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

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5-Day Chicago to Route 66, Milwaukee, Prohibition 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(2017-12-01 To 2018-12-31)
Duration 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-140A

Join us on a 5 day tour that will take you to the U.S. Route 66, Santa Monica,Adams Street, Michigan Avenue,the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, the Museum of the Gilding Arts, the Millennium Park, the Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan ,and lots more. Accommodation and transportation are included. Join now!

Day 1
Hometown – Chicago

On Day 1, we will fly to Chicago.  Our professional guide will receive passengers coming by domestic flights at the Baggage claim area, and the international flight's passengers may wait after retrieving their luggage at the Exit doors. Guests arriving before 3:00 pm at O'Hare meeting point will receive free transportation to visit Fashion Outlets in Chicago featuring dining and shopping options.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 2
Route 66

On Day 2, we will start in the morning on the U.S. Route 66 that was the original highway within the U.S. Highway System. This highway began from Chicago reaching Santa Monica and California. We will visit first the crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue on Route 66. Then the group will have breakfast at Lou Mitchell's and feel the classic golden age. Later, we will stop at Joliet and visit the Old Joliet Prison Park. From there, we will visit and have a guided museum tour by the city staff of the Mother Road. The tour will include visiting Route 66 Hall of Fame, the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum and the Museum of the Gilding Arts.  In the evening, we will go back to Chicago and stay overnight in a hotel.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 3
Chicago City Tour

On Day 3, we will start in the morning on this tour to see in one day the best of Chicago. We will take a walk in the Millennium Park, view its stunning architecture, sculpture and landscape design. Later, we will see Cloud Gate and take a break at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. From there we will go on a stroll around the Navy Pier and take an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theatre. The next stop is Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, and the historical Chicago Water Tower. Later, we will go up to the 360 CHICAGO that is above Lake Michigan and see the breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront, and the neighboring states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Visitors can go for another thrilling experience on the outward tilt glass and steel moveable platform. We can view a skyline of skyscrapers in Chicago and see the Chicago River flowing from Lake Michigan and also view the lined up best architecture: the corncob-shaped Marina City buildings, Trump Tower, Willis Tower. Later take the river cruise for an urban view of the city. (The cruise is closed in winter). In the evening, we will reach the hotel and stay overnight.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 4
Milwaukee Lake Geneva

On Day 4, we will start in the morning towards Milwaukee and first visit the Harley Davidson Museum displaying the American legendary motorcycle brand by collection. We will then visit the Miller Brewing Company. Then, relax in the Bavarian-style Miller Inn or at the outdoor Beer Garden having your brew. After lunch, we will head towards Lake Geneva. The area is a renowned summer retreat and has cattle, lumber, cement, steel, oil, durable goods, and manufacturing, besides large homes and mansions worth knowing and seeing. Later, we will walk alongside the lake and take the Geneva Lake cruise (Cruise will be closed in winter) to enjoy the historic estates and see “Geneva Bay” in one-hour time approximately. In the evening, we will reach the hotel and stay overnight.

Hotel: Best Western O’hare or similar.

Day 5
Prohibition, McCormick Tour

On Day 5, we will start in themorning and leave for Chicago prohibition bus tour. This is a guided bus tour providing your information, history, and details about Al Capone, the American gangster. We will taste cocktail where Al Capone visited. After lunch, we will reach the majestic estate and late Cole Robert R McCormick ten acre garden, who was the editor and publisher formerly of Chicago Tribune. We will know about Colonel McCormick from our guided tour about his passion, interest, history, journalism, politics, architecture, philanthropy and patriotism issues. Guests not joining the Mafia tours may visit the Chicago University Walking tour.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 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$28.00$21.00$28.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$39.00$18.00$35.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
Exchequer Restaurant & Pub, IL$35.00$15.00$35.00
Farm Shooting Experience, IL$20.00$20.00$20.00
Harley Davidson Museum, IL$20.00$10.00$14.00
Lake Geneva Bay Cruise, WI$30.00$16.00$28.00
Prohibition Tours, IL$45.00$45.00$45.00
Robert R. McCormick House, IL$20.00$20.00$20.00
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.

Reschedule

​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.

Pricing

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.

Cancellation

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 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 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.

 

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.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

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.

Responsibility
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.

Zhen
53 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.

Parshant Mehta
23 4

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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