Chicago Art & Architecture

  • Date

    July 1-2, 2020 | Wed / Thu – 2 Days

  • Location

    Chicago

Overview

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known worldwide for its architecture, as it has been shaped by some of the biggest names — Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Daniel Burnham. In addition, art can be found everywhere in Chicago, as it is a living art exhibit waiting to be explored. Discover the stories behind the buildings and through art by visiting iconic places including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Berghoff restaurant, The Chicago Theatre, and with a cruise on the Chicago River.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Architecture tour by boat on the Chicago River
  • Lunch at The Berghoff
  • Marquee Tour at The Chicago Theatre
  • Accommodations at theWit, located steps away from the Chicago River

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • Escorted
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:

This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking is required.

Wed, July 1: Depart for Chicago via motorcoach in the morning. Dine at one of Chicago’s landmarks, The Berghoff, a 120-year-old historic restaurant serving authentic German fare. Next, go on a history-filled majestic journey at The Chicago Theatre on a Marquee Tour. Stand on the stage and view the dressing room walls featuring signatures from famous artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and so many more. Check in to theWit A DoubleTree by Hilton downtown hotel and enjoy some free time for shopping or exploring the Magnificent Mile. This evening, cruise the three-branches of the Chicago River and experience hidden architectural treasures of the city’s most famous landmarks from a different vantage point. An onboard expert will entertain you with the stories of how Chicago’s buildings, architecture, and engineering made the city famous. Before returning to shore, see the grand display of fireworks light up the night sky over Navy Pier from Lake Michigan. (Meal: Lunch)

Thu, July 2: Following breakfast at the hotel, visit the Art Institute of Chicago, the second-largest art museum in the United States. Learn more about Chicago’s architecture, industry, and creative culture on a guided tour with an enthusiastic and engaging educator. With nearly 300,000 works of art and over one million square feet of museum to explore, take some time to discover what fascinates you the most. Return to Indianapolis early evening. (B)

theWit a DoubleTree by Hilton. Nestled between the theatre district and the river and just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, the hotel offers the perfect location. This modern hotel features striking designs, stunning city views, culinary creations, and engaging service. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • fitness center.

PRICING

  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $499
  • Single – $569

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued photo I.D.

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