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June 6 - June 10Price Varies
Day 1: Des Moines, IA – Experience the best the Windy City has to offer on an unforgettable trip to Chicago. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this world-class city invites us to explore its rich history, iconic skyscrapers and distinct cuisine. Today, we travel as far as Des Moines.
Day 2: Chicago, IL – Begin the adventure with a walking tour of the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark that celebrates a vibrant community of the past. Linger amongst the craftsmanship of yesterday in their woodworking, wine-making, wool weaving and delicious smoked meats and cheeses. A scrumptious lunch is included at a historic Amana Colony inn. Arrive in the Windy City later this afternoon in time for dinner. Located in the heart of downtown, our accommodations for the next two nights are steps from Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile.
Day 3: Chicago, IL – Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, The Museum of Science and Industry is a Chicago must-see. Experience 14 acres of fascinating hands-on exhibits that invite you to explore and engage in the world of science. After lunch at the museum, spend some time visiting Chicago’s waterfront Navy Pier. This afternoon, navigate through the heart of the city on a Chicago River Cruise. A local expert shares historic insight, points out famous landmarks and some hidden architectural treasures on this enthralling excursion.
Day 4: St. Charles, MO – Stop and stretch your legs in central Illinois where we’ll stop for lunch and snap a photo in front of the World’s Largest Covered Wagon. Then travel to historic St. Charles. This afternoon, visit the intriguing Lewis & Clark Boat House & Museum, which houses the full-scale replicas of the boats used by the famous explorers. Enjoy our last evening together with dinner in this quaint small town.
Day 5: Home – Say farewell to the Show-Me State as we journey home, but not before sharing one final lunch together.
$1,099 per person (double)
$1,469 per person (single)
$1,029 per person (triple)
$949 per person (quad)
A $50 deposit is required. Price includes transportation, accommodations, admissions and 10 meals. Travel insurance is available starting at $101 per person. Final payment is due 90 days before departure. To make a reservation, call Village Tours and Travel at (316) 721-4455 or (800) 333-0312.