route 66. Begin by paying a visit the Adams Street and Michigan Avenue which is the starting point of the Mother Road. At Lou Mitchell’s, guests will explore the authentically preserved decorations of Mother Road and taste a delicious breakfast. Arrive at the Old Joliet Prison Park in Joliet city to learn about the history and charms of this place. Continue the journey on Mother Road and make a stop at Pontiac city of Illinois to visit the famous Route 66 Hall of Fame, Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, Museum of the Gilding Arts. Then, we will leave downtown for the Mayor’s Farm to experience the authentic Illinois farm-life and enjoy shooting the airsoft. Later, we will drive back to Chicago to spend the night.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 3
Chicago City Tour

Today, we will explore the best of Chicago. In the morning, we will appreciate roaming around the Millennium Park located in the heart of Chicago. After browsing the city's iconic Cloud Gate attractions, we will arrive at world's largest Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. Explore Navy Pier which is a tourist favorite site in Chicago and a combination of parks, exhibition facilities, shops, restaurants, gardens, family attractions, and more. The exclusive Chicago Theatre tour will fascinate the visitors. Our group will make a stop at Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile which is home to the Chicago most significant sites including Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park, and shopping malls. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking bird-eye views of Chicago city at 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Later, guests will appreciate the sightseeing river cruise whereas in winters we will explore underground Pedway systems of Chicago on our In-depth Walking Tour.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 4
Milwaukee Lake Geneva

Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin and a birthplace of Harley Davidson motor vehicles. Here, we will first visit the Harley Davidson Museum, housing over four hundred models of Harley Davidson with a fascinating history dating back to one-hundred and fifty years. Our next stop will be the Miller Brewing Company, the American famous brewing company, here guests will enjoy exploring the history of this famous brewery and can taste one of their finest breweries. Later, we will reach Lake Geneva, the stunning resort city. Here, our group will take a stroll alongside the famous Geneva Lake and board on a breathtaking sightseeing cruise on the Geneva Lake (one-hour lake cruise). Around 8:00 PM, our group will reach Chicago.  

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 5
Prohibition, McCormick Tour

Guests will set off in the morning to take the Chicago Prohibition Tour. It is a guided bus tour showcasing speakeasies and booze that fueled the Chicago's most notorious era. Hear the stories of historic Chicago gangsters, politicians, and pay a visit to the Dark Side of Chicago City. Taste the breweries in a grand historic bar where the Al-Caroline was active. After lunch, we will explore the ten-acre garden and stunning estate of late Cole-Robert R McCormick. Here, we will learn about the lifestyle and achievements of Cole-Robert R McCormick from 1936 to 1955.

  • 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.
  • 9. Please book your flights after receiving e-ticket for your tour.
cost includes

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

 Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide

cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $8/person.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide.Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person. 

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on 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$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$35.00$21.00$32.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
Chicago University Walking Tour, IL$10.00$5.00$10.00
Exchequer Restaurant & Pub, IL$35.00$15.00$35.00
Harley Davidson Museum, IL$20.00$10.00$14.00
Lake Geneva Bay Cruise, WI$30.00$14.00$28.00
McCormick Estate, IL$20.00$20.00$20.00
Prohibition Tours, IL$45.00$45.00$45.00
Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, IL$25.00$25.00$25.00
Important Notes
  • 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.
Departure Locations

Free Airport Pickup service is available from O'Hare between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.    

From 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM $120 fee will be charged for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person from  from O'Hare.    

Returns Locations

Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM

Paid airport drop off service is available for return flight from Midway International Airport (MDW) after 7:00 PM

Important Notes
  • 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

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

Tour Confirmation

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 Rate:

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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  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.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  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.

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

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.

81 7

I and my sister enjoyed this visit well. It was nice to see the entire Chicago city that would have been impossible to visit in such a short time. This tour covered almost all the important and interesting places. We knew few of the names and many were unknown that we covered in this tour. The complete tour for 5 days was worth the visit. They followed the schedule everywhere and so we covered all the places without any hurry. I liked the tour program and so recommend this operator. I also give 5 stars as it is worth these numbers.

Drishti mehta
73 6

It was pretty appreciable the way we have been treated on our bus trip. Jonathon, our bus guide was a remarkable and friendly person who had been a great help. I loved the tour of Chicago city, especially the ‘prohibit-ion journey’ on our last day, great learning, exploring, and activities to do. Thanks for this wonderful trip.

46 11

not all the destination on our tour was the type which I would ever admire to visit. though I got to see the place where my favorite tv show prison break was made at Old Joliet Prison Park, it was quite a bold and not-fun place to visit. I would never forget the experience we had at the 360-observation deck, the tilt forward feature took our breaths away. It was a kind of decent bus tour.   

Parshant Mehta
40 20

I had been with my husband on this tour. Actually, I had been asking him for a very long time to take me to Chicago and he kept on postponing. However, this time I saw it in this tour. I definitely want to come on this tour again so that I see few places again. All the places were good and the problem was with the guided tour who spoke only in American English. We could not understand half of what he explained. Anyway we were happy, the tour was good. The accommodation and the bus transport were also convenient.

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