1. Enjoy the night tour in two modern cities -- Chicago & New Orleans
2. Explore the city of the bluesMemphis& Home of President Lincoln‘Springfield
3. Travel to the Gateway to the West St. Louis with appreciate the Mississippi River along the trip
4. Visit the CNN Headquarter Building and World of Coca Cola
Visiting: Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, Jackson
Guests should meet our tour guide at the baggage claim area at the O’Hare Airport and take the scheduled shuttle bus to hotel. (Complimentary pick-up service of O’Hare airport is available between 9 AM and 9 PM. No pick-up service is available at Midway airport. 24-hour charged pick-up service is available for the first two persons at $120 with $10 for each additional person.). For those guests who arrive at O’Hare meeting point before 3:00pm, you will receive an additional gift – free transportation to the well-known Fashion Outlets of Chicago with many shopping and dining options. Optional night tour will be offered to guests who arrive at the hotel before 5PM ($25/person, minimum 4 people).
?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’s Class Skyline of Chicago.
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 stunning urban view of Chicago.
We will first go to Springfield, hometown of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most beloved presidents in the United States. We will see his former residence from outside where Lincoln used to live for 17 years. Right behind his residence, it’s the State Capitol of Illinois, the tallest non-skyscraper capitol in the States, even higher than the one in Washington D.C. Then we will head for St. Louis, the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, sitting by the banks of Mississippi River which is the longest river of the country. Located in Central America, St. Louis is right at the geographical center point of the United States. It used to be one of the busiest train transport hubs in the world. It held the 3rd Summer Olympics in 1904. It is also well known for being the beginning point of the Westward Movement. Visit the Gateway Arch, a 630-foot monument, is the world’s tallest arch, commemorating the striving men during this historical migration and land expansion. We will also visit the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The interior of the building is covered by 41.5 million pieces of mosaic glass in more than 7000 colors. It is one of the world’s largest mosaic collections nowadays. We will go to hotel by dusk.
In the morning, we will reach to Memphis, the biggest city of Tennessee, the land of music. Memphis is a city of reminiscence. The city was named after the ancient capital of Egypt by the Nile River. It has the same scorching sun as that in Egypt. The city echoes its Egyptian reference city with a huge modern looking Pyramid that we can see on the bus. Visit Graceland, the mansion home of Elvis Presley, commonly regarded as “the King of Rock and Roll”, “the most significant cultural icon of the 20th century”.
Today, we will have a swamp tour, a fun adventurous yet safe boat ride that showcases the unique eco system of New Orleans region. You’ll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, ibis and many other species as well as many strange looking plants living in the swamp. It is like entering a land of unknown. The local culture of New Orleans is as distinctive as its natural environment. We will then visit the Oak Alley Plantation. When we reach there, a U.S. National Historic Landmark located at the west suburban of New Orleans, our attention, right away, would be directed to the astonishing beauty that the plantation presents. Visitors may even feel that they were taken into the scene of Gone with Wind. Back to the hotel after dinner. At night, you are able to take an optional night tour around New Orleans for $25 each person.
New Orleans, built in 1718, is an important historical city in South US and one of the major ports, also well-known as the birthplace of jazz and French Creole culture. In its French Quarter, streets are narrow and crowded with French-style architectures, much like in France. Feel free to visit the antique stores alongside the Royal Street, or randomly jump in a jazz bar on the Bourbon Street. Here, we will also see the Remains of Katrina Hurricane, the Jackson Square which is built to commemorate General Andrew Jackson and the St Louis Cathedral. One more thing–don’t miss the chance to try the authentic Canjun food.
Visit the CNN headquarters; check out the production process of TV programs and their special effects studio. Visit the headquarters of Coca Cola. Get to know how this world famous brand came to life and developed. Then feel free to taste morn than 100 drinks in the Taste It Hall. We will also pass by the Olympic Stadium of Atlanta.
~Please book your return flight departing after 7 PM in Atlanta International Airport~
Tour Fare Includes:
* National Parks admissions
Tour Fare Excludes