USA Tours

Updated: Apr. 20th, 2018

--2019--
Florida Sunshine

--2018--
Frankenmuth, Michigan – a little Christmas Magic including an Amazing Concert!
Branson, Missouri & Kentucky Christmas Tour Combining Horses, Blue Grass, BBQ, Bourbon and Country Music
Turning Stone Casino Resort, Verona, New York
The Best of New York City staying in Times Square
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 6 days – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the show Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Blue Jays Road Trip to Boston, Fenway Park and Cooperstown, New York
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 4 days - featuring the show Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Chicago - Explore the Architecture, Sports & History that make up “The Windy City”
Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Fall - Turning Stone Casino Resort
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation Including Martha’s Vineyard, Boston & Vermont
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Winter Vacation
12th Annual Quilter’s Patchwork Tour

--2017--
Chicago – My Kind of Town
Dover International Speedway “The Monster Mile” NASCAR Racing
Music Cities of Tennessee - Memphis & Nashville
The Best of New York City
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, & Frankenmuth, Michigan (Fall)
Erie, Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the Miracle of Christmas
Frankenmuth, Michigan – a little Christmas Magic
Hot Air Balloon Championships in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation
Blue Jays Road trip To Boston
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Oceanfront Holiday
Chicago International Quilt Festival Tour
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Spring)

--2016--
Branson Country Christmas Music Tour
Erie, Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Washington, DC including Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Chicago – My Kind of Town
Christmas Magic in Frankenmuth, Michigan
All Roads Lead to Quilting 2016
Hot Air Balloon Championships in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Springtime in New England
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Spring)
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Fall)
Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Annual Quilter’s Patchwork Tour
Branson Springtime Country Music Tour
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Heart of NASCAR



 

 

Saturday, May 26 to Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Chicago - Explore the Architecture, Sports & History that make up “The Windy City”

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1:  Sat., May 26 - The tour will depart from Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m. (Overnight parking is available at the Tour Office).   Remember to bring with you your Valid Canadian Passport for the border crossing into the USA.  Please keep this document with you and be prepared to present it at the border.   We will be crossing into the States at the Blue Water Bridge – Sarnia/Port Huron.  We will travel to Shipshewana, Indiana for our overnight stay. A group dinner will be served upon our arrival. (D)

Day 2: Sun., May 27 - This morning we begin our day with a hearty breakfast buffet at the hotel before departing for Chicago.  Enjoy a guided tour of Millennium Park with its stunning outdoor art including Cloud Gate affectionately known as “The Bean”. It is an 1100-ton elliptical sculpture forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates which reflect the city’s famous skyline and the clouds above.  Lunch will be a Chicago favorite, Deep Dish pizza! In the afternoon we will continue with our Step-on Guide and tour Chicago’s famous Lincoln Park Conservatory where you will see a beautiful display of flowers in the treasured Victorian glass house next to Lincoln Park Zoo. We will be staying at the legendary Palmer House in Chicago’s “Loop” for our 3 night stay in the city. This evening we will relive Chicago as it was when you experience Tommy Gun’s Garage, Chicago’s only original Speakeasy Dinner Theater. Welcome back to The Roaring Twenties, the era of Prohibition.      For Sports Fans - You have the option to attend The Cubs vs. Giants Game tonight at Wrigley Field! This option is based on ticket availability. There will be a slight charge for the Ball game option over Tommy Gun’s dinner theatre.  (B, L & D)

Day 3: Mon., May 28 - Today we have included a beautiful buffet breakfast in the Palmer Hotel dining room.  Our city tour will highlight Chicago’s history, architecture, culture, and magnificent skyline. Some of the driving highlights will include the Board of Trade, Calder’s Flamingo, Picasso’s Sculpture at the Daley Center, and the State of Illinois Center.  We’ll drive through some of Chicago’s 26 miles of lakefront, passing Buckingham Fountain, the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and the new Soldier Field.  Drive past the United Center home to Chicago’s hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, 2013 Stanley Cup Champions!  This is also home to the Chicago Bulls, Chicago’s basketball team.  Stop for a photo-op at the Michael Jordan statue. Go behind the Scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.  Stroll through the home of the Cubs and get the chance to see what happens behind the scenes of the Friendly Confines. (This visit will be confirmed in April). Explore the original Chess Records where so many Rock and Blues artists created their hits. Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones all recorded here.  Learn how Chicago architects pioneered many revolutionary building techniques and admire this city’s magnificent skyline as you enjoy a 1 1/2 hour narrated Lake Michigan and Chicago River Cruise. Tonight we will enjoy a Greek dinner! This evening there is the option to enjoy Navy Pier, a 50-acre park with an incredible outlet for fun and enjoyment. Admire the city’s breathtaking skyline. 

(B & D)

Day 4: Tues., May 29 - This morning you will receive a Gift card for a continental breakfast to be used at the Café. Today discover Chicago’s cutting-edge role in architecture and design since its early years in the 1800’s. We will visit the John Hancock Tower’s “360 Chicago”, Chicago’s only open-air observatory high above Michigan Avenue with a view of four states and the sparkling lake and indescribable views of Chicago.  Explore the Chicago Sports Museum where great Chicago team memorabilia is on display as well as interactive games for the whole family!

Enjoy some time for shopping or exploring Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” – Michigan Ave or State Street “that great street”.  Lunch on your own. Marvel at the incredible variety of Italian edibles at Eataly. Upstairs you’ll find gorgeous cheeses, breads and meats for purchase plus seven different eating venues from casual to upscale!  This afternoon we will visit the Art Institute of Chicago. We’ll provide audio guides for the collection’s highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. The museum has been voted the best in the world by Trip Advisor!  

Tonight dinner will be at Chicago’s famous House of Blues Restaurant!  (B & D)

Day 5: Wed., May 30 - This morning you will receive a Gift card for a continental breakfast to be used at the Café.   Enjoy traveling through the charming streets of Oak Park and River Forest with local history and outstanding architecture representing the best of late 19th century style.  We will tour the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio.  Admire the design experiment Wright continually perfected in his own home. We will enjoy a delicious lunch of American fare in historic Oak Park’s J.B. Winberie Cafe. This afternoon we will leave Chicago with many great memories and photographs. We will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan for our overnight stay. (B & L)        

Day 6: Thurs., May 31 - This morning following breakfast we begin our journey home, stopping at the duty free and crossing at Port Huron, arriving in Barrie at approximately 8:30p.m. (B)

Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 5 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 dinner theatre, boat cruise, attractions, guided tours as listed in the itinerary, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT. 

Cost per person: Twin $2088.00 & Single $2665.00

A deposit of $500.00 is required upon booking with the balance due in full by April 25, 2018

Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.

 

 

 

 

 
 


PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP:

A Valid Canadian Passport
- the best form of Identification

As of June 1, 2009, a Valid Canadian passport is required for those travelling to the United States by land, air or cruise ship.

Canadian Residents Holding non-Canadian Passports: Upon entry into the USA by land, you must fill out Form I-94, and pay $6 US per person. Upon your return to Canada, the form must be presented to the customs office as proof that you have left the USA.

Hamilton Tours staff advise passengers of their travel document requirements, but we will not be responsible for passengers denied access to the US, or for re-entry into Canada. If this happens, you will be responsible for your own transportation home.

To facilitate border crossing, please keep your identification on your person.

 

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