Signature City Chicago: Your Kind of Town
When it comes to world-class cities, Chicago is second to none. Come see why as you explore renowned art institutions, historic parks, the tallest building in North America and more!
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Program No. 2818RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The brawny, dynamo of a city described by Carl Sandburg in his famous poem, “Chicago,” has shed its grit but not its frenetic rush. Discover Chicago’s glittering skyscrapers, fine dining, revitalized lakefront, urbane cultural scene, celebrated museums and the tony Magnificent Mile on an exceptional adventure that draws back the curtain on Chicagoans and “their kind of town.”
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Examine Chicago’s growth on a professor-led field trip through the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
  • Experience the city’s new waterfront parks and visit the renovated Chicago History Museum.
  • Enjoy expert-led visits to the Field Museum of Natural History and the renowned Art Institute of Chicago.

General Notes

You may enjoy a more active, small group program, "Out and About in Chicago: Find Art, Architecture, History and More in a World-Class City” (#21908) at a modern, full service hotel near the Magnificent Mile.
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Zbigniew Banas
A Polish-born graduate of the University of Chicago and Brown University, Zbigniew Banas is a well-known local journalist and scholar. He maintains a dual interest in politics and cinema, providing radio commentary and teaching classes on both subjects. For more than 20 years, he's been active in various adult education programs of the Jewish Community Center of Chicago. At present, he is also a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University, and a Master Teacher for the Princeton Review test preparation company.
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