1-Day Prohibition, McCormick Estate Tour from Chicago

  • Tour code: 155-5825
  • Available: Fri
  • Depart from: Chicago, IL
  • Duration: 1 Day
From USD$89

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Visit Wheaton (Robert R. McCormick House).

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  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded

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  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Chicago - Kalamazoo - Holland (from 1/1/2019) / Chicago - Wheaton - Chicago (before 1/1/2019)(301 miles)
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Day 1 Chicago - Kalamazoo - Holland (from 1/1/2019) / Chicago - Wheaton - Chicago (before 1/1/2019)(301 miles)

From 1/1/2019:
In the morning, we will head to Michigan, America's automobile state, visiting Gilmore Car Museum. In the afternoon, we will travel to Holland, Michigan. You will also have plenty of time taking a walk around the beautiful gardens on the island. There don't miss a variety of workshops inspired by traditional Dutch industry, including wooden shoe-making.

Before 1/1/2019:
In the morning, we will embark on a Chicago prohibition tour,Guided bus tour will educate you on the full history of prohibition in 1920s and hear about American gangster who attains fame on prohibition era - Al Capone. We will be visiting the "dark side of Chicago city", where the gangster under Al Capone was active. After lunch, we will visit the majestic estate and ten-acre garden of late Cole-Robert R McCormick. Our visit, a guided tour, will explore how Colonel McCormick lived here with his family from 1936-1955. *If you are not attending the Mafia Tours, you may choose Chicago University Walking tour instead.

  • Always Visit
    Gilmore Car Museum has the state's largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles. At the museum, you will have the chance to appreciate the car collections produced from various periods dated between 1890 and 1960.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Always Visit
    Windmill Island Gardens is a municipal park located in the city of Holland, Michigan. It is home to the 251-year-old windmill De Zwaan, the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-15 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Always Visit
    It is the former estate of Joseph Medill and his grandson Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publishers of the Chicago Tribune, and is open to the public.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.





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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours

(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Pongsathorn on 2018-04-14

I booked this tour a month ago without much expectation. This tour was surprisingly beyond my expectation. I was lucky to be the only guest in the tour. The tour guide (I can't remember his name, but surely begins with "W") was very nice and generous. Because of being the only guest, the tour was extremely flexible. He appeared at the meeting point on time. In the morning, he drove me to ‘Hemingway’ Museum to take photos of this residence and nearby. I decided not to enter the museum since I'm not a fan of this kind of museum. Then, he took me to Cantigny Garden, where McCormick Estate tour started. My tour guide was knowledgeable and explained everything to me. Not just that, He was also a personal photographer for me! Although it was not the high season, the garden, in my opinion, is still beautiful. McCormick is a very dedicated person and did a lot to Chicago and also USA. After that, we returned to downtown Chicago. He recommended me to have traditional 'Polish' hot dog from a locally famous food stall as lunch. As I refused to join the 'Mafia' or prohibition tour, he brought me to University of Chicago (UC) instead. He introduced almost everything I, as a tourist, should know. He took me to the Oriental Museum, which is about Mesopotamia and other civilization, situating in UC. He went along with me and explained what I should know. After that, he drove me around and explained what and where I should capture. Then, he gave me 40 minutes to explore where he have already pointed by foot. Because of being the only guest so that I don't need to wait for others, the tour ended around 4 pm. as he dropped me at the hotel I stay in downtown Chicago.

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