Deep dish pizza, fantastic museums, interesting architecture, passionate sports fans and a world-class orchestra are just some of the things that make the Windy City special.
Enjoy an entertaining Game Show Event at your hotel, see Blue Man Group, hear the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and perform at an adjudicated festival. You'll also visit the Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago during this packed 4-day itinerary
Board your deluxe coach bus this morning for the ride to Chicago. Arrive in the Windy City, meet your Encore Tour Manager and check in to your hotel. Relax and enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight followed by a Game Show Mania event and DJ Dance. Game Show Mania includes a dynamic, engaging host who will bring your students and chaperones/teachers up on stage as contestants. In groups of 4 or more they will be asked to stand behind electronic podiums and prepare to answer questions in a friendly round of competition. The system comes complete with digital scoring, lock out buzzers, and bright and fun lighting. Game Show questions are prepared in advance and selected from a huge library of trivia questions that fall into categories such as; current events, television, radio, hit songs, sports etc. Additionally, groups are strongly encouraged to submit customized questions in advance to incorporate into the show.
This morning have breakfast, provided each morning at your hotel, before transferring to your adjudicated festvial performance. Your ensemble will have the opportunity to receive feedback and coaching from an expert panel of music educators. Later today, have time for lunch on your own and shopping on the Magnificent Milie. This evening, have dinner together and see a show! Possible performances include either a Broadway performance or Blue Man Group.
Spend the morning at the magnificent Shedd Aquarium then head to Navy Pier for lunch on your own and time to explore. This afternoon visit the interactive exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, the oldest science museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most visited museums in the world. Tonight, have dinner as a group and then head to Orchestra Hall to hear the world-famous CSO in concert
This morning visit the Art Institute of Chicago in beautiful Grant Park. Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually. Its collection includes iconic works such as Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and Grant Wood's American Gothic. After lunch on your own, board your coach or flight for the return trip home.
Prices based on 45 participants and 3 free places for chaperones.
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