4 days
Chicago
With its world-class architecture, gardens and museums, Chicago is the place to be. Catch stunning views of the skyline from the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and explore the Windy City’s many attractions up close. A photo stop at Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture (affectionately known as “The Bean”) is a must!
  • Day 1: Chicago

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Chicago

    Visit the Chicago Cultural Center

    Take a walking tour of Chicago

    • Magnificent Mile
    • Water Tower
    • Lake Michigan
    • Chicago Millennium Park

    Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck

  • Day 2: Chicago

    Take a guided tour of Chicago

    • Financial Center
    • Lincoln Park Conservatory
    • Hyde Park
    • University of Chicago
    • Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

    Visit the Museum of Science & Industry
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Chicago’s performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Chicago

    Visit the Shedd Aquarium and Abbott Oceanarium

    Visit the Field Museum

    Take an architecture river cruise

    Enjoy free time at Navy Pier

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Medieval Times dinner and tournament

    Medieval Times dinner and tournament

    Travel back in time to experience the adventure of the Middle Ages—in the form of a medieval dinner and jousting tournament. Enjoy a decadent feast of royal proportions and witness an epic indoor battle starring the castle’s brave knights, their authentic medieval weaponry, and their expertly trained stallions.

  • Day 4: Chicago

    Visit the Art Institute of Chicago

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Chicago

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Chicago

    Visit the Chicago Cultural Center

    Take a walking tour of Chicago

    • Magnificent Mile
    • Water Tower
    • Lake Michigan
    • Chicago Millennium Park

    Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck

  • Day 2: Chicago

    Take a guided tour of Chicago

    • Financial Center
    • Lincoln Park Conservatory
    • Hyde Park
    • University of Chicago
    • Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

    Visit the Museum of Science & Industry
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Chicago’s performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Chicago

    Visit the Shedd Aquarium and Abbott Oceanarium

    Visit the Field Museum

    Take an architecture river cruise

    Enjoy free time at Navy Pier

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Medieval Times dinner and tournament

    Medieval Times dinner and tournament

    Travel back in time to experience the adventure of the Middle Ages—in the form of a medieval dinner and jousting tournament. Enjoy a decadent feast of royal proportions and witness an epic indoor battle starring the castle’s brave knights, their authentic medieval weaponry, and their expertly trained stallions.

  • Day 4: Chicago

    Visit the Art Institute of Chicago

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

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  • Airfare and Transportation

    Round-trip flight on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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