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CHICAGO

Class Trip Packages

Starting from

$317

To those who have never been there, Chicago typically evokes thoughts of the Betsy the cow, the Chicago fire of 1871, Al Capone, Blues music, and Wrigley Field. Chicago offers a textbook case of how adversity can create opportunity and necessity can inspire ingenuity, because it was the Chicago fire that inspired modern architecture, especially skyscrapers. Chicago student tours can be designed as a lesson about architecture and engineering, perhaps inspiring a few future architects and serving as a real world example of how math classes can lead to myriad careers. In 1856, a surge in population growth wrought a problem with sewage for the city that was built on low lying land, and so the first sewage system in the US was constructed, and at the same time they achieved the remarkable feat of elevating every building in the city by 4-5 feet using equipment conceptually similar to a car jack. Also, to prevent sewage from flowing out into their fresh water source in Lake Michigan, the city managed to reverse the flow of the Chicago River by tunneling two miles out into the lake. A little over 10 years later, the great fire required the city to be rebuilt, offering architects a chance to put their ingenuity to work. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio was the famed architect’s private residence and studio from 1889 to 1909, and is available for tours. Also, Oak Park features a neighborhood of homes such as the Oscar B. Balch House with a flat roof. The Krause Music Store is an interesting landmark with a terra cotta style (Latin for baked earth), designed by Louis Sullivan, also one of the most famous architects in US history. Chicago also features the world’s largest indoor aquarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History where one can see the largest T. Rex and descend into an Egyptian tomb, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Navy Pier, a landmark since 1916, can offer a break from educational endeavors for a few hours. Navy Pier has a Ferris wheel, the “Transporter FX” ride with various themes, the Wave Swinger ride, The Cirque Shanghai show, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. 5 Go Educational Tours
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What's Included

Per student price is based on:

  • 48 students ( in quad occ.) (12 rooms)

  • 4 teachers/ chaperones (in dbl. occ.) (2 rooms)

Includes:

  • Deluxe Return Motor Coach transportation from your school*

  • Lodging (option(s) indicated on the right

  • Sites and attractions:

  • a GO Leader for the duration of your trip

  • all breakfasts

  • all taxes and gratuities

  • Overnight security ( 6 hours per night )

  • * Must be within approximately 400 miles from the destination - overnight coach travel can be arranged but additional costs may be incurred.

  • * All GO itineraries conform with DOT motor coach driving and rest rules.

Qualifies for GO Travel Scholarship

Exclusions: flights and personal expenses

PRICES VALID UNTIL JUNE 30 2014

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Trip Overview

  • Guided tour of  “The Loop”  and see the city’s first skyscraper , sculptures and the financial district
  • Navy Pier and IMAX Theater
  • Walk to the Buckingham and Crown Fountain and discover the Magnificent Mile on Michigan ave.
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Evening - Skydeck- walk the glass floor
  • Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, home of one of the most influential architects in history
  • Museum of Science and Industry : see a Boeing 727 and a UBoat in this grand museum
  • Architecture cruise on the Chicago River: discover the world of skyscrapers.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - The Money Museum
  • Lunch - Gino's East, famous Chicago Deep-Dish or Pizzeria Uno or DUE
  • Millennium Park Tour
  • Lunch - Billy Goat’s
  • And so much more…

Pricing Per Paying Student

$317

3 days and 2 nights

$139

Meal plan : 3 Lunches and 3 dinners
Includes Medieval Times dinner and show
GO Educational Tours promotes healthy and
nutritious menus over fast food options in
all its menu offerings when possible.


$407

4 days and 3 nights

$167

Meal plan : 4 Lunches and 4 dinners

Includes Medieval Times dinner and show

GO Educational Tours promotes healthy and
nutritious menus over fast food options in
all its menu offerings when possible.