Our Price: from $566 (per person, based on double occupancy) Available: Wed (2013/6/5 - 2013/8/28) Depart from: Chicago, IL Highlights: Visit Chicago, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga, Nashville, Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains, Dutch Village, Bonner's Christmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth, Detroit. 6-night hotel accommodations, free airport transfers.
Day 1 : Hometown - Chicago - Night Tour Meet our tour guide at the baggage claim area at O’hare, where pick-up service is available between 9 AM and 9 PM; at MDW, you have to manage to arrive at the hotel by yourself. Cannot wait to see the Windy City? Join our optional night tour (at the nighttime we will go to Buckingham Memorial Fountain which is located behind Lake Michigan within Grand Park. During the night time, you will see a light show that will glorify the fountain. We will then head to Millennium Park, where the Crown Fountain is located and see many random faces coming out from the fountain. We conclude the night tour by heading to Northerly Island Park to see the panoramic view of Chicago. It will be a trip of a lifetime) for only $25 per person as long as you can arrive at the hotel by 5PM!
Day 2 : Chicago - Knoxville Be proud of on the road in American heartland! Upon arriving in Indianapolis, the second largest city in the Midwest, you will get to know this city and state through its State Museum of Indiana and a visit to its car museum can help you experience racing culture.
Day 3 : Knoxville - Great Smoky Mountains Our tour continues to Tennessee with a trip through the Great Smoky Mountains. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, Great Smoky Mountain Park is America’s most visited national park. After exploring the town of Gatlinburg, we will continue to the Dixie Stampede, a lively opening show featuring country and bluegrass musical acts, followed by exciting horse riding exhibitions in the arena.
Day 4 : Chattanooga - Nashville Start with the Lost Sea, America’s largest underground lake famous for its glass-bottomed boat on its dark and silent waters. Similarly, Ruby Falls offers a 1000 foot descent into the caverns of Lookout Mountain, where visitors can see a fantastic 145 foot waterfall. Then atop Lookout Mountain you’ll visit the Rock City, which boasts large rock formations and lush gardens. Hop aboard the Incline Railway, which will climb a mile up the side of the mountain on the world's steepest railway.
Day 5 : Nashville - Chicago Perhaps the biggest factor in drawing visitors to Nashville is its association with country music, however, the “Music City” as the capital of the state is also a perfect place to conclude your visit in Tennessee. Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored.
Day 6 : Chicago - Dutch Village - Bonner's Christmas Wonderland - Frankenmuth You may be wondering if you are in Michigan or Europe. Dutch Village is a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago, complete with authentic Dutch architecture, flowering gardens, canals and windmills. If you love the joy and www.taketours.com/print-itinerary/23081.html
excitement of the Christmas season, then enjoy those special feelings all year long at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, where everything and every day is Christmas! Frankenmuth, nicknamed "Little Bavaria", draws over three million tourists annually to its Bavarian-themed shops and restaurants such as Frankenmuth Brewery.
Day 7 : Detroit - Chicago / Hometown Motown. The Motor City. The D. Whatever you call it, Detroit is a dynamic, diverse city with an intriguing history. It's a place of people and places, trends and events, world-changing inventions and groundbreaking music. Long known as the automobile capital of the world, Detroit is also famous for its distinctive Motown music sound from the 1960s. A visit to Henry Ford Museum makes it hard to imagine an industry that shaped a culture as much as the auto industry shaped America’s in the 20th century. After tour ends, you will be taken to ORD airport for flight departing after 7PM or DTW airport for flight departing after 1:30pm. (Self supporting at MDW)
Inclusions: Complimentary ORD airport transfers (Free airport pick up time: 9am - 9pm) 6 nights hotel accommodation Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle Tour guide (Level 2: semi-guided tour) All taxes and fees included
Exclusions: Chicago Night Tour: Adult: $25, Child(2-11)/Senior(65+): $15 Air fares between your city and Chicago All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for. Service fees for your tour guide and bus driver (total $7.00/day per passenger) Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified. Any private expenses Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from Chicago ORD airport after 7:00pm or DTW after 1:30pm. Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.