2818
Illinois

Signature City Chicago

We’ve packed the best of Chicago into six unforgettable days. Join world-class experts at renowned art institutions, historic parks, iconic skyscrapers and more!
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 2818RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299

At a Glance

If you have always wanted to experience Chicago, but didn’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. This introduction to the “Windy City” is brimming with expert-led visits to Chicago’s gems. Discover glittering skyscrapers, fine dining, revitalized lakefront, an 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
On Your Feet
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

Want a more active, small group program with independent time that focusses on Chicago’s art and architecture? Try "Winding Through the Windy City: Art & Architecture in Chicago" (#21908).
Featured Expert
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Arlene Shafton
Arlene Shafton enjoyed a multifaceted career path that led her from classrooms to communication. As an educator, Arlene taught first and second grade classes in the Chicago Public Schools and the Francis W. Parker School. She later served as the director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago Citywide Adult Services, and with a group of volunteers helped to found the Florence G. Heller Jewish Community Center in 1976. Now retired, Arlene coordinates a peer-driven course at Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She enjoys sharing the breadth of Chicago's beauty, diversity, industry and culture with Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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