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5-Day Mother Road U.S Route 66 Tour from Houston

  • Tour code: 755-6422
  • Available: 5/25/2018, 7/10/2018, 8/31/2018, 10/30/2018
  • Depart from: Houston, TX
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
From USD$910

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Highlights:

Visit Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth (Stockyards Championship Rodeo), Oklahoma City (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum), Pontiac (Route 66 Association Hall of Fame), Springfield, St. Louis.

Special Remarks:

  • Exclusive tour! Real American culture and the Mother Road, Route 66.
  • Small size charter group, maximum of 12 people, hotels include breakfast. Depart after breakfast, have a no-rush tour.
  • Experience driver and tour guide, 1-4 people (minivan, tour guide driver),5-12 people (high roof van, tour guide and driver)

Pricing Details

Single: $1170
Double (/Person): $910
Third Person Adult: $650
Child : $650
Fourth Person Adult: $650
Child : $650

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 $650 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • 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 Houston - Dallas - Fort Worth(255 miles)
  • Day 2 Fort Worth - Oklahoma City - Tulsa(306 miles)
  • Day 3 St. Louis - Springfield(85 miles)
  • Day 4 Springfield - Pontiac - Joliet - Chicago(501 miles)
  • Day 5 Chicago
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Day 1 Houston - Dallas - Fort Worth(255 miles)

After pickup from Houston, we will head to Dallas where we will visit George W Bush Presidential Library. After lunch, we will go for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Besides, we will get to the Pioneer Plaza and Reunion Tower. Along the way, you will see and pass by the Giant Eyeball, Pioneer Plaza. AA Center of "Mavericks". Stay overnight in Fort Worth hotel. After dinner, we will enjoy the Stockyards Championship Rodeo (Tours Depart on 5/25/2018&8/31/2018 Only).

Dallas helps make up the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Some of the city's popular attractions include the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Pioneer Plaza and the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

  • Always Visit
    Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, this presidential center opened in 2013. It features the second largest presidential library in the country and contains the offices of the George W. Bush foundation.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (5-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $16; Junior (13-17 yrs) $17|Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Always Visit
    Named for its location on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas, this museum is dedicated to the life of President John F. Kennedy, whose assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed the president.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (6-18 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Mon 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Tue - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Visit
    Pioneer Plaza is a large public park located in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It contains a large sculpture and is a heavily visited tourist site. Adjacent to the plaza is the Pioneer Park Cemetery which features the Confederate War Memorial.
  • Always Visit
    Reaching a height of 470 feet, this tower offers a 360 degree panoramic view of Dallas, an incredible spectacle and a can't-miss spot to visit in the city.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $17; Child (4-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:30am - 10:00pm, Closed on Christmas

What was started as a trading outpost for western cowboys in the 19th century has evolved into the fifth largest city in Texas.

  • Always Available
    The Stockyards Championship Rodeo maintains a strong commitment to visitors looking for an authentic Western Cowboy Experience. The show features bull riding, tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, bronc riding and break away roping.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $13.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
Standard Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or equivalent

Day 2 Fort Worth - Oklahoma City - Tulsa(306 miles)

In the morning, we will reach Oklahoma City, we will visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. After lunch we will visit Tulsa. The local tycoon Wait Philips built an Italian-renaissance style mansion after earning huge fortune. The mansion and its garden are now changed into an art museum.

Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It's known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells.

  • Always Visit
    The museum has more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts. It also has the world's most extensive collection of American rodeo photographs, barbed wire, saddlery, and early rodeo trophies.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12.50; Child (6-12 yrs) $5.75; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $9.75
Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or equivalent

Day 3 St. Louis - Springfield(85 miles)

In the morning we will tour St. Louis, MO, stopping at the Gateway Arch and the Forest Park. We will then head to Springfield, IL, the capital of Illinois. There we will visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site from the outside and see the Old Illinois State Capitol Building.

St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's border. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.

  • Always Visit
    This iconic stainless-steel monument in St. Louis is the tallest arch in the world. It was built as a homage to the westward expansion of the United States and sits on the site of St. Louis' founding.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $10
  • Always Visit
    A public park opened in 1876 known as the "Heart of St. Louis" and features a variety of attractions, including the St. Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center.

Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the largest city in central Illinois. The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. And The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government.

  • Always Visit
    This historic location, a house and the surrounding four blocks, was the home of President Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861, when he left for the White House in Washington. It was the only home he ever owned.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This historic site served as the state capitol building for the state of Illinois from 1840 to 1876. Built in the Greek Revival Style, both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama announced their candidacy for president here.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or equivalent

Day 4 Springfield - Pontiac - Joliet - Chicago(501 miles)

We will visit Pontiac, another important destination on Route 66. We will have a guided museum tour through which you can have a comprehensive understanding of the Mother Road. The tour will be guided by the city staff and includes Route 66 Hall of Fame, the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum and the Museum of the Gilding Arts. We will then stop at Joliet and visit the Old Joliet Prison Park where the famous TV series Prison Break was made. Then we will visit the crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue, which is the starting point of Route 66.

Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,931 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Livingston County.The town is also the setting of the 1984 movie, Grandview, U.S.A.

  • Always Visit
    It was originally established by the Illinois Route 66 association at the Dixie Truckers Home on the former US Route 66, relocated in June 2004 to early-1900s fire hall,and is now located in the former Pontiac City Hall and Fire Station, now known as the Pontiac Museum Complex.

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
    U.S. Route 66 (US 66, Route 66) was a United States Numbered Highway in Illinois that connected St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. The highway had previously been Illinois Route 4 (IL 4) and the road has now been largely replaced with Interstate 55 (I-55).
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus O'Hare International South Hotel or equivalent

Day 5 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: Sun 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 $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
  • 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) $25|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 $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $45; Tax not included

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