Welcome to the Windy City, Chicago, IL! During your trip you will be accompanied by our EDUTrips Group Escort, who will take care of all admissions, hotel and transportation arrangements, restaurants and generally smoothing out the details, freeing you up to kick it up and enjoy yourselves!
Arrive in Chicago and meet your EDU Trips group escort for a walking tour of Downtown Chicago, including the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower, Oak Street Beach, Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. Tonight we’ll cut loose with an exciting evening of shipboard dinner and dancing as we cruise Lake Michigan.
This morning we’ll tour one of the oldest and most storied ballparks in the country, Wrigley Field. Then we’ll meet our local guide for a professionally guided tour of Chicago, including the University of Chicago, Robie House, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Financial Center, La Salle Street and more! Next we’ll visit the John Hancock Center, whose 94th floor observatory has what many maintain to be the best view in Chicago! After dinner we’ll hit the theater for an unforgettable show.
We’ll start the day at the magnificent Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world! From baby Beluga whales to sharks to penguins there is plenty of aquatic wildlife to enjoy! Next we visit the Field natural History Museum and Underground Adventure, where we’ll meet a dinosaur named Sue, the world’s largest, most complete and most famous T. rex! Later at the Alder Planetarium and Astronomy Museum we’ll explore the mysteries of the Universe and take in a breathtaking show!
Museum of Science and Industry. Here you can board the fabulous Silver Streak passenger train “The Pioneer Zephyr” for a 20-minute virtual train ride, check out the world’s largest pinball machine, and visit the notorious U-505 German submarine, the only WWII German U-Boat in the US! We’ll then board our bus and bid the Windy City a fond farewell.