Every Week in 2012! Mon - Thurs -- CHICAGO WORLD CLASS PASS TOUR!!! -- Let us show you Chicago "The City of Big Shoulders" DEPARTING Owensboro, KY, Evansville, IN with 3 Night - 4 Day Tour of Chicago, Illinois!!!
Tallest, fastest, biggest, oldest, most rare, most magnificent, most luxurious, most beautiful and by far the most economical. These are some of the descriptions of the Things to Do & Places to Visit in Chicago on a Starlite Tour.
Poet Carl Sandburg described Chicago as the "City of the Big Shoulders"Ě in 1916, and the city carries that moniker proudly to this day. With world-class museums and cultural attractions alongside thriving commercial and industrial ventures, Chicago hums with energy.
These 10 things to do and see capture the breadth of the city's offerings and illustrate why Frank Sinatra was moved to immortalize Chicago as "My Kind of Town."Ě Hey, Frank, it's our kind of town, too!
STARLITE TOURS CHICAGO WORLD CLASS PASS TOUR!!!
Every Week in 2012 (Monday thru Thursday)
$999 Per Person Double Occupancy - Four Full Course Meals at Hotel included and all other meals on your own.
*Four Days and Three Nights -
*5 Major Attractions!
*Transportation by Bus, Rail and Taxi
*Deluxe Downtown Hotel Accomodations
*Four Full-Course Meals
*Personal Group Tour Guide
*Plenty of personal free time
*Optional Chicago Evening Niteclub Scene
CHICAGO WORLD CLASS PASS TOUR
includes: admission to 5 of these 7 attractions: Your choice:
*The Field Museum of Natural History
*John Hancock Observatory
*Museum of Science and Industry
*The Art Institute of Chicago
*Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) Skydeck Chicago -Tallest building in America with "The Ledge" (a plexiglass room 113 floors up... on the outside of the building!)
With more than 2 million guests every year, John G. Shedd Aquarium is Chicago's most visited cultural attraction. And it's easy to see why: Curious explorers can roam through more than 80 habitats, acquainting themselves with some 1,500 species. The recently "reimagined"Ě Abbott Oceanarium brings beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Alaska sea otters and California sea lions up close, while the 90,000-gallon (340,687 liters) Caribbean Reef installation offers a 360-degree view of the sea life found in warm waters.
Art Institute of Chicago
Well-known treasures beckon inside the Art Institute of Chicago. This magnificent Beaux-Arts building with two stone lions guarding its Michigan Avenue entrance is home to works of art that span 5,000 years of human history, as well as the globe. The recently unveiled Modern Wing, which opened in 2009, houses contemporary art and modern European paintings and sculpture in a breathtaking setting. This is one of the places to visit in Chicago that you just have to take the time to see!
Adler Planetarium, which appears ready to launch itself into Lake Michigan from its lakeside perch, brings the universe to its visitors. From the Galaxy Wall "the largest and most complete view of our Milky Way" to an exhibition where intrepid explorers can occupy a life-size model of a Mars rover, the Adler encourages us to break the bonds of earth and look to the heavens.
The Field Museum
Every trip to Chicago should include a date with Sue. Holding court in The Field Museum's grand Stanley Field Hall, the remarkable Sue is the world's largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex. Beyond The Field's extensive rock and fossil collections, visitors can journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth in the Evolving Planet exhibit and marvel over precious stones from their rough beginnings to sparkling jewelry in the Grainger Hall of Gems.
The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere beckons with its eye-popping views of Chicago and beyond. Located atop the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Skydeck Chicago attracts nearly 1.3 million visitors each year to its 103rd floor observation deck, which rises 1,353 feet (412.4 meters) above street level. On a clear day, you can spot many of Chicago's landmarks and scan the horizon to Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. The brave of heart can step out onto The Ledge, a glass-enclosed balcony, for a view unlike any other.
John Hancock Observatory
Located in the heart of the Windy City's tourist district, the John Hancock Observatory with its one-of-a-kind open-air Skywalk is open until 11 p.m. daily. The fastest elevators in North America zoom to the 94th floor 1,000 feet (305 meters) up in only 40 seconds. The real fun is spotting Chicago landmarks, such as Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and glamorous marinas. Guests enjoy a multimedia Sky Tour and can contemplate Chicago's history on the 80-foot (24 meters) history wall. You can take in the view while sipping a complimentary coffee from the on-site cafe.
Museum of Science and Industry
The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, the Museum of Science and Industry was the first museum in North America to offer visitors the chance to touch and interact with exhibits. That tradition continues to this day with exhibits that encourage people to do more than spectate: you can make a giant heart beat in time to your own, open a Chicago River drawbridge for a model train, and practice your moves on the basketball court with the help of a virtual instructor.
Encompassing more than 50 acres (20 hectares) of prime Chicago lakefront territory, Navy Pier is truly a city within the city. With shopping, restaurants, parks and gardens, museums, stages and attractions galore, this Chicago landmark attracts millions every year. Fireworks light up the Chicago skyline twice a week during the summer months, and the 150-foot (45.7 meters) Ferris wheel operates year-round, weather permitting. It's no wonder that Navy Pier is often considered one of the top things to do in Chicago.
It may be one of Chicago's newest places to visit, but Millennium Park has quickly become a destination of choice for travelers and locals alike. With hundreds of free concerts and performances offered throughout the year at the dramatic Jay Pritzker Pavilion; an immense, walk-up-and-touch sculpture known affectionately as ‚ÄúThe Bean‚ÄĚ; and a 5-acre (2.2 hectares) garden to explore, Millennium Park lives up to the Chicago's official Latin motto: "Urbs in Horto" City in a Garden.
The Magnificent Mile
On Michigan Avenue, starting at the Chicago River and heading north for, yes, 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to Oak Street, lies a district of architecture, shopping, dining and business that has few peers. Aptly named, the Magnificent Mile is a mecca for tourists and business people, and bolsters Chicago's claim as one of the great cities on the world stage.
To visit the sites above that charge admission, use a Starlite Tours Chicago Pass and save with no entrance fees. Plus, Starlite Tours Chicago Pass holders skip most main-entrance ticket lines. So, while others are stuck waiting in the queue, our tour group is already enjoying the attractions. Starlite Tours Chicago Pass includes admission to Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Some special exhibits are not included with the pass and may require an extra fee.
Purchase Starlite Tours Chicago online and discover the wonders of Chicago.
posted by Four4Fun on Mar-15-2012
Just spent 3 funfilled days in Chicago with my family (7year boy, 4 year girl). I bought the Starlite Tours Chicago Pass because it seemed like a good deal. What a great idea! We used all our available time to see these magnificent attractions, and would have seen more if we hadn't run out of time. I calculated it out and the passes saved me close to $200 for the four of us, if we had bought the tickets at the door... plus, we were able to skip lines, a big plus with youngsters. A little bonus, if you do buy the tour, flip each ticket over and read the back. There were several that offered additional discounts on food or souveniers! Cha-Ching! Our favorites... the Skydeck and Museum of Science and Industry (could have spent 2 days in there!). We have been to the Monteray Aquarium in California, so it's hard to compete with that... however, the aquatic show was great and kids always like fish. Do not skip the Field Museum! The dinosaurs are amazing. Happy Travels!
posted by JohnEBGoode on Mar-15-2012
The Starlite Tours Chicago Pass was awesome!
A great way to see Chicago. We visited the Shedd, the Field Museum, Skydek, Planeturium and The Museum of Science and Industry. The pass saved us a bunch of money which allowed us to have a great vacation. Great hotel, Great train ride, Great Bus ride, Great food, Great people. We did not have any problems!
posted by Chicago Pizza Eater on Mar-15-2012
Chicago! A Great place to visit! All around fun time! The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium are spectacular! Good quality tour.
What an experience!
posted by Karen Hodges on Mar-15-2012
I had never been to the museums before and am now blown away! With Starlite Tours Chicago Pass, we were able to get into all of them without waiting in line. Also, many of them included bonuses like 3D movies and access to ticketed exhibits. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to tour Chicago. However, make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything. Many of the museums are only open 9am-5pm, but since you have 4 days to see it all, Starlite has planned it for your leisure! A month is not enough time to see everything, though, you don't need to rush, you can go to all five places and have a blast!
Great Tour Package!!!
posted by Kendra Young on Mar-13-2012
This is a wonderful tour package. It includes tickets to many famous attractions. It helps you save a lot of money. The one I feel most excited is that I can enjoy a 15% off certificate in bloomingdales! I have been thinking of buying a burberry trench coat for a long time, but I did not find a good discount. Until I come to Chicago with Starlite Tours, I finally bought my dream trench coat in a good price! I love Chicago!
posted by Bill McDonoho on Mar-14-2012
Day 1: The tour starts with getting on the bus and in a few hours we're getting on a train. About six more hours and we're at the end of the line at Union Station in the heart of Chicago!
A few blocks away is our wonderful and huge luxurious hotel. A fantastic meal and whoosh! up to the top of the tallest building in America! What a view!
Day 2: Breakfast and a cab ride to The Museum of Science and Industry or optional John Hancock Observatory. Cab ride back to hotel. Evening on your own.
Day 3: Breakfast, Cab ride to The Field Museum of Natural History, Cab to Shedd Aquarium, Cab to hotel. We went to dinner and a show on our own.
Day 4: Breakfast, The Magnificent Mile, The Art Institute or The Adler Planetarium. Delicious Lunch. Cab to Hotel, Check out and to Union Station to board the train for the ride home.
All this for less than $250 per person per day!
$999 Total with 4 meals, tickets, transportation, lodging, plenty of time on your own. All rooms double occupancy. Refunds minus $150 booking fee up until 7 days prior to departure.
Chicago hums with energy.
You'll be humming too!
"It's My Kind of Town!"
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