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8-Day Chicago to Atlanta, Springfield, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans Swamp Tour

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8-Day Chicago to Atlanta, Springfield, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans Swamp Tour
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Departure City Chicago IL US
Return City Chicago IL US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Wed (2019-01-01 To 2019-12-31) | Random Dates
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-CHI-145

Explore Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Water Tower, 360-CHICAGO Observatory, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, State Capitol Building, Gateway Arch, Cathedral Basilica, Memphis Pyramid, Graceland Mansion, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, Jackson Square, Royal Street, WWII Museum, French Market, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Headquarters, World of Coca-Cola, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Indiana State House, Fair Oaks Farm, and Purdue University on our exciting bus tour starting from Chicago with special discounts and deal breaking prices.

Day 1
Chicago City Tour

Start the tour from Chicago early in the morning to discover the authentic culture and top-notch landmarks in the city. Make the first stop at Millennium Park located in the heart of Chicago Downtown, showcasing the variety of skyscrapers, architecture, landscape views and much more. Appreciate browsing the Cloud Gate attraction and then head to the country’s largest Buckingham Fountain. Take a stroll at the famous Navy Pier site which is best known for its waterfront stores, attractions, exhibition facilities, eateries, and more. Explore the Chicago Theater on our exclusive tour and then head to Magnificent Mile in Michigan Avenue. Browse the famous Chicago Art Institute, Grant Park, Chicago Water Tower, and arrive at the 360-CHICAGO Observatory. Discover the aerial views from the top-floor Observatory. Later, the Chicago River Cruise will bring a delightful ending of the day.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar. 

Day 2
Chicago – Springfield – St. Louis

Start the day by heading towards Springfield city in the US State Illinois, also known as the hometown of President Abraham Lincoln. Enter the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the residence of Abraham Lincoln, now it is opened for the public depicting the lifestyle of the former president. Guests will appreciate browsing the State Capitol Building. Continue towards St. Louis and witness the iconic Gateway Arch attraction, as well as explore the historical Cathedral Basilica. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Comfort Inn or Similar. 

Day 3
St. Louis – Memphis Graceland

In the morning, our tour group will travel across the Mississippi River to reach the Memphis city. Here, guests will witness the charms of the Memphis Pyramid. Make a stop at the Graceland Mansion which has been the residence of world-famous actor and singer, Elvis Presley. After that, our group will return to Jackson to spend the night.

Hotel: Ramada Pearl, Jackson Airport or Similar. 

Day 4
New Orleans

In the morning, our tour group is headed to New Orleans. Make the first stop at Oak Alley Plantation where the region’s oldest oak trees lead to a historical mansion with a slave quarter in close proximity. The fun will begin as soon as guests board the Swamp Tour at the bayou to learn about the variety of swamp wildlife and ecosystems. Later, guests are able to join our New Orleans Night Tour to discover the authentic culture and vibrant nightlife scene of this historical town. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: La Quinta Inn or Similar. 

Day 5
New Orleans – Montgomery

Today, our group will begin the day by exploring the top-notch landmarks in New Orleans ranging from French Quarter to Royal Street, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the Cathedral Basilica. To taste the local delicacies, we will visit the Café du Monde. Experience the Steamboat Natchez for some sightseeing around the region. After that, our group will browse the French Market, Garden District, City Park, and take a tour of the National WWII Museum. Return to Montgomery to spend the night. 

Hotel: La Quinta Inn or Similar. 

Day 6
Montgomery – Atlanta

In the morning, our tour group arrives in Atlanta. Take a tour of the Centennial Olympic Park located in the heart of Atlanta Downtown. After that, our tour group will make stops at the CNN Headquarters and World of Coca-Cola and discover the charms of the two most renowned landmarks in the city. Before we return to the hotels, guests will experience the Horsemanship Dinner & Show.

Hotel: Days Inn or Similar. 

Day 7
Chattanooga – Nashville

In the morning, our tour group is headed to Chattanooga City in Tennessee. Discover the charms of Ruby Falls, and board an exclusive Inclined Railway ride at the site. Continue towards the famous Rock City attraction and discover the breathtaking views of Lookout Mountain. After that, we arrive in Nashville. Here, our tour group will appreciate browsing the State Capitol Building, Country Music Hall of Fame, and more. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Ramada Louisville, Days Inn or Similar. 

Day 8
Indianapolis – Purdue University – Chicago

Guests will start the journey in the morning by exploring the Indiana State House in Indianapolis. Take a tour of the Purdue University and learn about the student culture and academic of this leading institute. Later, explore the Fair Oaks Farm before returning to Chicago. Our tour ends in Chicago.

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.
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.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

cost Excludes

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. 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. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.



Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL$25.00$0.00$19.00
Chicago 360, IL$25.00$18.00$25.00
Chicago Cruise, IL$38.00$28.00$38.00
Chicago Theater, IL$15.00$10.00$15.00
CNN Headquarters, GA$18.00$15.00$17.00
Fair Oaks Farm, IN$20.00$15.00$15.00
Graceland (Elvis Presley Mansion), TN$39.00$18.00$35.00
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, TN$17.00$9.00$17.00
Medieval Times Dinner Theater, GA$67.00$42.00$67.00
New Orleans Night Tour, LA$25.00$15.00$25.00
New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA$34.00$26.00$34.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA$25.00$7.00$25.00
Rock City Gardens, GA$23.00$13.00$23.00
Ruby Falls, TN$23.00$15.00$23.00
The National WWII Museum, LA$27.00$18.00$24.00
World of Coca-Cola, GA$19.00$15.00$17.00
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

6324 N Western Ave, (In front of library) Chicago, IL 60659 at 07:30 AM    

2100 S Wentworth Ave, (In front of library) Chicago, IL 60616 at 08:30 AM    

Returns Locations

2100 S Wentworth Ave, (In front of library) Chicago, IL 60616 at 06:00 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

⇒  $25/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $50/Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date
 

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

6% handling and Processing Fee in the case of any refund for all transactions.

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.

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

⇒  $75/person or 10% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  $100/person or 50% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 - 7 days 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.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or 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.

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.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

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.

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.

Quaneisha
85 3

At first, it occurred to me that we are going to regret this tour experience as we have never experienced the out of city tours with a crew. Nevertheless, the bus team turned out to be quite professional, the tour host guided us and the buses on which we travel were fine. We had the best time at Niagara Falls and at Chicago city. The reason for us to really enjoy on this bus tour was simple, our stops were absolutely the best, the Atlanta City was a great fun, the CNN television channel has the headquarters there, so glad the tour leader guided us to explore the building like we never expected to visit it like that. Everything went so well, Thanks a lot.

Aparna
48 8

We started the journey all the way from Chicago and ended it in the Chicago as well; it was pretty nice to visit all those great places throughout the course of this tour. Finally, we took a tour of Graceland which has been my dream to visit that place where Elvis lived his almost entire career life. We loved seeing around the New York City, it was nice, but New York has a bustling city life, it took a lot of time to travel from site to another. The night tours they offered us in New Orleans and in New York deserve a massive appreciation. The entire crew was so excited about the bus tour, fortunately, it is now one of my tour experiences so far. Loved the places we toured.

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