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5-Day Chicago to Wisconsin, Michigan and Chicago In-depth Tour

Avg $576 per person

Tour Code : TBTCHI-0002

Duration : 5 day(s) 4 night(s)

Departure City : Chicago

Availability : Wed, Thu

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Highlight :
Explore the charm of Chicago; Millennium Park & Cloud Gate, Grant Park, Chicago Theater, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Water Tower, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Cruise, 360 Chicago, Milwaukee; Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Public Market, the Lake Michigan, Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse, Green Bay, Escanaba, Lake Superior, Miner’s Castle, Miner’s Beach, Tahquamenon Falls, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Soo Lock Sightseeing Cruise, St Ignace, Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City, Holland, Big Red Lighthouse, Downtown Holland, Windmill Island and Gilmore Car Museum.


Boarding Location
08:00 AM - 207 W Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL 60616


In the morning, we will begin our tour after picking up visitors. We will sightsee the major landmarks and outshine architectures of Chicago. Our first stop will be the Millennium Park, here we will wander around and witness the famed Cloud Gate. We will stop at the Grant Park and then take a fantastic tour of Chicago Theater. Our next stop will be The Art Institute of Chicago where we will sightsee a unique collection of African-American art. After that, we will witness the Chicago Water Tower. We will enjoy strolling at Michigan Avenue and sightsee some historical sites as well as do some shopping. Next, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck of 360 Chicago. Excitements begin when we will take a tour of Chicago Cruise at Chicago River and stunned by the scenic beauty of the city. During the city tour, we will pass by the Navy Pier, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Trump International Hotel, Marina City and Tower, Willis Tower Observation Deck. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Note: Chicago Cruise will be closed in Winter.

Hotel:Best Western Plus O’Hare International South Hotel or Similar

In the morning, we will leave Chicago and travel towards Milwaukee. Our first stop will be Harley-Davidson Museum, here we will witness a great collection of motorcycles and artifacts including the oldest known Harley Davidson. After that, we will stroll around the Milwaukee Public Market and enjoy the special taste of Wisconsin food at lunch. Then we will take a relaxed walk on the Crescent beach and adore the charm of the Lake Michigan at afternoon. We may also sightsee the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse. We will have our dinner in Green Bay and head to Escanaba for the night stay.

Hotel:La Quinta Inn Wausau/Quality Inn or Similar

In the morning of the third day, we will explore the scenic beauty of Lake Superior. We will stop at the Picture Rocks National Lakeshore and Tahquamenon Fall. After exploring the beauty of Miner’s Castle and Miner’s Beach we will head to St. Sainte Marie. We will take a tour of Soo Lock Sightseeing Cruise, it will be a wonderful experience to travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor and enjoy the sights, sounds, and excitement of Sault Ste Marie. We will also take a shortstop by Point Iroquois Lighthouse. After dinner, we will head to St Ignace for night stay.

Hotel:Soo Locks Lodge/Days Inn Sault Ste. Marie or Similar

In the morning of the fourth day, we will leave St Ignace and head to Mackinaw City. We will travel along the famous Mackinac Bridge and stop at the Mackinac Island. We have to take a ride on the ferry to get to Mackinac Island. After exploring the main attractions of the Island, we will visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Here we will experience climbing a gigantic sand dune. Then we will visit the Traverse City, this city is known for the largest production of tart cherries. Head to the hotel for night stay.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Flint or Similar

Today in the morning we will leave Traverse City and head to Holland, Michigan. First, we will stop at the Big Red Lighthouse. Next, we will enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Holland and learn about the immigrants and their traditions in the supervision of the local guide. After that, we will stop at Windmill Island and enjoy walking around the beautiful gardens on the island. In the afternoon, we will visit the Gilmore Car Museum and witness the wonderful collections of classic and vintage automobiles between 1890 and 1960. When the tour ends, we will drop-off travelers at the O’Hare International Airport (ORD) Chicago.

Note: For more details see “Airport Pick-up/Drop-off Notes.


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


Optional Attractions Adult Child
$20 $10
360 Chicago $28 $21
Amber Twin Waterfalls $18 $12
Chicago Cruise $39 $18
Chicago Theater $15 $10 (under 12)
Gilmore Car Museum $15 $10
Henry Ford Museum $22 $16.50
Soo Lock Sightseeing Cruise $29 $12
The Art Institute of Chicago $25 Free (under 14)
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $10 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.


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”.



You buying a ticket will start reservation process no matter what you technique for payment is later on. The cancellation charge will be considered once you create your reservation. The expenses result from our travel and inn supplier canceling so as to cover losses and charges brought about by affirmed and pending bookings. All cancellation and correction notification must be made by e-mailing specifically to sales@topbustours.com or by standard US mail. Time of cancellation will be resolved when notification is gotten and affirmed by our office. We prescribe every client to completely assess our cancellation and money return strategy and also they should think about obtaining travel insurance too.

  • NO extra handling fee or fee of processing will be charged with the above cancellation penalties mentioned.
  • Refund shall NOT be available for any section of the tour which is unused by the customer after the tour has commenced, no matter what the reasons.
  • Cancellations are to be provided directly with Top Bus Tours, NOT with the service providers.
  • Refund is not available if you don’t show up on the date of departure.
  • When dropping any booking you will be affirmed through email of the aggregate cancellation charges and the refund amount. In the event that you don't get this email from us inside of 3 business days, please reach us as quick as possible.
  • All due refunds shall be mailed by US check. Your credit card will be refunded if payment is made by credit card. It will take 7 business days after receiving of your cancellation notices, for refunds to be processed.
  • Top Bus Tours claims all authority to drop or reschedule any visit/get-away trip bundle for any reason, including low demand. In the event that a visit/excursion bundle is scratched off preceding the commencement of the trip, Top Bus Tours just obligation will be to return any amount customers paid for reservation. Top Bus Tours will attempt to re-book the same get-away with an alternate takeoff date, or a comparative excursion. On the other hand, please remember that if this happens, it would be under extremely extraordinary and uncommon circumstances, so keep in mind that we will attempt our best to suit our clients' travel needs.
  • In unexpected events, such as booking ONE day before the departure day, your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, your refund will be sent back to your original method of payment without a fee.
  • Top Bus Tours cannot be held accountable for any other travel arrangements that get effected due to cancellations, by Top Bus Tours or by clients.

The below mentioned information is necessary if you have to apply for cancellation of your reservation:

  • E-TICKET Number
  • Your Full Name
  • Tour Name/Tour Code
  • Departure Date
  • Total Value of the Transaction
  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
  • Provide your valid email address in case if the cancellation request is not submitted by US mail

Change of an Existing Reservation

An expense of $30 per visit bundle will be charged for any change or update made to a reservation. The charges are (not exactly limited to the following): change of trip commencement date and area, alteration of visit/excursion bundle, include traveler(s) to a current reservation, and so on. To expel a customer from a current reservation, or update the trip commencement date inside of 14 days of departure date, the general Cancellation and Refund Policy will be put to use. Date Changes can be made just in the event that we can affirm accessibility on the new date. We can't promise that modifications can be made. If not, then continue to the standard cancellation and discount arrangement. You should present your Change of an Existing Reservation request by email (sales@topbustours.com) keeping in mind the end goal to assist the rescheduling procedure.

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