- United States
Set sail for an unforgettable trip to the City of Wind! Students and teachers alike will be mesmerized by the city’s rich architectural heritage reflected in Lake Michigan’s vast body of water. Ranked third largest US city in terms of population, Chicago is a major economic, cultural, scientific, and industrial center in the United States. One of those cities you always want to go back!
Leave your school in the morning and make a few stops en route to eat and stretch. In the evening, check-in at your hotel in Windsor, Ontario.
Departure for your destination early in the morning. Once in Chicago, enjoy some free time for lunch before going on a discovery walk and seeing the immense garden that is Grant Park, a municipal park dating back to 1844. Within the park, you will be impressed by Buckingham Fountain and the Millenium Park, a park within a park, which is dedicated to art and the new millennium. Next, take a stroll on Navy Pier, the famous pier built between 1914 and 1916 to accommodate Great Lakes ships. Museums, street shows, restaurants and the many shops of Navy Pier follow one another for more than a kilometer along the shores of the gigantic Lake Michigan. Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel located on the dock. In the evening, board The Loop, a skytrain that circles Chicago’s business district. The Loop was once a Streetcar line (1882) and is the second oldest transportation system in America, after New York. Installation at your suburban hotel at the end of the evening. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
After breafast, return to Navy Pier and board the Wendella for a narrated cruise on the city’s architecture. Explore Chicago’s internationally renowned architecture seen from the eponymous river and also from Lake Michigan. Next, head to the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. Deepen your knowledge and explore exhibits of all kinds: German submarine, coal mine, hall of mirrors, bicycle artifacts, futuristic innovations, and more. Then, after dinner, climb the Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest skyscraper. From the Skydeck Observatory, admire the impressive perspective of the city. Who will dare to take the step into the famous glass box? Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Your fourth day begins with a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo. Established in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes each year more than 3 million visitors who come from all over to see more than 1,200 animals. After lunch, visit the Field Museum. Built in the 1920s, this Greek temple-like building is an important museum of natural history and ethnology. You will have access to 35 permanent exhibitions on the themes of animals, cultures, the environment, fossils, minerals, mummies … so many subjects that will interest all students! Then, end the day with a dinner show at the Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater. This Chicago bar presents a musical review in English, in which you will travel through the successes of the 1920s. An unforgettable evening not to be missed! Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
After a good breakfast, get your luggage ready before this last day in Chicago. Your driver drops you downtown for a ride on the Magnificent Mile, one of the five most beautiful shopping streets in the world. This famous avenue is home to hundreds of shops, businesses and hotels. The John Hancock Tower, Wrigley building and Tribune Tower are some of the important buildings on this street. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium. The Shedd Aquarium is the world’s largest indoor aquarium with over 8,000 animals. The galleries house creatures from the waters of the world: rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small lakes and oceans. The Oceanarium, the second attraction, is a magnificent reconstruction of an ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. After this visit, take the road back to Windsor and have dinner on the way. Arrived in Windsor, installation at your hotel. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Head to your school in the morning after a good breakfast and make a few stops on the way back for meals and to stretch your legs. Meals included: breakfast.
- Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
- Professional guide services for the entire tour
- All activities, visits, meals and gratuities at restaurants mentioned on the itinerary
- 24/7 emergency telephone service
What’s not included
- Meals that are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for the guide and driver (possible to include it in your package)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
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