This amazing offer consists of 2 nights in Chicago, 1 night in Ephraim, 1 night in Madison, 1 night in Winona, 1 night in St Paul, 1 night in Bayfield, 1 night in Marquette, 2 nights in Mackinac Island and 1 night in Saugatuck.
Included is a compact car with fully inclusive insurance and a FREE Sat Nav aswell as £200 per person discount.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour, £25 per person - With unlimited hop-on / hop-off opportunities along a 13 mile route through the downtown area this is the perfect way to explore Chicago’s landmarks, attractions and historical sites at your own leisure.
Chicago City Pass, £65 per person - With nine days to use all the tickets included in the CityPass, it’s perfect for a weekend break or a week away! CityPass is the best deal in Chicago, offering you admission to five incredible experiences! It’s all you need to see the best of Chicago!
Chicago CityPass Admissions: Shedd Aquarium - VIP entry, The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and the Industry and Skydeck Chicago U John Hancock Observatory.
Go Chicago Card, 24-hour £55 per person (longer durations available) - Unlimited Admission at over 25 Chicago Attractions and Tours! Go Chicago´ Card is the perfect way to save on your Chicago vacation. You'll get unlimited free general admission to over 25 attractions and tours for one low price, as well as discounts at some of Chicago's top retailers and restaurants!
Inside Chicago - The Ground Tour plus Hancock Tower, £49 per person – Get your bearings in the USA’s third largest city by combining a comprehensive tour of both the north and south sides of Chicago with a breathtaking (and rapid) trip up to the 94th floor Observatory in the Hancock Tower.
Chicago City Segway Tours, £49 per person - The Chicago Segway Tour is perfect for both those new to the city and Chicago veterans. For the beginners, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you know from movies, post cards and history. For the veterans, we’re positive you’ll learn new facts and stories about Chicago that you’ve never heard. And we’re sure you’ll both agree that Segway-ing is the best way to see this ‘Windy City’!
Blue Man Group Show, £49 per person - Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning", "wildly inventive", and "hysterically funny". Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.
Day 1 London to Chicago
Fly direct from London to Chicago. Once arrived check into your hotel. This evening, enjoy Chicago’s many restaurants, stroll along the shore of Lake Michigan or jive to the beat at a jazz or blues club.
Day 2 Chicago
This morning why not purchase some tickets for the Panoramic and Scenic Tour of Chicago. This is the tour for those looking to experience the vitality and excitement of Chicago. You will go through Chicago's main business section, one of the financial centers of the world and always bustling with activity. You will tour the famous "loop" and state street - the great street where Chicago's fame began. Travel by the striking Richard J. Daley plaza with its acknowledged masterpieces, the Pablo Picasso sculpture, created specifically for Chicago. You will take a ride on wacker drive, the double-decker thoroughfare that winds its way under the city. You travel over the Chicago River made to flow backward by one of the world's greatest engineering feats. You will see the famous, white Wrigley Building, Michigan Avenue and Chicago's elegant 7 level shopping complex, the renowned water tower place alongside one of the tallest building in the world, the John Hancock Center.
Day 3 Chicago to Ephraim
This morning depart for Door County, visiting Milwaukee en route. Once known almost exclusively as a brewing powerhouse, the city now boasts the beautiful Milwaukee River walk and Milwaukee Art Museum, with its architecturally impressive addition designed by Santiago Calatrava. The modernist building is shaped like a floating cross, with wings opening and closing from a central base. Even people who’ve never been on a motorcycle will enjoy the Harley-Davidson Museum. Exhibits tell the stories of the extraordinary people, products, history and culture of Harley-Davidson and of course the fantastic motorcycle collection will captivate all. Continue on to Door County, the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”. With five state parks, ten lighthouses and over 300 miles of shoreline, this 75-mile long peninsula was named one of the top ten vacation destinations in North America. Spend the next two nights in a quaint village where shops and galleries are set in century-old barns, rustic log cabins and vintage homes.
Day 4 Ephraim to Madison
After your 1 night stay in Ephraim drive along to your next destination. Once you arrive in Madison check into your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at Leisure.
Day 5 Madison to Winona
Spend the morning enjoying some local sights before continuing your journey to Winona. Often Likened to the Rhine in Germany, Winona is a lush valley town on the banks of the Mississippi River and is surrounded by natural beauty. Spend the evening at a ‘Destination’ Bed & Breakfast with elegant turn of the century craftsmanship, magnificently restored to its 1886 Victoria splendour.
Day 6 Winona to Minneapolis/St. Paul
Drive along the mighty Mississippi today to the Twin Cities. Here you’ll find a variety of districts as things to do. Visit the Riverfront District, the historic "birthplace of Minneapolis with an eclectic collection of historic buildings, scenic parks, cultural venues, dining, and shopping, with the inspiring St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River as a dramatic backdrop. Or do some shopping at the Mall of America in neighbouring Bloomington, the largest mall in the country. Spend the night at the most unique Inn in the city of St. Paul and beyond, a restored tugboat berthed in the Mississippi!
Day 7 St. Paul to Bayfield
Beautiful Bayfield, a relaxing small town with plenty to do serves as the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a National Park that includes 21 beautiful and enchanting wilderness islands and over 12 miles of scenic peninsula shoreline. In fact, the Apostle Islands were recently featured as a “Top Place to Visit” by National Geographic Explorer. Widely known for having one of the nation’s finest collections of historic lighthouses, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore also offers the opportunity to roam through awe-inspiring old growth forests that Ojibwe Indians call home. Stay for two nights in Bayfield's first Bed and Breakfast, best described as a small elegant hotel with unique furnishings and stunning stained glass windows.
Day 8 Bayfield to Marquette
Enjoy Bayfield’s bountiful offerings this morning before cutting across the Upper Peninsula to Marquette. The U.P. as its known is bounded on the north by Lake Superior, on the east by the St. Mary's River, on the southeast by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and on the southwest by Wisconsin. Besides its extensive coastline on the Great Lakes, large tracts of state and national forests, cedar swamps, and more than 150 waterfalls, make it a hub for boating, fishing, hiking opportunities, and snowmobiling in winter. In Marquette, one can find familiar European and Scandinavian fare, such as the pasty brought to the region by Cornish miners, and juustoa (squeeky cheese) and sauna makkara (a ring-bologna sausage) brought to the region by the Finnish. Stay the night in Marquette’s most historic inn.
Day 9 Marquette to Mackinac Island
Travel to Mackinaw City, park your car and aboard the ferry for the 20 minute hi-speed ferry to the island where Victorian sensibility predominates. Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the modes of transportation on this island in the straits of Mackinac where the Upper Peninsula of Michigan meets the Lower Peninsula. Take a horse and carriage ride this afternoon to familiarize yourself with this delightful island measuring only 3.8miles in land area.
Day 10 Mackinac Island
Today you may want to take a self guided hiking tour or rent a bicycle to tour sites such as Arch Rock, Skull Cave, Sugarloaf, British Landing, Devil's Kitchen and the Beach of a Bazillion Beautiful Skipping Stones, or just sit back, relax and eat the fudge the island is famous for.
Day 11 Mackinac Island to Saugatuck
Grand Haven is one of Michigan's favourite beach towns and a renaissance city that has become a beacon for those looking for simplicity in a scene of natural beauty. From its roots as a highly commercial port-of-call for ferries and passenger liners, Grand Haven has evolved to become a place of serene beauty and lively outdoor recreation, with a thriving downtown. Here one will find history, culture and festivals on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand River, and you’ll see the World's largest Musical Fountain. Be sure to take time to stroll its’ boardwalk, beautiful beaches, and visit its’ lighthouses.
Day 12 Saugatuck to Chicago
Have a leisurely morning in Grand Haven or set out to visit the charming beach communities of Holland and Saugatuck en route to Chicago for your departure.
Day 13 London
Arrive back into London.