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4-Day Chicago to Amish Village and Washington DC Cherry blossom Tour

Avg $264 per person

Tour Code : TBTCHI-0002

Duration : 4 day(s) 3 night(s)

Departure City : Chicago; Oak Brook

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Detroit, Henry Ford Museum, Pittsburgh Point State Park, Tidal Basin, Potomac River, Capitol Hill, National Air & Space Museum and Amish Village on our exciting four days bus tour starting from Chicago with special discounts.

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival: 3/20 - 4/16

Itinerary

We will start our tour from Chicago to Detroit, an industrial city known as the automobile hub of the US. You will be visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit which entices tourists from around the world for its ‘Ford’ collection among several other exhibits depicting history of America. 

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Quality Inn and Suites North Youngstown or similar

The city of Detroit is the hub of major economic activities being carried on in the US state of Michigan. The city is known for many historical theaters, amazing entertainment opportunities, many renovated high-rises giving the city a contemporary look.
Named on its founder- Henry Ford, the automobile giant, this museum has an exceptional collection of objects depicting the American history and innovation over time. Among the museum collection holds the limousine used by the 35th American president, John F. Kennedy, the rocking chair of Abraham Lincoln taken from the Ford’s theatre- the site where the ex-president was shot, the great inventor-Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the aircraft masters- Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop and Rosa Parks’ bus ride in representation of the racist incident which made her arrested in the bus, which became an important mark in the history of American Civil Rights.

We will pick you up from your hotels to move to Pittsburgh in the morning. The city of Pittsburgh rightly describes the paraphernalia and the realism it takes to make it one of the greatest commercial establishments.  We will visit the Point State Park in the city to make you capture the most scenic landscapes and the lovely view of the entire region. We will then head to Washington DC to hop aboard the Cherry Blossom Cruise to witness beautiful cherry blossoms. We will also view Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials while enjoying the boat ride.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or similar

Potomac Riverboat Company offers sightseeing cruise for viewing the beautiful Cherry Blossoms during the National Cherry Blossom festival in Washington. This is a 50-minute tour which provides an ultimately delighting view of the flowering trees. You will also watch the cities’ important memorials in the background in the cruise ride.
This is a neo-classical construction over the Tidal Basin in the memory of Thomas Jefferson who played a key role in the Declaration of Independence and held many important positions in the Federal Government. He was the first US Secretary of State and the third president of America.
This building was built in 1920 as a memorial to the 16th President of United States, Abraham Lincoln. He was the President of United States at the time of the American Civil War. The building is constructed in a Greek style with a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of his two famous speeches over it.
Gifted to the United States by the Mayor of Tokyo back in 1912, these beautiful Cherry trees are planted on the north bank of the Tidal basin. The National Cherry Blossom festival celebrated every year, gives a chance to witness the beautiful blooming of pink and white blooms.
The city of Pittsburgh is the most populous city and comes after Philadelphia in the state of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The city is a hub of American steel business and also known for the very high number of bridges it has in its vicinity. The most splendid view of the city can be taken from the Point State Park which wonderfully picturizes the point of confluence of the three rivers in the area. Other than it being the most prominent picnic spot, the park also preserves the historical heritage of Pittsburgh during the French and the Indian War.
Washington D.C, the capital city of United States of America lies on the Potomac River with bordering states of Maryland and Virginia. The city has been bejeweled by the 3 main branches of the Federal Government, the US Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court and many other historical museums and performing-arts centers.

In the morning, you will be heading to view the elaborate neo-classical structure of the U.S Capitol building. Also known as the Capitol Hill, this building houses the US Congress and the officials of the U.S federal department. Further on, we will head to the White House, the working place and residence of every US President brought to power. Then later on, we will be going to the National Air and Space Museum to see one of the greatest ever collection of old aircraft and spacecraft designs, right since their inventions.

Standard Hotel: (2 - 3 star) Quality Inn and Suites North Youngstown or similar

Established in 1946, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is part of the Smithsonian Institutional group under the Government of United States. Greeted by the Wright Brother’s first ever plane model at the entrance, the tourists enter into the world’s best ever collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft inside its premises. It is also a research center for the history and science of aviation and many other related fields of science.
Located just a couple blocks away from National Air and Space Museum, the US Capitol building is the meeting point of the Congress of United States. It has a white exterior built in a neo-classical style. It is situated on top of the Capitol Hill and its origins date back to the year 1800.
Designed by the Irish architect- James Hoban in white Aquia Creek Sandstone in neo-classical style, the White House is the official residence of the US President starting John Adams, the second US President in 1800. It is located at the Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

Today, we will visit Amish Farm and House. The place will duly accustom you to the lifestyles of traditional Church fellowships who completely shun modern technology. You will get to know the food habits and attires of people in Amish House. Also, you will also be visiting this farm to understand the methods they use to produce organic products using old farming techniques. We will then head back to Chicago.

Amish are a group of people who are basically church fellowships who are known for following a simple lifestyle and have not adopted the modern ways of living. The Amish Farm and House comprises a 25-acre farm and a house with various rooms including a Church room, the Kitchen room, and the Bedrooms which has Amish-styled clothing hanging inside them, all quite elaborately explaining the Amish style of living.

Inclusive

  • Air-conditioned transport services.
  • Taxes are included in the Tour Price.
  • Experienced tour-guide.
  • Hotel Stay

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Amish Farms $21.95 $14.95 (5-11)
DC Potomac River Cherry Cruise $26 $18 (2-12)
Henry Ford Museum $21 $15.75 (5-12)
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $8 must be paid in cash to the bus driver and tour guide for mandatory fees services. Any child is also subjected to pay the service fees. In case the visitors take the tour of 2 days then the services fees will be paid separately for each day.
  • Some other service charges may apply, such as personal room, valet services or beverages or any other bar items.
  • Private expenses will be paid by the visitors.

FAQ'sExpand

How much baggage is allowed to carry?

It depends on two things; if the tour is via 14 seat minibus then only one piece of baggage is allowed to carry otherwise it is recommended to carry two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger. Always keep in mind that this is a tour bus ride, the less your baggage the more happy and lighter you will be.

Is restroom available on the bus?

The answer is yes. But it is recommended that you use the toilet only when there is a personal emergency. If you can wait then you should know that the bus stops along the way after every 2 to 3 hours. It helps the Bus crew to maintain a clean atmosphere on the bus. If there is personal emergency and you want to use it urgently then you can ask the staff to open it for you. 

What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Definitely yes, if you wish not to participate in the tour activities you have option to hang around the tourist attractions as you like to. Some folks don’t want to go along with the tour activities which they had booked. It is allowed to go on your own but before you leave you have to inform the tour guide so he get notified and also he can inform you on the return time. It’s not wise to dispatch the group without informing the tour guide.

I am a vegetarian, what options I have on this tour?

It doesn’t matter you are vegetarian or not, because at meal break you will be presented with list of menus to choose from. You can enjoy various ethnic restaurants, street foods, and fast food restaurants along the way.  Plenty of vegetarian meals you can look for from the menu.

Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location?

Yes, you will be dropped-off at the same location where you started your journey. If there is change in location you will be notified through tour Special Notes page. Also you can ask your tour guided, most probably you will be notified.

Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

The answer is sadly no. Tour buses will leave on time. It is wise to be punctual and arrive at the departure location half an hour before the depart time. This is a group tour where group needs are preferred over single individual. It is difficult for the bus to wait so please be understandable.

What is the payment method that Top Bus tours accept?

You can easily pay through Visa and MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payments received are processed thru PayPal. The reason for that is to protect your transaction safety and provide you fast payment services. Cash is also acceptable with a 3% discount.

What happens if I don’t have PayPal account?

If you pay in cash you can also avail 3% discount and you should not be worried if you don’t have PayPal account. You can pay without it too; select the payment method when checking out for tour. First check as PayPal your payment method, then you will be preceded to PayPal checkout page. There you can see two options:

1)      Have a PayPal account; if you are paying via PayPal then simply transfer the payment to PayPal account.

2)      Don’t have PayPal account, Look for the check box that says “Don't have a PayPal account”, in the form fill your payment method (credit card) information which will be secured by PayPal’s SSL encryption, and after finishing the details click submit. That is all; your particular credit card will be billed as “PayPal TopBusTours”.

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  • NO extra handling fee or fee of processing will be charged with the above cancellation penalties mentioned.
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