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Today, guests will gather in Chicago to begin this tour. Those who fly in O’Hare International Airport can meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area and transfer to the hotel for free between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Those who arrive before 3:00pm will also receive free transportation to the Chicago Premium Outlets to do a little shopping. Any guests who arrive before 5:00pm are also invited to take a Night Tour of this marvelous city for $25 per person (a minimum of 4 guests is required for this tour to be arranged).
In the morning, we will leave the hotel and have the entire day to explore Chicago at our own pace. It is highly recommended that guests visit the Chicago Theater, the unofficial emblem of the city. They can also take a cruise along the Chicago River or take an in-depth walking tour. They can take pictures in front of the Cloud Gate and Crown Fountain. Then, they can take a walk through Millennium Park. Other great places to visit include the Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world; and the campus of the University of Chicago, which includes Robie House, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, and Midway Park, built for the 1893 World Expo. They should also consider watching a basketball game at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, and sample some of the city’s best cuisine.
Today, guests will have one more day to explore Chicago at their own pace. Some suggested places to visit include the Art Institute, considered the best museum in the world by Trip Advisor; the shops on Michigan Avenue; Michael Jordan’s restaurant; and the Old Water Tower, the only remaining piece of architecture after the 1871 fire. Around 4:00pm, guests will transfer to O’Hare Airport for their departure flights. Please see “Departure and Return” for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
Departure & Return
Airport Meetup: Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area at O’Hare, where pick-up service is available between 9 AM and 9 PM; charged pickup service is available for $120/person on 1st and 2nd guest, and $10 for each additional guest; at MDW, you have to get to the hotel by yourself.
Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from Chicago O’Hare airport after 7:00pm.
Roundtrip airport transfer (excluded service fee $8/per person
2 nights hotel accomodations
Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
A mandatory service fees for airport pickup: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.
Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
Any private expenses like transportation and admission fees on your free days.
Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.
Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours
15-30 days or more prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount.
7-14 days prior to departure – 25% of total purchase amount.
4-6 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount.
Within 3 days prior to departure – 100% of total purchase amount.
Day of departure or no show – 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary – we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours’ only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.