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9-Day Chicago, Mt. Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Yellowstone Tour from Chicago with Airport Transfers

  • Tour code: 055-8352
  • Available: Wed, Fri (7/1 - 8/31), 5/23, 5/22
  • Depart from: Chicago, IL
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
From USD$996

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Highlights:

Visit Yellowstone, Chicago, Badlands National Park, Bismarck, Devils Tower, Fargo, Jamestown, Keystone, Madison, Minneapolis, Mitchell, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Sioux Falls, Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Inclusions: Roundtrip airport transfer, 8 nights hotel accommodations

Special Remarks:

  • 3 national parks and 2 national monuments
  • 5 historic Midwestern cities and 4 unique Midwestern towns
  • Explore Upper Mississippi River; travel across Midwestern United States
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $1506
Double (/Person): $996
Third Person Adult: $825
Child (Age 0-12): $825
Fourth Person Adult: $825
Child (Age 0-12): $825

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted: (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $825 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years 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 years.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Chicago
  • Day 2 Chicago
  • Day 3 Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis - St. Cloud(439 miles)
  • Day 4 St. Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson(283 miles)
  • Day 5 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings(286 miles)
  • Day 6 Billings - Yellowstone - Billings(341 miles)
  • Day 7 Billings - Devils Tower - Mount Rushmore - Keystone - Rapid(351 miles)
  • Day 8 Rapid - Badland National Park - Mitchell - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth(866 miles)
  • Day 9 Blue Earth - Austin - Chicago(354 miles)
  • Itinerary schedule for Wed Departure:
    D1 Home - Chicago
    D2 Chicago City Tour
    D3 Chicago - Madison- Minneapolis - St Cloud
    D4 St Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson
    D5 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings
    D6 Yellow Stone National Park
    D7 Billings - Devil's Tower - Keystone/Mt Rushmore - Rapid City
    D8 Rapid City - Badlands National Park - Mitchel - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth
    D9 Blue Earth - Austin/SPAM Museum - Chicago

    Itinerary schedule for Thu Departure:
    D1 Home - Chicago
    D2 Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis - St Cloud
    D3 St Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson
    D4 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings
    D5 Yellow Stone National Park
    D6 Billings - Devil's Tower - Keystone/Mt Rushmore - Rapid City
    D7 Rapid City - Badlands National Park - Mitchel - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth
    D8 Blue Earth - Austin/SPAM Museum - Chicago
    D9 Chicago City Tour

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Day 1 Chicago

Today guests will gather in Chicago. Those who fly into O'Hare can meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area and be transferred to the hotel for free from 9:00am to 9:00pm. There is a free Fashion Outlets shopping tour for those who arrive before 3:00pm and an optional night tour for those who arrive before 5:00pm.

Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities.

  • Start from the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, we will set off for Michigan Avenue where you can have a wonderful view of the Magnificent Mile in the night and take a walk alongside the Chicago River. The last stop will be the Michigan Lakeside with the panoramic view of the world-class city skyline of Chicago.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
Standard Hotel: Wyndham Garden Elk Grove Village - O'Hare or similar hotel including complimentary hot breakfast until 9/30/2019; After 10/1/2019, guests can purchase breakfast at the hotel reception (reference price is $12.99/person)

Day 2 Chicago

On this tour, guests will get to see the best of Chicago in one day. Today, we will take a walk in Millennium Park, where we will see a combination of stunning architecture, sculpture, and landscape design in the heart of downtown. There, we will see the famous Cloud Gate before taking a break at the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. After that, we will stroll around the Navy Pier. Then, we will get an exclusive tour of the Chicago Theater, an exquisite French Baroque style building. Walking along Michigan Avenue, we will be strolling down the brilliant Magnificent Mile, where we will see the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, and the historical Chicago Water Tower. For the best view of the city, we will go to the top of 360 CHICAGO. Afterward, we will take a Architectural cruise to further admire the city's architecture (the cruise will be closed in winter).

Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities.

  • Always Visit
    Buckingham Fountain in Chicago's Grant Park is one of the largest fountains in the world and one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions. It throws as much as 15,000 gallons of water into the air every minute.
    Opening Hours: Apr 15 - Oct 31 8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Always Visit
    Located in Chicago's busy Loop area, Millennium Park was opened in 2004 and is a state-of-the-art park. The Pavilion and Great Lawn is now a popular spot to host concerts, and the iconic Cloud Gate is located in this park.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This impressive and somewhat bizarre stainless steel sculpture is the focal point of AT&T Plaza in Chiago, Illinois' Millennium Park. Nicknamed "The Bean" due to its shape, it was constructed in 2006 and designed by British artist Anish Kapoor.
  • Always Visit
    Both a designated Chicago Landmark and a member of the US National Register of Historic Places, this is Chicago's most popular tourist spot. It is home to a small theme park and fairground, as well as a minigolf course.
  • Always Visit
    In the busy Loop area of Chicago is the city's namesake theater with its iconic marquee, which has become an unofficial symbol of the city. It hosts performances of all kinds, including drama, comedy, dance, and more.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18
  • Always Visit
    Part of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue is one of the city's major roadways, running north-to-south through the heart of downtown. It is home to many famous buildings and upscale shops.
  • Always Visit
    The Art Institute is the 2nd-largest art museum in the US after the Met in New York. It houses pieces by renowned painters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, as well as an extensive collection of African-American art.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 14 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10:30am - 5:00pm, Last entry time is 4:30pm, Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Always Visit
    This observsation deck sits atop the John Hancock Tower in Chicago, providing exquisite aerial views of the city's skyline that you can't get anywhere else. The new LIFT feature extends out above the city below for an exhilirating experience.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-12 yrs) $21; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm
  • Always Available
    The Architectural Cruise of Chicago is a perfect way to view one of America's most formidable cities, all from the comfort of a boat leisurely sailing down the Chicago River, either during the day or at twilight.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $39; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35; Tax not included
  • Minimum 2 passengers is required.
    The helicopter tour provides the most spectacular and unique views of the world’s best skyline. Amazing panoramas of the city, scenic waterfront, and historic landmarks await you from the optimal vantage point in the sky.
    Minimum 2 passengers is required.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $89; Child (3-12 yrs) $89; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $89
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus O' Hare International South Hotel or similar

Day 3 Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis - St. Cloud(439 miles)

In the morning, we will go to visit Wisconsin State Capitol. Then we will travel to Minnesota and see the Mill City Museum. Today's trip will take you to experience the culture and history as well as the beautiful rural scenery of the two Midwestern states in America. We will also take Mississippi River Dinner Cruise.

Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities.

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. It consistently ranks among the best places to live in the US. It is the home of the main campus of the University of Wisconsin.

  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) Completed in 1917, the building is the tallest building in Madison and the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836 and the third building since Wisconsin was granted statehood in 1848.

The larger of the twin cities, Minneapolis developed in the Industrial Age of the 19th century because of the lumber and flour milling industries. It is the home of the late Prince, one of the greatest musicians of all time.

  • Always Visit
    Opened in 2003 on the historic waterfront of the Mississippi River, this museum details the history of Minneapolis' milling industry, and the founding and growth of the city.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (5-17 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Tue - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Closed Monday, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • Always Available
    The cruises will take you along the Mississippi River. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline. The cruise offers delicious food. It's fun for the whole group and the trip is prefer for any event.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $65; Child (3-12 yrs) $45; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $65|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: American Inn by Wyndham or equivalent

Day 4 St. Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson(283 miles)

Today we will continue our journey to North Dakota with the spirit of the pioneers during the Westward Movement. First we will go to visit Bonanza Ville. Then we will move to Jamestown to view National Buffalo Museum. We will also visit North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. After that, we will return to Dickinson.

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 17% of the state population.

  • Always Visit
    Bonanza Ville is a history museum complex in West Fargo of the Cass County Historical Society. Displays include a prairie church, a general store, a drug store, a fire station, Fargo's first house, and a schoolhouse. There are also several newer buildings which have been constructed on the grounds including an aircraft museum and an automobile museum.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (6-16 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Stutsman County.

  • Always Visit
    The National Buffalo Museum is housed in a rustic log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child (5-14 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $6|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County.

  • Always Visit
    North Dakota Heritage Center is the North Dakota's official history museum. Thousands of artifacts and specimens, high-tech displays, and interactive exhibits in four museum galleries trace North Dakota history from 600 million years ago through current developments.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn & Suites Dickinson or similar

Day 5 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings(286 miles)

Today, we will first visit Paint Canyon and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In the evening, we will check into hotel in Billings, the largest city of Montana.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an American national park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The park was named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Always Visit
    Painted Canyon s right off the north side of I - 94. Entering the Badlands from the east, you will chance to get a look at them from a scenic overlook.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Super 8 by Wyndham Billings or similar

Day 6 Billings - Yellowstone - Billings(341 miles)

We will spend the whole day today visiting Yellowstone National Park! We are going to see a variety of breathtaking views, including Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper Yellowstone Falls, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, Mud Volcano Area and more. You will also have the opportunity to observe wild animals rambling in the park, including elks and buffalo. In the evening, we will return to our hotel in Billings.

The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

  • Always Visit
    This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.
  • Always Visit
    Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.
  • Always Visit
    The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.
  • Always Visit
    Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.
  • Always Visit
    The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.
Standard Hotel: Super 8 by Wyndham Billings or equivalent

Day 7 Billings - Devils Tower - Mount Rushmore - Keystone - Rapid(351 miles)

Today we will visit the two-world famous national monuments in the United States, Devil's Tower National Monument in the northeast corner of Wyoming and Mt Rushmore National Monument at the northwest corner of South Dakota. In the evening, we will visit have dinner in Keystone. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Rapid City.

The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

  • Always Visit
    This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.

Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Keystone is a town in the Black Hills region of Pennington County, South Dakota, United States.

Standard Hotel: Baymont by Wyndham Rapid City or equivalent

Day 8 Rapid - Badland National Park - Mitchell - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth(866 miles)

We will start today's tour in Badlands National Park. While we are continuously heading east, we will visit Corn Palace, a fun place for all ages. We will also visit Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Toward the evening, we will arrive in Blue Earth, Minnesota. We will stay overnight in this town.

Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.

Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States.

  • Always Visit
    The Corn Palace is located in Mitchell commonly advertised as The World's Only Corn Palace and the Mitchell Corn Palace. The Palace serves the community as a venue for concerts, sports events, exhibits and other community events.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Sioux Falls is the most populous city in the U.S. state of South Dakota and the 143rd-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County and also extends into Lincoln County to the south.

  • Always Visit
    Fall Park is a public park located in north center Sioux Falls. Through it runs the Big Sioux River, and it includes a café, observation tower, and the remains of an old mill.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: American Inn by Wyndham, Blue Earth or equivalent

Day 9 Blue Earth - Austin - Chicago(354 miles)

On our last day, we will visit Spam museum! While visiting the museum, don't forget to visit local shops and grab a sandwich made from SPAM! After lunch, we will head back to Chicago.

Austin is a small city which has two artificial lakes, East Side Lake and Mill Pond. It is called "SPAM Town USA" and the Spam Museum also locates here.

  • Always Visit
    The Spam Museum is an admission-free museum in Austin, Minnesota dedicated to Spam, a brand of canned precooked meat products made by Hormel Foods Corporation.
Itinerary schedule for Wed Departure:
D1 Home - Chicago
D2 Chicago City Tour
D3 Chicago - Madison- Minneapolis - St Cloud
D4 St Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson
D5 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings
D6 Yellow Stone National Park
D7 Billings - Devil's Tower - Keystone/Mt Rushmore - Rapid City
D8 Rapid City - Badlands National Park - Mitchel - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth
D9 Blue Earth - Austin/SPAM Museum - Chicago

Itinerary schedule for Thu Departure:
D1 Home - Chicago
D2 Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis - St Cloud
D3 St Cloud - Fargo - Jamestown - Bismarck - Dickinson
D4 Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Billings
D5 Yellow Stone National Park
D6 Billings - Devil's Tower - Keystone/Mt Rushmore - Rapid City
D7 Rapid City - Badlands National Park - Mitchel - Sioux Falls - Blue Earth
D8 Blue Earth - Austin/SPAM Museum - Chicago
D9 Chicago City Tour

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