Day 1 Chicago City Tour
This tour will show you the best of Chicago in one day. This is a world’s top architecture city
with bold architectures. You will take a walk in the Millennium Park, a combination of
stunning architecture, sculpture and landscape design located in the heart of downtown
Chicago; you will see Cloud Gate, the impressive signature urban sculpture and one of the
best public spaces that you can find on earth. Take a break at the Clarence Buckingham
Memorial Fountain, one of the world's largest artificial fountains. Stroll around the Navy
Pier, the former Navy training center, which is the most visited lakeshore park in central
United States now. You will also take an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theatre, an exquisite
French Baroque style theatre. Another stop is Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, where
the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, the historical Chicago Water Tower, shopping
malls and boutique stores are located. To have the best view of this famous city, you will go
up to the 360 CHICAGO which soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s
majestic skyline to offer the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and
four neighboring states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. It newly presents an
enclosed, glass and steel moveable platform that tilts outward 304 meter above the
Magnificent Mile and safely holds up to eight visitors at a time, which will be another
thrilling experience for whom like to challenge themselves. As the birthplace of skyscrapers,
Chicago has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers. Chicago River flows backwards from Lake
Michigan and is lined up with best architecture in town: the corncob shaped Marina City
buildings, Trump Tower, Willis Tower and etc. Take our river cruise to enjoy the beautiful
urban view of Chicago, or take an In-depth Walking Tour (in winter) through the
underground Pedway system which connects numerous famous landmarks.
Hotel: COMFORT INN O’HARE or equivalent
Day 2 Chicago - Detroit
Our tour will start with Detroit, the capital of automobiles in the morning. We will stop at the
headquarters of the General Motors Company. We will then visit Henry Ford Museum, named
after the founder of the Ford Motor Company which is the second largest carmaker of U.S. It
is said that where there is a car, there is a Ford. The exhibitions not only portray the history of
Ford but also the Industrial Revolution. The collection contains many rare exhibits including
John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre,
Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.
Hotel: QUALITY INN & SUITES NORTH YOUNGSTOWN or equivalent
Day 3 Detroit - Pittsburgh - Washington, D.C.
In the morning, we will leave for Pittsburgh - “the Steel City” for its more than 300 steelrelated
businesses and "the City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. We will visit the Point State
Park, which, at the confluence of three rivers, gives you a fabulous view of Pittsburgh.
In the afternoon, we will head to Washington D.C. and firstly visit the Lincoln Memorial.
This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U.S.
Capitol. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of
his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address. Next, we will stop at the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The two monuments honor
members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the wars. Later we can take photos with
backdrops of the White House and the U.S. Capitol due to the visit limitation for the public.
Additionally, you surely don’t want to miss the opportunity to take our exclusive DC cruise
for sightseeing of the town along the Potomac River. Along the way, you will also see and
pass by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial and more.
Hotel: COMFORT INN CAPITAL BELTWAY or equivalent
Day 4 Baltimore - Amish - Philadelphia - New York Night Tour
Baltimore, the colorful and diverse town, Maryland's largest city and economic hub, is
recognized by its beautiful inner harbor where sits the Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S.
national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The waterfront, Baltimore’s hub for tobacco
trade with England in its earliest days, is surrounded with shops, restaurants and attractions
that lure tourists and residents today.
Then our tour continues to Lancaster County, home of the Amish. Despite the development of
the contemporary technologies in the 21st century, the Amish still live a rural way of life.
They enjoy their simple and strict life and keep away from light, phone, and TV. Amish
village is always remarkable in the trip with such a huge contrast with the modern social
Drive north to Philadelphia which is known as the birthplace of American democracy. At the
Independence National Historical Park, tour guide will arrange a free time for guests to walk
around. Inside the Independence Hall, you will have a special moment of standing exactly
where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. You also won’t miss
the Liberty Bell which is recognized for its famous crack. Go beyond the iconic crack to learn
how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. You will also see the
Statue of Washington, Congress Hall, and many other great attractions.
Upon our arrival in New York in the evening, you are invited to join our delicately tailored
night tour for just $25 to get an initial contact with this “City that Never Sleeps” – a 3-hour
special tour that stops at the Rockefeller Center, the Times Square, and Hudson Riverside
with a panoramic view of New York City skyline!
Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or equivalent
Day 5 New York City Tour
At a first glance, travelling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission
impossible; however, our highly organized tour is especially designed for you: by visiting
amounts of famous landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and
the core spirit of the New Yorkers! By stepping up to the Empire State Building Observation
deck, guests could overlook the beautiful view of the central park and the entire of New York
City. Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, and has
been surpassed in late 1970. Its name is derived from the nickname of New York, the Empire
State. Nowadays it is still the most famed landmark of the city. Also, Guests will take a
sightseeing cruise tour on the Hudson River to enjoy the city view from a totally different
angle, as well as take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.
Furthermore, visit USS INTREPID, the national heritage that costs $120 million, which is
reopen for visitors. Concorde supersonic airliner and a variety of aircrafts will be all in the
exhibition. In addition, wandering around the world's famous financial and securities trading
center – Wall Street, taking pictures with Trinity Church, New York Stock Exchange and its
signature sculpture Charging Bull, and visiting Times Square, Madame Tussauds - all of these
will be made into our tour later. Of course, we can’t miss the renowned Metropolitan Museum
of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States with
collections of more than 2 million works of art. In the end of the day, our tour bus will pass by
the Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero and the new “Freedom tower” - One
World Trade Center …
Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or equivalent
Day 6 New York - Niagara Falls
Along with the rural scenery, we will cross the states of New York and Pennsylvania and
finally arrive in Niagara Falls. It’s the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara
Falls so beautiful. More than 6 million cubic ft. (168,000 cubic meters) of water goes over the
crest line of the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours.
Look over the pounding water of the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil
Fall. Take the voyage on the famous “Maid of the Mist” which gets passengers as close as
possible to the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring
cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls. (*Maid of the Mist will be
closed in winter and be replaced by Jet Boat if time and weather allows.) Afterwards, you can
choose to take a Niagara Falls In-depth Tour. (Tour fee: $25/person, including $13 of the
admission ticket.) This interesting and exciting tour includes two popular attractions: the
magnificent natural wonder - Niagara Whirlpool State Park and the U.S. historic landmark -
Old Fort Niagara. The Niagara Whirlpool’s greatest depth is 125 feet. It is estimated the
whirlpool formed approximately 4,200 years ago by the upstream erosion of the Niagara
escarpment by Niagara River. Old Fort Niagara is a rich historic landmark; it spans more than
300 years. Its commanding presence on the great lake caused it to play a critical role in the
French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The gorgeous Lake
Ontario lies behind the Fort. Around nightfall, you will also watch a Thundering Water
Cultural Show which is a sacred place for the local Native American people. This show uses
dance as a storytelling medium through which to showcase the impact that the falls have had
on native culture.
Hotel: Days Inn Erie, Comfort Inn Erie or equivalent
Day 7 Cleveland - Chicago/Homeland
Cleveland, the holy land of Rock and Roll, is the biggest city along the Erie Lake in the State
of Ohio. Here, we will visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which is designed
by the renowned designer I.M. Pei. This is a heaven for fans of Rock and Roll. The museum
has 4 theaters, multiple interactive stations and 7 floors of exhibits that exactly tell the story
of the world’s most powerful music. In the evening, we will return to Chicago.
Scenic Spots Notes:
(1) Departure time: 8:00AM
(2) Pick-up location: 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616
(3) Drop-off Location: 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616, or, O’Hare International
(4) Airport (ORD). Note: Please book your flights departing from ORD after 7:00PM.
(5) Itinerary will be subject to traffic and weather. The sequence of the attractions might
be changed according to actual and practical situation for better service.
(6) In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide
may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
(7) This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction.
Guests need to purchase admission tickets from tour guides.
(1) If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances
interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without
refunding the tour fee.
(2) If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and
transportation is not refundable.
Tour Fee Exclude:
the meals, attractions tickets, service fee ($8 per person per day), and any
private costs (such as hotel telephone charges, laundry etc.).
Optional Admission Package (For Your Reference Only)
|East Coast & Canda Attration Fee
|Chicago Architecture Walk Tour
|The Art Institute of Chicago
||$Free (Under 14)
|Henry Ford Museum
|Amish Village Tour
|NYC Night Tour
||free (under 11)
|Empire State Building
||$27 (age 6-12)/Free (age 5 or under)
||$24 (age 5-12)
|Coning Glass Centre & Hot Glass Show
||free (under 17)
|Niagara Jetboat Adventures (seasonal)
|Maid of the Mist
|In-depth Niagara tour
|Washington DC Cruise
|The Breakers Mansion
|Rock N Roll Hall of Fame