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The Great Lakes: Refreshing 10 Days Tour
Highlights

  • Chicago, Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson Museum, Green Bay, Lambeau Field, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, German Town, Christmas Village, Mackinac Island,Detroit , Amish Villages
  • Deluxe hotels, bus, Chinese and English speaking tour guide.


Day 1 :HOMETOWN - Chicago Night Tour
At O’Hare Airport, meet the tour guide in baggage claim area, where free pick-up service will be available between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, but costs $120 for groups of 4 or less for nighttime pick-ups (9:00 PM to 9:00 AM); whereas at Midway Airport, transportation to the hotel will be managed by oneself or, for $120, pick-up service for groups of 4 or less. There will be an additional $120 charged for any group beyond 4 at both airports.  *Can’t wait to see the Windy City?  Join our optional night tour for only $35 per person as long as you arrive at the hotel before 5:00 PM!

*Departure location and time: 9:00a.m in front of Citi Bank at Chinatown Square Branch  
2022 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Hotel : Comfort Inn or similar.
Day 2 :The city with the best architecture design – full day tour highlights
  • Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), reaching the heights of 110 floors, is now deemed the highest tower in the Western Hemisphere. It presides over the famous Field Museum of Natural History and overlooks the boundless expanse of the Five Great Lakes. It will allow you to “float” above the city in an elevated glass case looking down on the city, allowing one to be exhilarated and awestruck by the beauty of the city. Entrance fees are $19 per person.
  • There is a small peninsula (located near the museum district) off the shores of Lake Michigan that is perfect for viewing the beautiful Chicago skyline. From this point of view, the landscape, structure and skyscrapers turn into a perfect mosaic of architecture, making the Chicago skyline one of the world’s most beautiful.
  • Millennium Park is a place with wondrous sculptural designs, delightful music, and the perfect combination of high-tech city and world-famous gardens.
  • Chicago Board of Trade or "Little Wall Street" is the world's first and largest futures exchange. Chicago has an experienced position in the global business sector and is the second largest US Wall Street financial district.
  • Bulls Arena Reminisce about the "Bulls dynasty" miracle, take pictures with a Michael Jordan statue and feel the atmosphere surrounding a city’s best and proudest sports team.
  • University of Chicago is the birthplace of nuclear energy and the first typical cultural American university. It is near President Obama’s residence, complete with stories of his life experiences, ups and downs of the struggle to the summit of power and the genera achievements of America's first African American president in searching for the American dream.
  • Navy Pier, once a naval base in the Great Lakes, is now a comprehensive playground for the world’s most visited lakeside park in the United States.
  • The Buildings by Chicago River Green Arrow gum headquarters buildings, the Chicago Tribune Tower, corn buildings, Chicago Merchandizer Mart
  • Grant Park and the Buckingham Fountain. Grant Park is known as Chicago’s Gateway Park and the Buckingham Fountain is the largest man-made fountain in the world. This is the same place where President Obama announced his election into presidency as the first African American president in this nation.
  • Old water tower, Michigan Avenue, Grand burnt city, the old water tower stands the only witness. Phoenix Nirvana story; Michigan Avenue, one of the world's top commercial street, first-class brand boutiques, Regal shopping paradise, there Magnificent Mile said.
  • Great Lakes Cruise offers a lovely boat ride on Lake Michigan, allowing for a picturesque view of Chicago from the waters. This ride along the shores of the Chicago River---- on Lake Michigan vast sea, the boat look back to the city of Chicago Magnificent World rare picture; along the Chicago River rafting, ornamental architectural works of masters of modern architecture group is known on both sides of the Museum of Art, is a worthwhile trip Chicago tradition. (Tickets $36 per person)
  • Museums(Optional, depends on time)The Field Museum has the world's largest dinosaur fossil. The Art collection of the Art Institute of Chicago is ranked second in the United States. The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium are famous both nationally and internationally (Tickets at own expense).
Hotel : Comfort Inn or similar.
Day 3 :On the third day of Hemingway's former residence, McDonald's headquarters Tribune manor day trips main attractions Profile
  1. Ernest Hemingway’s Home is something to be revered, having been one of the greatest American authors of all time (tickets required). He lived in a town stylistically similar to Oak Park City.
  2. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio was one that contained one of the world’s greatest architects, having designed villas and some of America’s most stunning housing areas. The way Wright combines architecture, art and design is simply magnificent.
  3. The Headquarter of McDonald   The building of McDonald headquarters (commonly known as French fries Building) serves the purpose of R & D, staff training and a University of Hamburg.
  4. Naperville Village is the most comfortable place to live in. Walking on the beach, listening to the sound of the Millennium Bell could be the best memory in the tour.
  5. The Tribune Family Estate is home to one of America’s greatest newspaper publishing companies,visit First Division Museum.
Hotel : Ramada Hotel or similar.
Day 4 :Fourth day of the Baha'i Temple, Northwestern University, Regal district leisure day trips main attractions Profile
  1. Northwestern University is located in the quaint little town of Evanston. It is an affluent area containing one of the two best universities in the Chicagoland area. Experience the tranquility of this Evanston college town.
  2. Baha'i Temple advocates the unity of the Baha’i world headquarters in North America and its magnificent architectural design.
  3. Mansion area is one of the top luxury residential areas in the United States. Jordan and some other stars once lived here. These mansions dwell in the forest by the Great Lakes and they are as pretty as a fairy tale world.
  4. The Chicago Botanic Gardens is a place of vast natural beauty; walk amongst a sea of flowers and relish in the emersion of such sweet scents and scenery. (It might be changed to museums or other attractions according to the weather condition)
         After tour, take plane to home about 6:00pm
Hotel : Quality Inn or similar
Day 5 :Fifth day of exploring the museums day trips main attractions Profile
  1. Museums Campus    We will transfer to Museums Campus, 3 famous museums are located here. The tourists can decide which to visit according to their own interests. The Field Museum has the world's largest dinosaur fossil. The Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium are famous both nationally and internationally (Tickets at own expense). The bus will pick up the tourists around 2PM, and transfer to next stop.  Field Museum: The Field Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world. The diverse, high quality permanent exhibitions, range from the earliest fossils to past and current cultures from around the world.   Adler Planetarium:  The Adler is America's first planetarium,it is home to three full size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and a significant collection of antique scientific instruments and print materials. In addition, the Adler boasts the Doane Observatory, one of the only research-active, public urban observatories. Shedd Aquarium: Shedd Aquarium aquarium contains 32,500 animals, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world. The aquarium has 2 million annual visitors; it was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. It contains 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.
  2. Art Institute of Chicago  Transfer to Art Institute of Chicago, the Art collection of the Art Institute of Chicago is ranked second in the United States. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art, Islamic art, Ancient classical and Egyptian art, modern and contemporary art, and architecture and industrial and graphic design.
  3. The Museum of Science and Industry   The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. Among its diverse and expansive exhibits, the museum features a full-size replica coal mine, a German submarine (U-505) captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot model railroad, the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train , and the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried the first humans to orbit the Moon. *If the tourists want to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, we will arrange it as possible as we can, but it’s not guaranteed, the tourists might be asked to join the bus of other one day tours for transportation, the tourists will need to follow the schedule of the bus as well.

Hotel : La Quinta or similar
Day 6 :Chicago - Milwaukee - Green Bay
We will drive to Milwaukee along the coast of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. We will visit Miller Brewery and Harley-Davidson Museum (tickets at own expense). We will visit Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the home field of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, and a part of The Packers Heritage Trail, feel the spirit of the champion team. Ending the night in a hotel in North Michigan.
Hotel : Days inn Green bay and suite or Similar
Day 7 :Green Bay - Munising - Sault Ste Marie
We will drive to Munising, take the boat (tickets at own expense) to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a U.S. National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Passengers can enjoy the scenic views – up close, the spectacular sceneries of sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, forest, and shoreline. Ending the ninght in a hotel in Sault Ste marie .
Hotel : Days inn Sault Ste Marie or Soo Locks Lodge and suite or similar
Day 8 :Sault Ste Marie - Mackinac Island - Traverse City
We will take the ferry to the paradise called Mackinac City. It is one of the world’s most popular island resorts, one of the five most famous Islands for vacation. The Mackinac Bridge, majestic and stretching to the substantial length of 5 miles, connects Michigan’s upper and lower islands. On one side of Mackinac Bridge is clear Lake Michigan and the other gleaming Lake Huron.This paradise island aims to retain the scenery before the automobile era, as if to transport people back through time to a couple of decades ago, so no motor vehicles are allowed on the island. Carriages, bicycles and tricycles that run in the street are the island’s main modes of transportation for visitors.Take the ferry back to St Ignace in the afternoon.We will visit Traverse city, the Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, the surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest, we will enjoy the beautiful views in countryside, learn the history of the winery and the process of making wines, taste the wine in wineries(at own expense). Ending the night in a hotel around Traverse City.
Hotel : Days inn Grayling or Similar
Day 9 :Traverse City - “German Town”-Detroit
Transfer to “German Town” to view stunning wooden bridges, cuckoo clocks, a year-round Christmas village full of Christmas spirit, a variety of Christmas ornaments, gift wares. Enjoy Bavarian-style German beer sausage. Transfer to Detroit. A tour of the Ford Museum (tickets required) will give us an overview of the evolution of cars from primitive classics to contemporary beauties. Detroit, once a beautiful and prosperous city, is now bankrupt. The beach of the Great Lakes narrows down as it approaches Detroit City. Canada is right across the Bell Island near the Detroit River.  Overnight in Detroit.
Hotel : Country inn& suite Dearborn Or Comfort inn Metro Airport Romulus Or Similar
Day 10 :Detroit - Amish Villages - Chicago
Moving on to Indiana, we arrive at Amish country. You will see people of this culture dressed in peculiar ways, with their men in long coats and black hats, as if back in the eighteenth century. The Amish way of life is highly religious and centered around trying to keep agrarian civilization alive. They lead a simple but hard working life, which often bring people to reevaluate the values and work ethics of their life.For lunch there will be an authentic Amish meal provided from the provisions made on the farm.Then we will visit the largest free market in the United States, complete with a superb selection of Amish handmade and agricultural products. Thus ending your tour with a safe trip back to Chicago. Transfer to the airport, groups will either board the 7:00 PM flight the same night or another flight the next day at appropriate airports.

*To add 1 more night’s stay, $120/per room night
* The sequence of the itinerary might be changed according to the actual circumstance, the main attractions will stay the same.

  • Costs include:
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation, Comfort inn or similar hotel, rooms including two full size beds
  • Airport and local transportation
  • Local tour guides and driver
  • Fee does not include:
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, soft drinks,alcoholic beverages, personal insurance costs, etc.
  • Tips to guide and driver, total $ 8.00 per person per day.
  • Meals, tickets and tips
  • The tickets for the tour itinerary.
Admission tickets: :Adults/ Child

Admission tickets:
Items

Adults Children Senior
(65+)
Harley-Davidson Museum
 $20  $10 (5-17yrs)  $14(65+)
Pictured Rocks Sightseeing Boat $37 $10 (6-12yrs)  $37
Mackinac City Ferry    
$25 $13 (5-12yrs $25
Ford Automobile Museum $20 $12.5 (5-12yrs) $15(62+)
Willis Tower   
$19 $12 (3-11yrs)
$18
Chicago Boat   
$36 $36  
$36
the Art Institute of Chicago  
$25 $19  
$19
the Field Museum 
$18 $13 (3-11yrs $15
the Science and Industry Museum $27 $18 (3-11yrs $26
the Shedd Aquarium 
$29 $20 (3-11yrs $29
the Adler Planetarium $25 $20 (3-11yrs $25
Ernest Hemingway’s Home
$10 8(5-12yrs) $8
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio $17 $14 $14

 Tickets are subject to change without notice.

CODE DEPARTURE Twin 3rd/4th Pax Single
CHI10
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri  (5/3-10/28/2016) $980 $680 $1460
  • Conditions and Regulations:
  • Due to Fire Code in USA. all hotel bedding in each room is base on 2 doubles or 1 king / queen only with no exceptions.
  • It is your own responsibility to keep out smoking in non smoking rooms. Otherwise you will be penalized up to $350
  • (US dollars) cleaning fee plus hotel losses.
  • No meals included. Optional meals may be arranged at $30 (2 Meals) per day per person.
  • Tips are not included. Driver & Tour guide’s tips at $8.00 per day per person.
  • Air fare is not included in all packages
  • In case of unforeseen circumstances, i.e. gusty weather, accident, violence, and etc. We are not responsible for any cost incurred thereof.
  • We reserve the right to modify the itinerary and hotels for the benefit of the group.

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