Sample Chicago itinerary
Chicago provides a city of world-class status. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this amazing city provides beautiful schenery and is also home to some of the best sports teams around. If the large number of art galleries, theatres, restaurants, 26 miles of lake front or bathing beaches doesn't attract you to Chicago, then I'm sure our fantastic Sporting Experiences will. Experience the Chicago Bulls Basketball Experience, start at the training academy that boasts it's own 'Championship Court'; a replica of the Chicago Bulls floor at the United Centre. You will also get the opportunity to use the court time to play against a local American Basketball side.
Assemble at London Heathrow Airport's T3 Group Check In for your direct flight to Chicago. On arrival at Chicago O’Hare Airport you will be transferred by chartered coach to your accommodation – The Marriott Spring Hill Suites in Downtown Chicago. You will have chance to settle in before spending the evening exploring the city and enjoying a group meal at the ‘Cheesecake Factory’!
Morning free for sightseeing – the Chicago Trolley Hop on Hop off Bus Tour is a great way to get a feel for the windy city in just a few hours. Afternoon basketball training session at the Chicago Bulls / White Sox Training Academy followed by transfer to the United Center to watch NBA side Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat
Free morning to explore Chicago. Take in Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park or enjoy one of the downtown beaches that surround Lake Michigan. After lunch, transfer ‘Simpson’s style’ in yellow School Buses to play basketball and football matches against local teams and enjoy hospitality from the host clubs.
AM: Basketball training session at the Chicago Bulls / White Sox Training Academy. Visit the famous Willis Tower or the John Hancock Tower for magnificent views across the city and other city centre landmarks such as the 'Mag Mile' for all your shopping needs.
Spend the morning at Navy Pier – Chicago’s Lakefront playground and Illinois' top visited attraction. With more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and attractions, your group can enjoy a ride on the 150ft Ferris Wheel, crazy golf or take in a visit to the IMAX Cinema. In the afternoon take on local opponents in another basketball and football fixture.
AM: An opportunity for your group to take in the cultural side of Chicago with a trip to the infamous Museum Campus. Take your pick from the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, or the John G Shedd Aquarium. PM: No trip to Chicago would be complete without witnessing a Cubs Baseball game. Take your seats at Wrigley Field – the second oldest ballpark in the country.
Check-out of the Spring Hill Suites Hotel and transfer to the Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. Enjoy lunch at the Mall and chance for any last minute souvenir shopping before the short coach transfer from Woodfield Mall to Chicago Airport. Depart Chicago for an overnight flight back to London.
Arrive UK early morning. End of tour arrangements.
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