Day 1 Hometown - Chicago (Night Tour)
The first day’s itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change
upon your arrival.
Fly from home to Chicago. For passengers arriving with domestic flights, please wait at
Baggage Claim area; for passengers taking International flight, please wait at the Exit doors
after retrieving your luggage. Tour guide will lead you to the meeting point.
For those guests who arrive at O’Hare meeting point before 3:00pm, you will receive an
additional gift - free transportation to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago which features many
shopping and dining options, there’s no complementary airport pickup and shopping option
for Midway Airport arrival.
For passengers who arrive before 5:00pm, you are invited to join the night tour of Chicago at
$25 per person. (*To arrange the night tour, it requires at least 4 guests enrolled.)
【Chicago Night tour】
Start from the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, we will set off for Michigan Avenue
where you can have a wonderful view of the Magnificent Mile in the night and take a walk
alongside the Chicago River. The last stop will be the Michigan Lakeside with the panoramic
view of the world-class city skyline of Chicago.
Hotel: COMFORT INN O'HARE or equivalent
Day 2 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 3 Chicago - Detroit
In the morning, we are heading to the capital of automobiles - Detroit. We will stop at the
headquarters of the General Motors Company, and then visit Henry Ford Museum, which is
sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. It is the second-largest carmaker in the United States.
Here is a word saying that where there is a car, there is a Ford. The exhibitions not only show
the history of Ford but also reveal the process of American 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 4 Detroit - Pittsburgh - Washington D.C
In the morning, we will leave for Pittsburgh, "the Steel City" and go to the famous Point State
Park, which is at the confluence of three rivers, gives you the fabulous view of the city of
Pittsburgh. By the afternoon, we will head to Washington D.C. and visit the Lincoln
Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War
Memorial. Besides, we can take photos of the White House and the U.S. Capitol from outside.
Furthermore, you surely don’t want to miss the opportunity to take a cruise for sightseeing of
the town on the Potomac River! Along the way, you will see and pass by the Washington
Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and etc.
Hotel: COMFORT INN CAPITAL BELTWAY or equivalent
Day 5 Baltimore - Amish Village - Philadelphia - New York
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 we will be heading to Lancaster to visit the Amish
Cottage. 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 life is always remarkable in the trip with such a huge contrast
with the modern social values. Later on, drive north to Philadelphia where 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, the Statue of Washington,
Congress Hall, and other great attractions! Take pictures, and even better, add a smile!
Arriving in New York by evening, you are invited to join our delicately tailored night tour for
just $25 to get an initial contact with this “Sleepless City” – a 3-hour tour stopping by the
Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Hudson River to enjoy the luxury night view of city!
Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or equivalent
Day 6 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 to feel the core
spirit of the New York, by visiting amounts of famous landmarks and museums to learn more
of its unique history, and shopping in the world top-brand boutiques! By stepping up to the
Empire State Building, 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 for New
York, the Empire State. Nowadays it is still the most famed landmark of the city of New York.
Also, Guests will have a chance to take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River to enjoy the
city from a totally different view, as well as take pictures with the backdrops of Statue of
Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, US INTREPID, the national heritage that costs
$120 million, is reopen for visitors. Concorde supersonic airliner and a variety of aircrafts
will be all in the exhibition for the guests to visit. Wandering around the world's famous
financial and securities trading center – Wall Street, taking pictures with the symbol of New
York Stock Exchange - Charging Bull, and visiting Trinity Church, Times Square. Of course,
we will not miss the famous 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 take guests see around the Fifth Avenue,
Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters, Ground Zero and the new construction of
WTO - Freedom tower. . .
Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset, Hilton Parsippany or equivalent
Day 7 New York - Niagara Falls
Driving through the hilly Pennsylvania and New York State, the several hours of ride
becomes a perfect time to enjoy the rural sceneries. We will arrive at Niagara Falls around the
noon. 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. Guests will be amazed by the deafening roar
of the American Fall, the Horseshoe Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall. Take the voyage on the
famous “Maid of the Mist” (closed in winter) 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. Later you can choose either: A. to stay in the
Falls Park for self-exploration till returning the hotel, or, B. to take 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.
Upon the sunset, 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 8 Cleveland - Chicago - Home
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 famous designer I. M. Pei. This is the heaven for Rock and Roll fans. 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.
Departure & Return Information:
(1) Complementary airport pickup is provided between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at O’Hare Airport. (You may have to wait for other guests.) No complementary pick-up service at Midway airport.
(2) 24-hour charged pick-up service is available for the first two persons at $120 with $10 for each additional person.
Airport Drop-off: Chicago O'Hare Airport (flight after 19:00)/Paid: Midway Airport (flight after 19:00)
Scenic Spots Notes:
(1) 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.
(2) In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make
some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
(3) 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 ($8 per person per day), and any private
costs (such as hotel telephone charges, laundry etc.)
Optional Admission Package (For Your Reference Only)
|East Coast & Canda Attration Fee
|Chicago Night Tour
|Chicago Architecture Walk Tour
|The Art Institute of Chicago
||$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)
|Maid of the Mist
|In-depth Niagara tour
|Rock N Roll Hall of Fame